Today we will take action again to call for relief. Here is the toolkit. It includes tweets in Spanish and messages that connect child care to what’s happening with the Senate and SCOTUS (for those who would like to lift up those messages).
I can hear you
Here is a link to Facebook memes etc in the toolkit
CUT and PASTE that link, it won’t work if you just click on it.
you can always check & RT the CAHS & Alliance Twitter accounts - @Cahs_org & @CTECA
Use the hashtag #SaveChildCare
I wasn’t able to sign on at 9:30. I thought Commissioner Bye would be on this call to answer questions.
she’ll be on at 10
If anyone is just joining, Commissioner Bye will be joining at 10 am.
We are doing the federal update and speaking about the childcare day of action.
Consumer Reports has a good nonpartisan article about vaccines. https://www.consumerreports.org/coronavirus/how-to-know-if-coronavirus-vaccine-is-safe-and-effective/
of action toolkit https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__docs.google.com_document_d_1BM9PVzVPksphDQf1tgGlnNMKe6u2419ctIvk6RuPCbQ_edit&d=DwMFAg&c=qmi9WrYRGQEDDOxOwKrAjW7mWovpzN_EKyRbeK_zbP0&r=L5gKkfUhAMda07UbLQcQJ14g4jQ8bqOw6eMM_8_ZiBwcm5WXk5bEIQu5PPbp8gAr&m=W2TOVJnP5ADx5HZURk1l14qBeVFa9ax_V9QD2_eb9Ss&s=7xsQW3HZjkBCm3T6KA7zYKQnE6m62Pqea7kg2qcDLCc&e=
Anyone have a good thermometer for use outside? I know it is not a "required" thing to do by OEC standards but we are BY CHOICE. The cold weather makes a temporal scan read very low.... anyone have brands that are successful?
This is the link to sign up for the list serve
The subscribe button is on the left side of the screen, just press and put in your email address.
Eva Bermúdez Zimmerman
Bridgeport has not been paid either.
Could you send kickstart n
I think this is still the email for kickstarter: email@example.com
I’ll ask about kickstarter next
Can someone from OEC or United Way confirm that that email is still correct for kickstart application request
In the chat
Paying programs directly is such a good idea for SR!
In regard to care 4 kids. When we receive our invoice on October 1st. Are we filling in the section that tells us to give them additional hours on th invoice?
part 2 For the school age children . Staying with us for distances learning.Also for half day at school. Half day with the provider.
Please confirm the kickstarter supply grant email above is correct
to clarify kickstart is for private programs with no outside funding that are struggling with lower numbers
Eva Bermúdez Zimmerman
CT Cares for Frontline Workers issues
RE Kickstart funds,from OEC website: jan revenue must be less than 50% public funding
All Our Kin has been using Action Network to send letter to Congress about why child care needs $50B: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/tell-congress-we-cant-wait-restart-negotiations-now?source=direct_link&
currently scheduling tweets on the @CTECA & @CAHS_org twitter accounts throughout the day. Some are tagged specifically for our CT delegation (they each have their own tweet), so if you want to RT one of those you specific MOC, feel free!
Can you please bring up the guidance about disinfecting the playground which goes against CDC advice?
Here is the link to sample policies: https://www.ctoec.org/storage/2019/02/sample_policies.pdf
If a program is not comfortable with the advice they receive from their local health department, they may wish to reach out to the DPH.
From Maggie: Access to Health ConsultationsConnecticut Nurses’ Association offers free phone support health consultation to licensed family child care providers. Support includes:Practices related to reducing the transmission of germsKeeping children and families safeNutrition, physical activity, and other health topicsKeep in mind that nurse consultants cannot offer medical services (e.g., recommendations about diagnosis and treatment), handle emergencies, or address OEC licensing issues.Call 855-322-2242 (toll-free)Email firstname.lastname@example.orgA nurse will respond to your phone message or email.
In February 2020, COVID-19 was added to the List of Reportable Diseases. Those required to report such diseases must report cases of COVID-19 infection immediately to the DPH Epidemiology and Emerging Infection Program(860-509-7994) and the local department of health in the town of residence of the case-patient by telephone on the day of recognition or strong suspicion of the disease. For weekend and after-hours reports to DPH, dial 860-509-8000. Contact information for the local health department can be found athttps://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Local-HealthAdmin/LHA/Local-Health-Administration---Site-Map.
Cleaning and disinfecting outdoor areasOutdoor areas, like playgrounds in schools and parks generally require normal routine cleaning, but do not require disinfection.Do not spray disinfectant on outdoor playgrounds- it is not an efficient use of supplies and is not proven to reduce risk of COVID-19 to the public.High touch surfaces made of plastic or metal, such as grab bars and railings should be cleaned routinely.Cleaning and disinfection of wooden surfaces (play structures, benches, tables) or groundcovers (mulch, sand) is not recommended.Sidewalks and roads should not be disinfected.Spread of COVID-19 from these surfaces is very low and disinfection is not effective.
I'm glad you are saying not to disinfect the playground but you aren't going quite far enough. The CDC says cleaned routinely not enhanced cleaning. also see no cleaning of sand.
Sesame Street has videos to help kids with autism adjust to masks. https://autism.sesamestreet.org/video/fluffster-wears-mask/
Our state licensing person said children must be wearing masks in our program or siting
so how long can waver be for not recert on cpr first aid?
any more mask clarification for programs?
if parents refuse do we have to release child from our program?
Where do you recommend getting MED ADMIN training for children, since Bridgeport Hospital only has waitlist
Worried about getting our visist by state prior to policy update
so we have to unenroll the child
Thank you for getting clarification
We need policy samples asap...state starting visists to our programs
Yeimy Calderon offer ADMIN training for children 203 8866298 contact her she is bilingual if you are interisting
I will get some information and post on the list serve later today. Middletown is at risk for an undercount in the north end and south end.
Supplies link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_5aF6nB5cG8Jt7rsJbEVBSLTq-NcXW74/view
We could never have gotten through this without you all and each other! you are our heroes!!!! Thank you!!
Izzy, you do a great job moderating! A real skill set! A difficult job. Maggie
link to Join the Alliance https://cteca.nationbuilder.com/become_a_member
Thank you for trying to help us get the information we need
Thank you as always.