August 2012 Newsletter
August Dates To Remember
June payment is scheduled for July 27, 2012
June second payment is scheduled for August 10, 2012
July claims are due in the office on August 7, 2012 by 9:00 am.
The payment schedule dates for 2012 are estimated dates. We cannot guarantee deposit dates received from Pennsylvania State Treasury.
Expired Child Enrollments!
All children with an expiration date of June 30, 2012 will be withdrawn from your active child lists on Wednesday July 25th. Please submit your enrollment renewal worksheets ASAP if you have not already done so.
You may fax, email, or mail a copy to the First Step office. Please remember to keep a copy for your records!
Expired Income Applications!
Income applications are quickly approaching past due for providers who receive tier 1 rates through own income and/or for providers who claim their own chidlren 12 years and younger. Please be reminded you must submit a 2011 tax form 1040 and schedule C for income verification if you receive tier 1 rates through own income.
Applications with an expiration of June 30, 2012 will receive tier 2 (lower) rates until the new application is received and processed.
New Income Guidelines
The new income eligibilty guidelines effective July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013 have been released. Please visit www.firststeptonutrition.com to view these new guidelines under downloads - Provider Forms.
The Greatest thing a man can do for his Heavenly Father is to be kind to some of His other children....Henry Drummond
Kindness is not always soft, quiet, and cuddly. Sometimes it boldly speaks the words someone needs to hear. It stands up for what\'s right, even when it isn\'t popular. Kindness does whatever it takes to do what\'s in the best interest of another.
What gives kindness its gentle strength is love. Every word and action, whether meeting the physical needs of a stranger or confronting a friend on her tendency toward gossip, is motivated by other-centered compassion. Kindness is sensitive to different personality types, creatively crafting an appropriate response for each unique situation. It always leaves pride and judgement behind and reaches out with open, accepting arms to tenderly help another move closer to God. How can you put kindness into action today?
(from God\'s Daily Answer...devotions to renew your soul)