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Emily Pryer
34:12
Hello Everyone!
Moriah
34:32
Hello Everyone!
Dora Levinson
34:51
The recording will be available later this afternoon!
Emily Pryer
35:18
Don’t see a Q & A spot. Should we ask questions on chat?
Holly Rivers
35:35
Hello, Thank you everyone for this!
Holly Rivers
35:49
Happy Providers Day
Jenne Morton
38:32
you might want to let folks know that they can change the chat to post to attendees as well as panelists. We are only seeing a couple of chats.
Heather Robilotto
38:44
Can we please have everyone select all panelists and attendees?
Danielle
38:59
:) done
Chelsea Chase
39:05
I would like to know when stabilization funds will continue to be paid until. Not all programs can open on June 1st.
Julie Messier Brigante
39:05
Hello to all the fabulous educators on this call! You are appreciated more than words can say!
Lisa Duncan
39:07
HAPPY PROVIDER?TEACHER DAY!!!!!!!! I APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU
jsr24
39:09
Hi everyone
Lisa Duncan
39:18
ALSO HAPPY MOTHERS DAY
Augusta
39:22
hi everyone
Joanna VonCulin
40:18
I’d like to see the Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome addressed – this is a quote from a pediatrician:“We expect to see more kids develop this,” Schneider said. “The consequence of Kawasaki disease, which is why this is really important, is that your coronary arteries, the arteries of the heart, can get affected, and those can lead to aneurysms or ballooning of the coronary arteries, and that’s where it can be life-threatening in the future. That’s why we want to get the word out.”
Rhonda
40:44
Hello Everyone
Emily Pryer
41:15
Me too @Joanna
Amy
42:49
This may be a crazy question at this point but I have had some push back by some about the wearing of masks. I wanted to get an exact answer on what the "rules" are around wearing masks in childcare centers. Any info is appreciated.
Hillary
00:42:53
I would really like to discuss the impact of masks and social distancing on not only best practice, but the effect it has on the social-emotional development of the children in our care. We all know the importance of nurturing touch and their need to see all social cues from their caregivers. This is a major concern to me not only as an educator, but as a parent of an infant that will be going back into care.
SHEILA
43:11
they said in press conference stabilization ends May 31 but there would be grants available to apply for to help with reopening. not sure if can be used if you don’t open.
Emily Pryer
43:35
There are Reopening Grants coming
Heather Dunbar
43:48
Very much agree with Hilary!
Joanna VonCulin
43:55
Are Vermont adults cleared to go back to offices, in cubicles? If we don’t feel it is safe for adults who understand social distancing, hand hygiene and mask-wearing, how can it be safe for children with no cubicles, and no ability to social distance?
Jeff Rowekamp
44:26
Is everyone okay about reopening without testing and tracking and no vaccine?
kristinpoirier
44:26
I feel that at this point there is a HUGE separation between centers and homes. I hope that they can separate the two with guidance
Danielle
45:00
I AGREE with Kristin. I am a home provider
Hope
45:12
Question: When returning to daycare/ pre-k will teachers or children need to wear a mask?
Jenne Morton
45:12
What about centers that don't have enough staff to open, due to age and immune issues? If the grants are for restarting and we can't restart, what happens? Also, how do we support families who choose not to attend yet? Will the subsidy continue for them?
Janice Burrows
45:14
Regarding push-back of wearing MASK. If that is what we have to do, my staff and probably the children as well, will have a picture attached to their shirt with a picture of them smiling.
Donna Bailey
45:17
Can staff go on unemployment and we still get grant money if we cannot open - fully or partially?
Joanna VonCulin
45:33
Many of my staff either have health conditions of their own, or of their family members - and multiple staff do not have care for their elementary children. So I am neither sure on how we are going to open, nor what is going to happen to those staff.
Amy Johnson
45:53
I appreciate you saying that Melissa - it's important for people to not forget that we are not at all on the other side of this. It'll be a long and bumpy road.
Emily Pryer
45:59
Wondering what the reopening grants may cover. Any ideas? Will we be paid for the time parents choose to keep their little ones home?
Julie Messier Brigante
46:27
Can someone please speak to the Stabilization Fund criteria for Essential Personnel. We have been told that EP families pay the full 100% for the care they are receiving, now we are hearing that we are only supposed to charge our EP families, that are receiving care, 50% and the Stabilization Fund is supposed to be invoiced the other 50%. Can you please help me to understand this change and when did it take effect? zoy
Joanna VonCulin
46:35
If stabilization grants end as of May 31st, and 'restarting
Ruth Brisson
46:38
Please discuss restrictions for staff due to age an health conditions. This is of major concern.
Emily Pryer
46:58
Concerned about reopening due to having a FCCH with a pre-existing condition that puts them at risk.
Donna Bailey
46:59
Why are young children being treated differently than school age kids? No one is listening to science. It is telling that CDD was not at the press conference but Commerce was….
Joanna VonCulin
47:04
grants as of June 1st - it doesn't feel as if we are truly being given any choice.
Jennifer Olson
47:10
Assuming capacity is reduced upon re-opening, how will decision be made, and by whom about who will get access to childcare as things continue to gradually re-open?
Donna Bailey
47:38
We cannot get the equipment we need to open - PPE etc
jsr24
48:14
where do we find the new guidance to reopen?
Gena
48:18
School agers are still doing their schooling on line. I don't know how we'll be able to get all of them through their schoolwork - parents are already asking if we'll be able to do this.
Emily Pryer
48:22
Yes - PPP is of great concern for me too as well as additional costs...
Jane
48:23
I think school age can start June 1 as well if programs want to open.
Ruth Brisson
48:41
Will there be financial support available to pay the difference of tuition for serving many less children? We may only have classrooms available to serve half our normal enrollment. Thank you
Sarah Norton
48:41
The new guidance won’t come out until next week.
Joanna VonCulin
48:44
Agree Jane.
amy
48:50
should we expect that all stabilization and EP care monies will be paid by the end of May
SHEILA
48:55
in the press conference they didn’t mention kids starting the 18th just staff
Emily Pryer
48:55
Think it would have been better to reopen at the end of the school year like K-12.
Gena
49:03
I agree Emily
Joanna VonCulin
49:13
I feel like once again, the early education field has not been heard - and thus, not truly valued. I saw about 5 of the letters that had been generated, in composite representing 100's of signatures - in all of them I saw significant concern and desire for caution regarding re-opening. I saw no eagerness in them to put children's health and well-being on the line at this time.
Kara von Behren
49:31
My same question Sheila - May 18 sounded like it was for teachers to prepare and we will NEED that time (and more) to prepare.
amy
49:32
how do we access the reopening grant?
Kara Rogers
49:41
We have placed orders for thermometers, gloves and masks. They are on such a high demand. We are not able to potentially receive them until mid July. How are we suppose to open without them?
Emily Pryer
49:58
Frustrating guidance didn’t come along with the reopening date as we can’t really plan much without it.
Jeff Rowekamp
49:59
I agree Joanna
amy
50:41
parents hear June 1 as an opening... guidance for families would be appreciated
Hillary
50:47
Definitely Emily. It makes it feel so much scarier
Emily Pryer
50:52
Great point, Kara.
Joanna VonCulin
51:19
Is it group size of ten - or ten per location
Emily Pryer
51:40
Thought it was per a room?
Erica Ervine
52:01
For home daycare, does 10 include my clients and family who are working/schooling from home?
Julie Springer
52:01
10 per classroom.
Jenne Morton
52:02
We are concerned about opening and social distancing with 10 and it really makes sense to increase those numbers?
Joanna VonCulin
52:07
The commissioner said per location - but it may have been an error.
Holli
52:10
I believe that also includes the teachers in the group of ten
Christel Michaud
52:15
The current group size is 10 children and adults per room.
jsr24
52:29
Do both parents need to be Essential?
Emily Pryer
52:37
Yes - SOCIAL DISTANCING is of huge concern.
Kelley Hackett
52:37
For home providers- is it 10 per a house hold including family home and childcare children or 10 childcare children ..
Andrea Sambrook (she/her)
52:40
Will group size and ratio for infants and toddlers be reduced? Group size of *+ 2 teachers is typical without a pandemic.
Gena
52:42
So if we are a home provider, do we have to count our family members in that group of 10 or if they stay out of the immediate child care area can they not be included?
Joanna VonCulin
53:11
I find I cannot see how this is in the best interest of Vermont's children.
SHEILA
53:33
thats crazy. it would make more sense to keep numbers down and still offer stabilization in hopes some could stay home for summer and keep groups smaller!
Su White
53:34
who is on the expert work group? would love to have a panel discussion with them.
Christine Becker
53:34
How will the number of students we can have be determined?
Holli
54:00
I heard that home providers family doesn't count if the six feet social distancing can be maintained
Joanna VonCulin
54:20
One essential person serving program found that the only ratio they could make work with the guidance was 2 teachers per 5 children.
Michelle Parson
54:39
How can we continue to open spots if subsidy cannot be transferred from a closed center? We have 4 children we cannot get paid for and the parents can't afford the 50% but their center is getting paid even though they are closed
Kelley Hackett
54:42
Will care of siblings count as 1 family so that we could get to our precovid numbers
Heather Hamilton
54:56
Hi Kelley :-)
Christel Michaud
54:58
Until child care reopens on 6/1/2020, child care is open for essential persons who do not have alternative child care available.
Andrea Sambrook (she/her)
54:58
My question on IT ratios was supposed to read 8 + 2 teachers. Will they be reduced correspondingly?
Chelsea Chase
55:01
If the guidance does not change there are many that can’t open as there are certainly a number of providers who are considered at risk as they have underlying health conditions like diabetes and are over the age of 65. How will that work?
Kara Rogers
55:08
Are all children/staff needing to wear masks?
Joanna VonCulin
55:20
Will we get 'experience points' on unemployment if all staff cannot return?
Gena
55:43
Do home providers have to separate different age groups or can different ages be together as long as the group size is 10 or under?
Joanna VonCulin
55:43
The funding has been set up such that there isn't truly a 'decision' to be made.
Jeff Rowekamp
56:30
Would children be issued one mask per day?
Emily Pryer
56:35
The state is forcing our hands if they cut off payments to programs that choose to stay closed.
Jenne Morton
56:37
This capacity is based on if we all reopen.
Donna Bailey
56:55
You say thanks but you did not listen to us.
Sarah Norton
57:04
Children should NOT be wearing masks!! They don’t have the lung capacity for it to be safe!!!
Alanna
57:33
If children need to wear masks we should not be opening
Dominique Viteretto
57:54
wait, 25 BY june 1
Jenne Morton
57:59
There is no choice about reopening if there is no funding to support staying closed.
Dominique Viteretto
58:09
that seems way too soon to increase from 10 to 25
Kara Rogers
58:10
Alanna, agreed!
Emily Pryer
58:14
Good luck keeping social distancing and mask wearing by little ones.
Joanna VonCulin
58:19
If anyone needs to be wearing masks, we should not be opening.
Martha Missale
58:50
children are not mandated to wear mask.
Moriah Carney
58:50
What about guidelines in regards to age of staff 65 and underlying medical conditions such as diabetes? Will they be able to return to work?
Emily Pryer
58:54
Also - the cloth masks are very hard to breath through and wear all day.
Jean Bourn
59:02
are we able to access these slides and info after the webinar?
Alanna
59:03
As well as social distancing with children is not quality care for supporting social emotional needs of our little ones coming back to our care
SHEILA
59:06
i cant even believe you are hoping for a group size of 25! so unsafe and do disappointing
Jenne Morton
59:14
Is business more important or young children?
Trisha Scharf
59:38
And how do we tell families who have been paying 50% all this time to hold their spaces that we don't have capacity for them when we reopen?
Jeff Rowekamp
59:50
I agre Jenne
Su White
01:00:03
jumping from 10 to 25 between now and June 1 does not give the time we need for planning. Guidance needs to be clear and unchanging with at least a month to prepare.
Martha Missale
01:00:19
I'm an Essential care provider, I choose not to wear a mask. It is encouraged but not mandated.
Gena
01:00:31
I feel like we are being thrown to the wolves :(
Joanna VonCulin
01:00:34
I think the reason the chat bar is going crazy is because we are all so very concerned that we won't be heard, again.
Andrea Sambrook (she/her)
01:00:35
Please repeat the reference to 25?? Is this a public group size in the community?
Emily Pryer
01:00:43
Seems like we may need more planning time than provided by the Governor’s order.
Aricha
01:00:58
When you say "group size" are you talking about number of people in an individual classroom or number of people in the program overall?
Jenne Morton
01:01:12
I think there are a lot of us that are really frustrated as well as we feel our concerns are not being heard.
Donna Bailey
01:01:15
The idea of “choice” in opening is not real. Parents are saying they are afraid to lose spots and yet, do not want to send over the summer….
Jennifer Chitgopker
01:01:24
It is not a requirement to open June 1st, those programs that don't feel it is safe, or that need more time do not need to open at that time.
Donna Bailey
01:01:41
There are no supplies available - even if we have the money to buy them
Andrea Sambrook (she/her)
01:01:44
That's $5,000 per program....
Gena
01:01:48
The grant would be great but where are we supposed to find the supplies to purchase? There are so many things not available
Rebecca Bishop
01:01:55
when will information regarding the reopening grants be posted?
Christina Goodwin
01:02:11
The funding is appreciated and needed. Wait time for gloves from most distributors is 45-60 days! Plus thermometers, disinfectant and sanitizers are out of stock.
Su White
01:02:14
if stabilization program ends, the choice to not open becomes very stark...
Ruth Brisson
01:02:22
Do you have a dedicated supply chain to provided required supplies?
Jenne Morton
01:02:27
IF you have already purchased supplies, can we be paid back?
Michelle Parson
01:02:31
we still haven't received our stabilization grants for approved invoices, how can we get supply grant money on time?
Misty Scott
01:03:03
Thank you!
Donna Bailey
01:03:08
All families are ESSENTIAL
Amanda
01:03:47
As we open up to more children we are putting ourselves at more risk of exposure. Are there any plans in place for us in regards of funding if we as providers end up contracting this virus or a child in our care contracts it and we are expected to close for 14 days?
Emily Pryer
01:03:47
AWESOME - that we are getting help in getting necessary supplies!
Ruth Brisson
01:03:48
Gloves are nearly impossible to access right now.
Joanna VonCulin
01:04:10
The survey never asked if we were on board with the timeline.
jen
01:04:14
Please explain if the group size of 10 is per center or per classroom.
NaomiVincent
01:04:15
Is there a list to get on to get those thermometers?
Emily Pryer
01:04:21
Amanda - Great Question!
Gena
01:04:27
This is very scary for home providers as we will basically be welcoming possible infection into our homes and exposing our entire families.
Martha Missale
01:04:41
Jen, it's per classroom
Su White
01:05:04
who's on the mini-group? direct participation and voices from the field seems SO important
Christel Michaud
01:05:13
Licensing staff are calling each program to gather information about thermometer needs. Calls started yesterday and are continuing today and into Monday.
Jean Bourn
01:05:17
Agreed Gena!!!
Emily Pryer
01:05:34
Yes, Genna. I agree as I am a FCCH as well.
Jenne Morton
01:05:39
I am not seeing this addressed: the effects on children of opening and then having to reclose due to a case.
kristenmartin
01:05:46
I understand the ease at which the chat is available to write down your questions and comments during the presentation so you don’t forget them, but it might be helpful to treat this as an in person forum and limit the ‘side conversations’. Listening and waiting with questions/comments might be helpful for all…
Amanda
01:05:56
How do we get on the list for the no touch thermometers?
Tonya Havens
01:06:16
If it moves to group size of 25 is that per classroom?
Lisa Duncan
01:06:54
With all concern I see/hear...I just want to say THANK YOU for stepping up as a state VT and allowing us to close and remain paid....I haven't followed all information of 50 states but I KNOW our state is at top of list for support provided....I GREATLY APPRECIATE and all your hard work over this!!!!
Kara Rogers
01:07:01
These are things that we need to now.
Beth Traver Adolphus
01:07:33
Ditto, Lisa Duncan.
Joanna VonCulin
01:07:36
kristenmartin - I don't think this is about ease - I think this is about fear of not being heard, or having our questions and concerns addressed. We've tried reaching out through letters, emails, calls, etc, yet here we are.
jsr24
01:08:24
yes
Meg Baker
01:08:24
yes
Sharonlee Trefry
01:08:28
yes
Moriah Carney
01:08:31
yes I can hear you
Jean Bourn
01:08:35
yes
Sarah Norton
01:09:24
Providers are teachers! We should be included in Teacher Appreciation Week.
Carolyn Guest
01:09:40
we have been
Jeff Rowekamp
01:09:44
Never say never
Linda January
01:09:47
If we have questions about our space, what rooms we can open and/or what changes we need to make who do we reach out to? Are licensors able to do site visits?
Joanna VonCulin
01:10:15
I thought science has been warning that re-opening is premature and could lead to a second wave?
Jeff Rowekamp
01:10:37
Yes joanna
Emily Pryer
01:11:02
My concern as well, Joanna.
Donna Bailey
01:11:34
This is money driven.
Su White
01:12:28
wanting to feel hopeful that ECE can finally be at the table and make decisions for our profession.... still seems a long way away.
Gena
01:12:29
How many children have been tested, though?
Renee Gordon
01:12:43
Maybe listen first
Moriah Carney
01:13:12
what about the 60 children in NY? More children will be getting this strain
jean
01:13:29
Breena- can you address the new information coming out on the kids with Covid who are presenting with symptoms similar to Kawasaki? Couldn’t this mean that children were getting it more than we thought and were nt diagnosed?
Donna Bailey
01:14:36
We should not open until fall - when older kids go back. Programs can but we should all be held harmless for not opening
Joanna VonCulin
01:15:10
Renee, we have been listening - and closely. Sometimes I think lately that Early Educators are too polite, and listen far too much. We also need to be heard.
Andrea Sambrook (she/her)
01:16:08
Will public schools be reopening as well?
Joanna VonCulin
01:16:10
I thought the question of future immunity was completely up in the air at this time?
Jenne Morton
01:17:51
So if my mother is 96 this means that I cannot see her if I reopen my center.
Dominique Viteretto
01:19:06
but WHY do we have to move from 10 to 25
Michelle Parson
01:19:07
schools aren't open at all... it's all remote learning.
Andrea Sambrook (she/her)
01:19:31
Yes, but they are in the same category as early childhood
Andrea Sambrook (she/her)
01:19:34
or should be
Dominique Viteretto
01:19:36
are we willing to risk our children's lives with "loose data"
Kara von Behren
01:19:48
Breena - you are such a source of hope, factual information, guidance, and clarity. THANK YOU!
Emily Pryer
01:19:48
Why is child care opening but not K-12 schools? Seems very wrong...
Kelley Hackett
01:19:58
This all has been shared by Governor- We would like our questions answered in regards to opening.
Amy Conant
01:19:59
Good question Dominique!
jsr24
01:20:43
Will we have to get the vaccination? I don't even get the flu shot.
Katy Howe
01:21:09
Test.
gwyn@ne.rr.com
01:21:32
Yes, Emily Pryer. Older people/children can physical distance. The young children we care for can not.
Holli
01:22:29
Children have runny nose and coughs a lot. How disruptive to a child and family if they are sent home for 72 hours multiple times?
Ruth Brisson
01:22:32
Are child care workers going to be required to have vaccinations for flu, and will we be required to document vaccinations for staff?
jean
01:23:20
I will not get a vaccine that has not had longitudinal testing
jsr24
01:23:42
exactly Jean!!
Donna Bailey
01:24:18
Currently providing care this is not testing for those going back in JUne
karen hebert
01:24:33
Jean, especially when the yearly flu vaccine doesn't even cover the flu...what will this do putting more unknowns into us
Gena
01:24:34
I'm leary of trusting that parents are doing their part with physical distancing, facial coverings, etc. After all, I've had parents give their children acetaminophen before dropping them in order that their child can be dropped off.
karen hebert
01:24:57
Gena, mine are told they will be terminated
Misty Scott
01:26:17
Its a great resource!
karen hebert
01:26:28
we were mandated closed if no essentials
Sarah Norton
01:26:55
I know of several programs that are open for essentials and are NOT following the document!
Dominique Viteretto
01:27:47
with that influx of people from hot spots we can be sure to have a surge of cases
Dominique Viteretto
01:28:08
how can we justify opening up if exposure is going to increase
Emily Pryer
01:28:21
Yes - I expect a surge in cases as out of staters visit VT.
Natashia Brooks
01:29:09
Who is ensuring programs are indeed checking temperatures?
Donna Bailey
01:29:39
If only we had thermometers
Vicky
01:29:52
Please address the detrimental impacts of social distancing with children. We need to physically nurture them. We also still need to hear about immunocompromised teachers. What happens to them?
Danielle
01:30:13
Its not going to be beneficial if the provider wears a mask if the provider has her own young children in the program and they are unwilling to wear a mask as well
Jean Bourn
01:30:34
is there a way to get a touch free thermometer?
karen hebert
01:30:38
Donna, got 1 from local pharmacy 60bucks for the forhead infrared
jsr24
01:30:50
can we wear shields?
Ruth Brisson
01:30:53
Are facial coverings required, as the wording used is recommended?
jean
01:31:11
What is the eye covering?
Julie Buechler
01:31:20
They’ve already addressed that the CDD has purchased no-contact thermometers and will get them to programs.
Hillary
01:32:01
Our poor babies... I understand that it is necessary but eyes are NOT adequate
Jean Bourn
01:32:12
thank you Julie I must have missed that
Lindsey Sterrett
01:32:12
will we have that PPE by 6/1?
Martha Missale
01:32:28
I still believe it's recommended not required
Andrea Sambrook (she/her)
01:32:52
Our free standing double sink was 3,000
Hillary
01:33:01
Wait. So parents who are self isolating for possible exposure can still bring their child to care???
Donna Bailey
01:33:17
Not enough thermometers were ordered by CDD so it is not solved
Lindsey Sterrett
01:33:39
we have issues staffing our program on a normal day? how will gaps in staff be supported?
Trezanra Robertson
01:34:08
Limited contact between parents/caregivers at drop off... yet our kids will be in contact with each other all day -- and then in contact with family at home... hmmm...
Danielle
01:34:13
THAT IS SO SCARY FOR A HOME PROVIDER
Gena
01:35:04
I agree Danielle!
Vicky
01:35:30
How do we keep mats 6 ft apart if we have 8 children in a room? That’s a lot of square footage...
Donna Bailey
01:35:31
Matts 6 feet apart - that will limit how many kids we can have!
Erica Ervine
01:35:39
I essentially use one room for my home daycare. Do I need to stay closed for 24 hours if a kid has a runny nose? I must have missed something there.
Emily Pryer
01:36:06
We are private businesses so we can choose to refuse to take a child of a parent self quarantining! I will not allow their child to come.
Joanna VonCulin
01:36:08
We simply do not have the spaces that sound like they are being required.
Joanna VonCulin
01:36:18
Or the staff to do all the additional cleaning.
Donna Bailey
01:36:39
How much will the grants be for?
Gena
01:36:41
A home provider is not going to be able to do all of the cleaning by themselves.
karen hebert
01:36:58
agreed Gena
jsr24
01:37:06
what if runny nose is because of allergies?
Holli
01:37:07
we had a concern about sensory materials like sand in the classroom. It is not reasonable to change it out everyday.
Sherry Carlson
01:37:13
Re: The public school "planned" open date is 8/26. Challenges with class size, movement between classes, building sizes--some house 1000"s, Buses were some of the reasons stated for August being a better start date for public schools.
Vicky
01:37:45
how will providers with compromised immune systems get paid?
karen hebert
01:37:51
we were advised get rid of sensory/ and or bins that get sanitized after each child's use
Gena
01:38:02
good question, Vicky!
Su White
01:38:14
thanks Sherry- good point- for school age children. seems maybe best for ECE too
Erica Ervine
01:38:19
What's the reasoning for cleaning bathrooms before opening and after closing?
Jenne Morton
01:38:33
What about children who are medically compromised, such as with asthma? Should we not allow them to return?
Julie Messier Brigante
01:38:53
Yay!! Thank you for the signs!!
Sara Dawn Leblanc
01:38:54
How do we get the slots paid for for all of the families that won’t be allowed to Combe back because we are restricted to let numbers
Erica Ervine
01:39:03
Will signs be sent to us or do we need to print them off?
Danielle
01:39:10
I'm a home provider and my son has asthma
Donna Bailey
01:39:13
WE are not allowed to say no to parents coming in - do you have a sign for that?
Lou Ann Beninati
01:39:15
the signs are also available under the VT COVID resources on SSVT.org
dawna
01:39:19
same parent for drop off does it have to be the same parent doing both drop off and pick up, none of mine do that
margaretperry
01:39:26
I’m a Director with chronic illnesses and I’m over 65. I have no idea of how to run my center if I can’t be there
karen hebert
01:39:31
some of us cannot print things! we need to have access to hard copy mailed to us!
Jessica Lamberton
01:40:03
Does "no volunteers" count parent volunteers?
Natashia Brooks
01:40:06
If there are no visitors how do service providers reengage in the services that are being provided by service providers? Such as early intervention, speech, OT/PT?
Michelle Parson
01:40:36
the initial guidance says that providers could come in now they can't? Our kids are regressing without services
gwyn@ne.rr.com
01:40:42
Does no visitors include people providing support services for children?
Lindsey Sterrett
01:40:47
will we be following 6 feet distance? how will that work inside with constraints of interior environments?
Lisa Duncan
01:41:24
What happens to centers/homes unable to open for the list medically provided? Is unemployment the only option for payment?
Emily Pryer
01:41:54
Are facial coverings MANDATED for providers? Not sure if I will be able to wear it for 10 hours a day!
Martha Missale
01:42:00
No Linsday not inside.
maryspear-garrow
01:42:01
Are half walls acceptable?
jsr24
01:42:03
what about masks outside?
Donna Bailey
01:42:20
We transport kids wit hCDD money and we have been given no guidance on if we can do this work…
barbaraburrington
01:42:22
Does anyone know if it’s 6 feet between cribs as well?
Vicky
01:42:28
Half walls are not acceptable, she had said earlier
Julie Springer
01:42:44
yes, 6 feet between cribs, or head to toe
Donna Bailey
01:42:50
Yes 6 feet between all sleepers
jean
01:42:54
half walls will work if the total group size in the big room is under 25
Meg Baker
01:43:04
6 feet is recommended if space allows. Not required
maryspear-garrow
01:43:04
Sorry I only caught part of that. I had to leave for a moment.
Paula Nadeau
01:43:33
VDH has been so so helpful and timely
Ruth Brisson
01:43:47
Can cribs with clear sides still be placed next to each other?
Gena
01:44:12
Essential employees, such as those in the healthcare field, can't even get the needed supplies, how are child care providers going to get them?
Katie Duffy
01:44:19
Question to you all. Who will be modifying their hours to ensure there is enough time to clean
Vicky
01:44:35
we will modify our hours / shorter days
kristinpoirier
01:44:47
Katie I am not changing my hours…my families need these hours covered so they can work
Danielle
01:44:51
I will be shortening my days as well
karen hebert
01:44:59
katie, parents will not be happy if we modify hours.
Ruth Brisson
01:45:02
will restart grants over cost of hiring cleaning companies to clean three times per day?
Kara von Behren
01:45:05
Thank you for that acknowledgement about SE health & well-being, Breena and for keeping that at the forefront of your thinking as well.
Donna Bailey
01:45:06
You should talk to people who do the work in real life - social emotions care is critically important in this and theory is different than practice
Emily Pryer
01:45:07
I will definitely be REDUCING my hours I order to meet cleaning requirements.
Katie Duffy
01:45:12
Can you tell me your hours change?
Katie Duffy
01:45:20
we moved pick up from 5 to 4
Andrea Sambrook (she/her)
01:45:41
We are open for 3 days and it helps minimize stress on staff. Glad I started that way didn't have to roll back hours.
dawna
01:45:55
what about the eating meal spacing, also 6 ft?
Emily Pryer
01:46:01
Think I will close at 3:30 everyday, but opening at 7 am like normal.
Donna Bailey
01:46:17
WE should be at your table
Christina Goodwin
01:46:22
With there be additional guidance for programs who run CACFP?
SHEILA
01:46:23
we had changed our hours in January from 8-430.
Danielle
01:46:24
I worry about the remote learning with my own kiddo
Julie Messier Brigante
01:46:25
Breena, you and your team have been so incredibly supportive. Thank you!
karen hebert
01:46:37
we need to be able to get reasonably priced cleaners/hand sanitizers...60bucks gallon!!!
kristinpoirier
01:46:39
Thank you everyone
Christina Goodwin
01:46:46
Thank you Breena for all the information and your clarity
Vicky
01:46:47
agree Donna!
Kara von Behren
01:46:47
I echo Julie - thank you for your wisdom Breena!
Michelle Faust
01:46:49
How can I learn more about restart grants?
Emily Pryer
01:46:54
Like the idea to reducing days possibly to 4 days a week or every other day...
karen hebert
01:47:10
thank you all!
Gena
01:47:12
We need answers, though, before we can begin planning what our reopening will look like.
Judy Bergeron
01:47:23
Thank you Breena for your continued wisdom and support :)
dawna
01:47:29
this new info coming out isn't soon enough to inform our families of the changes that will take place for a reopen plan
Joanna VonCulin
01:47:32
I would suggest that our concerns not be dismissed as anxiety, please.
Sonja Raymond
01:47:38
Well done webinar!! Very helpful!! We look forward to further guidance next week.
Hillary
01:47:39
Thank you so much for taking the time to talk with us.
karen hebert
01:48:12
Our "anxieties" are because of real concerns.
Rebecca Bishop
01:48:16
Thank you for the information. Getting the guidance and grant information next week will be helpful in planning.
Andrea Sambrook (she/her)
01:48:17
Thanks Joanna VC
Carolyn Guest
01:48:24
thank you so much for giving so much information, I understand we are a work in progress.
dawna
01:48:48
10 people including family? and what if the classroom is in basement or garage
Alexis LaCross
01:48:58
provider and kids per group? Or per center?
Dominique Viteretto
01:49:04
we don't dismiss the concerns in male-dominated fields as anxiety
kristenmartin
01:49:05
To clarify: guidance is not law, correct? What, if any repercussions will occur if childcare providers choose not to wear facial coverings?
Sarah Norton
01:49:17
So up tp 25 per classroom?
Martha Missale
01:49:19
Thank you so much, I'm open as an Essential Provider and anyone can contact me with questions also. Miss Martha's Creative Learning on facebook.
Megan Godfrey
01:49:20
Thank you, Breena! Your energy, information, and understanding of this unprecedented time for our field is reassuring and appreciated.
Ruth Brisson
01:49:21
Can children pass through one room to reach a second classroom at drop off and pick up?
Andrea Sambrook (she/her)
01:49:46
Is the max number per center still 50?
Jeff Rowekamp
01:50:03
Agreed Dominique
Holly Rivers
01:50:54
how am I gonna stop my littles from hugging and touching each other?
jsr24
01:50:54
when the 25 group starts will home provider numbers changed?
Vicky
01:51:00
State leaders finally understand that childcare is critical to a working economy. Why should we go back to “normal?” We need more and better: higher pay, good healthcare, smaller ratios.
jsr24
01:51:06
I can have 10 kids before covid
Donna Bailey
01:52:01
Thanks you ,Dominique! I am not anxious, I am pissed off. I have to ask staff and families to be unsafe and say I don’t know to most questions and for what? An economy that balances on the backs of women and children who are the poorest and least cared for in our world?
Sarah Wright
01:52:31
hula-hoops with suspenders are good to help children learn what the distance should be. Like a game.
Jeff Rowekamp
01:52:37
Thank you Donna
amyrubright
01:52:47
I’m a licensed home provider. My daily group size is 12 kids and myself and 1 staff. I already have a section of my home separated for childcare. My home isn’t big enough to make a s
Sarah Wright
01:53:40
Opening didn't want to wait until the end of the official school year? And, then start the summer programs.
Jaime Milazzo
01:53:45
as an employer isn't it against the law to tell your pregnant teacher or staff member over 65 they cannot work? Wouldn't you then have to hire a replacement for them? Would you be required to pay the pregnant staff member or older staff member that is not allowed to work and her replacement?
Terri Severance
01:53:59
I would love to see a PANEL of essential working childcare providers, so we can hear from them and what is working. I am thinking of something as simple as, how are they doing snack time?
amyrubright
01:53:59
2nd room. Yet I can not afford financially to pay my staff member and pay bills if I am not fully enrolled. I can’t wait to reopen but am at a loss of how to make it work if numbers aren’t bumped up.
Donna Bailey
01:54:12
Where do we go for the re-start grant info?
Vicky
01:54:13
The restart grant likely won’t pay for providers who cannot work.
karen hebert
01:54:19
so the stabilization ends, we can each chose what is best for us to reopen/how/when...but there will be no help. That will mean people go esewhere for care. How is that helping us
Donna Bailey
01:54:55
So we can lay off workers and get re-start funding?
Michelle Faust
01:55:01
Will that be automatic or will an application process be required?
Ruth Brisson
01:55:03
are the restart grants one time grants?
Vicky
01:55:07
Terri there is a panel like that planned for Tuesday w/ LGK
Jenne Morton
01:55:13
What about subsidy for families who choose not to return yet?
Jean Bourn
01:55:14
Are providers that are currently open able to access the grants?
Beth Traver Adolphus
01:55:16
Will we have more answers regarding future stabilization support before the 6/1/20 timeline? That will factor largely into our decision making. Without it, will we have to let staff go? Etc.
Meg Baker
01:55:28
will variances still be available for programs that want to serve children outside of their typical age range (e.g. school-age siblings)?
Emily Pryer
01:55:44
Need more information about RESTART GRANTS for planning purposes.
kristinpoirier
01:55:47
We will know more about the opening grant next week
Rey Garofano - CDD
01:56:02
licensors will work with programs regarding variances.
kristinpoirier
01:56:04
We all have to be as patient as possible. Its been 2 hours since we got that information
Joanna VonCulin
01:56:17
I’d like to see the Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome addressed – this is a quote from a pediatrician:“We expect to see more kids develop this,” Schneider said. “The consequence of Kawasaki disease, which is why this is really important, is that your coronary arteries, the arteries of the heart, can get affected, and those can lead to aneurysms or ballooning of the coronary arteries, and that’s where it can be life-threatening in the future. That’s why we want to get the word out.”
Andrea Sambrook (she/her)
01:56:50
Yes, this is getting a lot of news in the UK
Michelle Faust
01:57:00
do you know that is staff cannot return because they are in that category have to be paid by the employer under the revised FMLA act? Revised for Covid19?
Sherry Carlson
01:57:02
Terri--Let's grow Kids is hosting a panel on 5/12.
jen
01:57:08
I have a pregnant teacher that really wants to join back in and come back to work. Will she be able to come back by June 1st?
karen hebert
01:57:12
things shoudl have been in place before they gave the word to reopen.
Terri Severance
01:57:40
Vicky, Thank you… I wondered.
Donna Bailey
01:57:40
Are you suggesting we should get the virus?
Rebecca Bertrand
01:57:51
If lots of staff and children have lung disease (asthma) that means we wont have enough staff or even children attending...
SHEILA
01:57:52
they have said if you cant work due to covid you can apply for unemployment so pregnant workers and high
karen hebert
01:57:54
they havent said that Breena... no guarantee of immunities
Michelle Parson
01:58:09
Sherry is the panel going to be open or a link shared? Thank you
SHEILA
01:58:14
risk would be covered
Jeff Rowekamp
01:58:16
Apparently Donna
Angela Curtis
01:58:26
I've seen scientific articles refuting herd immunity for covid19. Careful, don't go out and get it on purpose! it's not chickenpox
Sarah Wright
01:58:54
Seems like so many questions still to feel safe to open.
karen hebert
01:59:13
agreed Sarah
karen hebert
01:59:44
Mine came from Dr.Levine on one of his speeches
Vicky
01:59:58
Michelle — here’s the link for that LGK panel on Tuesday: https://letsgrowkids.org/events/are-you-ready-reopening-your-child-care-business-after-covid-19-online-real-time-training-935?emci=7ce0beaa-e38e-ea11-86e9-00155d03b5dd&emdi=04b0537d-0a8f-ea11-86e9-00155d03b5dd&ceid=7771438
Su White
02:00:06
is the invite for the LGK thing on the 12th out? that is in 4 days
Michelle Parson
02:00:09
Thank you Vicky!
Danielle
02:00:15
I worry financially what happens if the provider gets the virus or our own kiddos do. How do we get paid
Ruth Brisson
02:00:43
Please send the link for the health information you are mentioning.
Theresa Forbes
02:01:41
we are in this together so let's work together.
Pamela Fontaine
02:01:46
Thank you
Sarah Wright
02:01:51
thank you for this information and presentation!
Jean Bourn
02:02:01
Thank you all
Kristi Mcallister
02:02:02
Thank you for the information
Kaity Fereday
02:02:03
Thank you!
Julie Messier Brigante
02:02:07
Thank you to you all!
jsr24
02:02:08
who can we contact if questions weren't answered?
Judy Bergeron
02:02:09
Thank you - and thank you Breena - I do trust you :)
Jean Bourn
02:02:15
TGIF
wendyscott
02:02:18
Thank you Beth, Melissa and Breena.
Sarah Tousignant
02:02:18
Su- Vicky just shared the link
Sheila Duranleau
02:02:19
Thank you to our panelists and to all providers!
Sherry Carlson
02:02:19
Michelle-- register on LGK page
Jennifer
02:02:20
Thank you!!