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PACE Webinar Training Outline
Audience: PACE members
Duration: 1 hour
Topic: Why staying current with online technology is essential to your childcare business?
- Cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) solution (15 mins)
Hub-and-Spoke technology in childcare (20 mins)
- What is it?
- Example of cloud-based solutions in childcare
- How do providers benefit from adopting cloud based solutions?
Business use case of a cloud based solution — Staff Scheduling (15 mins)
- What is it?
- Why you should know?
- Case study of Hub-and Spoke in practice — Happy Hall Preschool
Question and Answer (10 mins)
April 5 (Tuesday) from 10-11 a.m. Pacific — Register now and don't miss out! There is still space!
- Common staff scheduling blues
- How a childcare specific cloud based solution can help save time and money
April 6 (Wednesday) from 2-3 p.m. Pacific — Time is running out! Sign up now!
PACE & California Children's Project
Leading the Way to Quality Training & Networking Luncheon
As the owner or director do you feel isolated in your center? Do you know you run a quality program but want to continually improve and are not sure how? Would you like help in organizing your administrative processes to be ore streamlined? Would you like support in managing your staff, and the day to day operations of your program? The PAS measures the quality of management and leadership practices in your program. It will help you improve!
Excited to announce our presenters, Jill Bella, Ed.D., director of quality supports for the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership and Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education at National Louis University and Melissa Casteel, Ed.D., Quality Training Specialist for the McCormick Center for Childhood Leadership. Presenting two different two different days at a state of the art Brandman University campus.
Participants will be introduced to the Program Administration Scale which measures the quality of management and leadership practices in a program. Participants will learn how to score the instrument as well as strategies for using the tool as a resource for improving administrative practices. Examples of how center directors, quality facilitators and researchers can use the PAS to enhance program effectiveness will be presented. Participants will also learn how to incorporate the tool into action plans.
Space is limited — Reserve your seat today!
Thursday, June 2 from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Brandman University Irvine Campus,
16355 Laguna Canyon Road 1st Floor,
Irvine, CA, 92618
Friday, June 3 from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Brandman University Irvine Campus,
2950 Buskirk Avenue,
Walnut Creek, CA, 94597
2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, California, 95815, USA
Join the conference committee! Volunteering for PACE will get you connected, expose you to new ideas and provide you with meaningful ways to support the ECE industry and peers. Email email@example.com if you are interested!
Early Care and Education Services are a vital support for working families in California. Access to quality affordable early education services is a pivotal economic determinant of the success of our citizens, businesses and communities. California has a long history of providing low income working parents with early care and education services; however over the last decade we have fallen behind, particularly in the reimbursement rates paid to child care providers and the utilization of an outdated State Median Income (SMI) level entrance criteria for families accessing these services.
|A few questions Answered from the PACE Regional Trainings with Licensing:
Sunscreen application and how that is documented, here is what regulations state:
Nonprescription medications may be administered without approval or instructions from the child's physician if all of the following conditions are met:
(A) Nonprescription medications shall be administered in accordance with the product label directions on the nonprescription medication container(s).
(B) For each nonprescription medication, the licensee shall obtain, in writing, approval and instructions from the child's authorized representative for the administration of the medication to the child.
(C) The licensee shall develop and implement a written plan to record the administration of prescription and nonprescription medications and to inform the child's authorized representative daily when such medications have been given.
- This documentation shall be kept in the child's record.
- The instructions from the child's authorized representative shall not conflict with the product label directions on the nonprescription medication container(s).
(D) When no longer needed by the child, or when the child withdraws from the center, all medications shall be returned to the child's authorized representative or disposed of after an attempt to reach the authorized representative.
Many facilities use the permission slip method for sunscreen and if you include the wording that it is applied daily and the parents are signing that then you should be ok.
What is a written health statement for volunteers?
For volunteers, a written health statement consists of the volunteer writing that s/he is in good health and signing it. A TB clearance is required for volunteers as well.
101216(g) Personnel Requirements:
(3) The good physical health of each volunteer who works in the center shall be verified by:
What are the ratios for school-aged children for fieldtrips? What about swimming pools with lifeguards?
(A) A statement signed by each volunteer affirming that he/she is in good health.
(B) Results of a test for tuberculosis performed not more than one year prior to or seven days after initial presence in the center
There are no required increased ratios for school-aged children on a field trip. There are also no required increased ratios for water activities for school-aged children. There is a 1 teacher — 6 children ratio required in preschool programs (101216.6 Staffing for Water Activities).
When can school-aged children and preschool children be combined (comingled)?
Children from differing licenses can be combined during the first and last hours of the day and during special events (such as parties) with a waiver granted from the Regional Office. This is found in policy, not Regulation. The ratios during these events must follow the required ratios of the youngest child in care (example: if preschoolers and school-agers are comingled, the 1:12 ratio must be met).
101238.2 Outdoor Activity Space:
Planned activities are time-limited activities previously identified by the licensee in the admission policies program of activities approved by the Department for mixed-age groups. Generally, this applies during the first and last hour of the day, field trips, parties, class pictures and other like activities. However, this is not a blanket approval to allow children to be in mixed-age groups at any time at the convenience of the center. Planned activities are intended to be short-term activities--not ongoing, daylong activities.
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- There are only a few spots left! Join other early childhood leaders at Teachstone's first InterAct Summit on April 11–12 in Chicago. 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. Register now to secure your space.
- Need CLASS training? Teachstone has added several locations and training types to their regional training calendar. Click here to learn more and register for the training you need.
Team Nutrition is looking for creative Nutritionists, with excellent project management skills, to join our team in the Nutrition Education and Promotion Branch of the Child Nutrition Programs at the Food and Nutrition Service. Please share the links to the announcements below with nutritionists you know that have experience with and are interested in developing and evaluating nutrition education and promotional resources, publications, and training materials to support the Child Nutrition Programs, such as the National School Lunch Program and CACFP. This position closes April 11.
NARA has received a question from a member that provides the community an opportunity to share best practices and/or other information that can be beneficial to doing business in the human care industry. Does your agency subsidize the child care fee for foster families using TANF funding in order to reduce the out-of-pocket expenses? If so, how do you manage the funding? If so, share your responses with Mike Boland.
The Army is transitioning to a new single portal Department of Defense website designed to make it easier for Soldiers to find the childcare they need. In March 2016, select Army garrison families will begin to use www.MilitaryChildCare.com as their website to search for and request child care services where they are or where they are planning to move.
Child Care Law Center
You know best what your needs are — and what your capacity is — to ensure the health and safety of children in your care. The Child Care Law Center wants to hear what you have to say about training requirements for child care providers. Your anonymous answers to this 15-minute survey may impact current and future health and safety training requirements! You have a chance to win a $25 Target gift card by completing this survey. If you have questions, please email Child Care Law Center staff attorney Laurie Furstenfeld or call her at 415-558-8005 x3. Thank you!
Parenting is the most rewarding and the toughest job in the world. Even the most seasoned parent needs a little help dealing with common issues. As service providers, you want relevant resources to share with your families, as well as tools to help increase your knowledge. The 2016 Prevention Resource Guide offers great strength-based tip sheets and Protective Factors in Practice exercises to help build communities and hope for parents when faced with everyday challenging situations.
FLIP IT: Transforming Challenging Behavior
May 5 (Thursday) from 1-2 p.m. Eastern
June 3 (Friday) from 1-2 p.m. Eastern
Building Your Bounce: Promoting YOUR Resilience
May 11 (Wednesday) from 1-2 p.m. Eastern
Promoting Resilience in School-Age Children
April 14 (Thursday) from 2-3 p.m. Eastern
June 14 (Tuesday) from 2-3 p.m. Eastern
Using Conscious Discipline Strategies &
the e-DECA Assessment
April 19 (Tuesday) from 1-2 p.m. Eastern
U.S. News & World News
As we've been witnessing during this current election cycle, American voters are frustrated with elected officials and candidates for public office. Voters across the country don't believe candidates are addressing their priorities — and candidates would be wise to listen to these frustrations and acknowledge them. Education is an issue that serves as a linchpin for many of the other issue concerns of voters, such as job security, economic opportunity, wage stagnation and economic mobility. Helping families and communities provide children with high-quality early education from birth to age five has emerged as a family issue which the vast majority of Democrats, Republicans and independents can agree upon and urge action.
A new brief highlights 10 important elements of high-quality early childhood education programs, pulled from a body of research, which can help young students have an equitable start with a strong educational foundation. The brief was compiled in part to help states as they redesign early childhood education programs and strive to offer those children access to high-quality learning experiences.
Abbie Lieberman, a contributor for EdCentral, writes: "I recently visited the Day Early Learning Lilly Family Center in Indianapolis, a nonprofit child care center serving children between the ages of six weeks and four years. The center director, Vanessa Fletcher, welcomed my colleague and I with open arms. She gave us a tour of the building, saying hello to teachers, giving out hugs to students, and picking up toddlers in classrooms along the way. She pointed out the different parts of the pre-K classrooms, such as the dramatic play area and the science center."
The Hechinger Report
It started with a question: Can Mississippi parents find out how their children fare after being dropped off at child care centers? The state's scattered and uneven child care system is at the front lines of its long-term education woes, a first obstacle to economic prosperity that Mississippi has long been unable, or unwilling, to overcome. Education experts and advocates have repeatedly pointed out that children need a warm, stimulating environment in their early years, with well-trained teachers who encourage academic curiosity and social development. Success in school, college and, finally, in the workforce depends upon it.
Since Dreikurs first introduced consequences as a strategy for eliciting appropriate behavior from children, natural and logical consequences have become popular. Consequences allow children to change their own behavior by experiencing the results of their own actions. When this happens without adult intervention, we call it "Natural Consequences." A child slaps another child and receives a slap back, discovering that it hurts.
About 170,000 California children who are eligible for publicly funded preschool are not enrolled because there are not enough spots for them, a new report says. The report by the American Institutes for Research found that 33,209 4-year-olds eligible for California State Preschool programs were not enrolled and that 136,588 eligible 3-year-olds were not enrolled.
Gov. Gary Herbert vetoed three bills and budget items, the final day for him to take action on legislation passed by the 2016 Utah Legislature.
The vetoes included $3 million for the K-3 early intervention program and $1.5 million for the UPSTART online pre-school program. A statement from the governor's office said he continues to support expanded early childhood education programs.
Anthony and Raj started kindergarten the same year. Identical in age, preferences for cheese sticks over carrots, and a penchant for constantly taking off their shoes, they also shared similar academic and behavioral tendencies. Both boys struggled to interact with their peers and retain information from one day to the next. There was one significant difference between them, however. Anthony had been diagnosed at age two with a form of autism spectrum disorder, and had been receiving additional support services for three years, while his classmate, Raj, had not.
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