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Workforce Solutions Child Care Services February 2012— April 2012

Director’s Corner Working Together Is the Key To Success The last few years has presented the child care industry, as a whole, with a vast array of challenges and changes. Child Care Services staff recognizes the tremendous amount of flexibility, determination, and difficulties each facility must go through on a daily basis. It is more important than ever we have open communication and work together as a team for the betterment of the children we serve. CCS will continue to strive to keep an open line of communication for you, our providers, to discuss any issues you might be facing, and to share pertinent child care information with the group. Please contact me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions you might have at:

Workforce Solutions South Plains If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Texas Rising Star (TRS) Provider, please contact Vicki Hobbs at 806-744-3572.

Special points of interest: ☺ Working Together ☺ CACFP Updates ☺ Provider Meeting & Trainings Inside this issue:

Client Services 2450’s Client Services staff are settling in and adjusting to all the new changes we have encountered with our TWIST system. We are working through all the new procedures and making adjustments as needed. We hope you are becoming more comfortable and able to maneuver through the formatting of the 2450’s. Again, please pay close attention to the caseworker documentation listed in the comment section of each form, as well as circled dates and mark outs of unnecessary information. In the near future, the 2450’s should become less cumbersome and easier to read. As always, you are free to email me with any questions you might have. My email address is:

Summer Enrollment It’s hard to believe, but summer is just around the corner. It will soon be time to think about CCS Summer enrollment. We will tentatively begin taking applications for school age children for summer only care in mid April. If you have parents needing this service, please encourage them to contact CCS to schedule an appointment. Appointments at this time are four weeks away, so please remind parents of the need to schedule these in advance.

Director’s Corner Client Services

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CACFP News Provider Meeting

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CCS Holidays QI Training

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New CCS Staff New & TRS Providers

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Betty Anderson Resource Room TOT Training

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Provider Meeting

Thank you for your patience with the Texas Department of Agriculture software transition. This was a tedious process for all of us, but we made it through.

Save the Date!!

Please REMEMBER the CACFP billing is due on the 5th of each month by 4:00 p.m. in our office. This will allow for the CACFP staff to review your billing and contact you for corrections, if needed. Thank you for your continued cooperation in this matter.

Workforce Solutions will host our Semi-Annual CCS Provider meeting on:

We will be sending a flyer on the annual CACFP training that will occur during April of 2012.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Mahon Library, located: 1306 9th Street, Lubbock, Texas 10:00 a.m. to Noon.

CACFP will soon become fully automated . We are currently working out the final details and will send out specifics about implementation very soon.

Additional information will be sent to you soon. Hope to see you there.

CCS Holiday

QI Training

Workforce Solutions Child Care Services will be closed on the following day: April 6th in observance of Good Friday.

New CCS Staff

Workforce Solutions will be having our quarterly QI workshop for 2’s & 3’s on: Saturday March 3, 2011

Please join us in welcoming our two newest additions to the CCS team:

(See flyer for specific details).

Alfredo Rodriguez

Please remember to RSVP by the deadline Ursula Findley if you or your staff plan to attend. They will be joining our case Space is limited. If you RSVP and you or worker staff beginning your staff are unable to attend, please February 1st. let us know. We maintain a waiting list so We are excited and look forward we can call and allow someone else to to working with both of them. attend in your place.

New & TRS Providers

Betty Anderson Resource Room

TOT Training

We would like to welcome the following providers to our CCS family:

The winners of the Resource Room book drawings are as follows:

Just a Reminder

Little Steps Christian Academy,

Licensed Child Care Home in Lubbock.

True Heavenly Angels,

Veronica C.

Thursday evening TOT video trainings:

Cradles to Crayons.

Feb. 2nd & 16th

November 2011,

Licensed Child Care Home in Lubbock. December 2011, Virginia G.

Congratulations to our newest TRS providers!

Children’s World.

*Achievers Learning Center, 4 Star TRS status.

January 2012,

*Creative Learning Center, 4 Star TRS status.

Debbie B. Busy Bees.

March 1st & 15th April 19th. Start time is 6:30 pm. See you there!!! There will not be a TOT training on April 5th, due to the holiday weekend.

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News, information and resources for child care service providers from your partners at Workforce Solutions South Plains