March 31 ACF/ED Joint Webinar: Public Service Loan Forgiveness for the ECE Workforce
If you’re an early childhood educator with federal loans, plan join this webinar on March 31, from 3-4 pm, hosted by the Office of Early Childhood Development, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), and the U.S. Department of Education (ED), which will highlight flexibilities offered through the Limited Public Service Loan Forgiveness Waiver and the ways in which the early care and education (ECE) workforce can take advantage of this time-limited opportunity. More information about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program can be found on this Federal Student Aid webpage. Speakers will provide an overview of the Limited Public Service Loan Forgiveness Waiver and will discuss:
- Qualifying and applying for loan forgiveness
- Accessing the resources and technical assistance available
- Responding to frequently asked questions from the ECE field.
This webinar will benefit anyone in the ECE workforce with Federal student loans and/or administrators who want to support their ECE staff, including those working in Head Start and Early Head Start programs and in other ECE settings.
The speakers will include:
- Katie Hamm, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development, ACF, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Katherine Neas, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, ED
- Ashley Harrington, Senior Advisor, Office of Federal Student Aid, ED.
To obtain additional information and to register for the webinar, you can access this link.
The Office of Child Care’s National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance is partnering with Tom Copeland on three upcoming webinars on improving business practices for family child care (FCC) providers.
The webinars are intended for FCC providers, who will learn about marketing, legal and insurance issues, and money management/retirement for their FCC business.
Business of Family Child Care: Marketing With Tom Copeland, April 6, 2022, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.
FCC providers will acquire the knowledge and confidence to better promote their business and to succeed as a business. The content includes:
- Identifying the strengths of their program
- Learning five key marketing strategies
- Using the Internet to promote their program (e.g., Facebook, Craigslist, child care forums, online classified ads)
- Competing against child care centers and exempt providers.
Click here to register for the April 6 webinar.
Business of Family Child Care: Legal and Insurance Issues With Tom Copeland, April 20, 2022, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.
FCC providers will learn how to protect the children in their care, their property, and themselves. The content includes:
- Self-protection checklist to help reduce risks
- Homeowner and business property insurance
- Business liability and car insurance
- Legal issues: Custody disputes, price-fixing, and privacy.
Click here to register for the April 20 webinar.
Business of Family Child Care: Money Management/Retirement With Tom Copeland, May 4, 2022, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. (EDT)
FCC providers will learn how to save more money for retirement and will learn how to invest using the various IRA plans available. The content includes the following:
- Identify ways to reduce expenses.
- Recognize where to put money to meet short- and long-term goals.
- Learn how to prioritize long-term financial goals.
- Understand the five basic rules of retirement planning.
- Gain knowledge about IRA retirement plans for providers (e.g., traditional IRA, Roth IRA, SIMPLE, SEP).
Click here to register for the May 4 webinar.