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Workforce Solutions South Plains Child Care Services Directors Corner

New Staff

August 2013— October 2013

Workforce Solutions Recent legislation has made it possible CCS would like to introduce our South Plains for CCS to receive a limited amount of newest staff members, quality initiative funding in the *Vanessa Gutierrez If you are interested in upcoming fiscal year. This funding will *Megan Estrada learning more about becoming be utilized to assist in the increase of Vanessa joined our team on 2/18 a Texas Rising Star (TRS) quality child care received at our CCS and Megan joined our team on 5/16 Provider, please contact providers. As we receive additional Please join us in making Vanessa and Vicki Hobbs at Megan feel welcome! information, we will let you know. 806-744-3572. Special points of interest:  TOT Dates  Resource Room changes  QI Training Survey

Client Services We hope that you have had a great and somewhat restful summer. It’s hard Inside this issue: to believe that it is time to begin thinking about children returning to Director’s Corner school, but we have already started making plans and getting ready for the New Staff 2013-2014 school year. Client Services All providers have been sent the “change of care needed” form. Please use this form to report all children who will be going to school for the first time in the fall. Please remember, this form is only for children who are

currently authorized for full time care and will need a blended referral when school starts. Please submit these changes as quickly as possible. Changes that are reported in advance make for a much smoother transition for parents, providers, and CCS. Changes not reported timely can result in payment delays.

As always, please feel free to contact CCS anytime with any need you might have. Email is the best way to contact CCS and get a quick response. michelle.ford@spworkforce.org

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Parent Share of Costs New Providers

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CCS Holidays CACFP News

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Resource Room TOT Trainings

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QI Survey

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Parent Share of Costs

New Providers

CCS Holiday

When reporting late parent share of costs, be sure to include the following:

We would like to welcome the following providers to our CCS team: *Sharon Poe

Workforce Solutions Child Care Services will be CLOSED on the following date:

*Case number

Registered Home in Lubbock

September 1st

*Genie Farley Harriman Center for Women & Children

*Amount owed *Time period for fees owed Please refer to your provider manual for policies regarding missed swipe fees. If you have questions or need assistance, please call or email Stacey or Carol. Be

in observance of Labor Day

Licensed Center in Whiteface *Camp Rush Summer Camp in Lubbock *Heavenly Angels Playhouse Licensed Center in Levelland

CACFP News

CACFP Staff would like to welcome two new providers: Genie Farley Harriman Center for Women and Children and Little Angel’s Feet Daycare to the food program. Thank you to all CACFP Providers for attending our Annual Contract meeting. We always appreciate your efforts in maintaining healthy meals and cooperation with the food program. Please also note the following: 1. Contract packets are due in the CACFP office by Monday, August 26, 2013. 2. Billing Due Date is the 5th of each month. 3. E-mail the CACFP staff when your food billing is complete and ready to process 4. Note the CACFP is on a blended rate and it is beneficial for all providers in our program to complete the billing in a timely manner. 5. If you have a staff change (or just want a review) with the CACFP paperwork, please make arrangements with CACFP staff for assistance.

Resource Room Effective immediately, the Betty Anderson Resource Room will no longer be open the first Saturday of each month. The Resource Room will be available on the Saturdays when we have our QI trainings. The RR is also open the first and third Thursday evenings until 7:30pm.

TOT Trainings

Quality Initiative Survey

Remember to attend our Thursday evening TOT video trainings on:

You will be receiving a training survey in the mail. Please complete and return it to CCS no later than August 30th. Your responses to the survey will help CCS with the planning of our Quality Initiative Trainings for the 2013—2014 year.

August 1st & 15th September 5th & 19th October 3rd & 17th Start time is 6:30 pm. See you there!!! An equal opportunity employer/programs. Auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Relay Texas: 711 (voice); 800-735-2989 (TDD); Relay Texas Spanish 800-662-4954.


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