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EEC Advisory Council - Shared screen with speaker view
Colleen O'Brien
25:56
Hi Colleen O'Brien From Mass Early Intervention Consortium. Sorry, having Microphone issues with this computer.
Jocelyn Bowne
42:20
Here's the link
Jocelyn Bowne
42:21
https://zoom.us/j/92159330082?pwd=UjdyYlcvUTdEanJRY09Sbk1Pc2htUT09
Jocelyn Bowne
42:38
Passcode: 728063
Jocelyn Bowne
43:48
13017158592,,92159330082# for those that can only call in
Sheila O’Neil
01:21:15
It is really important to think about funding being associated with child outcomes and what that may look like for programs who focus on low income families
Jennifer Aldworth
01:24:28
Marites, great point....it would have been good to have questions ahead of meeting to discuss with our organizations.
Jennifer Aldworth
01:26:33
Laura, great point....we are trying to figure our how to pay a higher hourly rate now....or how we can pay staff for a five day week but only work four (of course we need access to enough quality staff in addition to funding)
Carol Nolan
01:27:43
Thank you for considering the Head Start model as we think about what financing models we could look at and learn from!
Jennifer Aldworth
01:31:15
Agreed Amy...We are so concerned about sustainability in this environment....meeting BS, AS, during school and food insecurity needs.
Sheila O’Neil
01:34:24
So beautifully stated Sam- thank you for your leadership
Carol Rubin
01:35:10
A new financial model is so interrelated to other macro systems: parent/child usage and the economy (of course). A new financial model would have to be accompanied with a significant parent information campaign to address parents’ anxieties/ fears/ concerns.
Amy O'Leary
01:38:09
SFC released the parent survey data last week - http://www.strategiesforchildren.org/COVID-19/BR_ParentSurvey_SFCpressrelease.pdf
Laura Perille
01:38:28
Beth Ann, agreed that the programs still surviving may not make it for much longer without increased funding - only for as long as they can fund deficits. At a minimum, for the large subsidized providers, continuing to cover the parent co-pay fees beyond the current commitment only through October is a basic and necessary first step.
Amy O'Leary
01:38:34
Survey of 599 parents in MA in August.
Amy O'Leary
01:44:34
Hannah - you can see in the parent survey. "• The main factor behind the drop in childcare utilization: in the shadow of coronavirus, parents are concerned about their children’s and their own safety: 81% say a child’s health is a major factor when deciding on childcare arrangements for the fall."
Amy O'Leary
01:46:21
Thank you for all the information and data. It would be helpful to have a set of questions we should be asking to help inform decisions. We are happy to help!