Reopening Child Care in NJ Webinar Recordings and Materials

2020_06_05_child_care_town_hall_meeting_title2

This first webinar focused on the data and information needed to inform a child care center reopening plan.  It covered parent engagement, financials and staffing needs.T he discussion with a panel of child care directors provided real life examples and commentary.

Panelists

Facilitator:
Dr. Dr. Beverly Lynn, CEO of Program for Parents, Inc., Essex County's child care resource and referral agency

Panelists:

  • Stephanie Kirby Anderson, Child Care Director, West Essex YMCA, Peanut Shell Early Childhood Learning Ceter (Livingston)
  • Winifred Smith-Jenkins, Director of Zadie's Early Childhood Cenger (East Orange) and Zadie's Nurturing Den (Summit)
  • Meghan Tavormina, President of the NJ Association for the Education of Young Children (NJAEYC) and Director of The Learning Path Preschool (Chatham)
Links and resources shared during the webinar
2020_06_09_Child_Care_Operation_Readiness_title2

Watching this webinar you'll get a  view of “the day in the life of” from provider, parent and child’s perspectives.  The new policies that will have to be in place and how providers can effectively and efficiently meet the obligations of the new policies.  Dr. Beverly Lynn reviews the new social distancing mandates from check – in to check out, as well as safety and cleaning procedures.  Hear from emergency child care providers who are on the ground and are able to discuss evolving best practices.

View complete video of A Day in the Life of an Emergency Child Care Center presented in the webinar.

Panelists

Facilitator:
Dr. Dr. Beverly Lynn, CEO of Program for Parents, Inc., Essex County's child care resource and referral agency

Panelists:

  • Brian Ross, Esq. Assistant Commissioner for Legal, Regulatory and Legislative Affairs for the NJ Dept. of Children and Families
  • Nicole Tiger, Director, Washington Kid Care & Learning Center (Washington, NJ, Warren County)
  • Keisha Wright-Daniel, Director of CARE For Me Children's Learning Center, Pennsauken, New Jersey (Camden County)
Links and resources shared during the webinar
2020_06_11_Child_Care_Reopening_Employer_Rights_title2

Consistent and reliable staff was important before and now it is key to successfully reopening your program.  Whether a center laid-off or furloughed their staff, this third webinar will take a deep dive into a provider's rights and obligations for re-hiring and training staff.  An expert will address concerns about fulfilling staffing needs.

Panelists

Facilitator:
Dr. Dr. Beverly Lynn, CEO of Program for Parents, Inc., Essex County's child care resource and referral agency

Panelists:

  • Yarrow Willman-Cole, Workplace Justice Program Director, NJ Citizen Action, Time to Care Coalition
  • Amy Vazquez, Director, Legal Content, Employers Association of New Jersey

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