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02
Mar
2024

Steps to Success for Subsidy Vendors - 3-part series

3-02-2024 8:30 am -3:30 pm
Online
Free

This 6-hour virtual training is open to providers that are already subsidy vendors, and those considering it. It answers more questions than the orientation, and is highly recommended. It is in three parts, and providers have a choice to participate in one, two, or all three. Certificates are given each session attended.

1) Understanding Vendor Payment Guideline: 8:30am - 10:30am

In this session, you will learn:

  • How Subsidy Vendors help Virginia families
  • The components of the Subsidy Vendor Agreement
  • How to obtain a POS machine
  • How to access and operate the Vendor Portal
  • Who to contact for assistance with these items

2) Implementation of Child Care Regulation and Guidance: 11:00am – 1:00pm

 In this session, you will learn:

  • The role Licensing plays in the Subsidy Vendor process
  • The background check process
  • What to expect with annual inspections
  • How to set annual rates
  • What annual training is required
  • Procedures for transferring ownership, relocating, or closing a Subsidy Program
  • How to change program types

3) Managing your Business: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

 In this session, you will learn:

  • Your tax responsibilities as a Subsidy Vendor
  • How to prevent fraud
  • Finance tips
  • How to access technical assistance
09
Mar
2024

Child Care Subsidy Program Orientation

3-09-2024 8:00 am -10:00 am
Online
Free

This orientation session is recommended for individuals/programs interested in the VDSS Subsidy Vendor Program to learn about the application process, all program requirements, and resources available to assist you, such as Child Care Aware of Virginia’s technical assistance and training programs, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS). This class is virtual. No certificate is given for this orientation.

12
Mar
2024

Child Care Subsidy Program Orientation

3-12-2024 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Online
Free

This orientation session is recommended for individuals/programs interested in the VDSS Subsidy Vendor Program to learn about the application process, all program requirements, and resources available to assist you, such as Child Care Aware of Virginia’s technical assistance and training programs, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS). This class is virtual. No certificate is given for this orientation.

13
Mar
2024

Emergency Preparedness for Early Childhood Providers

3-13-2024 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Online
Free

In this training, revised in 2022, you will learn:

  • Emergency Preparedness requirements for early childhood programs operating in Virginia
  • How to identify threats that face your program
  • The importance of having an Emergency Preparedness plan and how to create one specific to your early childhood program
  • The differences between evacuation, shelter in place, and lockdowns, and when to implement each procedure
  • Essential supplies to have on hand
  • How to effectively communicate with children, families, and staff during and after an emergency

Note: These are live, interactive classes and will not be recorded for later viewing. If you register for a class and you are unable to attend, please contact your trainer and let them know so another participant can have your spot. Any CCAoVA class may be cancelled or scheduled if registration is low.

20
Mar
2024

Director's Forum: The Importance of Being a Mandated Reporter

3-20-2024 12:30 pm -2:30 pm
Online
Free
All child care providers have been trained on being a mandatory reporter. This director's forum will be conducted by a local Child Protective Services office, and will discuss the importance of following through with reporting and what happens once a report is made. There will also be a question and answer period where attendees can ask the CPS investigator questions about what needs to be reported when you are a mandated reporter. This forum will also assist Subsidy Vendors by providing the information necessary to pass monitoring inspections and make sure that all policies and procedures for this topic are in compliance with subsidy requirements.
20
Mar
2024

Director's Forum: Staff Appreciation Goes A Long Way

3-20-2024 7:00 pm -8:00 pm
Online
Free

In this director's forum we will discuss how to help your staff feel appreciated. Research shows that when staff feel appreciated and thanked they are happier, more engaged with their work, and more committed. Studies show that managers should learn to give thanks more often and in a variety of ways. We will look at the different ways people express and receive appreciation. We will cover how to express genuine appreciation to co-workers and staff even on a tight budget, increase loyalty with the employees and volunteers in your organization, and how to create a more positive work environment.

21
Mar
2024

Director's Forum: The Importance of Being a Mandated Reporter

3-21-2024 7:00 pm -9:00 pm
Online
Free
All child care providers have been trained on being a mandatory reporter. This director's forum will be conducted by a local Child Protective Services office, and will discuss the importance of following through with reporting and what happens once a report is made. There will also be a question and answer period where attendees can ask the CPS investigator questions about what needs to be reported when you are a mandated reporter. This forum will also assist Subsidy Vendors by providing the information necessary to pass monitoring inspections and make sure that all policies and procedures for this topic are in compliance with subsidy requirements.
08
Apr
2024

Director's Forum: Ready or Not, It's Time for a Health and Safety Inspection

4-08-2024 12:30 pm -1:30 pm
Online
Free
This director's forum will focus on areas that are covered in the regular licensing and health and safety inspections for child care programs. The state standards will be reviewed as well as how they guide you to success. The 6 basic components of an inspection will be covered, including: when the inspector arrives, the tour, interactions, child and staff interviews, observations, and documentation review. This forum will focus on understanding how maintaining compliance everyday will help you to have a successful experience with licensing visits.
13
Apr
2024

Child Care Subsidy Program Orientation

4-13-2024 8:00 am -10:00 am
Online
Free

This orientation session is recommended for individuals/programs interested in the VDSS Subsidy Vendor Program to learn about the application process, all program requirements, and resources available to assist you, such as Child Care Aware of Virginia’s technical assistance and training programs, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS). This class is virtual. No certificate is given for this orientation.


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