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Janell Davis
08:21
Hello. My name is Janell Davis from Kids Club. If you are sending out certificates, please send to jdavis@bgcn.com
Marianne Barter
08:41
I can't unmute
Jilllavoie@gmail.com
10:05
Certificate please- Jill Lavoie jill@thegrowingyears.org The Growing Years
Cheryl Sweeney
10:12
Cheryl Sweeney, Whole Child Center, LLC wholechildcenterllc@gmail.com Certificate please
Darlene’s iPhone
10:39
Darlene Cordaro with Ms Darlene’s Early Learning Center - Msdarlenes@comcast.net certificate please
Judy
10:49
certificate please, Judy Parkinson, New London Early Learning Center, gethealthy@conknet.com
Kitty LaRochelle
10:54
Certificate please to Kitty Larochelle The Growing Years KittyLaro@gmail.com
Kelly Coleman
11:06
Certificate please. Kelly Coleman Little Blessings Child Care Center Littleblessingsnh@gmail.com
Andrea Murphy
11:10
Andrea Murphy, Hogarth Country Day School, hcds@comcast.net -- certificate please.
Julia Blaisdell
11:16
Julia Blaisdell Discovery Child Enrichment CenterCertificate pleasejujubla74 @comcast.net
Traci Pare
11:24
Traci Pare Childcare by the Nannylady certificate please nannylady929@aol.com
MaryAnn French
11:33
Certificate please MaryAnn French mgornd@comcast.net
cblanchette
11:48
Certificate for CindyBlanchette Emmanuel Child Care childcare@emmanuelacc.net Thank you!
Pam Meaney, Tollhouse Preschool
12:03
Pam Meaney Tollhouse Preschool tollhousepreschool0337@gmail.com
Colleen Martin
12:18
Colleen martin cmartin@eastersealsnh.org ESNH Child Development Center certificate please.
Kathy Belanger
12:27
Kathy Belanger, Ages & Stages director@agesandstageslc.com Certificate please and thank you
Lynn Strong
12:40
lynnstrong@comcast.net for certificate please
Christiane Casserly
12:43
Hi everyone its Anne the screen says Chris!!
Donna Massucci BVS
12:53
Donna Massucci BVS
Donna Massucci BVS
13:00
BVS@metrocast.net
Doreen Perreault
13:07
certificate - Doreen Perreault, imaginationinn@gmail.com, Imagination Inn
Carol
13:08
Carol Yeaton, RainbowLand, cay-training@comcast.net, certificate please
Melissa
13:09
Melissa Tardiff Rise for baby and family, mtardiff@riseforbabyandfamily.org, certificate please.
Carrie Chasse
13:19
Carrie Chasse Alpha-bits Learning Center 1- director csmitty1978@yahoo.com
Carrie Chasse
13:30
certificate please
Anita French
13:32
Anita French Great Bay Community College
Paula Sousa
13:33
Paula Sousa
Laura Elliott Johnson
13:34
Laura Elliott Johnson Alpha-Bits lgajohnson@gmail.com...certificate please
Anita French
13:37
afrench@ccsnh.edu
Linda Mencis
13:38
Linda Mencis, Playmates Learning Center, certificate please. lmencis@playmateslc.com
Michelle Bissonnette
13:40
certificate please- Michelle Bissonnette, Miss Patty's Child Care Center, misspattys.childcarecenter@gmail.com. Thank you!
Deb C
13:46
Deb Cuddahy, Debc@jackandjillschool.net certificate please... thank you!
Josh Sattely
13:50
Josh Sattely, NH Community Loan Fund, jsattely@communityloanfund.org
Shannon Robinson
13:57
Shannon Robinson Lincoln Woodstock Community Child Care Center, nanon2302@gmail.com cert please.
Patty Carignan
14:03
Certificate Please, Patty Carignan, patricia.j.carignan@doe.nh.gov State
Lorraine Greer
14:03
certificate- Lorraine Greer, Sunrise Children's Center
MerylFire Tablet
14:06
Merylsusan @yahoo.com certificate Kiddie Konnection
Danielle P
14:06
certificate Danielle Piccolo, thewodsquad2@aol.com, The World of Discovery, thank you
Olga
14:06
countryclubforkids@gmail.com certificate for Olga Lazarenko
Paula Sousa
14:09
Paula Sousa - Certificate - Sophia's Hearth Family Center paula@sophiashearth.org
Paula Sousa
14:16
Thank you
Pam Meaney, Tollhouse Preschool
14:16
certificate Pam Meaney Tollhouse Preschool Tollhousepreschool0337@gmail.com
Laura Pelletier
14:22
Certificate please — Laura Clark, Inter-Lakes Day Care Center - laura@ildcc.org
Natalie D'Angelo
14:25
Natalie D'Angelo, New Morning Schools, Natalie@newmorningschools.com, certificate please
Child Guidance
14:27
Certificate- Kristen Biron, childguidance@comcast.net
Francesca Trial
14:27
Francesca Trial. Francesca@edgewoodcentre.com. Certificate please
Kimberly McKenney
14:38
kmckenney@eastersealsnh.org certificate please
JoAnne
14:39
JoAnne Gerry mudpiesandmakebelieve@gmail.com certificate please, thank you
Mindy
14:42
certificate, please--Mindy Beltramo info@deweyschool.net The Dewey School
Holly Hancock
14:52
Certificate Holly Hancock Cotton Hill Day Care holly528@icloud.com
Carol Stone
15:05
certificate please, Carol Stone Little Pilgrim Preschool littlepilgrimsnh@gmail.com
Susan N
15:11
Certificate please. Susan Black-Norton snorton@ccsnh.edu
BBLDC Nashua-Sue PFEIFFER
15:22
sue Pfeiffer, launching pad by basic beginnings. sue@basicbegin.com
Filomena Ferreira
15:31
Certificates please Filomena Ferreira and Yashira Osorio from Mena's Childcare menasdaycare@hotmail.com
Sally Wood
15:51
Certificate please, Sally Wood, First Start Children's Center, swood@second-start.org
Melissa Gray
15:54
Melissa Gray, M. and C. Children's Learning Place, mandcclp@gmail.com certificate please
Imagination Inn
16:09
Certificate Please Crystal Carleton, Imagination Inn< Imaginationinn@gmail.com
EAVP
16:10
Stephanie D'Amour, East Andover Village Preschool, eavp@tds.net certificate please
Staff
16:36
Haley Rowell, Montessori Schoolhouse of Cheshire County, certificate please h.rowell.mshocc@gmail.com
Manon Kotkowski
16:46
Manon Kotkowski Exeter Day School director@exeterdayschool.com certificate please
Melissa Todt
17:15
Certificate please - Melissa Todt, Melissa Todt’s family Daycare, j-mtodt@comcast.net
Sue L
17:22
Susan Lena...Reachforthestars2009@yahoo.com..Certificate please! Thank you!
Krystle Martin
17:28
Krystle Martin, Kendal at Hanover Early Learning Center, kjmartin@kah.kendal.org certificate please!
Becky Parton (she/her/hers)
17:49
Becky Parton Rebecca.R.Parton@hitchcock.org for certificate. Thank you!
AmyUpton
18:44
Certificate please - Amy Upton, East Side Learning Center msamyup@comcast.net
Janell Davis
19:14
With the vaccine being highly recommended and not required, how are other sites dealing with staff not getting the vaccine? Any concerns from families, other staff? How have you decided to manage this?
Melyssa
19:20
Certificate please, Melyssa Paul, Woodside at St. Paul's mpaul514@gmail.com
Dawn Collins
19:43
certificate please-thank you Dawn Collins Somersworth Early Learning Center dcollins@somersworthelc.org
Amanda Toupin-Growing Places
20:02
Amanda Toupin
Jaime Vezina
20:02
Jaime Vezina jmev123live@yahoo.com Alpha-Bits and certificate please
Amanda Toupin-Growing Places
20:18
Amanda Toupin, Growing Places, amandatoupin@growingplacesnh.org
Kristin Ayers
20:18
Certificate Please: Kristin Ayers Kristin_ayers@yahoo.com Alpha-Bits Learning Center
Marianne Barter
20:51
Janell, we didn't mandate it for our staff, but we encouraged it and talked about it a lot. At this point, all but 3 of our staff received the vaccine (28 got it)
JudysLaptop
21:14
Certificate please - Judy Koch
Julia Blaisdell
21:27
Julia Blaisdell Discovery Child Enrichment Centerjujubla74@comcast.net. Certificate please
iPad
21:42
Stephanie Desaulniers Miss Stephanie’s Family Child Care onetuffz@hotmail.com certificate please
JudysLaptop
22:19
Judy Koch - jkoch@rsec.org
Becky Parton (she/her/hers)
24:46
Are summer programs having problems finding space? In the Upper Valley I've heard that some programs that usually use schools/parks and rec may not have a space to run their summer program
Jessica's iPhone
25:00
Jess Eldridge JJs Playland grnmtn.jess@yahoo.com
Donna
25:06
Certificate please - Donna Pizzutillo info@childrenselc.net
Kimberly Meyer
25:09
school districts have been coordinating with some afterschool program staff to include in the 2a vaccination effort
Melissa
25:10
All my staff is registered and will be done by the end of the week!
Kitty LaRochelle
25:13
Encouraging Vaccines but having many opt out.
Katie Brissette, Early Learning NH
25:29
Ardis Yahna, Children Unlimited - shared an update on the vaccines in Carroll County. One of our local hospitals, Memorial Hospital in North Conway, was able to open up a vaccination pod last Saturday morning the 20th. Children Unlimited and our local Public Health did the outreach to centers across Carroll County. We included Childcare Centers and Rec Centers and reached out to 33 programs. 106 vaccinations were given at the closed pod clinic last Saturday to individuals from 25 child care and rec centers across the county. Their 2nd vaccines are scheduled for another Saturday pod on April 10th. Wanted to share because it was a great collaborative opportunity and such a success!!
cindy fletcher
25:31
Fully vaccinated! Nashua public health went awesome
Kimberly McKenney
25:31
Do you see many staff choosing not to get vaccine?
Linda Mencis
25:35
Only 50% of my staff were willing to get vaccinated which was a big disappointment to me but I cannot force them to do so. Fortunately, the local SAU55 allowed us to become part of their closed POD.
Danielle P
25:36
only 6 out 16 got first dose, all others are not choosing to get.
Dawn Collins
25:46
Only half of staff being vaccinated
cindy fletcher
25:58
My helper has had her first shot
LShadroui
26:02
Walgreens is not asking for proof that we work in childcare centers.
Harmony DeFruscio
26:05
I've been fully vaccinated since January because I work perdiem elsewhere, my staff are opening it up to the idea.
Colleen Martin
26:06
12/15 vaccinated ( first dose)
Teri Ann Cox, The Children's Center
26:11
19 our staff were able to get their first vaccine at the Carrol County Child Care Only clinic that Memorial hosted last Saturday. To date, we have 31 of 40 who have started and/or completed their vaccination process. We should have the majority fully vaccinated around April 10.
Erin Kniphfer
26:12
Most are receiving the vaccine. Several have had severe reaction which is causing others to not want to get vaccine.
Becky Parton (she/her/hers)
26:32
In the Upper Valley the Public Health Network also coordinated two clinics for schools/child care in the last week/this weekend
Sue L
26:37
All staff 1st shot!
Marianne Barter
26:39
This is pretty concerning. I wonder what is keeping all these folks from being vaccinated
Teri Ann Cox, The Children's Center
26:47
Yes! Katie -- The collaboration and clinic was fabulous.
Pam Meaney, Tollhouse Preschool
26:49
I have 16 staff that are getting vaccinated. 4 are choosing not to vaccinate.
Filomena Ferreira
27:05
Mena's Childcare 2 vaccinated <3
Julia Blaisdell
27:21
We have all but one staff member getting it.
Krystle Martin
27:30
KaHELC is all vaccinated!
Janell Davis
27:32
comfort
Dawn Collins
27:34
Afraid of side effects
Kimberly McKenney
27:35
Fear of side effects and then being quarentined
Christiane Casserly
27:41
they are paying attention to social media
Colleen Martin
27:43
pregnant teachers opting out
Teri Ann Cox, The Children's Center
27:43
What is getting our younger staff over the hurdle is if they get vaccinated, they will be able to not quarantine after travel.
Harmony DeFruscio
27:44
some concerned about the sh
BBLDC Nashua-Sue PFEIFFER
27:51
young
Cheryl Sweeney
27:56
They are unsure of the safety of the vaccine....
Staff
27:58
Too much information requested.. paystub/license/etc
MerylFire Tablet
27:59
On!y half of staff are getting it. Concerned about long term effects
Danielle P
28:02
staff will not said there were fertility concerns and not just not understanding the vaccine, scared it came out too soon,
Harmony DeFruscio
28:04
some staff don't think vaccination has been strong long enough
Kathy Belanger
28:04
22 will be vaccinated by this Friday. 4 are young and opting not to. Concerned about fertility issues.
Christiane Casserly
28:06
getting bad information from non medical sources
Paula Sousa
28:07
Nervous about side effects and safety
Michelle Bissonnette
28:12
we have half getting as well and half are choosing not to. Many are worried about the side effects and long term issues
Mary C
28:13
certificate please Mary Curtis Mary's Child Care mhpcurtis@gmail.com
Melissa Gray
28:18
Some of our staff are young and are worried about having children (reproductive concerns) and do not want the vaccine
Pam Meaney, Tollhouse Preschool
28:19
I did not ask why, but my staff is all in the same age bracket 19-25.
Kitty LaRochelle
28:32
No reason for choosing NOT to be vaccinated. They wont even discuss. we've even offered an incentive and have explained the importance of safety in our center.
Teri Ann Cox, The Children's Center
28:35
We had an LPRN come in and talk privately one on one to those who had concerns. That led to 4 of 9 to decide to do it.
Melyssa
28:35
those choosing not to vac concerned about how quickly it was created and not enough info on long term effects
Carol
29:02
13 out of 18 are getting the vaccine. 1 cannot right now due to doctor's orders due to side affects of Covid. A few are not because they are sure of the "long term affects". Trying not to force the issue, but I am strongly encouraging
Mary C
29:13
I have received my first vaccine. Second scheduled mid- April 4 weeks after the first even though with Pfizer I'm eligible to get it after 3 weeks.
Lynn Ouellette
29:23
Only had 2 not get the vaccination. I helped them all register and spread out the shot. Educate, educate, educate. They listen to others. Also, concern about needing to pay for it
Cellissa Hoyt, Early Learning NH
29:24
Some directors have shared that they had staff who thought they had to pay for the vaccine and it made a difference when they learned they are not charged
Andrea Murphy
29:28
I'm fully vaccinated and my assistant has had her first shot. I've heard several reasons why people are getting vaccinated. Concern about side effects. Does not want the Johnson and Johnson vaccine and won't sign up if she can't choose which vaccine she gets. Suspicious about how quickly the vaccines have rolled out.
Teri Ann Cox, The Children's Center
29:28
Many are concerned about getting it given that they are planning to start a family. Data around pregnacy safety important to clarify.
Kimberly McKenney
30:26
they are only asking for your drivers ID
Filomena Ferreira
30:33
sweet
Colleen Martin
31:24
Walgreens asked for Dl and insurance card
Teri Ann Cox, The Children's Center
31:31
Same Mimi for us. Travel is still an "issue" for us as our board is following CDC quarantine guidelines not states.
Linda Mencis
31:43
My key staff are salaried so they get paid whether they are quarantining or not. I wish I could convince them to get vaccinated.
Donna Massucci BVS
32:17
no increase
Melissa
32:21
We are not increasing fees but when I select no it wont allow me to submit.
Melyssa
32:23
we are not increasing but I had to select an amount to submit my response
Mary C
32:26
I don't charge weekly. I charge hourly.
Ken Neil, Boys & Girls Club of Manchester
32:31
If you answer no you can't submit
Deborah Hahn
32:43
No increases here. Unable to submit if my answer is no.
swall
32:56
You cannot submit if you say 'no'
Christiane Casserly
33:07
this is the year for the state rate increase so some use that as a basis
Amanda Toupin-Growing Places
34:03
will you send out those survey % to us?
Traci Pare
34:15
My biggest reason for not getting the vaccine is there are NO long term studies. This virus has not been around long enough to see what the long term effects could be. , but I am not willing to.
Janell Davis
34:42
I agree @Traci
cindy fletcher
34:53
No increase however other things that will increase my salary family group
Donna Massucci BVS
35:16
We cant serveor make money if we don't have the staff
Dawn Collins
35:19
increase may depend on state reimbursement rate increase
Jessica's iPhone
36:18
Increase because I can’t find employees
MerylFire Tablet
36:26
New staff with no credentials and no experience are asking for $15/ HR to start
cblanchette
36:58
Do we know when the state reimburse rate increase will be in effect?
Linda Mencis
37:13
I am planning to sell my center and realtors asked me to provide a Profit and Loss for 2020. I went from a profit of $105,000 in 2019 to $400 in 2020. My business is alive but it is crippled.
Marianne Barter
37:29
July 1, usually
Marianne Barter
37:51
Linda- that's heartbreaking
Donna Massucci BVS
38:01
I went through my savings, both PPP's I am stuck in a funnel slowly going downward
Mimi O'Connor
38:33
My top choice is staffing crisis!
Marianne Barter
38:46
I'm with Mimi!
Teri Ann Cox, The Children's Center
38:48
Same as others - our reserve is gone, we received two PPP loans which will be used by August, so we need to raise parent fees starting July 1. And we are fortunate to be able to draw on our investments (in the neighborhood of nearly a quarter of a million dollars last year and next).
Jessica's iPhone
38:56
I’m with Mimi
Kathy Belanger
38:57
I'm with Mimi too
Janell Davis
39:06
I agree @mimi
Topher Bishop - SDYMCA
39:58
have a feeling I know which one will receive the most votes for this one...
Jessica's iPhone
40:16
If the extra money from unemployment doesn’t end soon more daycares will shut down due to lack of staff
Sally Wuellenweber
41:16
Agree that staffing costs are increasing. Cost to hire, pay and onboard them. It's a catch 22, parents can't afford to pay more for child care and programs cannot afford to absorb the costs.
Terri Whittemore
42:04
Agree with Sally
Mimi O'Connor
42:22
You are not alone Jessica! So many of us are experiencing the same thing.
cblanchette
42:52
Agree!
Sally Wuellenweber
43:22
Yes, there are programs that have had ad's out for every type of position for 6 mo-1 yr and still haven't been able to hire. It is crippling programs/providers!
Melissa
44:07
I have a staff member interested in joining the task force. How can she do that?
Melyssa
44:15
I have not been fully staffed since we reopened in June 2020.
Donna Massucci BVS
44:22
Pay those who are taking care of children, by coming to work each day. not those who aren't working. we are taking a big chance putting that aside, for the good of the staff, families, communities
YENIS DAY CARE
45:01
FOR CERTIFICATE. YENIS DAY CARE. Yeni Dominguez and Francisca Lopez at. will08071981@hotmail.com
cblanchette
45:24
I agree with you Donna
Kitty LaRochelle
45:43
Its definitely a catch 22. Income losses, Family needs, wait lists and lack of staffing to increase enrollment
Janet Bauer
46:13
certificate Janet Bauer Windy Hill jbauer@colby-sawyer.edu
liz
47:04
I think the high schools should be promoting the field for future college students, as well as community colleges. I have had academic advisors for ECE promote elementary ed to my staff who are in school for ECE
Josh Sattely
47:26
I had all my federally consolidated student loans forgiven after working for nonprofits for 10 years. It was a long haul but worth it!
Teri Ann Cox, The Children's Center
47:48
We are losing/competing with degreed preschool qualified teachers to public schools (understandably) due to pay and School Care insurance which is what teachers get (and is fabulous coverage).
Teri Ann Cox, The Children's Center
48:16
So group insurance is a great idea for many...
Melissa
48:42
Kristy Rose Staffing Crisis Task Force krose@riseforbabyandfamily.org and Melissa Tardiff Staffing crisis task force mtardiff@riseforbabyandfamily.org
Linda Mencis
48:53
Great to know about student loan forgiveness. Although that must be for those working in non-profits, not child care centers who are forced to provide low wages so it does not impact family costs.
Janell Davis
48:54
Forget non profits. They should do it for any child care center staff!
Sally Wuellenweber
51:28
Unfortunately, the Feds do not pro-rate service at non-profits, so you have to do the full time. Historically, there are a lot of complications and barriers with that process.
Donna Massucci BVS
52:07
I have a big wait list for a small town, my staff is getting burn out, from working OT to meet the demands of our community. Burn out that will reduce my staff even more
Paula Sousa
52:11
We are under DHHS... we provide an important human service. Why couldn't early childhood teachers be considered state employees in regards to benefits and salary subsidies?
Janell Davis
52:42
Good point Pauka
Josh Sattely
52:45
Yes, it's for nonprofits only and you have to work the equivalent of full time which the Feds interpret as 30+ hrs so while good for those that meet the criteria, too many are shut out.
Janell Davis
52:46
oops Paula
Donna Massucci BVS
52:52
Paula I totally agree and don't understand why not!!
Linda Mencis
53:35
The primary reason many women work in child care is that they can be with their children who are enrolled at the center. Once their children move on to public school, they are ready to move on to a different career.
Mimi O'Connor
54:19
Thank you Senator Whitley!
Teri Ann Cox, The Children's Center
55:01
Thank you Senator Whitley for your commitment and personal passion.
Donna Massucci BVS
55:30
We aren't giving our future citizens the strong foundation they deserve. One day, one of those children will be feeding us in a home. hopefully better then we are able to do for them at this time
Linda Mencis
57:05
Thank you Senator Whitley for all you do for child care. We need your voice!
BBLDC Nashua-Sue PFEIFFER
57:33
Thank you Senator!
Jaime Vezina
57:51
Thank you senator Whitley
Sally Wuellenweber
57:56
My experience is that programs owners/directors, the child care workforce, and parents are spread so thin that they often do not have the time to testify, advocate, or keep caught up on the issues.
Cheryl Sweeney
58:13
Thank you, Senator Whitley... Thank you for your support!!
Janell Davis
58:17
yes Sally
Linda Mencis
58:44
We have a child who loved learning about space when he was 3 who is now in a Space Exploration Agency in Florida. We KNOW we make a difference.....
Ann Davison
58:53
Sallie Mae is not eligible for loan forgiveness. How do we help our employees work around that
Jessica's iPhone
59:13
Thank you Senator Whitley
Lynn Ouellette
59:14
Thank you Senator Whitley and Mary Jane Wallner!!!! We are glad you are there sharing our message.
Teri Ann Cox, The Children's Center
59:15
We need more women/moms who DO want to get back to work to join us in our endeavors...Unemployment for women is still high....while the levels for men I believe are back to the same pre-pandemic levels.
Mary C
01:00:17
My daughter grew up with my child care and has chosen to go in to the field helping children and young adults with autism. We're impacting these little humans.
Kimberly Meyer
01:00:52
Any idea on how NH will prioritize ESSER II funds to distribute? Through Title I, 21 CCLC, or other mechanisms?
Teri Ann Cox, The Children's Center
01:01:49
Great story Jackie!
JudysLaptop
01:02:08
Our son grew up in childcare, and is now teaching special needs high school students!
Linda Mencis
01:02:20
I serve the working poor. Working moms who work to get health insurance. Working moms who make a little after they pay for child care but need that small amount to make sends meet. Working moms who do not want to lose their career path while they have children from birth to entrance into public school. Even public preschool and Kindergarten do not meet the needs of full time working moms.
Donna Massucci BVS
01:03:57
Yes, I am a "private" company, we serve families with the same families that "non-Profits" provide. I have families on state scholarships, families who just make it financially. The extras comes out of my own pocket, to help these families have quality care. Thanks to organizations like CCRR, SELA, DHHS, it has helped us to stay in business. even before Covid
Sally Wuellenweber
01:05:42
Our licensing rules also have to be realistic in relation to what the field and programs are experiencing in real time. Programs need a moratorium and/or reprieve from rules that are now creating a barrier to staffing and operations. We need rules that keep children safe, but we also need to have programs able to stay open to provide that care.
Janell Davis
01:05:55
Yes Sally
Linda Mencis
01:07:01
This year I had to hire a one on one teacher to assist a 2 year old that will be on an IEP, Without that one on one, that child would not thrive and there is no child care center that I can refer the family to..... we need full time child care centers for families with children with disabilities who need early intervention.