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cblanchette
04:20
Hi! Certificate please for CindyBlanchette from Emmanuel Child Care at childcare@emmanuelacc.net Thank you! :)
Penny Dube
05:14
Hello Certificate please for Penny Dube at Penny's Child Care Pennyskidcare@aol.com
Holly Hancock
05:34
Hi! I would like a certificate please. Holly Hancock holly528@icloud.com Cotton Hill Daycare
Amanda Toupin-Growing Places
05:37
Amanda Toupin
Kathy Belanger, Ages & Stages
05:52
Certificate please - Kathy Belanger, Ages & Stages, director@agesandstageslc.com
Kelly Coleman
06:01
Kelly Coleman Littleblessingsnh@gmail.com Certificate please.
MaryAnn French
06:05
MaryAnn French mgornd@comcast.net certificate
Meryl Kiddie Konnection
06:10
Certificate please. Merylsusan @yahoo.com. Kiddie Konnection
Carlisa
06:11
Certificate Please: Carlisa Choate, Kings Kids Child Care Center, kingskidschildcare@comcast.net
sandy
06:23
Sandy Melanson sandy@goffstowncreativekids.com certificate please
darlenecordaro
06:47
Darlene Cordaro - certificate please - Ms Darlenes Early Learning Center & Childcare, Msdarlenes@comcast.net
Melissa Scott
07:02
Melissa Scott Learn As We Play office@learnasweplay.com certificate plwase
Cheryl Sweeney
07:46
Cheryl Sweeney, Whole Child Center, LLC...wholechildcenterllc@gmail.com, certificate please
Allissa Estes
08:07
Allissa Estes Garrison City Early Childhood Center. Certificate please
Shannon Tremblay
08:22
Shannon Tremblay, Little Blessings stremblaylbccc@gmail.com cert please
Sue L
08:36
Certificate please...Susan LenaReachforthestars2009@yahoo.com...
Terri Whittemore
08:38
Terri Whittemore 4 Kids Child Care cert. please twhit310@tds.net
Kimberly McKenney
08:40
kmckenney@eastersealsnh.org
Natalie D'Angelo
08:49
Natalie D'Angelo, New Morning Schools Natalie@newmorningschools.com
Child Guidance
09:12
Childguidance@comcast.net Kristen Biron
Allissa Estes
09:41
Allissa Estes certificate please Allissa.g.estes@gmail.com
Sally Paquette
09:42
certificate please, Sally Paquette spaquette@thelearningpathinc.com
Donna
09:43
Donna Hajjar dhajjar@thelearningpathinc.com Certificate, please and thank you!
Wilhelmina Alicea
09:49
Wilhelmina Alicea BGCM Jewett Street School walicea@mbgcnh.org
Harmony DeFruscio
09:56
Harmony DeFruscio Concordia Lutheran With One Heart ELC hlynsd@gmail.com certificate please
Jill Lavoie
10:36
Jill Lavoie The Growing Years Jill@thegrowingyears.org
Sue Seeley
10:37
Sue Seeley, Seeleygang@metrocast.net, certificate please…..Seeleygang Daycare
Carol Boudreau
10:54
Certificate please…cboudreau15@gmail.com. Gingerbread House
Anne & Core
11:17
having trouble with our audio!
Lisa’s New iPad
11:28
Lisa Doyon, Lisa’s Family Day Care, iluvkdz@comcast.net Certificate please
Katie Brissette, Early Learning NH
11:34
Ok, Anne keep trying!
LMammarelli
11:35
certificate please laura Mammarelli, laura.mammarelli@nhnature.org
Mary's iPhone
11:37
Mary Curtis Mary’s Child Care mhpcurtis@gmail.com certificate please
Courtney Coppi
11:41
certificate please.....ccoppi@prescottfarm.org Fledglings Nature-Based preschool
Anne & Core
12:04
Audio OK now
Maureen Salo
12:08
Maureen Salo, The Learning Center at Concord Hospital, msalo@crhc.org
Laura Clark, M.Ed.
12:36
Certificate Please. Laura Clark, Inter-Lakes Day Care Center, laura@ildcc.org -- Thank you!
Janet Bauer
12:37
Janet Bauer certificate jbauer@colby-sawyer.edu
Kari Reed
12:46
certificate please: Brandi Latuch blatuch@noahsarknh.org
Lisa Cormier - St Peter's Home
13:05
Lisa Cormier, St Peter's Home Lisa@stpetershome.com
Penny Dube
13:07
Filomena Ferreira menasdaycare@hotmail.com Certificate please
Colleen Martin
13:14
Colleen Martin Easterseals NH Child Development Center
Colleen Martin
13:22
cmartin@eastersealsnh.org
BGCNC
13:27
Sandy Brackett certificate
BGCNC
13:35
director@bgcnorthcountry.org
Elizabeth
13:41
Certificate Elizabeth Ellen elizabethellen87@gmail.com
Stephanie Hamel
14:16
Stephanie D'Amour, East Andover Village Preschool, eavp@tds.net
Sally Wood
14:21
Certificate Please Sally Wood and Heather Tobine First Start Children's Center, swood@second-start.org; htobine@second-start.org
Patricia Brown
14:29
Patti Brown -Creative Kids Adventures Grantham
Kari
14:41
Cheryl Greenough Noah’s Ark Child Care Center cgreenough@noahsarknh.org Certificate Please
Adrienne Hutchinson
15:15
We had an LNA apply also
Carol Boudreau
15:53
certificate please meeshe8754@aol.com
Adrienne Hutchinson
16:23
Certificate Please: Adrienne Hutchinson canterburywholechildcenter@gmail.com
Lisa Ranfos
16:49
Lisa Ranfos, UNH Child Study and Development Center
cindy Wallace
17:08
certificate please cindy Wallace holyrossecc@yahoo.com
Janet Chesley Luddy
18:04
Janet Luddy, Main Street Kid’s Connection, Certificate Please. djlud123@gmail.com
Patricia Brown
18:17
Can the requirement of an EE card be waived for parents or retired folks who want to help? background checks should be done, but if they are not planning for long term employment- they just are willing to weigh in
Nichole StOnge
18:38
Certificate please nstonge@mbgcnh.org
Adrienne Hutchinson
19:42
12 applicants--> 5 interviews----> 2 hires via Indeed. I definitely mentioned the TEACH opportunities available to those it might appeal to who were looking for a career change. Leads at $15-$16/hr, Assistants at $13. One is a former restaurant manager who is just fed up with food service and with a young child getting into ECE especially with the availability of TEACH $$ was a big enough draw to take a cut in pay to come to the field.
Wilhelmina Alicea
19:50
certificate please: walicea@mbgcnh.org
Carol Boudreau
20:26
julierobidoux@yahoo.com. Gingerbread House..certificate pls
Michelle Bissonnette
20:41
certificate please Michelle Bissonnette misspattys.childcarecenter@gmail.com
Kathy Belanger, Ages & Stages
20:43
I agree Mimi. We went from clear black and white exclusions/masking/quarantining to shades of grey. Its very difficult this time than the more restrictive
Penny Dube
21:34
How are we ever going to be able to afford employees, OMG that's horrible
Christeen Murray
22:09
Christeen Murray, Nutfield Cooperative School cmurray@nutfieldcoop.com
Child Guidance
22:10
WOW $17 an hour!!!!!Great for you! however stinks for us!
Carlisa
22:10
We will not be able to afford and may lose employees due to those who can afford that.
Kathy Belanger, Ages & Stages
22:12
Probably from existing programs who can't afford to meet that
Lisa Ranfos
22:12
It makes a difference Mimi as people feel more valued
Sue Seeley
22:17
For Family Childcare to stay afloat, I make nothing to afford staff
Donna
22:17
Certificate please donna Pizzutillo info@childrenselc.net
Donna
22:42
Raising the salary for teachers at Elliot, does that mean that your weekly tuition fees will increase?
Courtney Coppi
22:46
We are paying more than that for beginning assistants and still cannot find teachers.
Lisa’s New iPad
23:06
So happy for you Mimi!,
Adrienne Hutchinson
23:07
With the current ARPA grant we were able to bump employees $1.53/hr across the board at least until the end of 2021.
Terri Whittemore
23:13
As a in home family childcare, there's no way I can pay that!
Christeen Murray
23:29
How are you even going to be able to sustain that level of employee rates?!
cindy Wallace
23:43
how many opening for the Elliot CC.
Lisa’s New iPad
24:33
Amen Anne!
Teri Ann Cox, The Children's Center
24:47
Same on the call outs...we are looking at bonus based on being here too...
Teri Ann Cox, The Children's Center
26:04
where was the minimum wage for you Mimi? $12?
Maureen Salo
26:09
Will the bonus program incentivize staff to work when they are ill?
Penny Dube
26:09
you guys must be making a lot of money, good for you.
Lisa Cormier - St Peter's Home
26:30
CMC/St Peters went to $15 min. and a 3% raise for everyone at 15-20 an hour.
Maureen Salo
27:15
Concord Hospital went to $15 minimum and a 5% increase for those making 15-19/hour
Holly Hancock
27:19
Awesome pay! In home childcare I don’t make close to that. I hope it flows to everyone over time.
Child Guidance
27:37
Thank you Jackie!!!
cblanchette
28:21
I think this is wonderful! Wish we could afford to offer $17.00. I would love to offer this to my staff but unable to at this time.
Linda Mencis
30:08
I offer up to $17.50 for my lead teacher who has been with me for about 20 years but it means that there is less profit for my business. I am willing to do this thanks to the PPP Loans and NH grants that are helping support my child care center.
Traci Pare
30:27
No money yet
cblanchette
30:30
Julie…Can we use this money to increase wages to $17.00 hour?
Maureen Salo
30:54
Submitted my application on Monday
Traci Pare
31:00
Traci Pare Childcare by the Nannylady nannylady929@aol.com certificate please
Sue Seeley
31:10
It is 4 months for FCC
Christeen Murray
31:17
I made the 9/15 deadline. How long until applications are reviewed? What is everyone seeing for application in, award letter, when invoices
Linda Mencis
31:49
Please send a certificate to lmencis@playmateslc.com at Playmates Learning Center. Thank you
Lisa’s New iPad
31:59
I received my award letter, SO OVERJOYED
Jax, Saplings
32:17
Certificate please Jacqulyn Riendeau Saplings jax.saplings@gmail.com
Seana
32:31
Seana Rioux -Action Kids seana.rioux@brentwoodcommons.com Certificate please. Thank you!
Liz Giza
33:06
certificate please, lgiza@keenemontessorischool.org
Linda Mencis
33:09
I was told we would receive checks 25 days after submitting the first invoice.
Lisa’s New iPad
33:09
I haven’t got the money yet
Kathy Belanger, Ages & Stages
33:10
Is the CCRR@SNHS.ORG email where we can ask for clarification questions for some of the elective/add-ons
Teri Ann Cox, The Children's Center
33:12
We just got our first invoice (it was 2 weeks!)
Teri Ann Cox, The Children's Center
33:47
We were told 25 days too...but they beat it!
Shane
34:08
Certificate please shanekrafton@growingplacesnh.org
Teri Ann Cox, The Children's Center
34:20
Through September 2022
Jen Briggs
35:19
Certificate to Jennifer Legere jbriggs@aplace2grow.com
cblanchette
35:26
We have to use half of funding by December?
Lisa’s New iPad
36:09
Can you clear up how many invoices FCCP has to submit. There were conflicting information. The webinar said FCCP only need to do one but in newsletters it says three.
cblanchette
36:16
I thought we could use it over 2 years?
Janet Chesley Luddy
36:19
Do we need to invoice for the money before the first of next year.
Linda Mencis
36:22
I believe she means the grant funds have to be disbursed to child care centers by December
Maureen Salo
36:38
Do you know who is on the sub committee from ECE?
cblanchette
36:54
Phew…thanks 😀
Julie McConnell
36:56
CBlanchette - Just to clarify, sorry for the confusion around different grant funds. Our Business of Child Care mini grants at the NH Community Loan Fund are specifically for business improvements in your program (Nashua area programs) - flexible, but for things like accounting, software, technology or specific technical assistance needs. I can be reached at jmcconnell@communityloanfund.org. Points to the need for one place to share all this information!
Sue Seeley
37:06
We have until 9/2023 tp spend or allocate and FCC invoice in 1 invoice
Olga
37:37
Certificate for Olga Lazarenko/countryclubforkids@gmail.com
Lisa’s New iPad
38:46
Thank you Sue
Jackie Cowell, Early Learning NH
42:16
Great to know, Teri Ann!
Teri Ann Cox, The Children's Center
42:56
Thank you Amy for representing us (since many of us can't get out to these fairs, etc...)
Patricia Brown
43:52
need an instant fingerprint scanner!
Elaine
48:27
Elaine White Whitehouse ELC certificate please.
Lisa Ranfos
48:29
onboarding is critical I find
Child Guidance
49:27
WOW thanks Amy!
Lisa Ranfos
49:35
Amy you are working so hard on this. What a gift to the field
Wilhelmina Alicea
49:41
Thats great!!
Linda Mencis
49:44
Thank you Amy, This sounds wonderful. A big help!
Teri Ann Cox, The Children's Center
49:45
We have the same in the Wolfeboro area - I know of two former employees who left during the height of the pandemic and now they both have in-home day cares. Through the grapevine, I have non-directly advised them not have more than 3...or if they do, they should reach out to Child Care Licensing and get a license (we actually need this alternative solution for children who do not do as well in large settings...)
Sue L
49:49
Lisa Pease certificate pleaseReachforthestars2009@yahoo.com
YENIS DAY CARE
50:01
FOR CERTIFICATE. YENIS DAY CARE. Yeni Dominguez and Francisca Lopez. will08071981@hotmail.com
cblanchette
50:30
You are amazing Amy! ❤️
Teri Ann Cox, The Children's Center
52:10
Unlicensed home programs is not the best solution. How does DHHS try to "recruit" and bring these home day cares into the fold (so we can have safe, quality, alternatives to Centers)?
Mimi O'Connor
53:24
Amy, as always, coming up with out-of-the box ideas and workable solutions! And, then doing the work to get it done! AMAZING WORK!
Amy Brooks- ECEA
56:26
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aUp3JSxB9ieMm6gwlHo-CyOdB3H8bmAg/edit
Amy Brooks- ECEA
56:31
NH Work Programs Doc
Lisa Ranfos
56:35
this might be helpful? https://www.nhmunicipal.org/sites/default/files/uploads/at_a_glance_arpa_2021_8_25.pdf
Teri Ann Cox, The Children's Center
57:02
One of the commissioners I talked to said they're not looking at the same "restrictions" as the ARPA dollars we are getting - e.g., replacement of equipment or appliances (whereas with ARPA we got, we understand we can only use dollars for repairs). So we are asking our County for $$s to help us replace/upgrade our washing machines to commercial grade and pull out the water fountains and install bottle (water) filling stations instead.
Julie McConnell
59:04
https://www.nhbr.com/how-are-new-hampshire-municipalities-counties-going-to-spend-arpa-windfall/
jmev377’s iPad
59:37
Jaime vezina Alpha bits Jmev123live@yahoo.com certificate please
Chris clanin
01:01:02
Certificate please Chris Clanin at CWG-WWS…thank you
YENIS DAY CARE
01:02:01
Agreed to confusing
cblanchette
01:02:42
An easier place other than NH Connections is needed! Thanks
Katie Brissette, Early Learning NH
01:03:00
What child care specific info would you find helpful?
Maureen Salo
01:03:10
Who your licensing specialist is, especially when they are reassigned.
Amy Brooks- ECEA
01:03:30
Link to the universal best practices.
Maureen Salo
01:03:49
Link to access forms on licensing website
Teri Ann Cox, The Children's Center
01:04:01
Average pay rates per region or county...to make sure we are competitive with each other (if people would share their pay scales)
Jax, Saplings
01:04:06
I wish there were office hours to check in with our licensing coordinators-- for face to face Q&A. There just aren't enough hours to track down the answers.
Carlisa
01:04:16
Agree with Maureen! All new updated information and when they come into play.
Amy Brooks- ECEA
01:04:31
The ARPA application info
Mary C NH
01:04:33
Who people know as tax accountants that are versed in Family Child Care tax preparation.
Penny Dube
01:04:49
new hire stuff that needs to be done, I forgot about unemployment new hire and got in trouble. include state stuff and w4 infomation
Child Guidance
01:05:15
Great idea to have everything in one place!!!
Maureen Salo
01:05:19
Special interest groups that are meeting, and access to minutes that can be shared.
Amy Brooks- ECEA
01:05:30
A "directory" of advocacy organizations like New Futures, ELNH, etc
Kathy Belanger, Ages & Stages
01:05:34
CCLU territory map for license coordinators
Amy Brooks- ECEA
01:06:05
Yes, Penny a new hire checklist maybe
Kathy Belanger, Ages & Stages
01:06:11
Calendar of weekly events with links to register
Penny Dube
01:06:46
yes exatly everything is all over the place
Mary C NH
01:07:01
Deals on supplies we use regularly such as cleaning supplies, paper supplies (TP, papertowels, hand sanitizers, etc), snacks/food, etc.
Amy Brooks- ECEA
01:07:30
A single sheet cheat sheet for ratios and staff qualifications that can be posted
Liz Belsito
01:07:31
UNH PDG page - https://mypages.unh.edu/pdg/opportunities
Shannon Tremblay
01:07:35
Thank you everyone for the great ideas!!! This information is so helpful
Liz Belsito
01:08:08
Map that is included in that UNH PDG page https://mypages.unh.edu/sites/default/files/pdg/files/nh_pdg_early_childhood_regions_15july2021.pdf
Patricia Brown
01:08:41
sample letters very helpful!
Lorraine Greer, Sunrise Children's Center
01:10:07
NO
Teri Ann Cox, The Children's Center
01:10:11
NO
Wilhelmina Alicea
01:10:12
they told us NO
YENIS DAY CARE
01:10:13
No
Natalie D'Angelo
01:10:15
No
Child Guidance
01:10:17
no they told us NO!!
Liz Belsito
01:10:17
why?
Sue L
01:10:21
No
YENIS DAY CARE
01:10:30
No no no no and nooo
Child Guidance
01:10:32
We goy written up for it!!!
Maureen Salo
01:10:49
What would we ask our school district for? Is it a machine that they have?
Janet Chesley Luddy
01:10:50
I didn’t think we could from a long time ago
Wilhelmina Alicea
01:12:30
That sounds great!!
Jen Briggs
01:12:38
which will effect your insurance as a critical rule violation.
Kathy Belanger, Ages & Stages
01:12:42
So, do any resources that come in - fire department to do a presentation - do those individuals need to have fingerprinting and background checks done through DHHS?
Liz Belsito
01:13:12
Can school resource officers do it for child care providers?
Jen Briggs
01:13:18
how much does a machine cost?
YENIS DAY CARE
01:13:24
BUT IN THIS CRITICAL TIME IT SHOULD BE AN OPTION!!!
Mary C NH
01:13:37
That would be helpful Liz!
Lisa Ranfos
01:13:57
its a law change that is needed before the rule can change
Patricia Brown
01:14:05
I thought it was about the background check. why couldn't we use past fingerprints for updated background check?
Liz Belsito
01:14:41
If its a regulatory thing either state or fed, let's address it but in the mean time, are there work arounds?
Anne & Core
01:14:42
I have to jump off!
Lisa Ranfos
01:14:57
this has been an ongoing issue for years that Melissa is well aware of. We can't get anyone to listen to the law change needed
cblanchette
01:15:25
Maybe we could barter using school fingerprinting machines for child care spaces for their teachers…lol
Mary C NH
01:15:46
Another good idea!
Patricia Brown
01:16:18
and the employment eligibility card cost is prohibitive for short term support
Kathy Belanger, Ages & Stages
01:16:39
Can someone address if anyone that comes in has to be printed, please. I'm up for relicensing and have a firefighter and postman coming in during career day. I do not want to be cited.
Patricia Brown
01:17:10
no- visitors are fine.
Lisa Ranfos
01:18:08
they do not have to be printed
Harmony DeFruscio
01:19:06
I m pretty sure it's less than 5 hours
Patricia Brown
01:19:06
volunteers also do not have to be fibgerprinted
Kathy Belanger, Ages & Stages
01:19:07
Right...supervised. Thank you. I'm just really nervous. First time renewal.
Kathy Belanger, Ages & Stages
01:19:41
Thank you everyone!!
Adrienne Hutchinson
01:20:05
Patricia Brown I thought volunteers do need the background check but are exempt from the employment card, that's what we did with our volunteers
Patricia Brown
01:21:08
I talked at length w licensing about my potential volunteer. if not counted in child to staff ratio- no need.
Adrienne Hutchinson
01:21:52
Gotcha, I'll check next time it comes around because we have a new licensor and I haven't asked her, but the former one said we did need to.
Patricia Brown
01:22:57
can't be left alone, but sure does help to have an extra set of hands or arms! pressure off staff..
Patricia Brown
01:24:47
so Jackie- you mean no longer hours based- pt half time ft?
Patricia Brown
01:26:23
ok, great!
Julie McConnell
01:26:45
I have to jump off for another meeting Jackie, but please clarify that this is a legislative proposal, not yet policy -
Teri Ann Cox, The Children's Center
01:29:10
I will do!
Child Guidance
01:29:28
Sorry about the background noise at least you know I am working!! Ha ha
Child Guidance
01:30:09
Jackie can you please list who to thank? Thanks
Child Guidance
01:30:33
Today's meeting people
Holly Hancock
01:30:43
This is so good to hear. I’ve lost so much money bc families just can’t afford to pay when absent
Child Guidance
01:31:04
Kill them with kindness!!
Amy Brooks- ECEA
01:31:43
There is an ECE advocacy training by New Futures next MOnday night. Great for parents as well!!
Lisa Ranfos
01:32:04
gotta run. Thank you
cblanchette
01:32:26
As we are saying thank you to everyone I want to thank Jackie, Katie all the ELNH and the amazing directors here! You rock ! 😀😀😀
Amy Brooks- ECEA
01:32:39
https://new-futures.org/trainings/early-childhood-advocacy-training-family-supports-services-focus-0
Mimi O'Connor
01:32:39
Can I just mention the upcoming change at CCAC
Janet Chesley Luddy
01:32:54
thank you!
Lisa’s New iPad
01:33:11
Thank you all
Jackie Cowell, Early Learning NH
01:33:36
Mimi, you will ALWAYS be a part of our child care community. :)
Lisa’s New iPad
01:33:45
OH NO MIMI
Shannon Tremblay
01:33:47
Mimi!!!! You will be missed
jmev377’s iPad
01:33:59
Thank you all
Child Guidance
01:34:02
Congrats MiMi. The best of luck to you!
Holly Hancock
01:34:04
Good luck in your new journey.
Laurie Rardin, NH DHHS
01:34:06
Good luck to you!
Mary C NH
01:34:09
Thanks for working so hard for us all!
Kimberly McKenney
01:34:11
You will be greatly missed - You are a powerhouse!!!
Cellissa Hoyt, Early Learning NH
01:34:12
Mimi, you have been an early childhood hero for as long as I have known you!
Kathy Belanger, Ages & Stages
01:34:12
Mimi....you are so phenomenal. Although I've never met you in person, you have helped me instrumentally in all your contributions
Mary C NH
01:34:16
Mimi good luck!
Lisa’s New iPad
01:34:23
Best of luck to you in all you do!
Michelle Bissonnette
01:34:26
Best wishes Mimi!
Deirdre McPartlin
01:34:30
Thank you, Mimi. You will be missed. Best wishes.
cblanchette
01:34:34
Best wishes Mimi ! ❤️
Teri Ann Cox, The Children's Center
01:34:38
Agree Jackie! Mimi - Stay and Be Well!!!
Laurie Rardin, NH DHHS
01:34:43
Oct. 14 is also Children's Environmental Health Day!
Kathy Belanger, Ages & Stages
01:34:55
Best wishes to you, Mimi!!!!!
Child Guidance
01:34:59
You are always welcome to visit us Mimi!
Lisa’s New iPad
01:35:17
What a huge loss for us😭
Patricia Brown
01:35:25
we need more high school voc programs!
Melissa Scott
01:35:29
Wishing you the best Mimi! ❤️
Liz Belsito
01:35:34
Big Congrats Mimi. Amazing work you'll be doing!
Lorraine Greer, Sunrise Children's Center
01:35:54
Good luck Mimi!!! You will be missed!
Kimberly McKenney
01:35:58
I have tears!!!! You will be missed
Janet Chesley Luddy
01:36:10
Good Luck in your new adventure!
Teri Ann Cox, The Children's Center
01:36:40
You have left an amazing legacy...and will create another new one!
Traci Pare
01:37:39
thank you!!
Meryl Kiddie Konnection
01:37:46
Thank you everyone!!!
sandy
01:38:06
Thank you!