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PACE was invited to attend a Informational Briefing on the Implications of the Child Care Development Fund Reauthorization for California on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at the California State Capitol Building, with host Senator Holly Mitchell. Please review the attachments to learn more about the new CCDBG requirements, current California laws and practices.
CCDBG Attachments are the following:
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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.
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. Learn more and register here.
California Health and Human Services Agency
On behalf of the California Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Diana S. Dooley, please join us for our 2016 Innovation Conference. Click here to register.
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.
Ventura County and Ventura County Public Health
|Save the date — January 21, 2016 from 1-3 p.m.
More information will follow in early January!
Ventura County and Ventura County Public Health are hosting a Workshop for private providers on John Medina's research Brain Rules for Baby (which includes preschool age) and County introduction to a Developmental Screening Tool Kit based on Ages and Stages Questionnaire.
1. In 2015 and future years, which vaccines are required to enter child care or school in California?
2. In the summer or fall of 2015, are there any changes to the immunization requirements for children entering child care or school?
Click here to view the new law (SB277) for 2016 and future years.
Dec. 16, 2015, at 2 p.m. ET — Social-Emotional Learning & ECE Program Culture: How to facilitate resilience and inclusive culture
By: Dr. Maurice Elias
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
Sixty-one percent of voters think early childhood educators are paid too little, according to a poll of 950 likely voters commissioned by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, a nonprofit supporting early educators. Voters were also asked about their willingness to support public investments in early education as part of the poll. Eighty percent said they supported such investments. That increased to 83 percent when voters were told the investment would go directly to early educator salaries.
Tunette Powell travels across the country counseling families and mentoring youth. An award-winning motivational speaker and author, her professional work in the education field ranges from training nonprofit leaders to consulting for colleges and universities. But none of Powell's career-related skills could prepare her for the frustration and helplessness of seeing her two sons suspended from preschool, which she pegged to overly harsh and racially biased discipline. In a July 2014 Washington Post opinion piece that gained national attention, Powell relates how her boys — ages 3 and 4 — were suspended from their Omaha preschool program eight times total in one year.
The revision of the No Child Left Behind law now before Congress has an increased level of support for early childhood education that advocates are calling "historic." The bill makes permanent a grant program for early education and has a number of new provisions aimed at ensuring the effective use of resources among federal, state and local governments. The bill, which has passed the House and is expected to be passed by the Senate, has "historic support for early childhood education," said Charles Joughin, communications director with the First Five Years Fund, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C.
Screen time for young children has been a hotly contested debate among parents for years. Many worry that passive consumption of media through screens harms young children's brain development, or at the very least means they are getting less interaction with caregivers, other children and hands-on play. On the other hand, most children under the age of 8 have access to a mobile device in the home and it can be hard to enforce an absolutely-no-screen-time rule. The Bay Area Discovery Museum, which focuses on hands-on, play-based learning, is trying to introduce a more active kind of technology use with the first Fab Lab for kids ages 3 and up.
A new report by the National Association for the Education of Young Children indicates the elementary school teachers across the United States are underpaid. As a result, most of the preschool live below the average life and struggle to get by. Preschool teachers in the U.S. only make about 15 dollars an hour. In other places like in New York, a preschool teacher with a bachelor's degree earns approximately $13.94. The wage is way low considering that they have to attain a bachelor's or associate degree for them to get employed. According to National Association for the Education of Young Children, people who were featured in the survey said that early childhood tutors deserve good payments. Motivating the preschool teachers is important because they play a significant role in developing the cognitive skills in young children.
"Early childhood education is not a minimum wage job," emphasized Rhian Evans Allvin, executive director of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, at the organization's annual conference in November. The vast majority of Americans agree. According to a recent poll commissioned by NAEYC, nearly 90 percent of voters viewed teaching young children as very important work, following close behind firefighters and nurses. The organization pulled together a bipartisan research team to conduct a nationally representative poll of voters, an online survey of educators, in-depth interviews with educators, and two educator focus groups in Philadelphia and Denver. This work is part of NAEYC's effort to define and elevate the early childhood education profession.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is one of the most common mental disorders in children. Given this fact, it is no surprise that parents and physicians are seeking solutions to effectively manage behavioral problems, often in the form of medication such as Ritalin or Methylin. But as many teachers and clinicians will attest, medication is not the only alternative, nor should it be the first consideration. After all, medication does not change a person; it only modifies the person's behavior. This is why many children who take medication for behavioral problems must continue to do so for years.
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