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2012 15 02 cyp weekly update v1


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  1. 1. CYP Update 15 February 2012Policy and process news from Navy CYP for CYPProfessionals: Please pass this information on!!!!NAVY TEEN COUNCIL: CNIC (N91) is pleased to announce an exceptional trainingopportunity for our Navy teens along with the creation of Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) Navy TeenCouncil!In conjunction with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) National Keystone Conference held in Ft. Worth,Texas 21-25 March 2012, BGCA will conduct military youth joint service training where 58 military teens willconvene to participate in youth leadership training sessions. Multiple sessions will be offered in teen leadership,Healthy Lifestyles, Character & Good Citizenship, Mentoring, and advocating for your youth program.Additionally, the inaugural Navy Teen Council Meeting will be held on 20 March 2012. The Navy Teen Councilwill be comprised of Navy youth from across the enterprise. The duties of the council will be to routinelycommunicate with CNIC CYP professionals, attend annual Navy Youth Council meetings (requiring travel), anddirectly brief Navy Flag Staff on issues and concerns that affect Navy teens.BGCA will fund travel, per diem, and training fees for this event. Attendance will be authorized through CNIC.Grants will be provided to fund two participants from each region.Installations must provide nominations for the training NO LATER THAN Friday 17 February 2012 Nomination packets include contact information (attached) and a short narrative(requirements attached). Teens must meet the eligibility requirements listed on the attached, submit anominations package as required by the attached training announcement, and receive a recommendation fromtheir installation as a good candidate for this opportunity.Attached you will find the BGCA National Keystone Conference Preview/Preparation Guide, Teen AmbassadorTraining Announcement and Nomination list.Direct all travel, reimbursement, and registration questions to the BGCA POC Glenda Smart, 404-487-5927, Teen nominations questions should be directed to Brent A. Edwards or 901-874-6897/DSN 882-6897. 15 February 2012 – Weekly CYP Update| 1
  2. 2. Navy CYP Immunization Policy Update: New policy guidancefrom CNIC outlines immunization requirements for CYP Professionals, CDH Providersand children in Navy CYP. Please contact your local CYP Director or CNIC POC, DianeBrewer at with questions. Both policy memo’s are available at CTRL + Click tothe following link: Open Both Policy Memo’sMilitary Extension Internship Program (MEIP): RatioCounts College students participating in the Military Extension Internship Program(MEIP) are classified as volunteers within Navy Child and Youth (CY) Programs. TheOPNAVINST 1700.E requires CYP professionals whose responsibility is to provide direct CTRL + Click tocare to children shall be counted in the staff child ratios. It also states that volunteers are Open Intern Policy Memonot authorized to be counted in these ratios. However, MEIP interns exceed theeducational requirements of entry level CY Professionals. Additionally, MEIP interns arerequired to meet all criminal history background check requirements, including line of sight standards, and mustbe provided the same opportunities as employees, including orientation, DoD modules, and monthly training.To ensure efficient operations, quality programming, and learning environments MEIP interns placed within CYinstallation programs may be counted in line of sight during assignments and tasks where the responsibility is toprovide care to children. However, exposure to the full scope of programs and career opportunities within CYPis afforded MEIP interns. Interns may have targeted experiences or programs of which they are seekingexposure and experience, but they are expected to spend time across all levels of programming within theoperation.Regions and Installations start thinking now about hosting and requesting interns for Summer 2012. Summer2012 Applications Closed January 31, 2012 and we will be asking for regional requests in mid-February for Mayto August 2012 placements.POC: Rikki Leigh, DSN: 882.6692 COM: 901.874.6692 or rikki.leigh@navy.milKIT - Inclusion Support Center: The KIT Inclusion Support Center is aservice that assists professionals with child-related questions, challenges and concerns. Theinclusion specialists provide customized suggestions and resources to help professionalsinclude children with and without disabilities in their programs: CTRL +Click for  Monday – Wednesday – Friday* KIT Post Card 1  10:00am – 2:00pm PST/PDT** (*Closed on federal holidays: **Calls can be scheduled for other times)  P) 866.930.0931  E) 15 February 2012 – Weekly CYP Update| 2
  3. 3. KIT - National Training Center on Inclusion (NTCI): This is KITS onlinetraining for US Navy CYP Professionals. Create an account today by logging on www.kitonline.orgNAYS Webinars - Our partners at the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) will be offering two(2) webinars during the month of February 2012 to support our Navy Youth Sports & Fitness (YSF) programs.Webinar participants will be provided an in-depth overview of the tools and resources available through thepartnership with NAYS. Three specific areas will be reviewed including: 1) The CYSA Only Area of the OnlineAcademy and Continuing Education Requirements, 2) The NAYS Chapter Management Area, and 3) TheNYSCA Member Areas (Resources, Tools, and Information for Coaches). Please register for your preferredsession date by clicking one of the links:  Wed, Feb 22, 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST <> or  Wed, Feb 29, 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST <>.CNIC highly recommends all CYP YSF programs to begin utilizing NAYS Online Chapter Management andNYSCA Member Areas for Coaches. If you have questions about the webinar or difficulty registering, pleasecontact Ms. Lisa Licata, NAYS Director of Professional Youth Sports Administration at or(561) 684-1141.NEW Navy FitFactor Incentives - CNIC has purchased NEW Navy FitFactor (FF) incentivesbased on feedback from the Navy Youth Sports & Fitness (YSF) program surveys. Details on shipping dates,guidance, and supportive webinars will be release in the near future. For more information, please contact BrentA. Edwards at or (901) 874-6897/DSN 882-6897.Defense Department Launches Website for Military Children - The highlyinteractive website,, was created by psychologists at DODs National Centerfor Telehealth and Technology here. It helps children of deployed parents cope with the stress, changingresponsibilities, and concern for the safety of their parents, officials said. The center, known as T2, developed thewebsite with informative videos, educational tools, and engaging games and activities for three age groups: 6 to8, 9 to 12 and 13 to 17. The site features monitored online social network forums for the groups to safely sharetheir experiences with deployments. is the first DOD website to connect children in thewidely separated active, reserve, and National Guard military communities, officials said. "Since 2001, anestimated 2 million children have said goodbye to a parent headed to deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan, otherplaces around the globe, and on ships at sea," explained Kelly Blasko, a T2 psychologist. "Military children aredeeply affected by the separation of their parents deployment. Weve seen that in their hearts, kids deploy too."CDH Liability Insurance Requirements Policy Letter: The 30 day deadline forproviders to update their CDH liability insurance has come and gone. Please remember to start checkingprovider’s insurance information to make sure they have all the required coverage. Moving forward, providersrenewing their policies or any new providers coming on board should make sure their policy matches theOPNAV requirements. 15 February 2012 – Weekly CYP Update| 3
  4. 4. Provider Appreciation Day! May 4, 2012 It’s never too late to start planning forProvider Appreciation Day. Did you know many states issue a Proclamation to recognize child care providers intheir state on this day? Check out this website for further ideas and information on how to celebrate yourproviders on this special day! Accreditation Reminder The Navy’s goal is to have 20% of all CDHproviders accredited. You have all made great strides in the past year helping providers through theaccreditation process! We have increased our numbers already by 50% over last years totals and are at35% of the Goall!! Congratulations!Keep encouraging providers to pursue accreditation- they are already doing most of the work! CNIC is coveringthe complete cost for providers to become accredited by eliminating any monetary barriers-now it’s up to themto see it through.Don’t forget to complete the NAFCC Authorization Letter prior to having the provider submit their paperwork.This authorization allows NAFCC to bill CNIC for the provider’s fees. Any submission without this letter willslow the process and requires more work for everyone; and may result in the provider being denied or delayed.For further questions, contact CDH Program Coordinator Deborah Enright.NAFCC Conference 2012 The NAFCC Conference- The Magic of Family Child Care will beheld July 26-28 2012 in Atlanta Georgia at the Marriot Marquis! For more information, visit their website atwww.NAFCC.orgNo BULL Challenge 4-H’ers! Now is your chance to speak out against cyber bullying!The Great American NO BULL Challenge is a youth-led, cyber bullying prevention campaign to raisesawareness to the issue of online bullying in America.The campaign offers 6th through 12th students a venue to participate in a video challenge, learn about cyberbullying, have the opportunity to win incredible prizes.The top fifteen finalists who are selected will win an all expense paid trip to attend The NO BULL Red CarpetAwards Event on July 21, 2012. Think red carpets, stretch limousines, black ties, beautiful dresses, and an all-star gala performance by some of our countries top entertainers; Ne-Yo, Usher, Bruno Mars, and Taio Cruz. Thetop 3 winners will also win scholarships, professionally produce documentary and a cash prize for their school ororganization.The contest is open to legal permanent residents of the 50 United States, District of Columbia and all Territoriesof the U.S. Entrants must be enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited middle or high school. Videos mustbe uploaded by March 15, 2012.Now is your chance to stand up and help put an end to cyber bullying! Start working on your video today! Formore information visit: curricula:Texas 4-H offers Take A Stand! For 3rd – 5th, 6th – 8th, 9th – 12th. 15 February 2012 – Weekly CYP Update| 4
  5. 5. The Great American No Bull Challenge provides a tool kit. Cyber Bullying SLO Training: School liaison training "Keeping Students at the Center" consists of 10modules, on topics such as the Impact Aid, School Choice, Building and Maintaining Relationships and the Non-DoD School Program. The trainings provide School Liaisons with tools and resources that increase theirawareness and knowledge and so that they can support military families and leaders to be advocates for qualityeducational opportunities. The modules are available at: http://slmodules.dodea.eduCYP Tuition Assistance Program The Child and Youth Programs (CYP) Tuition Assistance(TA) Program has been developed to further the professional development of CYP team members, and assistwith achieving educational attainment levels for accreditation. It was established to build a workforce of highlyqualified and skilled professionals to provide the highest quality of care for military children.Regular full-time non-appropriated fund (NAF) and appropriated-fund (APF) CYP Professionals (which haveexhausted APF TA Program Funds) are eligible to participate in the TAP. Flex employees are not eligible toparticipate. Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and professional association memberships are not supportedunder TA.For more information, Interested CYP Professionals are encouraged to discuss the TA with their local Trainingand Curriculum Specialists or CYP Director.POC: RikkiLeigh, DSN: 882.6692 COM: 901.874.6692 or rikki.leigh@navy.milJOBS, JOBS, JOBS CNIC (N911) is now promoting career opportunities atthe National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Career Forum online at . CYP Managers should submit all NF-3/GS-7 and above positions and/or hard-to-fill positions to Rikki Leigh at for posting and promotion to be included on the NAEYCwebsite.CNIC Database Check Reminder: Per OPNAV 1700.9.E 16, CNIC Database Reference Check:The certifying CDH office must contact the previous duty station as part of the reference check process. AllCDH programs are required to submit an email to CNIC (N91) requesting a reference check for all CDHapplicants. The email shall include the applicants full name and social security number (last four digits). Submitall requests to Do not include Spouse information. Do not include full ssn. DO sendencrypted. Please send only for initial application to CDH. This check does not need to be conducted annually. 15 February 2012 – Weekly CYP Update| 5
  6. 6. BGCA Youth of the Year Nominations BGCA Youth of the Year Program - Boys &Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) recognizes fortitude of character, commitment to service and extraordinaryleadership through the National Youth of the Year Program. The Youth of the Year program is most effectivewhen used as a year-round tool for fostering young peoples character, personal growth and leadership qualities.Local Clubs recognize members ages 14-18 who were Youths of the Month and select a Youth of the Year, whothen participates in state competition. State winners, who each receive $1,000 scholarships, participate inregional competitions. Five regional winners each receive an engraved plaque and a $10,000 scholarship andcompete on the national level. The National Youth of the Year receives an additional $50,000 scholarship and isinstalled by the President of the United States. CNIC highly encourages every Youth Program (YP) to nominatean exemplary teen for the BGCAs most prestigious award. Online applications can be found at are due 1 March 2012. For more information please contact Kelvin W. Davis, Senior Director,Character and Leadership Development, (404) 487-5762 or UpdatesNAEYC no longer accepts the Annual Report up to two (2) calendar months past a program’s accreditationanniversary date. This change went into effect on January 1, 2011. Refer to Timeline Reports and Candidacy Reports will be reviewed at the local Installation or Regional level and is notrequired to be sent to CNIC prior to submission.Contact Nichele Murphy, CDC Program Coordinator, Nichelle.murphy@navy.milprior to sending NAEYC the 72-Hour Report Form.The Electric Company for Military Kids! Sesame Street’s initiative for military familieslaunched in 2006 to help military families with pre-school aged children cope with deployment. As the need foradditional resources became apparent, Sesame Street expanded its initiative over the past five years to help thesefamilies cope with changes due to combat-related injuries and the death of a parent. Nearly 3 million bilingualmultimedia resource kits have been distributed around the world, helping families with young children throughthese difficult transitions in their lives.Recently, Sesame Street and The Electric Company have teamed up to expand these resources to school-aged children.These materials feature The Electric Company cast members that these older children can relate to and are designed tohelp children find the right words to express how they are feeling.Sesame Street will begin distributing the following brand-new resources for school-aged military kids coping withdaily challenges:The Electric Company Special Edition Magazine for Military Kids, which offers activities that get kidsthinking, writing, and talking about their feelings alongside their favorite Electric Company cast members.Two interactive posters for kids, which introduce The Electric Company cast and encourage kids to express theiremotions. 15 February 2012 – Weekly CYP Update| 6
  7. 7. These materials are being distributed to you at no cost through our military partners, but they can also be accessed forfree online at: addition to exploring and using these print resources, we encourage you to:Visit, an all-new bilingual website with both Sesame Street and The Electric Companycontent which helps military families create, communicate, and connect. Families can create a network to postmessages, design artwork, upload photos, and record video greetings.Download the “Feel Electric” mobile app, which features all-new emotion vocabulary mini games and aninteractive “Moodosphere” to help kids express how they’re feeling.CYP On-line Training Experience...As a reminder, all CYP Professionals can view video presentations and download slides from past CYP trainingsat This is a great opportunity for CYP professionals to gain valuable CYP information andtraining credits!To view CYP trainings:Go to www.cyptraining.orgUser Name: cyptraining and password: cypCYP Pro Twitter Follow CYP on Twitter! Post your CYP Professional news, questions, informationto be shared with your colleagues. Start today by following the public profile at: 2012 Intern WatchCongratulations to our SPRING 2012 Interns! We are pleased to welcome the following interns: HAWAII/Joint Base Perl Harbor-Hickam: o Mentor: Bobbie Asato o Intern: Jessica Munson, University of Idaho MIDATLANTIC/Oceana: o Mentor: Nancy Byrne o Intern : Katelyn Swayne, East Carolina University MIDWEST/Great Lakes: o Mentor: Joan Weiss o Intern : Fanny Canno, University of Illinois at Urbana –Champaign o Mentor: Kristyan Chelleman, o Intern : Kathleen Brough, Colorado State University NDW/NSA Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling: o Mentor: Beverly Clymer o Intern: Rebecca Craig, California University of Pennsylvania NDW/Annapolis: o Mentor: Laura Peterson 15 February 2012 – Weekly CYP Update| 7
  8. 8. o Intern (Alumni): Bethany Millsap, Appalachian State University NDW/Dahlgren o Mentor: Robin Wright o Intern: Jennifer Stremmel, Penn State NDW/Indian Head: o Mentor: Robin Wright o Intern: Catherine Roberts, Fielding Graduate Institute SOUTHEAST/GTMO: o Mentor: Karen Simon o Intern: Adrienne Selig, Purdue University o Intern (Alumni): Kelsie Bryant, Bemidji State University o Intern (Alumni): Anne McKinley, Ohio State University SOUTHEAST/Pensacola: o Mentor: Kathy James o Intern: Margaret “Maggie Savage, Virginia Tech SOUTHEASTT/Kingsbay o Mentor: Candace Dugan o Intern: Erin Brehmer, University of Florida SOUTHWEST/Fallon: o Mentor: Cassandra Runnels o Intern: Brittany Ross, University of Nebraska SOUTHWEST/El Centro: o Mentor: Katrina Portwood o Intern: Samantha Skiles, Michigan State University CNIC (N911)/Millington: o Mentor: Brent Edwards o Intern: Catherine Hines, University of Wisconsin at La Crosse o Mentor: Debbie Enright o Intern (Alumni): Jamie Walters, University of New Hampshire Summer 2012 Applications Closed Jan 31, 2012.POC: Rikki Leigh, DSN: 882.6692 COM: 901.874.6692 or rikki.leigh@navy.milFamily Readiness Management Assist Team (MAT)Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Millington, TN – Seeking Child and Youth Program (CY) orFlex Family Support (FS) professionals to become members of the Family Readiness Management Assist Team(MAT). MAT members are N91 employees who provide training and curriculum, leadership, and managementassistance within Family Readiness (FR) programs on an interim bases as needed. MAT members provideassistance and work on an as needed scheduled basis. We are currently seeking team members for the followingpositions: Family Support Site Manager “FLEX” NF-0101-04 OPEN CONTINUOUS Interim CY Program Director “FLEX” NF-1701-04 OPEN CONTINUOUS 15 February 2012 – Weekly CYP Update| 8
  9. 9.  Interim CY Training Specialist “FLEX” NF-1701-04 OPEN CONTINUOUSGet additional information and apply at: School Info – Child & Youth Education Services Chronic absence is one of the earliest indicators that a student may be off track. For every day of missedschool it takes 3 days to make up what was missed. Attendance in school is critical to academic success. DoD,Department of Education and our military communities are partnering together to spread the word to our militaryfamilies of the importance of being in school. Resources are available to spread the importance of being inschool. DoDEA Partnership Branch has created a website with 3 Toolkits. These toolkits provide ready-to-go(and modifiable) templates to support and promote the “Be Here” informational campaign. The toolkits areavailable at: Attendance Works is a national and state initiative that aims to ensure every district and community inevery state not only tracks chronic absence data for individual students but also intervenes to help those childrenand schools. Connection-Navy CYP FY12 Inspection Criteria PolicyReleased! .For all questions regarding CNIC CYP Certification requirements, contact Dr. Janie Heisner or DSN 882-6695.Questions and Inputs from the FieldSend your questions to your Program Coordinator and we’ll share in the next edition of CYP Comms.CDC = Nichelle Murphy Nichelle.murphy@navy.milSAC/YOUTH/TEEN = Brent Edwards brent.a.edwards@navy.milCDH = Deborah Enright Deborah.enright@navy.milOUTEACH/EFMP/NACCRRA = Terri Dietrich terri.dietrich@navy.milINSPECTIONS = Janie Heisner janie.heisner@navy.milTRAINING = Maryann Coutino Maryann.coutino@navy.milCNIC CYP Staff Directory: Follow the below link to download yourcopy of the CYP Staff Directory. CTRL + Click for CYP Directory 1 15 February 2012 – Weekly CYP Update| 9