June 2010 Newsletter
Dates To Remember
April checks will be mailed on May 28, 2010.
April second claim checks will be mailed on June 11, 2010.
May forms are due in the office on June 7, 2010, by 9:00am.
Annual Spring Trainings - Thank You Everyone!
The staff at First Step extend sincere thanks to our providers and monitors for your attendance and participation in our Spring 2010 Trainings. We enjoy meeting with you each year and hope that you all enjoy the summer!
Forms Due July 2010
*Enrollment Renewal Worksheets
* Income Applications
Online Claimers: You can access your Enrollment Renewal Worksheets by clicking on \"Reports\", \"Child\", \"Enrollment Renewal Worksheet\".
Manual Claimers: Please have parents review and sign the renewal worksheet included in your monthly packet and then fax, e-mail, or mail a copy to the First Step office. If the child\'s sex, racial/ethnic data, address or telephone number is not printed, please handwrite this information in the space provided. This worksheet takes the place of submitting individual child enrollment forms.
Income applications are due for renewal July 2010. We recommend that Tier 3 Mixed Rate providers have their parents submit a new application dated July 1, 2010, in order to remain in compliance with the one year expiration date. Any application that is older than one year will receive Tier 2 rates until a new application is received.
Tier 1 providers through their own income must submit a copy of 2009 Tax form 1040 and Schedule C (Profit & Loss Statement) with the application for income verification. If you have not submittted a copy, applications must be received by July 31, 2010, in order to continue to receive Tier 1 rates.
Foster children applications and applications to claim your own children 12 years of age or younger are also due July 31, 2010.
All above applications due will be mailed to each provider in a separate mailing this month.
Recipes for the Soul ... \"Celebrate Differences\"
\"As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others.\" - Robert H. Schuller
No two individuals are exactly the same, not even identical twins. As you begin to focus on the attributes that make you unique, you\'re likely to discover a newfound appreciation for the differences in other people. This will give you a deeper understanding of the phrase \"respect those around you\".
Next time you\'re at work or a social gathering, look at the people around you. What is unique about them? Then think of one positive attribute that makes you stand apart from others. It\'s most likely not the same trait. Good. The world wouldn\'t be a very interesting place if we didn\'t have variety.