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Employment Landmines 2016 — Click here for the registration information.
- 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
Reason why it's important to attend the Employment Landmines 2016 training!
- 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
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.
Join PACE at the Early Learning Advocacy Day on Feb. 3, 2016. Download Registration Form.
California Department of Education
On Nov. 19, 2014, the Child Care and Development Block Grant was reauthorized. The Child Care and Development Fund is a component of the block grant. Every three years, the federal government requires states, territories, and tribes that receive funds through the federal CCDF to prepare and submit a plan detailing how these funds will be allocated and expended. The California Department of Education has been designated in state law to be the lead agency that is responsible for administering the CCDF in California and, therefore, is required to submit the CCDF State Plan.
State of California
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. proposed a $122.6 billion General Fund budget plan for 2016-2017 that makes significant increases in funding for education, health care and state infrastructure, while bolstering the state's Rainy Day Fund and paying down state debts and liabilities. When Governor Brown took office, the state faced a massive $26.6 billion budget deficit and estimated annual shortfalls of roughly $20 billion. These deficits, built up over a decade, have now been eliminated by a combination of budget cuts, temporary taxes and the recovering economy.
Department of Finance
California Child Care Programs Local Assistance — All Funds 2016-2017 Governor's Budget
Department of Education Child Development Programs 2016-2017 Governor's Budget
Child Care Business Success Magazine
PACE has partnered with Julie Bartkus, internationally-known child care business success mentor and coach to bring you a free gift in time for the holidays. Bartkus is known for helping child care programs fill enrollments in record time, transform their workplace cultures and boost their profits.
The great news is... she just launched a magazine called Child Care Business Success and is offering a free issue that will be mailed right to you!
While supplies last — click here to grab your free gift.
Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
The National Child Care Staffing Study released in 1989, brought national attention for the first time to poverty-level wages and high turnover among early childhood teaching staff, and to the adverse consequences for children. In the succeeding 25 years, combined developments in science, practice, and policy have dramatically shifted the context for discussions about the status of early childhood teaching jobs, and the importance of attracting and retaining a well-prepared workforce that is capable of promoting young children’s learning, health and development.
We're told income inequality in California is among the highest in the U.S. We're told some families can't meet basic needs, even with two parents working full-time. We're told the dream of providing a better future for our kids is dying, replaced by an economic reality in which stable employment and a comfortable income are accessible to a few, while the majority are left behind.
U.S. Department of Education
"Every New Year offers the chance for each of us to set new personal goals to make us healthier, happier or more productive. In 2016, I hope you'll join me as I recommit myself to ensuring that every child in America — regardless of background or circumstance — has access to an excellent education."
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.
By: D. Albert Brannen
This time every year, human resources professionals resolve to improve their employment processes and maintain compliance with applicable laws. Resolutions are more important than ever this year with myriad changes and developments in employment law. Obviously, your resolutions may include other subjects that are not addressed in this article. But, if you will at least review these subjects, you should be well on your way toward compliance in the New Year.
No pain, no gain. Target heart rate. Pumping up. These are all expressions we relate to fitness for adults. But do the same terms apply to young children? Why should physical fitness be a concern during the early childhood years? Don't young children get all the activity they need naturally by being children? Certainly, they are active enough to be physically fit!
Preschool Matters ... Today
Inquiring minds often want to know which states offer "universal pre-K." As states vary in what they define as universal pre-K and in how far they have progressed toward fully implementing a universal program as intended, the answer is somewhat complicated. Regarding definition, the term UPK can mean simply that the sole eligibility criterion is age, in contrast to "targeted" programs in which eligibility is limited by child or family characteristics, most commonly income. This need not mean that the program is available to all applicants, as there may be caps on spending or enrollment that limit the number of children who can be served.
U.S. News & World Report
2016 is shaping up to be a big year for early childhood education — here's a sneak peak at five top stories to keep an eye on in the year ahead: 1. Final Head Start Performance Standards. Last June the Administration for Children and Families, which administers Head Start, proposed changes to the Head Start Performance Standards — the rules that govern the daily operations of Head Start programs serving nearly one million infants, toddlers and preschoolers in poverty. Those proposals included big changes for Head Start — most significantly mandating a full day for most Head Start preschool programs.
Hugo Augusto just wanted to know how his child was doing in daycare. But the paper forms that his childcare provider handed out with feedback on his 2-year-old son's day inevitably kept getting lost in the chaos of a long workday and raising a toddler. So he decided to create an app. The resulting platform, MyChild, is now used by hundreds of early childcare centers across 25 states to digitally deliver feedback, updates, photos and important information to parents of children ages 0-5.
Washington University in St. Louis via Science Daily
Even before they can read, children as young as 3 years of age are beginning to understand how a written word is different than a simple drawing — a nuance that could provide an important early indicator for children who may need extra help with reading lessons, suggests new research.
The governor's budget proposal makes no new funding commitments for pre-kindergarten students, but does propose a new block grant that will give districts more flexibility in how they allocate existing early education funds — similar to the Local Control Funding Formula for K-12 schools. Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed that funds from Proposition 98 for state preschool, transitional kindergarten and a quality rating system be combined into a $1.6 billion Early Education Block Grant. The total reflects what was spent in 2015-2016 on those three programs. Every school district would receive at least what it got in 2015-2016, but future funding would mimic LCFF, with more funding distributed to districts based on the number of students and the percentage of low-income students served.
A new study by Marieve Corbeil, a doctoral candidate at Université de Montréal, has confirmed something parents and caretakers have known intuitively for thousands of years: lullabies are the best way to calm an infant. Corbeil is studying neuropsychology in Montreal and she recently published a study showing that music, even when unfamiliar, is better at calming babies than spoken language. We reached out to her for our latest installment of Ask a Scientist, and since Corbeil speaks mainly French, the interview below was conducted entirely by email. It has been lightly edited for length and clarity.
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