The Governor's 2024 State Budget - What's in It for Kids and Families? - Shared screen with speaker view
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Hi! Brianne Umphrey-Twa from Samaritas/SafeCare worker Ottawa County
Good afternoon, Tina Graham from ASK Family Services in Kalamazoo
Jolyne Baarck Comprehensive Youth Services
Sarah Davis, MDHHS
Jennifer Jonika, Infant and Early Childhood Senior Director, Starfish FamilyServices
Adrienne Zaya (she/her), Public Policy Coordinator (Maternal Child Health), YWCA Kalamazoo
Kris Kasperski, Evaluation Strategies
Kathy Peppin -Western Early Childhood Support Network
Karen Clark - Newaygo County Great Start Collaborative
Julie Bash - Great Start to Quality Eastern Resource Center
Flora Ma, Great Start to Quality western resource center
Elizabeth Themm Hatt
Elizabeth Themm Hatt, Early Childhood Associate Coordinator, Grand Blanc Community Schools, GSRP and Parents As Teachers
Marci Sample-Foster Care Licensing Worker with Alpena/Montmorency DHHS
Heather Eizenga, Great Start Collaborative Director, Ottawa County
Isabel Blair-Great Start to Quality Western Resource Center.
Katie Danks, Regional Preschool Partnership (Midland ESA, Gratiot-Isabella RESD)
Robin Schutz, Great Start Collaborative Livingston
KB, He, Him, His Attending on Behalf of The Children's Center in Detroit
Good Afternoon, Harrison Gloss, Youth Protection Council- Innerlink for Runaways and Homeless Youth
Therese Armstead, Kalamazoo County Ready 4s
Tomoko Wakabayashi, Oakland University
The voice recording is difficult to hear?
Kathy Szenda Wilson
Stephanie Schenkel- MDE- Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Yes, it is choppy for me as well. Could you use a headset, Stephen?
Put your volume up on your computer for this video :)
voice is chopping on my end too.
Lori Farrer, Western Michigan University
video sound is ok
Margy Long, Success by 6 Great Strart Collaborative
Whitney Dettmer, Iosco RESA Adult Education
can you put in the chat these websites again? It went by so fast!
Robert Dorigo Jones
We appreciate the audio feedback, we are all about continuous improvement here :)
Maddie's sound is ok
GSRP has been a mixed delivery service model so that will continue to support the UPK efforts.
We are hearing concerns of our licensed home-based programs that the universal prek may take children out of their programs. Have you heard how they may play a role in this opportunity?
Are the home-based childcare programs going to lose the 4 year old?
And church based preschools?
Community-based programs have been eligible to become GSRP providers for many years. They would reach out to their ISD to discuss how to become a sub-recipient.
Has the governor proposed increases in funding to address recommendations from the Task Force on Juvenile Justice Reform?
will all childcare programs participating in the food program be able to continue with the highest rate or tier 1 payment?
Do you have a contact information page to share for local legislators?
Michigan Governor’s FY24 Budget Proposal: https://www.michiganschildren.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/2023-Governor-Recommendation-Budget-Basics-1.pdf
As we continue to talk about universal pre-k, please keep in mind those providers that care for Infant and Toddlers and how this will impact them.
@Maddie - when should we have that information about the cost model to supporting the EC system from Think Babies?
The cost model for child care will be available in the next month or two. We hope to have a more exact date to share soon.
Thank you so much for this session!
Thanks so much for the updates and information - appreciate it.
I think it is also important to make the process for getting into preschool similar for both parents and providers. There is so much paperwork that it is a berriar for some families and take up valuable staff time