June 18th, 2020

HEN (Humboldt Early Education Newsletter) Fourth Edition
News & Updates about Legislation, ECE, Local Events, Trainings, and Job Opportunities
Hot Topics
California Legislature OK’s budget, but changes coming
By ADAM BEAM
California lawmakers pass placeholder budget, but changes coming: Newsom likely to scrap cuts for government-funded senior health insurance, some child care programs. // Associated Press
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)
 
There has been a lot of discussion but very little clear guidance about COVID-19 related Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). While most information indicates that the condition is rare, we want you to know that we continue to look for the best and most current information on MIS-C and will be posting resources on our website as they become available.

- CDC’s information page about MIS-C:


- Children’s Hospital Los Angeles: COVID-19 and  Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Update Webinar– slides  and  Webinar Video
 
Wash Your Hands with Baby Shark
One of the CDC's most recommended acts of prevention is still to wash your hands frequently. Let's have some musical fun by singing the steps to the tune of one of our beloved preschool songs. Enjoy!

ECE NEWS
Providers information
Dear ECE Providers,

The work you do is invaluable and we are amazed by your dedication to the children in your care. You may have heard that some counties in California are allowing more people to get back to work. That could mean that more families will come to you for care.

Here are answers to questions many providers have been asking:

1) What is a tele-visit from Licensing?  See Question #6  under Licensing, Health and Safety
2) Should I ask parents to sign a waiver of liability?   See Question #9  under Licensing, Health and Safety
3) How do I certify for a continued claim for unemployment with EDD?  See the bottom of Question #22  under Business and Financial Supports
Your work as a child care professional is essential for economic recovery!

In solidarity,
Child Care Law Center

new Child Trends brief  developed for the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation finds that states struggle to serve homeless children and families in part because of varying definitions of homelessness and the difficulty of reaching families staying temporarily with friends or family. To increase access to high-quality early care and education for children experiencing homelessness, the authors encourage states to explore how they collect data, strengthen agency relationships, and more.
How to Talk to Children About Race
Child Care Licensing
Coronavirus Information
Please refer to the following notices regarding Coronavirus:

  • PIN 20-12-CCP - Written directives for lead testing in child care centers will be delayed due to COVID-19
  • PIN 20-11-CCP - COVID-19 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) FOR CHILD CARE LICENSEES AND PROVIDERS
  • PIN 20-10-CCP - Announcing a New Mobile-Friendly Web Application to Find Child Care Services
  • PIN 20-09-CCP - Everbridge Notifications Regarding Facility Status
  • PIN 20-09-CCP-SP - Notificaciones De Everbridge Sobre El Estado De Las Instalaciones
  • PIN 20-08-CCP - Notice Of Tele-Inspections For Pre-Licensing Inspections, Case Management Inspections, And Complaints
  • PIN 20-08-CCP-SP - Aviso De Que Se Realizaran Teleinspecciones Para Las Inspecciones Previas Al Licenciamiento, Las Inspecciones Para La Administracion De Casos Y Las Investigaciones De Quejas
  • PIN 20-07-CCP - Coronavirus Diseason 2019 (COVID-19) Talking Points from the Child Care Licensing Stakeholder Calls Held on March 17, 2020, and April 1, 2020
  • PIN 20-07-CCP-SP - La Enfermedad Coronavirus (COVID-19) Puntos de conversacion De La LLamada En Espanol En 2 De Abril De 2020 Para Licenciatarios, Proveedores Y Partes Interesadas
  • PIN 20-06-CCP - Social and Physical Distancing Guidance and Healthy Practices for Child Care Facilities in Response to the Global Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Written in Collaboration with the California Department of Education
  • PIN 20-06-CCP-SP - GuĂ­a De Distanciamiento Social Y FĂ­sico Y De Prácticas De Salud Para Las Instalaciones De Cuidado Infantil, Elaborada En ColaboraciĂłn Con El Departamento De EducaciĂłn De California En Respuesta A La Pandemia Global De Coronavirus (Covid-19)


Local News & Updates
Humboldt County Emergency Alert

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Changing Tides Family Services COVID 19 Resources and Information
*** UPDATED 5.18.20 *** The California Department of Education (CDE) is encouraging all programs that can safely remain open or reopen, to do so, in order to serve children currently enrolled in care as well as children of essential workers provided for in the governor’s executive order and the California Department of Education guidelines, and children of eligible workers as identified in the state and local Roadmaps for Reopening. Child care providers who remain open, or reopen, during the State of Emergency should communicate with their current families that they are expected to remain at home during the shelter-in-place order unless they are an essential worker, at-risk, or an eligible worker family according to Governor Newsom and Humboldt County's Roadmaps for Reopening. For more information about these plans and who is considered essential, at-risk, and/or eligible:
 
For more information about these plans and who is considered essential, at-risk, and/or eligible:
Please click  here  for updated information about the  Governor’s Pandemic Resilience Roadmap
Please click  here  for the updated information about  Humboldt County’s Plan for Reopening
Local Events, Trainings, and Job Opportunities
 
CPIN Trainings are going VIRTUAL!
I'm excited to share that your regional CPIN team we will be offering six virtual trainings ranging in topics from Talking with Parents if you have a Concern, Inclusion Works, Dialogic Reading, and supporting the listening, speaking and literacy development of Dual Language Learners. All registration is through the Workforce  registry . I encourage you to sign up quickly, space is limited and these free trainings are open to educators across the state. You will find some offerings in the late afternoon and some in the evenings. Registration details can be found in the attached flyer.  
Health, Safety & Quality in Child Care Settings
During Covid-19 Series!
--  Part 1 - 5/15/20 General Overview of Health and Safety for Being Open and/or Reopening During COVID-19 - featuring Q&A with Community Care Licensing.  Click to view video on YouTube

--  Part 2 - In case you missed this, Part 2 - 5/27/20 Completing a Plan for Reopening/Being Open During COVID-19, including how to read EPA Labels for Cleaning Products, and featuring Center-Based Care Q&A with Wendy Hill, Director, CR Child Development Center Click to view video on YouTube 

-- Part 3 :06/11/2020 Completing a Plan for Reopening/Being Open During COVID-19, including EPA Labels for Cleaning Products. School Age Care featuring 5 Q&A panelist from local after school programs. Click to view video on YouTube 
 
Hoopa Virtual Parent Cafe
Pop-Up Drive-Through Parent Café
Full Capacity

Virtual Parent Café
 
A virtual group that you can join from the comfort of your home via ZOOM on a computer or cell phone. Parent Cafés create a safe place for parents to come together, provide mutual support, and gain parenting protective factors.
 
Friday, June 19th, 5:30pm-6:30pm
 
NO RSVP required for Virtual Parent Café


To Join Virtual Parent Café
Join us from your Smart Phone App*:
Download the Zoom App, enter
Meeting ID 933-3155-7142 and Password 48626
Dial in 1-408-638- 0968 or Toll-Free 1-877-853-5257
 
Join us from your desktop*:
 
*Please download Zoom in advance on your phone, computer, or tablet*
Child Care Provider Annual Food Program Training
 
Loleta Virtual Parent Cafe
Pop-Up Drive-Through Parent Café
Full Capacity

Virtual Parent Café
 
A virtual group that you can join from the comfort of your home via ZOOM on a computer or cell phone. Parent Cafés create a safe place for parents to come together, provide mutual support, and gain parenting protective factors.
 
Wednesday, June 24th 5:30pm-6:30pm
 
NO RSVP required for Virtual Parent Café

To Join Virtual Parent Café

Join us by phone: (No internet required)
Dial in to 1-408-638- 0968 or 1-669-900-6833, enter Meeting ID 932 2420 2361 and Password 297989
Join us from your Smart Phone*: Download the Zoom application, enter Meeting ID 932 2420 2361 and Password 297989
Join us from your desktop*:
 
*Please download Zoom in advance on your phone, computer, or tablet*


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Humboldt County Office of Education
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Humboldt County Office of Education
Check out the Spark Online learning page Cindi Kaup and Elena Janred developed with online learning resources in English and Spanish  https://spark.adobe.com/page/NKfTXDDYbEmPy/

This page is a resource for families and school administrators regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This site includes updates about school closure information, school meal schedules, resources for families, health resources and news updates.  https://hcoe.org/covid-19/

For the Love of Children: Unsung Heroes, an article by Cindi Kaup in the North Coast Journal
Federal Updates
New Bill Seeks to Stabilize the Childcare Industry during COVID-19 Crisis
This week, US Representatives Rosa DeLauro and Bobby Scott, and US Senator Patty Murray along with partnering co-sponsors introduced a bill, the Child Care is Essential Act, to create a $50 billion Child Care Stabilization Fund which would provide grant funding to stabilize the childcare industry and assist providers in reopening and operating safely.
According to the bill’s authors, the Child Care is Essential Act would support childcare providers and working families by: 
·     Ensuring that the grants adequately support providers’ operating expenses and funding gets to them quickly;
·     Requiring that providers continue to pay their staff;
·     Providing tuition and copayment relief for working families;
·     Promoting health and safety through compliance with public health guidance;
·     Prioritizing providers that serve underserved populations;
·     Ensuring grants are awarded equitably across childcare settings; and
·     Conducting oversight through robust reporting requirements.
This bill would provide critical support to keep childcare running in California and across the country. Find your legislator using the links below to urge them to support the Child Care is Essential Act:

Speaker Pelosi Unveils the HEROES Act Which Takes Needed Steps to Support Children and Families through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Yesterday afternoon [5/17/20], Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) unveiled the  Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act , or the “ HEROES Act ,” a $3 trillion proposal that builds on previous Congressional efforts to help alleviate the dire health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before this crisis, millions of families could not afford an emergency, were living in poverty, and struggled with keeping food on the table and a roof over their heads. Now, more than 30 million people have filed for unemployment,  many have lost their employer-based health insurance , and child hunger and poverty are on the rise.
State Updates
CAPPA's sponsored bill,  AB 2883 (Quirk-Silva) , successfully passed out of the Assembly on Thursday with bipartisan support and no opposition! We are one step closer to strengthening  California's subsidized child care system and further value family child care providers with much needed updates related to the reimbursement process. 

Specifically, AB 2883 will:
  1. Eliminate variable work schedules for subsidized families so that when they secure a child care center or family child care provider, that center or provider will be able to budget accurately in the month the care is provided
  2. Delete language that child care providers can only change their rates once per year
 3.Require community-based programs to notify the provider at the same time that the
family makes the request to change providers

For more CA State Legislations, visit the CAPPA State Legislation Webpage
County Childcare COVID-19 Initiatives in California
Early Edge California has compiled a summary of how our state is providing resources to families and providers at the county level. Read what some of our counties are currently doing. Please share what your county is doing if you don’t see it listed by emailing us at  info@earlyedgecalifornia.org . We will be adding and updating this resource with more information in the coming weeks.