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January PACE Regional Trainings — Click here for the registration information.
You don't want to miss out on this Employment Landmines 2016 training in your region:
- Jan. 13, 2016 — Regional Trainings will be rescheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
- Jan. 28, 2016 — Northern Capitol Region
- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. — California Child Development Administrators Association Conference Room, 1107 2nd St #320, Sacramento, CA 95814
Employment Landmines 2016, presented by Deisy Bach, CEO of HR Ideas
- Jan. 29, 2016 — Bay Area Region 2 Locations:
- 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. — Pleasant Hill Community Center, 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA
- 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — Bay Area Entrepreneur Center, 458 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066
With a new year comes new laws and changes to existing laws. From new regulations associated with the Equal Pay Act to new Mandated Reporter requirements, a number of new bills, laws and legislative issues go into effect on Jan. 1, 2016. It is essential that employers understand these changes and how they will impact their business and operations.
Failure to do so may result in costly penalties, fines and potential lawsuits. Join HRI for our annual Employment Landmines seminar where we’ll review these changes and provide best practices and strategies for compliance for 2016.
A little about our presenter Deisy Bach, president of HR Ideas:
- Trends in 2015
- Changes in Mandated Reporter laws
- New labor laws, changes and regulations kicking in for 2016
- How these changes will impact your business operations
- Potential pitfalls, penalties and risks to avoid
- Safety updates and changes for 2016
- Best practices for getting and staying in compliance in 2016
Deisy has over twenty years' experience in human resources, with fifteen spent providing outsourced HR solutions to small and medium sized businesses throughout the U.S. and Canada. Her experience encompasses most areas of human resources, including in-house and field support, call center, payroll, employee benefits, and HRIS implementation. During the course of her career, Deisy has successfully developed, implemented, and managed several departments, including an international division.
Deisy received her bachelor's degree from Montclaire State University in Montclaire, New Jersey, where she majored in both political science and sociology. Deisy is also a paralegal; having completed one of the first ABA approved certificate programs in the country. Deisy is a PACE partner.
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San Francisco Gate
On Christmas Day, the world lost Patty Siegel, an incredible woman and advocate for children and families. She will be remembered for her compassion & dedication to the field of early care & education.
"We are pleased to announce that the Winter 2015 Quarterly Update for Child Care is now available on our website. Please feel free to forward this to anyone you feel would be interested. To be added to our update list, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you."
Community Care Licensing's Child Care Advocate Program
Providing information to parents, child care providers, employers, educators and community groups to promote the delivery of quality child care in California.
California Department of Education
Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza
300 J St , Sacramento, CA
The California Department of Education is offering a Child Care Nutrition and Physical Activity Forum (NPA) in Sacramento. The forum will highlight and demonstrate methods for integrating nutrition education, edible gardens, wellness policies, and physical activity into child care center classrooms and day care homes.
Participants will learn ways to create learning environments that maximize opportunities for children to develop healthy eating habits and to move their bodies to learn. All attendees will leave having received a variety of tools and resources that can immediately be utilized in the day care home or child care center classroom.
Registration and Cost:
Please complete the NPA Forum online registration. The cost to attend the forum is $25 and includes morning snacks, lunch, a printed Certificate of Completion, and a tote bag filled with nutrition and garden curricula, nutrition-related books for children, and physical activity music and props.
For information about the forum program agenda, visit the Child Care Nutrition and Physical Activity Forum information page. For help with online registration, sending a replacement, or canceling, please contact Maria Lazaro by email at email@example.com or by phone at 805-465-4464 or 800-770-6339.
Join Teachstone on April 11-12 for their first InterAct Summit. During this two-day event, explore what it means to deliver on the promise of CLASS with community building, dialogue, and discussions with industry leaders. Topics include data collection and interpretation, professional development and technology, and CLASS implementation and impact. Click here to learn more and register.
California Health and Human Services Agency
Mark your calendars for our Let's Get Healthy California Innovation Conference on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Sacramento — Capitol Plaza Hotel, 300 J Street, in Sacramento.
We will come together to showcase local and statewide innovations that promote the Triple Aim of better health, better care, and lower cost, and to measure our state's progress to meet the six goal areas of the Let's Get Healthy California Task Force. We will unveil our new Let's Get Healthy California website, announce the Innovation Challenge finalists, and hear an update on our LGHC Quality Indicators.
Please register at: Innovation Conference Registration.
The Water Cooler Conference
Registration for Advancement Project's 8th Annual Early Learning Water Cooler Conference is now available! Don't miss out and reserve your spot now at our Early Registration rate, available until Dec. 31, 2015. The Early Learning Water Cooler Conference will take place Feb. 22-23, 2016 at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel located at 1230 J Street Sacramento, CA 95814.
We are excited to announce Paul Tough and David B. Grusky as two of our keynote speakers for the conference!
Jan. 13, 2016, at 2 p.m. ET — Time out for Time-out in Early Education Programs!
By: Barbara Kaiser
Click here to see a list of all upcoming webinars.
Wonder if you're seeing ADHD symptoms in your preschool child or toddler? We are all familiar with TV supersleuths who put together evidence to solve a case. Sometimes, being a parent involves detective work, too. During the early years, in particular, when language is not sophisticated, a parent must look for other clues to determine whether her child is on track, identify problems and find treatment.
It's time to begin another school year, and even though your child care program may serve children and families all year long, it's exciting to have a fresh start. New faces, new families and hopefully some new materials will be introduced to your program! As you think of ways to brighten your space, remember this statement: Bulletin boards make a difference. Most programs have three separate boards located in different parts of the building.
The New York Times
Three-year-old Desi Sorrelgreen's favorite thing about his preschool is "running up hills." His classmate Stelyn Carter, 5, likes to "be quiet and listen to birds — crows, owls and chickadees," as she put it. And for Joshua Doctorow, 4, the best part of preschool just may be the hat he loves to wear to class (black and fuzzy, with flaps that come down over his ears). All three children are students at Fiddleheads Forest School here, where they spend four hours a day, rain or shine, in adjacent cedar grove "classrooms" nestled among the towering trees of the University of Washington Botanic Gardens.
After school and summer programs will not only retain a separate funding stream, they will also get a slight boost in dollars under the new federal education bill and budget. At one point during the negotiations that resulted in the Every Student Succeeds Act, 21st Century Community Learning Centers were going to be part of a block grant with several other programs, pitting the expanded learning programs against popular programs such as Math & Science Partnerships and Advanced Placement courses. The U.S. Senate had also proposed a cut in funds for the learning centers. Instead, the programs will get almost $1.17 billion in dedicated funds, which includes a $15 million increase.
In Arizona, the Great Reading Adventure aims to fight summer literacy loss through an engaging online platform that provides e-books, a tracker that monitors reading minutes, and literacy activities. In Kansas, Oregon, and Texas, a program calls PALS (Play and Learning Strategies) uses Internet-based modules to train parents in how to provide warm support and language-rich interaction to their babies. Both of these programs and more are profiled on a new website, Integrating Technology in Early Literacy, a joint project of the Washington-based think tank New America and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at the Sesame Workshop. Cooney was one of the co-creators of Sesame Street.
Elena Aguilar, a contributor for Edutopia, writes: "I know your intentions are good; you want to make meaningful changes in your life. You want to drop some habits and build new ones. You want to take advantage of the promise and possibility of a new year. You're feeling inspired and energized. But don't do it. Why not? Because the whole concept of New Year's resolutions — and the approach that we often take — is in complete contradiction to how our minds and bodies actually make changes and how new habits are formed."
The JAMA Network Journals via Science Daily
Electronic toys for infants that produce lights, words and songs were associated with decreased quantity and quality of language compared to playing with books or traditional toys such as a wooden puzzle, a shape-sorter and a set of rubber blocks, according to an article.
After nearly three decades on the job, Debra Johnson, an assistant Pre-K teacher at a city-funded early learning center, earns an annual income of $27,000 — or $13.94 an hour — about $3,000 less than assistant teachers with the same degree would earn in a public school in their first year. Johnson, 50, pays nearly half her take-home in rent for her East New York studio and is currently more than $2,000 in debt on credit card bills, since she often is forced to charge other needs like phone, food and transit. Both she and the teacher's aide in her class — who earns $11.79 an hour and is on food stamps to support her children — earn less than the $15 per hour wage guidelines established for the fast food industry that Mayor Bill de Blasio supported, and far less than their Education Department pre-K counterparts.
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