- Reggio Emilia- open.
- KinderCare Emerald Wood-open.
- KinderCare South-open.
- Generations-re-open 4/5.
- Child Inc.-closed.
- Open Door East- closed.
- Open Door M-Station-closed.
- Wonder Years-closed.
- Bright Beginnings-re-open 4/5.
- Sweet Briar- closed
AISD UPDATES (Cathy)
- Closed until 4/13
- AISD has been assured by TEA that they will be funding while schools are closed. o
- Contingent on documentation of support of on-going learning
- What does documentation look like?
- At home learning plans created by PKP teachers
- Resources that center directors can share with families- separate email to follow
- Read, Ask, Chat
- We would like PKP teacher involved in supporting families
- AISD principals and staff are reaching out to families
- AISD food pick up also distributes at home learning packets
- If you are open, continue doing attendance
- AISD opening some campuses for school age children of essential workers.
TWC update (Cathy)
- Open subsidies for essential workers
- Question: will individuals contact us directly for care? Answer: TWC is still waiting on guidance for process. Believe that individuals will receive authorization for care and reach out to centers
- Forecast that LPAC meeting will happen later this year
- Invoicing—should have received an invoice last week. We need to get clarity on how to reimburse for March. This is a priority for us.
- Registration for returning students - we will try to ramp that up online in April
- New Enrollment – same but online
- Austin City Council is considering a resolution tonight to support small business especially childcare. Cathy will update.
- TXAEYC Circle time call- an opportunity for directors to discuss current events
- Patsy and Leroy interviewed for Spectrum News. J
- Danni is new director at M Station. J
- Practical implementation of COVID-19 Control Orders
- Break management suggestion:
- one person provides breaks for only one classroom. EX: Director for pre-k. Asst director- preschool
- 2 teachers for 8 students. Teachers break each other
- The goal is to minimize interactions, do the best you can
- Reach out to Cathy if you have specific questions for APH. She knows people and may have a faster response time.
- Meals: do not serve family style. Form available if you cannot find right milk. Pat Smith will share.
- Break management suggestion:
- Food: Sam’s Club, US Food, Cisco
- Other supplies: APH is sourcing. Please complete needs survey
- Staffing Changes
- Ebenezer- reduce shifts and send people home if numbers are low
- KinderCare—staff given choice to go to Stand by. Now Janelle is going to temp agency for additional staff. She would employ teachers from other centers on a temporary basis. She promises to return them.
Shared information Updates
TWC Employer questions: TWC has attorneys available to answer employers’ questions. This is an ongoing service 512 463-2800
2150 Firecracker Drive
Buda TX 78610
firstname.lastname@example.org referred by Pat Smith
Attached is the form for CACFP substitutions during the crisis and information:
We received the following update today from TDA regarding the supply disruptions: Documentation for Supply Chain Disruptions http://www.squaremeals.org/FandNResources/CoronavirusUpdateforContractingEntities/CACFPResources.aspx
If you are experiencing supply disruptions and are unable to serve all required meal components please document and maintain records related to your specific attempts to obtain meal components. Documentation should include specific vendor names, dates reached, and what cannot be obtained, as well as the specifics of what meal is ultimately served.
We have attached a sample form that you can complete if you are having a disruption in supplies or you can utilize your own form. Please note that documentation must be completed for each component that you cannot obtain.
USDA has NOT approved any of the requested waivers for CACFP and therefore you must meet TDA requirements to claim a reimbursable meal.Director Meeting Notes 03262020.pdf