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Judy
07:16
Certificate please, Judy Parkinson, gethealthy@conknet.com, New London Early Learning Center
Kimberly McKenney
08:42
kmckenney@eastersealsnh.org
Emilee
09:06
emileehtlc@outlook.com
Emilee
09:14
jamiehtlc@outlook.com
Dee Dee
09:54
Dee Dee Thurber director@chapelschool.org certificate - Thank you!
Sally Paquette
09:55
Sally Paquette, certificate, spaquette@thelearningpathinc.com
Kelly Coleman
09:58
Kelly Coleman Certificate Littleblessingsnh@gmail.com
Kimberly McKenney
09:59
Kimberly McKenney Certificate please kmckenney@eastersealsnh.org
Emilee
10:00
Emilee- emileehtlc@outlook.com Certificate
mandc
10:14
Melissa Gray, mandcclp@gmail.com certificate please
Emilee
10:16
Jamie- jamiehtlc@outlook.com Certificate
Filomena Ferreira
10:21
Filomena Ferreira menasdaycare@hotmail.com certificate please
Deborah Galipeault
10:22
Deborah Galipeault, dgalipeault@concordymca.org Certificate Please
Danielle Belliveau
10:26
Danielle Belliveau, piggybackridesbristol@gmail.com, Certificate Please
Terri Whittemore
10:28
twhit310@tds.net Terri Whittemore 4 Kids Child Care
Meryl Kiddie Konnection
10:28
Merylsusan @yahoo.com. Meryl Gillen. Kiddie Konnection. certificate please
Kitty Larochelle
10:40
Certificates for Jill Lavoie and Kitty Larochelle at The Growing Years please...KittyLaro@gmail.com
littl
10:44
Dana St.Jean Dana.lbccc@gmail.com certificate please. Thank you
Melissa Todt
11:31
Certificate please- Melissa Todt, j-mtodt@comcast.net
Janet Chesley Luddy
12:37
Main Street Kid’s Connection, Janet Luddy Certificate please djlud123@gmail.com
Candace Gordon
12:46
Certificate, please Candace Gordon Marguerite's Place cgordon@margueritesplace.org
cblanchette
13:02
Good afternoon! Certificate please CindyBlanchette Emmanuel Child Care Center childcare@emmanuelacc.net. Thank you!
darlenecordaro
13:23
Darlene Cordaro - Msdarlenes@comcast.net - Ms Darlene’s Early Learning Center & Childcare - certificate please
Adrienne Hutchinson
13:27
certificate please for Adrienne Hutchinson at CanterburyWholeChildCenter@gmail.com
Imagination Inn
13:39
Certificate Please, Crystal Carleton, Doreen Perreault Imaginationinn@gmail.com, Imagination Inn
Susan N
13:52
Susan Black-Norton from the Lakes Region Community College. Certificate please and thank you! susan.black.norton@gmail.com
Carol Boudreau
14:11
Certificate too please. cboudreau15@gmail.com
Lynn Ouellette
14:23
Lynn Ouellette from Nellies Treehouse
Lisa Schroder
14:35
Lisa Schroder Lisa Mondello Nikki Allard Tanya Bishop Alpha Bits Learning Center 2 certificate please
YENIS DAY CARE
15:29
FOR CERTIFICATE. Yeni Dominguez and Francisca Lopez. YENIS DAY CARE. will08071981@hotmail.com
Ahmed Hafeez
15:53
khadija lodhi from clubhouse childcare center
Sandy Melanson
16:10
Sandy Melanson Sandy@goffstowncreativekids.com
Cheryl Sweeney
16:11
Cheryl Sweeney, Whole Child Center, LLC, wholechildcenterllc@gmail.com, certificate, please
BethSmarse
16:18
Beth Smarse, Concord Early Enrichment Center, eecdirector@comcast.net, Certificate please and thank you!
Maryanne Evans
16:20
Certificate: Maryanne Evans SNHS email mevans@snhs,org
Harmony DeFruscio
16:29
certificate please Harmony DeFruscio Concordia Lutheran With One Heart ELC hlynsd@gmail.com
Donna
16:46
Thank you certificate please Donna Pizzutillo Children’s Early Learning info@childrenselc.net
White
16:52
Elaine White Whitehouse ELC whitehouseelc@gmail.com
Tina Walker
17:01
Tina Walker, ABC''s Child Care Center. tina.walker@newlondonhospital.org certificate please
Susan Lena
17:02
Susan Lena…Reachforthestars2009@yahoo.com..certificate please
ARK
17:19
Certificate Brandi Latuch
Linda Mencis
17:26
Certificate please, Linda Mencis, Playmates Learning Center, lmencis@playmateslc.com
White
17:27
certificate please whitehouseelc@gmail.com Elaine White
Cheryl
17:40
Certificate Cheryl Greenough Noah's Ark Child Care Center cgreenough@noahsarknh.org Thank you!
ARK
18:08
Certificate Brandi Latuch Noah's Ark Child Care Center blatuch@noahsarknh.org
Linda Tremblay
18:11
Linda Tremblay ltremblay@rsgnhvt.com Ready Set Grow LLC Certificate please. Thank you!
Sally Wood
19:43
Certificate Please, Sally Wood, First Start Children's Center, swood@second-start.org
Michelle Bissonnette
21:31
Certificate please. Michelle Bissonnette, Miss Patty's Child Care Center, misspattys.childcarecenter@gmail.com
msalo
22:42
Certificate please-Maureen Salo, The Learning Center at Concord Hospital, msalo@crhc.org
Jessica Cox
24:19
Certificate Please and Thank you!! Dawn Collins Somersworth Early Learning Center dcollins@somersworthelc.org
Jackie Cowell, Early Learning NH
26:38
Take the Wheel - Lakes Region
Amanda and Adam from Grappone
27:23
takethewheelnh.com
Sally Paquette
28:46
Thank you Amanda and Adam. I have bought a vehicle with Grappone and loved my experience.
Kathy Belanger
31:02
Kathy Belanger, Ages & Stages; director@agesandstageslc.com Certificate please and thank you.
Shane Krafton
32:07
Shane Krafton, Growing Places; woodside@growingplacesnh.org
Seana
32:09
Seana Rioux, - Action Kids seana.rioux@brentwoodcommons.com. Certificate please. Thank you!
Jackie Cowell, Early Learning NH
32:47
Amanda@grappone.com
Anne Grassie
32:52
We are so lucky to have a business in the state that will reach out and consider the workforce behind the work force- thank you Amanda Graponne!!
iPad
33:26
Certificate please Stephanie Desaulniers Miss Stephanie’s Family Child Care onetuffz@hotmail.com
jillian
34:50
j.towne@tnotgroup.com, Nature's Pathways at 2nd Nature Academy. Thank you!
Robin Baker
36:11
which paper?
Lisa Ranfos (she/her)
36:41
would love to know how people are handling the symptom guidance in terms of sending children home. Has there been any leniency or changes that can be found? This continues to be a HUGE challenge with exclusion of children
Mimi O'Connor
36:54
WMUR ran a story on it this morning.
msalo
37:40
What does the pilot involve in terms of actions?
Linda Mencis
38:34
We have not had to send children home for months for fear of COVID. We have had children, mostly infants and toddlers to leave due to normal fevers and no scares of COVID.
Lisa Ranfos (she/her)
41:13
mimi thanks I will try to find that
msalo
41:28
Sounds really helpful - when does it go beyond a pilot?
Lisa Ranfos (she/her)
44:05
:we cut our hours from 7:30-5:30 down to 8:30-4:30
Kathy Belanger
45:08
We were 6:30-6, and have been 7-5 once we reopened in June 2020. Our parents are looking for us to extend, but staffing does not let us do that. Adding hours only adds expense not revenue.
Kitty Larochelle
46:28
Pre Covid 7-5:30-currently 7:30-5 and unable to ask staff for more time...
Linda Tremblay
46:43
We reduced due to Covid from 6:30 to 5:30 to 7:30 t0 4:30 and then went back to 6:30 to 5:30 in September 2020. Now considering reducing hours again due to staffing issues. We will lose kids if we do this though. We are really struggling
Kathy Belanger
46:50
both
Marianne Barter
46:53
Both
Cheryl Sweeney
46:55
both
Kelly Coleman
46:55
Both
jillian
46:56
recruiting
Dee Dee
46:57
Recruiting
darlenecordaro
46:57
Both
Danielle Belliveau
46:59
Retention- my staff are exhausted
Lisa Ranfos (she/her)
46:59
recruiting is the hardest
Mimi O'Connor
47:00
both
Anne Grassie
47:00
both
Judy
47:00
both
Michelle Bissonnette
47:01
both
Carlisa
47:04
both
littl
47:05
both
Meryl Kiddie Konnection
47:05
Both
Linda Tremblay
47:05
Both
msalo
47:05
Recruiting
Kitty Larochelle
47:07
Both retention and recruitment
Emilee
47:10
both
mandc
47:11
Both
Jessica Cox
47:11
Recruiting
Jennifer Briggs
47:12
what schools are these recruits being sent to. we would love to be a mentoring school if you are looking for programs to help launch this.
Ahmed Hafeez
47:16
both
Janet Chesley Luddy
47:19
+both
KAaron Brown
47:22
both
Lisa Cormier - St Peter's Home
47:26
both, my staff is exhausted and we need others to help them
Filomena Ferreira
47:33
recruiting
cblanchette
47:36
Both
BethSmarse
47:43
BOTH! Staff we have are exhausted, can't get new people to come in for interviews. They apply but no show for an actual interview!
Inter-Lakes Day Care Center, Inc.
47:49
recruitment
Susan N
47:50
I have heard that recruitment is a challenge for folks in my region.
Tina Walker
47:53
Mostly recruitment but some retention. Staff are exhausted.
Lynn Ouellette
48:17
recruitment and then keeping the new people
Cheryl Sweeney
48:18
We are open pre-covid hours-6:30am-5:30pm, however, it involves lots of overtime each week. Not easy
Janet Chesley Luddy
48:27
both Janet Luddy
Jennifer Briggs
48:32
Both We recently increased tuition so we can increase salaries, but its still challenging to recruit. Staff turn over is high and parents are finding this frustrating and blaming centers, when it's a global issue
Linda Mencis
49:12
We are functioning well. The problem I have is that I do not want to hire more staff as I cannot afford to pay more staff. I need to raise my rates to afford more staff and receive income for myself. When I raise rates, my families will be impacted and I feel bad about doing that but there is no point having a business that make little profit. It is a catch 22. :(
cblanchette
49:20
Are centers allowing parents back into the center?Anyone still requesting parents to quarantine if they travel out of New England
Michelle Bissonnette
49:30
pre-covid we were open 7-5:30 but we changed our hours to 7-5
Linda Tremblay
49:45
Walmart pays almost 3 dollars more per hour for entry level positions. We cannot compete with this. The waivers that were granted to assistants to be in classrooms during the state of emergency will expire in November. I am not sure I can fill the three positions that these assistants are in. I have had three interviews this past week. One said not to the offer because she was offered more money. Another was a no show. The last one said that Walmart offered her $2 more. I cannot compete
Danielle Belliveau
50:08
We welcome parents at our centers like we did pre-covid. We ask them to wear masks if not vaccinated.
Laura Mammarelli
50:12
Where can see the updates to recommendations for masking and quarantining and traveling?
Emilee
50:14
We are still not allowing parents into the Center, it has been working really well for the children and drop off. We were open 6:30-6:00 and now 7:30-5:00
Lisa Cormier - St Peter's Home
50:37
We have remained 6:30-5:30 all but two weeks of the panedemic when we had to change hours to 7:30-4:30. But I have lots of staff getting 10+ hours of OT a week.
KAaron Brown
50:42
When you send a child home with covid symptoms, and a parent doesn't want to test, do you take a child back when symptoms mostly clear?
Judy
51:16
Dr Chan said we could use more conversations with parents, especially with allergies season in full swing. Let doctors decide if a child needs to be tested.
Laura Mammarelli
51:39
certificate please laura Mammarelli Blue Heron School laura.mammarelli@nhnature.org
Lisa Ranfos (she/her)
51:43
we do the same here Mimi
Linda Mencis
52:59
Pre-covid we were 6:30 to 6. Now we are 6:30 to 5:30 and we do not plan to go back. One problem I have is that several staff are working overtime. The salaried staff are working over time and some getting up to 160 hours in overtime. I am not sure what is legal but now I am reducing their overtime hours by buying back their hours which is a new expense I did not have previously.
Linda Tremblay
54:06
My staff are still wearing masks inside the building. I reached out to a few other local centers in our city and they are doing the same. The community spread in Sullivan county is still moderate.
KAaron Brown
54:36
Dr. Chan's power point from his last child care/school seems to answer a lot of these questions, especially with regard to masking.
Amy Brooks- ECEA
54:39
https://www.covidguidance.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt381/files/inline-documents/sonh/universal-best-practices.pdf
KAaron Brown
56:00
Is the Market Rate Survey coming out in September?
jillian
56:13
What are centers doing with children wearing masks?
Danielle Belliveau
56:34
We don't mask children
msalo
56:44
We were 630-6, and went to closing at 5:30. We are continuing that, possibly permanently as it makes it easier to staff when so many families drop off and pick up at random times of the day.
KAaron Brown
56:49
Is that on NH Connections?
cblanchette
56:54
Our students do not wear masks
Linda Mencis
57:10
Some parents drop their children off at 6:30 and pick up at 5:30 even though they work in their own businesses 5 minutes away. They will pick up at the full amount of time we offer. This is a sad statement on families raising young children.
Carol Boudreau
58:53
We are not letting anyone return with symptoms even with the negative test. If its just a cold and they pass it on , then the next sick child and family have to go through the time away from work and the testing….it just will go on and on as we all know how easy it is to spread a common cold…it’s just our new normal
Mimi O'Connor
01:03:52
https://www.covid19.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt481/files/inline-documents/sonh/school-call-presentation-061621_0.pdf
Jackie Cowell, Early Learning NH
01:04:24
Got it, thanks Mimi!
jillian
01:05:12
If we offer an employer plan, can employees still access this? I believe previously employees could not in this case
jillian
01:07:44
Thank you! I wasn't able to attend the webinar but will go back and rewatch. Thanks again!
Jennifer Briggs
01:09:08
We have found it better for our employees and me the owner to not offer health care coverage as a benefit. My plans were very inexpensive and the quality was fantastic. I am sad that I am married now and stuck in the crazy loophole, as my previous plan was better and cost me less.
Christina DAllesandro
01:12:18
Yet, Amy yet,
Zandra Rice-Hawkins
01:14:17
First Choice Services is a free, grant-funded enrollment navigator for the State of New Hampshire. Call 1-877-211-NAVI or visit ACANavigator.com.Community Health Centers have staff to help with enrollment. Call one near you at findahealthcenter.org.Healthcare.Gov for those ready to choose a plan and enroll. zandra@granitestateprogress.org --> any other questions!
msalo
01:20:55
What is the date for the WMUR program?
Danielle Belliveau
01:22:13
It is July 12
Lisa Schroder
01:22:15
yes
Danielle Belliveau
01:22:17
I have it in front of me
Janet Chesley Luddy
01:22:18
yes
White
01:22:23
Yes, July 12
Robin Baker
01:23:19
would like to receive email with new rates. Thank you!
Danielle Belliveau
01:23:27
Marianne: Did I hear you right that these rates are 50% of the average rates from the market survey?
Kathy Belanger
01:23:43
I would like to receive the email as well director@agesandstageslc.com
Christina DAllesandro
01:24:25
Jackie - I am trying to find out but do not know
Marianne Barter
01:26:16
Hi Danielle- it's the 50th percentile. So half of facilities charge more, half charge less. The infant rate is 60th percentile and toddlers are 55th as an encouragement to take scholarship children in the most expensive classrooms
Danielle Belliveau
01:26:37
Thank you for the clarification!
Marianne Barter
01:26:45
Anytime!!
Linda Tremblay
01:26:48
Jackie can you email me later ltremblay@rsgnhvt.com or call 603-287-7900 I have a situation to run by you regarding school age program. We closed ours in Sept 2020 due to covid reasons and schools being so up in the air on their schedules. I want to reopen because there is a huge demand and need, but am facing difficulties and want to rattle your brain about some stuff.
Susan Lena
01:27:53
Mentioned on WZID this morning
Danielle Belliveau
01:28:34
That is great news Jackie!
Kitty Larochelle
01:29:10
The press release is available on DHHS-NH.gov
Kathy Belanger
01:30:20
Can anyone give an update on the proposed change to Associate Teacher qualifications?
Kathy Belanger
01:31:56
The bill
Lisa Schroder
01:32:05
SB133
Judy
01:32:38
can you tell us what bill it was attached to so we can track it?
Kathy Belanger
01:32:39
Fingers & toes crossed
Lisa Schroder
01:32:50
great news
Meg Helming
01:33:07
https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/media/pr/2021/06232021-child-care.htm
Meg Helming
01:33:22
new rates: https://www.nh-connections.org/uploads/2021/06/Maximum-Weekly-Standard-Rates-7.12.20211.pdf
Kathy Belanger
01:33:25
Does anyone have any information on Bidens Universal PreK
Judy
01:33:34
did they leave the contingency fund to avoid a wait list alone or has that disappeared too?
Jackie Cowell, Early Learning NH
01:34:10
the contingency fund (TANF reserve) is still in there to avoid a wait list
Kathy Belanger
01:34:56
Can you comment on how it impacts private funded programs (not public school affiliates)
Danielle Belliveau
01:37:20
Great call! Thank you.
White
01:37:23
Thanks you
Susan N
01:37:23
Thank you so much!
Dee Dee
01:37:32
Thank you~
Carlisa
01:37:32
Thank you! _ Certificate Please
Lynn Ouellette
01:37:39
Thank you to all of you for all you do to support us!
Filomena Ferreira
01:37:40
Thank you so much
Lisa Schroder
01:37:43
thank you for the updates very helpful.
Deirdre McPartlin
01:37:45
Thank yuou
Terri Whittemore
01:37:46
Thank you
cblanchette
01:37:47
Thank you and Happy 4th of July
Carlisa
01:37:51
kingskidschildcare@comcast.net Carlisa Choate
Jennifer Briggs
01:37:59
Jennifer Briggs-Legere jbriggs@aplace2grow.com for a certificate
Sandy Melanson
01:38:04
Thank you!
ahehir
01:38:04
Thank you ! certificate please Jessica Labbe
ahehir
01:38:15
jlabbe@worldacademynh.com
Inter-Lakes Day Care Center, Inc.
01:38:19
please InterLakes Connie Pelletier