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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.
PACE Membership will enhance your professional skills and help you stay informed on early childhood care and education. PACE membership offers multiple professional services and experts including advocacy, insurance discounts and human resources.
Time is Running Out! Don't miss out on Employment Landmine training for a PACE member rate of $35.00 per person and nonmember rate of $50.00 per person. — 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
- 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
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!
Governor of California
Warning of the next inevitable recession and the "zigzag of spend-cut-spend" budgeting, Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. today delivered his annual State of the State address, choosing to lay out a clear, focused case for his top priority — continued fiscal discipline — rather than "talk today about new programs" or restate every priority of the administration. The governor vowed to "focus on how we pay for the commitments we have already made," invest in "ways that will not lock in future spending" and keep California "prepared and vigilant" for a "profoundly uncertain" future.
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.
SB 277, the new law restricting personal beliefs exemptions to immunization requirements, became effective on Jan. 1, 2016; however, for many schools, the effects from the bill will become apparent closer to the start of the 2016-2017 school year.
The California Department of Public Health, Immunization Branch has made changes to the resources and information available on www.shotsforschool.org about personal beliefs exemptions to reflect the new law. PBE forms (CDPH-8262) have been removed from the website. We ask that child-care facilities and schools recycle any remaining copies of PBE forms that you may have.
Recently updated materials include:
A common question we receive asks if PBE forms filed in 2015 are valid for children first entering child care or school in California in the fall of 2016. PBEs filed in 2015 are only valid when signed by both an authorized health care provider and a parent/guardian no more than 6 months prior to first entry into school or child care or a new grade span. Therefore, PBEs filed in 2015 are invalid for children first entering school or child care, or advancing to 7th grade in California in the fall of 2016.
For more information about school immunization requirements and resources, please visit: http://www.shotsforschool.org/.
|Save the Date March 2, 2016
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.
|Mark Your Calendars
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
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.
U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry
U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., held a business meeting where bipartisan legislation to reauthorize child nutrition programs was favorably reported out of the Agriculture Committee. The legislation, "Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016," reforms and reauthorizes child nutrition programs under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966.
Holy Family Day Home
Holy Family Day Home is a venerable San Francisco institution, located across from historic Mission Dolores Basilica, serving more than 16,000 children and families since its founding by the Sisters of the Holy Family in 1878. At its present location since 1911, the Day Home has earned its remarkable reputation as a leader in the provision of highest quality early childhood education, daycare, and support services to children and families of every ethnic background and religious denomination, of every socio-economic level.
Food Research and Action Center
The National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference, co-sponsored by the Food Research and Action Center and Feeding America, draws anti-hunger and anti-poverty advocates; federal, state and local government officials; child advocates; representatives of food banks and food rescue organizations; sponsoring organizations and nutrition and anti-obesity groups, for three days of training, networking and Capitol Hill advocacy. Participants share information and learn how to strengthen the quality and reach of federal nutrition programs, learn best outreach and program practices from other states and localities, fill in the gaps in food service for millions of low-income children, and identify creative ideas for new and innovative approaches to ending hunger. Members of Congress, Hill staff and key Administration officials attend the conference, provide comments as part of plenary sessions and panels, and join participants at receptions and special events.
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. 27, 2016, at 2 p.m. ET — Leading for ECE Program Quality: Using Self-Awareness and Intention to Affect Positive Change
By: Judy Jablon
Click here to see a list of all upcoming webinars.
Southern California Public Radio
Even as nearly hundreds of thousands of Los Angeles County preschoolers miss out on formal early education because there are simply not enough licensed seats, Los Angeles Unified school officials said that its preschools are not at full capacity. There are 400 unfilled Early Transitional Kindergarten spots at district elementary schools, said Dean Tagawa, head of early education for LAUSD. And, Tagawa said, the district's other preschool programs also have spots that have gone unfilled this year.
Pacific Standard Magazine
Picture a 9-year-old boy — we'll call him Brian — sitting down one day during the spring semester with his No. 2 pencil to take the National Assessment for Educational Progress, the test best known as the Nation's Report Card. If he's like two-thirds of students in the United States, he won't fully understand what he is reading. He will have been so unprepared in literacy that he cannot hit the proficient mark on this fourth-grade material. This will not bode well for his hypothetical future, or for two-thirds of American students' real ones.
Managing children's aggressive behavior has been a concern for parents and educators for centuries. Some people have an enthusiasm for living. They take advantage of their opportunities, get along with almost everyone they meet, and make positive contributions to society. Others are unhappy. They are unwilling or unable to use their abilities, incapable of forming friendships, and inclined to engage in activities that are destructive to themselves and others. What are the causes of such differences in human behavior? Since experiences during early childhood and adolescence have a significant influence on later behavior, shouldn't it be possible to observe how children develop and how they are influenced by experiences in order to find ways to help people live happy, fulfilling lives?
Medical News Today
Parental support programs in areas with the greatest needs can have a positive effect on the consumption of unhealthy food and drink and on weight increases in obese children. This according to a randomized study conducted by Karolinska Institute and the Stockholm County Council, Sweden, published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Even though school-based programs promoting healthy eating and physical activity and preventing overweight have had a demonstrable effect, more knowledge is needed on how to best involve the children's parents.
The Institute of Education Studies has just launched new research network focused on developing "reliable information and useful tools" for early educators and policymakers wishing to improve early childhood education. "The Early Learning Network will study what is happening in early education programs across the country and how successfully children are making the transition from preschool to elementary school," said Ruth C. Neild, delegated director of IES. "The Network will seek to identify what policymakers and practitioners can do to improve early learning programs so students are prepared for long-term success in school."
Giggles and the pitter patter of little feet echo through the halls of Providence Mount St. Vincent in Seattle — not exactly the sounds you'd expect to hear in a living-care community for older adults. Then again, "the Mount," as it's known, isn't your typical nursing home. Five days a week, residents and staff share the 300,000 square-foot facility with up to 125 children, ages zero to five. These children and their teachers make up the Mount's Intergenerational Learning Center, a licensed nonprofit child care center and preschool established on the Mount's premises in 1991.
While much of federal education policy in 2015 was focused on ESEA reauthorization, all 50 states were simultaneously enacting policies that had both positive and negative consequences for early care and education. Recently, the National Women's Law Center released an update highlighting important actions taken by the states in the last year in an effort to expand access to high-quality early care and education. Below are a few highlights of state actions taken during 2015.
Medical News Today
Children from poorer families are more likely to experience changes in brain connectivity that put them at higher risk of depression, compared with children from more affluent families. This is the conclusion of the new study by researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO.
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