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The PACE HR Helpline is staffed by professional HR consultants who are there to assist you by providing answers to questions regarding employees, including topics such as employment compliance, policy and procedure, employee development, performance, discipline, termination, etc. The Helpline is a complimentary service to PACE members and is administered through Arrow HR. A full suite of services, such as employee benefits, human resources, and compliance, is available through our relationship with Arrow Benefits Group as well.
PACE members have free access to this Helpline, and should the phone consultation result in more involved project work, the terms of the project will be discussed with the PACE member in advance.
All recommendations and opinions provided by the PACE HR Helpline are based on general human resource management fundamentals, practices, and principles, and are not legal opinions or guaranteed outcomes. In using the PACE HR Helpline, PACE member acknowledges that the advisors are not attorneys and accordingly any information provided written or verbally does not constitute legal advice.
Please join us in advocating for California's children!
"Seize the moment" ... to have your voice heard at the Annual Early Learning Advocacy Day on February 3 in Sacramento at the Capitol Event Center, 1020 11th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
This all-day event registration fee is just $45.00 and you will have the opportunity to:
- Participate in briefing state legislators on why high-quality early learning program are important for California
- Participate in small-group visits with state legislators
- Learn about innovations in early learning taking place throughout California
- Meet and network with other early learning advocates
9:00 a.m. — Registration / Breakfast Snacks
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. — Keynote Session
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. — Panel
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. — Lunch and Team Briefing
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. — Visits to Legislative Offices
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. — Debrief, Thank You Cards (Capitol Basement)
Register online or download the registration form via our friends at CAEYC!
Feb. 17, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. — Anaheim California
March 18, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. — Pleasanton California
The tune-up kit includes over 200 pages of current licensing info at your fingertips!
- Get up-to-date Employment Law Changes that will Affect Your Centers from your PACE Attorney, Phillip Cunningham, esq.
- Get up-to-date licensing information from your Community Care Licensing Advocate
- Network with other providers and industry partners over a delicious lunch.
- Take advantage of a full day training & lunch at the low registration fee of: $69 for PACE members; $99 for non-members.
- Reserve your 2016 PACE Licensing Tune-Up Kit for the low fee of: $35.00 for PACE Members; $50.00 for non-member and you can pick it up at the training.
Updated inserts will be available for attendees who purchased 2015 Tune-Up Kit binders.
Reserve your spot today. Space is limited
Click here to download the registration form.
PCCP Presents PACE Bay Area Training with Internationally-known Child Care Business Success Mentor, Coach and Author Julie Bartkus in Pleasanton, California
Child Care Business Success in 4 Simple Steps!
Feeling a little suck around exactly what you need to do to grow your child care business? Would you like to get to "the heart" of the issues that are draining your time, freedom and profits so you can create your dreamy child care business?
You don't want to miss this opportunity to discover how child care owners are filling enrollments in record time, attracting the most amazing staff to work for their child care programs and feeling authentically and genuinely happy about their lives personally and professionally.
If you're ready to FEEL ON-FIRE about your POSITIVE, PRODUCTIVE and PROFITABLE Child Care Business, save the date for an opportunity unlike any other.
Internationally-known Child Care Business Success Mentor, Coach and Author Julie Bartkus will be partnering with PACE on March 2, 2016 to spend the day with you (live and in-person!!) strategizing about how you can achieve greater levels of Child Care Business Success in 4 simple steps. More details to come.
If you miss it — you'll miss out on how Mary filled 36 enrollments in 3 weeks after struggling by herself for over 11 years!! Now she's completely full and the best teachers in her community want to work for her! The date again is: Thursday, March 2, 2016, in Pleasanton, California.
You may qualify for a tax credit but you have to file your taxes! Don't miss the deadline to file — April 18, 2016!
Starting in January, services are available to households with a 2015 income of $54,000 or less. Exceptions may apply. Call your local partner for details.
Contra Costa 12 Annual Young Children's Issues Forum
Join your local state legislators, local elected officials, and special guests in a dialogue about the national movement towards Universal Quality Early Care and Education, state legislation, and current initiatives for quality improvement of California's early care and education programs.
When: Saturday, March 12, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Registration and resource fair begins at 8:30 a.m., continental breakfast and lunch provided.
Click here to register.
Speak Out for Children — Become a Sponsor!
We invite you to partner with us by becoming a sponsor and/or a partner in the Annual Young Children's Issues Forum. If you're interested in collaborating or sponsoring this year's event, click here.
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PCCP Presents PACE Leadership Seminar 2016
Southern & Northern California
Program Administration Scale
"Leading the Way to Quality: The Director's Role"
Featuring: Jill Bella, Ed.d., Director of Quality Supports and Assistant Professor
McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership at National Louis University
Southern California — Thursday June 2, 2016, Brandman University, Irvine, California
Northern California — Friday, June 3, 2016, Brandman University, Walnut Creek, California
By uniting and working together, we can ensure that California’s Children ages 0 to 5 benefit from access to quality early learning opportunities. These early years are crucial to every child’s overall development and well-being. Throughout the conference, national, state, and local experts will share their experiences and insights on a variety of early education topics and the impact that they have on our children.
We are excited to announce Paul Tough, David B. Grusky, and Dr. Patricia K. Kuhl as of our keynote speakers for our 2016 Early Learning Water Cooler Conference!
Paul Tough is the author of How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character. He is a contributing writer to the New York Times magazine and a speaker on various topics. Tough has written extensively about education, parenting, poverty, and politics, including cover stories on character education, the achievement gap, and the Obama administration’s poverty policies. His writing has also appeared in the New Yorker, Slate, GQ, Esquire, and Geist.
Feb. 3 at 9 a.m. PT — California Equal Pay Law Eff. 1/1/16 – Big Implications for Employers
Click here to see a list of all upcoming webinars.
The Associated Press
An independent panel on obesity commissioned by the World Health Organization is urging governments, educators, agribusiness and food marketers to do more to help fight childhood obesity. In a report, the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity says 41 million kids under age 5 are now obese or overweight worldwide, up from 31 million in 1990. It warns rates could rise.
Children's books and other reading materials are an essential part of a young child's early literacy experience and lay the foundation for a love of reading. But did you know that many other types and uses of print such as street signs, Dad's shopping list, a thank-you note to Grandma, preschool attendance sheets, and names on the birthday board help contribute to a child's ability to read? As young children experience different types of print, they learn what all the letters and words mean in different contexts and how they affect their lives.
Laurie Levy, a contributor for ChicagoNow, writes: "When was the last time a teacher pulled you into her classroom so excited to show the work of her students? It happened to me last week at Cherry Preschool when teacher Ann Donoghue stopped me as I was leaving and said, 'You have to see what our kids did last week. It was so cool!' And indeed it was. She showed me the catapults the children created to shoot marshmallows across the room. Of course, this was an idea she and co-teacher Julie Rapisarda came up with as a mini science lesson."
If parents want to help their babies learn to talk, they need to ditch the chattering electronic toys and bring back the books and blocks. That's the conclusion of Anna V. Sosa, an associate professor at Northern Arizona University, who conducted an experiment to determine whether the type of toy used during parent-child play influenced the quantity and quality of communications. Sosa gave parents simple board books, traditional toys such as blocks, puzzles and shape sorters, and battery-operated toys such as a talking farm and a baby laptop and cell phone. Sosa then asked the parents to play with their child at home for 15 minutes at a time, twice a day, for three days. During each playtime, the parents used one type of toy or book.
Preschool is expensive and increasingly a luxury that only the wealthy can afford. In most states in our country, preschool costs more than rent or college tuition. This leads to women (and increasingly men) dropping out of the workforce during a critical time in their careers and contributing to a shortage of skilled talent in our economy, from the technology sector to the school classroom — not to mention the 60 percent of children in our country who enter kindergarten two years behind their wealthier (and luckier) peers.
National Eye Institute via Science Daily
A study funded by the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, has shown that uncorrected farsightedness (hyperopia) in preschool children is associated with significantly worse performance on a test of early literacy.
Center for American Progress
For the past several decades, U.S. policymakers at every level have highlighted the need to close the educational achievement gaps between racial and socioeconomic groups. One much-needed improvement is better alignment across the preschool-to-third-grade continuum. Knowing that gaps begin before children enter kindergarten, understanding what children experience as they enter their formal education is vital in order to inform policies that can improve alignment across the early learning and K-12 education systems and ultimately support better outcomes for all children.
Standing desks in classrooms could be an easy way to help make kids' time in school less sedentary, a new research review suggests. The study team analyzed data from eight previously published papers and found, not surprisingly, that kids spent more time on their feet when these desks were used instead of traditional classroom furniture.
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