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Zoom Call with the Child Care Community 8-26-21 - Shared screen with speaker view
Mary C NH
11:15
Mary Curtis Mary's Child Care mhpcurtis@gmail.com
sue@acornschoolnh.com
11:48
Sue Bendroth Acorn School
Carol Stone
11:52
Carol Stone Lakes Region Community Sevices
Danielle Belliveau
12:00
Certificate: Danielle Belliveau, Director, Piggyback Rides & Slippery Slides, piggybackridesbristol@gmail.com
Mary C NH
12:01
certificate please. forgot that
Shannon Tremblay
12:05
Shannon Tremblay stremblaylbccc@gmail.com Little Blessings certificate please and thank you
sue@acornschoolnh.com
12:07
Sue@acornschoolnh.com -certificate
Carol Stone
12:12
carol.stone@lrcs.org certificate please
SCC
12:16
Sarah Castle, Seacoast Community School, scastle@seacoastcommunityschool.org , certificate please
Melissa Scott
12:22
Melissa Scott Learn As We Play certificate please office@learnasweplay.com
Sally Paquette
12:22
Sally Paquette, certificate please spaquette@thelearningpathinc.com
Meryl Kiddie Konnection
12:24
Merylsusan @yahoo.com. Certificate please. Kiddie Konnection
Filomena Ferreira
12:44
Filomena Ferreira Mena's Childcare menasdaycare@hotmail.com certificate please and thank you ;)
Colleen Martin
13:02
Colleen martin Easterseals NH Child Development Center cmartin@eastersealsnh.org. Certificate please
Melissa Gray
13:32
Melissa Gray, M. and C. Children's Learning Place; mandcclp@gmail.com certificate please
Laura Mammarelli
13:39
certificate please laura mammarelli Blue Heron School lauramammarelli@nhnature.org
Kitty Larochelle
13:52
Certificates please Jill Lavoie and Kitty Larochelle at The Growing Years email to: KittyLaro@gmail.com Thank you
jbauer
14:13
janet Bauer jbauer@colby-sawyer.edu certificate please
Carrie Chasse
14:26
Certificate please- Jaime Vezina jmev123live@yahoo.com Alpha-Bits
Lorraine Greer Greer
14:27
Lorraine Greer - Sunrise Children's Center - lgreer@rsec.org
Kelly Kelly
14:52
Kelly Kelly Tic-Tac-Tots Preschool Kenny-Lou-hoo@comcast.net certificate please
Stephanie Hamel
15:27
Stephanie D'Amour, East Andover Village Preschool, eavp@tds.net, certificate please.
darlenecordaro
15:43
Certificate please - Msdarlenes@comcast.net - Darlene Cordaro at Ms Darlene’s Early Learning Center & Childcare
Granite
16:07
Joyce Goodwin jgoodwin@granitestart.com Certificate please!
Kristin Ayers
16:26
Kristin Ayers, Alpha-Bits Learning Center 1, Kristin_ayers@yahoo.com, certificate please
Kathy Belanger
16:34
Thank you so much Katie!
Katie Brissette, Early Learning NH
16:46
No problem, Kathy!
Kathy Belanger
16:56
Kathy Belanger, Ages & Stages director@agesandstageslc.com Certificate please and thank you
Rebecca Collins
17:55
Rebecca Collins Above & Beyond Childcare Hooksett rcabc1461@gmail.com certificate
Lorraine Greer Greer
17:58
Difficult to hire and to hire quality staff. Forced to hire less qualified/experiences staff. This leads to discourse among current teams
Anne & Cora
17:58
There is a lack of support resources for children's mental health and behavior health.
Meryl Kiddie Konnection
18:09
Staffing is getting worse. No one is even answering the ads
Child Guidance
18:15
Kristen Biron, Child Guidance Early Learning Center, childguidance@comcast.net
Colleen Martin
18:20
No
BBLDC Nashua-Sue PFEIFFER
18:20
sue Pfeiffer -certificate please, sue@basicbegin.com
lynn
18:20
We are seeing staffing issues, still some issues with fingerprinting and huge wait lists.
YENIS DAY CARE
18:22
FOR CERTIFICATE. YENIS DAY CARE Yeni Dominguez and Francisca Lopez. will08071981@hotmail.com
Danielle Belliveau
18:22
No vaccine
Melissa Scott
18:25
No
Sally Paquette
18:25
no
Kathy Belanger
18:29
No
Kitty Larochelle
18:30
No Mandate
YENIS DAY CARE
18:31
No
Meryl Kiddie Konnection
18:32
no vaccine
Judy
18:33
certificate please, Judy Parkinson, New London Early Learning Center, gethealthy@conknet.com
KNeil
18:34
No
lynn
18:35
no
SCC
18:36
no
BBLDC Nashua-Sue PFEIFFER
18:37
no
Kari
18:42
No
Stephanie Hamel
18:43
no vaccine
jbauer
18:44
at the college there is a mask mandate, so yes for us
Mary C NH
18:45
Just me but yes!
Judy
18:46
no
Harmony DeFruscio
18:48
my staff have it but it's not required. staffing is a problem.
Laura Mammarelli
18:49
they all got the vaccine before we envy considered a mandate
BBLDC Nashua-Sue PFEIFFER
18:51
staffing is a problem still!
Melissa Gray
18:51
No vaccine mandate
Shannon Tremblay
18:51
No but fortunately right now we have 100% vaccinated
Lorraine Greer Greer
18:54
Lack of resources for mental health needs. Enormous changes in the public school resource staff
Rebecca Collins
19:01
staffing is huge issue getting worse everyday
Harmony DeFruscio
19:14
certificate please Harmony DeFruscio Concordia Lutheran With One Heart ELC hlynsd@gmail.com
Lorraine Greer Greer
19:18
Lynn Lions is great
Grace McDonough
19:21
No mandate, but everyone has chosen to vaccinate.
Danielle Belliveau
19:21
We have been waiting for several days for a response to a fingerprint appointment request...
Granite
19:33
I agree that staffing is a huge issue. There isn't anyone out there even applying. We have been able to hire unqualified people but then you run into the problem of who will supervise them.
Wendy( Tiny Twisters)
19:37
certificate please Wendy Hannagan tinytwistersdirector@gmail.com
Kathy Belanger
19:40
Staffing still a huge issue. Exhaustion. Frustration.
Lorraine Greer Greer
20:13
Would love to hear from someone other that PTAN. Services for PS and PK.
Rebecca Collins
20:16
We are in desperate need for staff and to have to wait for a fingerprint appointment just exhausts us more
Mary C NH
20:43
I had a man call looking for child care and he's contacted 8 locations and all have waitlists according to him
Cheryl's iPhone
21:39
Cheryl Sweeney, wholechildcenterllc@gmail.com, Whole Child Center, LLC
lynn
21:45
I had a man call and he offered me registration and full year in advance to take his child as he said all had waitlists.
Kathy Belanger
21:50
I'm most concerned with the mental health of my staff
Carrie Chasse
21:51
Yes to all
Rebecca Collins
21:51
We cannot enroll because of a lack of staffing every member or our support staff are in classrooms which just hurts us more
Harmony DeFruscio
21:54
yes and it's challenging
Melissa Gray
21:57
Mary C, we are also getting these calls, we have wait lists for our infant and toddler classrooms til spring 2022. Multiple calls from parents desperate for child care. I feel horrible saying no
Mary C NH
22:27
He has a 2 1/2 year old
Danielle Belliveau
22:27
We are also noticing that the food shelves are starting to get really bare again
Granite
22:35
We cannot enroll because of staffing. Currently have two empty classrooms that we could fill if we had staff.
Melissa Gray
23:33
We have also noticed food shelves, supplies harder to get
Meryl Kiddie Konnection
23:41
We had to cancel our lunch program due to staffing. No one to cook!!
Colleen Martin
23:56
staffing keeps getting harder. 2 closed classrooms. May need to close a 3rd
Danielle Belliveau
25:14
That isn't working. We aren't getting a response....
Danielle Belliveau
25:23
Day 4 now
SCC
25:35
And it will not allow use of the pre-paid credits that still have not been refunded to us
Danielle Belliveau
25:36
Yes tried- not working no response
Rebecca Collins
25:36
We have new staff who are not getting an email or response back to make an appointment
sue@acornschoolnh.com
25:41
Yes - working
Rebecca Collins
25:41
yes not working
Kari
25:46
Yes. Not working
Kitty Larochelle
25:46
not tried
Laura Elliott Johnson
26:02
Not tried
Mary C NH
26:02
Tried. Not heard from them yet. Emailed someone named Andrea.
Marc - White BIrch Center
26:10
Ask Cellissa to comment on SELA and fingerprinting
Danielle Belliveau
26:12
Same here Mary- Emailed and called
lynn
26:31
Yes, I tried it. Took 4 days to get a return email not 24 hours. My staff person emailed her back with dates and times
Rebecca Collins
26:50
finally someone got through but cannot get in until September 10th what are we suppose to do till then
Mary C NH
27:44
I emailed 8/24
Kitty Larochelle
28:06
Perhaps we need to find out which school districts do their own orints and piggyback with them?!!
Laura Elliott Johnson
28:42
I just saw appointments available in Manchester 9/15
Anne & Cora
28:57
The school district background checks are different.
lynn
29:22
Jackie, the 4 days is just to get a response and then you have to email them information and wait for a response for dates and times.
Anne & Cora
29:25
not sure if they use live scan
Judy
29:35
I was told thye can’t share their fingerprinting
lynn
30:27
The public school background check is different from what Melissa had said.
Anne & Cora
30:32
The state law for them is different. They can have a school district personnel do them.
Anne & Cora
31:03
Our laws say only safety dept personnel can do them.
Judy
31:30
We just used the local police stations nd paid the extra 20.00 fee. I think the governor should ask local towns o waive the fee to alleviate this emergency situation.
Danielle Belliveau
32:19
We are seeing exposures
Filomena Ferreira
32:20
How long is the fingerprint are good for ??
Laura Elliott Johnson
32:37
We had a positive case for the first time since November.
Kathy Belanger
32:38
One in our town is closed - 3 staff, 15 students
Melissa Gray
32:57
We have had parents test positive. LOTS of weird cold, croup and viruses going through our center!!
Lorraine Greer Greer
33:03
We had a building closure late July, early August. 11 cases
Anne & Cora
33:03
Two kiddos here as well as two staff with breakthrough infections.
Judy
33:09
We are sending more kids for testing due to runny noses or low grade fevers but all negative thus far.
Shannon Tremblay
33:40
The actual fingerprints only stay in the system for 30 days. If you don't leave a center they are good for 5 years
sue@acornschoolnh.com
34:36
What about outside?
sue@acornschoolnh.com
35:01
masking outside as well or only inside?
Anne & Cora
35:03
I believe once schools start agin there will be an increase - so many families are going on vacation right now!
Mimi O'Connor
35:20
We are no masking outside at this time.
Anne & Cora
35:57
Ours is ongoing all year
Filomena Ferreira
36:06
no masking outside for us
Child Guidance
36:36
no masks outside
Sarah Henry
36:52
Hi All, Here is what Dianne Chase reported regarding the Absent Due to Covid cap: August 30 the new 10 day bank for sept/oct/nov/dec until dec 26 begins notice with new policy goes out Monday and new invoices by Friday the 3rd
Jackie Cowell, Early Learning NH
38:01
Thank you, Sarah!
Mary C NH
38:48
No masks outside. Yes masks inside
Mimi O'Connor
39:51
Thank you Sarah!
Shannon Tremblay
42:54
My concern is that if centers don't opt into the incentives then DHHS will think that there isn't a need for those funds. Which is not the case at all we need the funds we are just not committing without knowing what we will be awarded.
Kathy Belanger
44:37
Does this mean that our waivers for Assistants will automatically convert to Associate Teachers on October 10?
Lindsey Roy
45:16
I'm wondering with SB 133 what the 30 hours of training will look like and how it will be accessed.
Kitty Larochelle
45:57
Shannon I had not even considered that!! Good Point. How do we help them to understand the reality??
lynn
46:00
I absolutely agree Shannon!!
Judy
46:01
it would be great if we could get some input from licensing on what they would like for documentation for individuals hired under the new guidelines for associate teachers.
Granite
47:14
I agree that we need something that gives us information on what makes someone qualified under the new guidelines.
Mimi O'Connor
47:19
Great idea Judy! I'll reach out and see what we can do!
Julie McConnell
48:33
SB 133 - Child Care Licensing provision - Continuing Ed Requirements - Associate Teacher Qualifications - Minimum of 1,000 hours of supervised CC experience in a licensed program and 30 hours of training or documented life experience with same age group.
Kathy Belanger
48:35
Is there an Associate Teacher 1 (life experience) and an Associate Teacher 2 (credits received under the regular guideline)? Im concerned about negative repercussion on existing Associate Teachers if we've "lowered the bar". This could have a negative effect on staffing
Judy
50:45
we could use some of the CCASP funding to help teachers with the associate teachers 9 credits gain 9 more credits to become a lead teacher.
Danielle Belliveau
51:34
Hoping the funding comes through soon. It feels like this is too vague and taking too long
Judy
52:17
or perhaps the discretionary funds could be used to further teacher education
Shannon Tremblay
52:57
In regards to the ARPA grant did we ever get clarification as to what "non-traditional hours" are? I think there were some questions about this?
Sarah Henry
53:51
Here is the survey questionnaire link - https://www.arpa discretionary input
Sarah Henry
54:01
August 31, 2021 is the deadline
lynn
54:15
No there was never guidance given. They said it was a federal question. We filled out the form with our hours and we will see.
Kathy Belanger
54:15
I thought "non-traditional" meant evenings or weekends, not returning to your pre-covid hours.
Laura Elliott Johnson
54:23
I heard back about the non traditional hours…they deferred to CCLU…who stayed it was overnight/evening care and weekend care.
Mary C NH
54:26
Non traditional hours are 7pm-6am
Mary C NH
54:45
I was told that tuesday
Sarah Henry
56:30
Emma wasn't sure, sorry. I will ping Dianne to see if she can clarify that
Laura Elliott Johnson
56:48
Thank you all
Seana
57:11
Certificate please
Seana
57:18
Seana.rioux@brentwoodcommons.com
Laura Clark, M.Ed.
57:25
Certificates Please. Laura Clark Laura@ildcc.org and Connie Pelletier ildcc@metrocast.net - Inter-Lakes Day Care Center
Mary Davern
57:31
Mary Davern - The Learning Path Derry mdavern@thelearningpathinc.com Thank you !!!
Seana
57:42
Seana Rioux - Action Kids seana.tioux@brentwoodcommons.com
Carrie Chasse
57:59
thanks