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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 — Southern Region 2 Locations:
- 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. — The Stinking Rose: 55 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211
- 2-4 p.m. — BB&T Insurance Services of California, Inc.: 2400 E. Katella Avenue. Suite 1100, 12th Floor Training Room, Anaheim, CA 92806
- 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
- 2-4p.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.
The Personnel Perspective
|Minimum wage in California
Did you know that the minimum wage increases in California on Jan. 1? Are you prepared?
In addition, there are several cities in California that have local ordinances relating to minimum wage, as follows (eligibility rules may vary):
Other cities and some counties are exploring wage ordinances, so periodically check with your payroll vendor or local government's website to find out if wages are increasing in your area.
Early Edge California
the Legislative Analyst's Office released an economic forecast showing California's healthiest fiscal outlook in decades — good news for those of us who believe that stronger early learning opportunities should be a top priority. The LAO's 2016-2017 Budget: California's Fiscal Outlook, a traditional marker for the beginning of state budget deliberations, includes strong revenue projections that could provide California's youngest children with a high-quality foundation for success in school and life.
Time To Sign
|Practical Training for Your Staff
Time to Sign — Practical Training for Your Staff
Social and Emotional Development
Language and Literacy
Cognitive & Brain Development
Journey Into Sign — Approaches to Learning
Parent Involvement & Engagement
S.C.O.R.E. — School Communication Organization Readiness Enhancement Curriculum
Perpetual Motor and Physical Development
Thursday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time (KELC Community)
Sensory Integration: Recognizing and Responding to Young Children with Sensory Issues
Presented by Christy Isbell, PhD OTR/L, Milligan College, TN
Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time (GH Community)
Setting the Stage for Reading with Babies and Toddlers
Presented by Amy Read, M.A., Program Manager for Early Literacy Outreach
Preschool Matters ... Today
More than one-fifth of children in the United States are living in poverty. Children growing up in poverty face numerous adversities that can negatively affect their learning and development, starting at a very early age. For example, these children are less likely to have access to books and to hear rich vocabulary; and are more likely to be exposed to violence in their neighborhoods, attend low-quality, under-resourced schools, have stressed parents, live in crowded and/or noisy homes, and have unstable home environments. All of these stressful life experiences can compromise children's learning, as well as their cognitive and social-emotional development.
Respect. What does this term mean for infant and toddler teachers? Can or should this word be used to describe teachers' behaviors when interacting with very young children? Before such questions can be answered, a definition of respect must be established. Use the following prompts to assist with thinking about your definition of respect.
Sixty-six percent of American 4-year-olds are enrolled in early childhood education, placing the United States well below average compared to other developed countries at a time of increasing focus on early learning, according to a report. On average, enrollment figures for 3-and-4-year-olds went up considerably in the countries surveyed for the report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. In 2013, an average of 88 percent of 4-year-olds in the countries were enrolled, compared with 72 percent in 2005. For 3-year-olds, the average enrollment went from 52 percent in 2005 to 74 percent in 2013.
The more time low-income children spend in daycare, the better they're likely to be doing in school at age 12, a Canadian study suggests. While previous research has linked high quality daycare centers to better academic performance, the current study focused on whether daycare might help reduce or eliminate income-based disparities in achievement through adolescence. Researchers found that children from low-income families who spent the most time in center-based care scored 37 percent better on reading and writing tests and 46 percent better on math exams at age 12 than similar kids who logged the fewest hours in daycare centers.
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For many children, kindergarten is an exciting time that marks the beginning of their path to educational success. But too many begin school with deficits — in language, social and pre-math skills — that often persist throughout their educational careers. A relatively new approach to improving long-term educational outcomes, called "preschool to third grade," or P-3, focuses on the youngest students. The goal of this approach is to ensure that children enter kindergarten with the skills they need to learn there and to create learning environments from pre-K through third grade that strengthen these skills and support learning. Research has shown that third-grade skill levels are important predictors of later academic and workforce success.
Can something as small as a raisin predict a child’s academic ability? Researchers at the University of Warwick conducted a study using a piece of dried grape and a plastic cup. Researchers say toddlers were given a raisin that was then placed under a cup. The children were asked to not touch the raisin until they were given approval. The wait time given to the children was sixty seconds, according to the study. During the study, researchers discovered that toddlers who were born very prematurely were more likely to take the raisin during the allotted time period.
Many preschoolers in daycare may need more outdoor time to help increase their odds of getting enough physical activity, a small U.S. study suggests. Pediatricians recommend that young children get at least an hour a day of physical activity to help build motor skills, coordination and strong muscles and bones, as well as to reduce the potential for obesity later in life. Playground time is also key for developing social skills, like taking turns and conflict resolution.
A new report ranks every state in the country on how it's doing at preparing students to be reading proficiently at the end of 3rd grade, a critical benchmark for later academic success. Recently released by the policy think tank New America, the report didn't find any states that met all of its standards for "running" toward success — that is, putting state policies in place to fully support early literacy. That's not terribly surprising since the country as a whole does quite poorly at getting our children reading on grade level by the end of 4th grade; only about 33 percent meet that bar as measured by the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
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