CITE Members will be voting on May 1st at the start of our annual conference to elect our statewide Board, here is the list of candidates and we welcome nominations for all positions from our members. To nominate someone, including yourself, please contact Jennifer Santana at email@example.com.
President: Cynthia Soete
President Elect: Melissa A. Rivera-Serna
First Vice President: Angie DeFazio
Second Vice President: Cathie Chmielewski
Secretary: Casey Orlando
Treasurer: Daisy Linares
Members-at-Large: Karen Humphris, Michele Gregorio, Alicia Jenks, Kathy Simone, and Michelle Burress
Members-at-large continuing their terms on the Board will be Nicole Garibaldi-DeNude, Beverly Lee, Lorri Sullivan, and Jennifer Metzger.
The following State Board members were elected based on the recent survey to members, conducted in lieu of an in-person vote at the postponed conference. Terms began on June 1, 2020.
Officers (serve for 1 year)
|1st Vice President||Angie DeFazio|
|2nd Vice President||Michele Gregorio|
|Treasurer||Daisy Linares (Appointed)|
At Large Members (serve for 2 years)
|Linda Carter||Nicole Garibaldi-DeNude|
|Beverly Lee||Lorri Sullivan|
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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on child care providers, causing widespread layoffs and closures nationwide. Significant declines in enrollment paired with steep increases in operating expenses have created an unsustainable financial situation for an industry that traditionally relies on razor-thin margins. Recognizing the essential role of child care for children, working families, and the economy, Democrats and Republicans in Congress have sought to prioritize funding and other relief opportunities for child care providers as part of ongoing COVID-19 recovery efforts.
In each of the four major relief packages Congress has passed, the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) has been a primary mechanism for providing funding to child care providers and for ensuring access to child care for thousands of working families – including essential workers. This resource outlines funding amounts for CCDBG provided in each of the bills, how funds can be used, and relevant deadlines for reporting & spending the dollars.
This resource outlines funding amounts for CCDBG provided in each of the COVID-19 relief bills, how funds can be used, and relevant deadlines for reporting & spending the dollars.