Read our weekly newsletter for Ohio Child Care Providers for the week of July 6, 2020.
Pandemic Support Payment Grant Updates
OCCRRA has updated the following documents for the Pandemic Support Payment Grant process.
- Awaiting June Payment & Reconciliation Deadline – Revised: 06/26/2020
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Revised: 07/03/2020
- ODJFS Child Care Centers and ODE Preschool & School-Age Child Care Centers – Revised: 07/03/2020
- ODJFS Type A Homes, Type B Homes, Day Camps, In-Home Aides – 07/03/2020
- Reconciliation Guidance – 06/30/2020
Please note there has been a decrease in July grant amounts for center-based programs. Please read the information thoroughly to understand the impact on your program and plan accordingly. Visit OCCRRA.org for more information or if you have questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have You Activated Your ELRO Subscription?
As a thank you to child care providers across our regions, 4C for Children is providing you with a free subscription to Early Learning Resources Ohio through February 2021. This subscription will link you to discounts, teacher resources, free employer posters, financial tools, templates, COVID-19 help and so much more. All subscriptions have been processed so you should have received an email with registration information. Log in and check out the resources on ELRO today!
Upcoming Training Reminder: Building a Quality Program: The Road Map to Success
This virtual training includes an explanation of the different types of licensing non-compliances and a quick review of the purpose of the non-compliance categories, and their impact on your Step Up To Quality rating. Join us for this training on July 10, from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Register here.
Mid-Week Meetup Returns July 15! Our virtual coaching sessions for administrators (center-based and family child care) are free and hosted via Zoom. Here is information about our next session:
Wednesday, July 15 | 1-3 p.m.
Topic: Representatives from ODJFS will be available during the first 30 minutes of this meeting to answer your questions. Please email email@example.com with your questions for this session. Click here to register.
Tune Into Training
Join us for these upcoming free virtual training opportunities.
- July 8:ELDS Module Level 2: Language and Literacy, 36 Months to Kindergarten Entry
- July 10:Building a Quality Program: The Road Map to Success
- July 13:Blocks, Building on Development
- July 13:Yes, It’s My Turn To Take It Home! Activities To Connect Your Program To Home
- July 14:You Can’t Come to My Birthday Party! Enhancing Social Competence
Visit 4cforchildren.org/training for more!
Federal Child Care Action Alert
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott, and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray recently introduced the Child Care Is Essential Act (H.R.7027/S.3874) that would create a $50 billion Child Care Stabilization Fund within the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), providing critical support to families, child care providers, and our state’s economy. Contact your members of Congress today and encourage them to support the Child Care Is Essential Act!
Report from Ready Nation
Ohio loses up to $1.7 billion annually due to its child care shortage. As a child care provider, you know that child care is essential to support Ohio’s workforce and the growth and development of infants and toddlers. Read and share this report from Ready Nation on how to strengthen Ohio’s economy by fixing the child care crisis.
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