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$65 million in federal CARES Act funding will support child care programs reopening

I have some exciting news to share with you about how the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act will support your child care program as the state reopens.

Apply by July 15 for a state grant to support your child care program's reopening

I want to let you know about the New York Forward Child Care Expansion Incentive Program, a grant program created just for New York child care providers through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.

Our occupational therapist of the year

Every year, we ask you to nominate a colleague who does outstanding work. During this challenging and unusual semester, we wanted to highlight a therapist who's done outstanding tele-therapy. Here's a conversation with with our occupational therapist...

Updates for speech teachers and OT/PTs concerning the last week of school and the summer

The following guidance was sent to all DOE-employed speech teachers, occupational therapists and physical therapists from Vice President for Special Education MaryJo Ginese on Monday, June 22.

New rights for OTs and PTs: Course reimbursement and family leave

The following email about course reimbursement and family leave was sent to all DOE-employed occupational and physical therapists from UFT President Michael Mulgrew on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

School Secretaries: Information regarding license requirements during the COVID-19 crisis

The following email about remote era licensing requirements was sent on May 22, 2020, to school secretaries by the New York City Department of Education.

School Nurses: Information regarding this summer and the transfer plan

The following email about the the remote-era student assessment process was sent on June 5, 2020, to all school nurses by UFT President Michael Mulgrew and UFT School Nurses Chapter Leader Cynthia Bennett.

School Psychologists: Information about how to conduct student assessments remotely

The following email about the the remote-era student assessment process was sent on June 7, 2020, to all school psychologists by UFT Social Workers and Psychologists Chapter Leader Raul Garcia

New York Forward Loan Fund information and updated OCFS guidance for child care providers

I want to share some information with you about the New York Forward Loan Fund, which could help support your child care business. In addition, the state Office of Children and Family Services held a conference call with stakeholders on May 19 to...