Merritt College Child Development Department

Merritt College Child Development Department The Merritt College Child Development Department prepares effective early care and education professionals to provide quality programs and services to chil
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05/27/2020
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05/26/2020
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Tonight (5/26), the Albany School Board will be voting to eliminate all jobs related to the Children's Center, Albany's Early Care & Education program. This will impact our youngest learners and families in Albany.

All public comments should be written to [email protected]. The Children's Center Director lay off is under agenda item 12-1. The rest of the early learning department is listed under agenda item 12-2. Please write the "agenda item #" in the subject line and limit it to 450 words.

Submissions need to be received before 5 pm.

Link to more information here: https://mailchi.mp/bananasbunch/albany-school-district-5-26-20

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05/26/2020

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Child care providers - this one is for you! In the Health & Safety Best Practices During COVID-19 workshop on Thursday, May 28 from 6:30- 8:30 pm, participants will learn the best health and safety practices related to the mitigation of COVID-19 in the childcare environment. In today's climate, this workshop is critical and will fill up fast! Click the link to RSVP. 👉 https://bananasbunch.org/events/preventive-health-safety-practices-covid-19/

Laney College Editor in Chief and Copy Editor — Isis Piccillo and Kasper Dilmaghani — have their work prominently featur...
05/26/2020
California college students grapple with finishing semester online

Laney College Editor in Chief and Copy Editor — Isis Piccillo and Kasper Dilmaghani — have their work prominently featured in EdSource. The article was originally published on The Citizen, the student newspaper of the Peralta Community College District

Transition to distance learning posted myriad challenges for community college students.

05/22/2020

Child development permit is required to work at a state/federally funded program. CDTC is currently offering a stipend to pay for the application fee. Applications must be post-marked no later than June 15th.

We will host a workshop on Tuesday 5/26/2020 4:30 pm on zoom. We will go over each level of permit and fill out the application together.

Email [email protected] to receive an invitation.

Please include:
name
student ID
contact info
the level of permit you are planning to apply

The Resource Center will be hosting a Child Development permit workshop on Tuesday 5/26/2020 4:30 pm on zoom.  Email mer...
05/20/2020
Child Development Training Consortium

The Resource Center will be hosting a Child Development permit workshop on Tuesday 5/26/2020 4:30 pm on zoom. Email [email protected] to receive an invitation.

Please include:
name
student ID
contact info
the level of permit you are planning to apply

Please go to CDTC to download the appropriate permit application and the permit matrix

https://www.childdevelopment.org/cs/cdtc/print/htdocs/services_permit.htm

Child Development Training Consortium

4Cs of Alameda County
05/15/2020

4Cs of Alameda County

GIVEAWAY COMPLETE: Next Wednesday, May 20th from 10am-1pm, all families in our community are welcome to swing by 4Cs Hayward office and pick up a box of Family Essentials. Filled with toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, children's books, and more, all are welcome. Please see flier and map below for more information. We are grateful for this opportunity to serve our local families and neighbors. Please share with those who may need some extra support during these uncertain times. Thank you in advance for making this a physically distant, safe distribution for all.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
05/15/2020

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

From Children’s Interests to Children’s Thinking: Using a Cycle of Inquiry to Plan Curriculum is coming soon!

Emergent curriculum is an engaging, effective way for young children to learn and an enjoyable way for educators to teach. But planning and implementing inquiry projects based on children’s interests can be a puzzling process. Find out how the cycle of inquiry described in this book makes this process more approachable.

For more info on the book and to preorder your copy, visit
NAEYC.org/books/childrens-interests-to-thinking

*This book is a Premium Member benefit.

05/12/2020
05/08/2020
Provider Appreciation Day!

From California Child Care Resource and Referral Network

"Today, and everyday, we appreciate child care providers for the essential work they do to keep children safe, help children grow, and add an extra layer of love we'd all be so lucky to have!

For 35 years, the Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP), implemented at every child care resource and referral agency in California, has supported home-based providers. The Network's CCIP team has put together this touching video to celebrate and say THANK YOU to child care providers!"

- Keisha Nzewi, California Child Care Resource and Referral Network

Peralta College School District Announcement, May 8thInclude links to: ASMC election, virtual commencement ceremony, Chr...
05/08/2020
Tuition Refunds Are Now Available

Peralta College School District Announcement, May 8th

Include links to: ASMC election, virtual commencement ceremony, Chrombook loan program, free health services..etc

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/CAEDUPE/bulletins/28a1f0f

The mission of Merritt College is to enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve by helping students to attain knowledge, master skills, and develop the appreciation, attitudes and values needed to succeed and participate responsibly in a democratic society and a global economy.

Compass Family Services is looking for a Children’s Activities Coordinator. It’s a great job for someone who is independ...
05/06/2020
Compass Family Shelter - Children's Activities Coordinator — Compass Family Services

Compass Family Services is looking for a Children’s Activities Coordinator. It’s a great job for someone who is independent, outgoing, and loves working with kids. Pay is $22-26/hr, full time, with full benefits.

https://www.compass-sf.org/job-board/2019/10/7/compass-family-shelter-childrens-activities-coordinator

Other positions:

Teacher's aide: https://www.compass-sf.org/job-board/2019/7/22/compass-childrens-center-teachers-aide

On-Call Sub: https://www.compass-sf.org/job-board/2017/12/21/compass-childrens-center-on-call-substitute-teacher

Floating Teacher: https://www.compass-sf.org/job-board/2019/1/29/compass-childrens-center-floating-teacher

Compass Family Shelter provides homeless families with a safe, temporary place to stay.  An intensive array of support services enable families to secure and maintain housing, improve their employment prospects and address the underlying issues that contributed to their homelessness.&n

05/04/2020
web.peralta.edu

From Peralta Community College District
Requesting Refunds due to COVID-19

Dear Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community Members:

I write to update you on the process for requesting student refunds due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Peralta Community College District, including College of Alameda, Berkeley City College, Laney College and Merritt College, will refund course tuition fees to students who request an Excused Withdrawal (EW) grade for the course between March 11 and the end of the spring term on May 22, 2020. To request an EW and refund, please complete and submit this form https://web.peralta.edu/admissions/files/2020/01/Request-for-Excused-Withdrawal-2019-2.pdf. Please ensure your correct mailing address is included on the form.

Upon approval, you will receive your tuition reimbursement in the manner in which you paid. That means if you paid by credit card, you will receive a refund to your credit card from Official Payments. If you paid by cash, check, money order, or payment plan, you will receive a check from your College's Bursar's Office.

In addition, if you paid for a Spring 2020 semester parking pass, you’ll also be reimbursed for half of it as a check.

You should receive your tuition refund in 10 business days after your EW is approved.

In terms of enrolling for the summer and fall, you may complete this process online via Passport (https://pa.peralta.edu/psp/PA/EMPLOYEE/EMPL/h/?tab=PAPP_GUEST). Also, a Payment Plan Form (https://web.peralta.edu/business/files/2020/04/Online-Payment-Plan-Form3.pdf) can be downloaded, completed and submitted electronically. It’s now available on the Payment Plan website (https://web.peralta.edu/business/student-financials/payment-plans/). Students will receive confirmation of the status of their payment plan from [email protected] within 3-5 business days.

If you’re unable to enroll for courses by credit card online, and you’d would like to pay with check or money order, we ask you to please mail a check or money order (no cash) to your campus Bursar Offices.

We at Peralta care deeply about you and we’re looking forward to your continued success.

Very truly yours,

Dr. Carla Walter

Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administration

Peralta Community College District

04/30/2020

From CDTC

"The Attorney Generals office is now accepting FLAT live
scans (instead of rolled) that allow for social distancing.
They have declared fingerprinting services necessary for
essential workers and agencies are re -opening to support
this effort."

You can find Livescan locations here
https://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints/locations

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04/28/2020

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No provider stands alone. We are one beloved child care community. We must continue to share our resources to help one another stay afloat during this difficult time.

Here are 3 ways that child care providers can get funding for their businesses:

1. The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance online application will become available on Tuesday, April 28th. Please see our Facebook videos on how to prepare for the application.
- Link to application: https://default.salsalabs.org/T541af979-e9d3-4a34-a8fb-5d1d1e7e608c/2d96e068-2787-11e8-abc1-1203c40c5d7e
- Link to video: https://default.salsalabs.org/T84ebdc51-ec21-41c9-acce-2a39ae62b803/2d96e068-2787-11e8-abc1-1203c40c5d7e

2. The federal government has added more funding to the Paycheck Protection Program. Read Question 20 for more information on to how to apply.
- Link to Question 20: https://default.salsalabs.org/Tfd52e052-75d5-4af7-8872-e85c500535a2/2d96e068-2787-11e8-abc1-1203c40c5d7e

3. Filing your 2018 or 2019 taxes may help you get financial support from the state and federal government. Read Question 22 to learn more.
- Link to Question 22: https://default.salsalabs.org/T546896bb-7bf4-4a3b-9b42-2bdda7052c8a/2d96e068-2787-11e8-abc1-1203c40c5d7e

Note: You can apply for both Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and the Paycheck Protection Program.

Source: Child Care Law Center

Dig Deep Farms is a non-profit organization serving the Ashland, Cherryland, and San Leandro community.  If you, or your...
04/27/2020
DDF - Healthy Food Access | Alameda County, CA. | Dig Deep Farms

Dig Deep Farms is a non-profit organization serving the Ashland, Cherryland, and San Leandro community.

If you, or your organization are in need of food, please contact them, so that they can reach out when/if they have food available for delivery or pickup.

https://www.acdsal.org/dig-deep-farms

We are a community-focused nonprofit, supporting Ashland & Cherryland by combining community involvement, healthy food access, and job creation to improve quality of life for our residents.

Zoom – Online tutoring available with Merritt College Learning Center Tutors.Include some information about tutoring for...
04/20/2020

Zoom – Online tutoring available with Merritt College Learning Center Tutors.

Include some information about tutoring for ECE courses.

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04/17/2020

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If you're looking for free food resources, The Berkeley Food Network, along with its partners and volunteers, remain committed to providing food to those in need during the COVID-19 emergency. Below, you'll find a list of options. Be sure to double-check their website in case there is a change in the hours of operation.

Berkeley Food Network - 1925 Ninth Street (available for Berkeley and Albany citizens)
Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 2 pm
Monday and Wednesday, 5 pm – 7 pm
First and third Saturdays, 10 am – 12 pm

Berkeley Food Pantry - 1600 Sacramento St.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 2 - 4 pm

For more info on where you can find additional food resources click the link here: https://www.jessearreguin.com/covid19#food-resources

The Easy Way to Make Homemade Hand Sanitizer
04/15/2020
The Easy Way to Make Homemade Hand Sanitizer

The Easy Way to Make Homemade Hand Sanitizer

Here is an easy recipe to make homemade hand sanitizer. You control the ingredients, so you can make sure the sanitizer is safe and effective.

04/14/2020
onwardca.org

https://onwardca.org/

"One-stop resource for the people of California impacted
by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic

An initiative of companies, foundations, and humans to get California workers displaced by COVID-19 essential life services and back to work as quickly as possible."

04/09/2020
www.merritt.edu

New 2020-2021 Merritt College catalog is available athttps://www.merritt.edu/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/MC-Catalog-2020-21.pdf

04/09/2020

From the chancellor's office:

"Dear Peralta Community,

To safeguard the health and wellbeing of the Peralta community, all Summer 2020 classes at Berkeley City College, College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College will be offered remotely. Also, important student services will be provided remotely. The Peralta Community College District college campuses and the district office will remain closed through June 30, 2020.

We realize this is a difficult situation for most. We will do all we can to keep this community safe and support student educational needs, now and into the future.

Visit https://safe.peralta.edu/ for the latest information about the COVID-19 pandemic and Peralta Community College District.

Thank you and take good care.

Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud, Chancellor "

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12500 Campus Dr. A109
Oakland, CA
94619

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CHDEV 68 Fall 2018 Great Class to add for your elective or for more training in ECE! 3 Units CHDEV 68 PLAY-BASED CURRICULUM Principles and practices of play-based curriculum: Role of the teacher in facilitating children’s learning through play-based activities; observation and assessment in planning curriculum. For more information please contact Luvy Vanegas Grimaud Tel: (510) 436-2589 Email: [email protected] Dates: Monday Evening Times: 6:30-9:30 PM Class Code: 43892 Where: MERRITT COLLEGE - Room: A137