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Child Care Advisory Committee Minutes
Catholic Charities
1501 North Classen Blvd.
10:00 AM
Wednesday June 10, 2015



Members Present: Frank Alberson, Peggy Byerly, Doug Gibson, Kayla Hindman, Kami McManus, Karen Manwell, Debbie Medley, Peggy Pearson, Rachel Proper, Kristi Simpson, Brent Thackerson, Midge Woodard


Members not Present: Amy Chlouber, Felicia Jackson, Danny Kaup, Eloise Locust, Amanda McClain, Dierdre McCool, Chrystal Nelson, Anthony Stafford, Luke Tallant, Sara Vincent, Paige Whalen


Others Present: Denise Anderson, Amanda Blumenthal, Susan Case, Rikki Cosper, Christina Craft, Nichole Dewberry, LuAnn Faulkner-Schneider, Lynette Jordan, Paula Koos, Mitzi Lee, Tammy Maus, Rod Phillips, Amber Ranck, Pamela Smith, Carole Turner, Linda Whaley


Call to Order: Debbie Medley called meeting to order at 10:02 AM.


Reflection: Peggy Byerly provided words of reflection




Approval of Minutes: March 11, 2015 minutes approved
The Meeting Notice was posted at Catholic Charities on June 9, 2015. The Agenda and Meeting Notice were posted on June 4, 2015 on publisher@ecapitol.net with a list of all CCAC meetings for 2015 previously submitted to the Secretary of State on February 17, 2015.


Child Care Facilities Revisions Subcommittee: Peggy Byerly provided report that committee is currently on step 13 of 14. A public hearing was held on 5/18/2015, ten people spoke and all comments were considered. Emergency approval of the rules via the Governor’s declaration has been requested. If approved, the new effective date of the rules will be 1/1/2016.


Standing Membership Subcommittee Report: Rachel Proper reported that the membership subcommittee met on 4/21/2015 with all members present. Recommendations for the following vacancies were made: Jolene Ring to represent Residential Treatment Facility/ Oklahoma Psychiatric Hospital Association, Gayla Ham to represent Rural Child Care Centers, William Alexander to represent Youth Services of Oklahoma City, Michelle Stasser to represent Career Technology Child Care Centers, Barbara Boise to represent School-Age Programs, Debbie Medley to represent Part-Day Programs, and Angie Clayton to represent Oklahoma Child Care Association. Recommendations were approved.
Standing Subcommittee Report: Child Care Facilities (center) standing subcommittee report was given by Rachel Proper. The initial meeting was held on 5/28/2015 to organize the structure of the subcommittee and discuss comprehensive representation. The next meeting will be held in Tulsa on 9/18/2015. No concerns were discussed at the first meeting.

FCCH standing subcommittee report was given by Kami McManus. Subcommittee met on 3/28/2015. The next meeting will be on 10/19/2015.


Residential standing subcommittee report was given by Frank Alberson. Meeting held with OKCare on 5/7/2015. A few fingerprinting concerns were discussed. A recommendation was made for a family style care addendum to be included in Residential Program requirements.


Legislative Update: Linda Whaley provided a handout.


Licensing Sanctions Report: Kristi Simpson provided a handout.


Old Business: Peggy Pearson was appointed Chair for the QRIS subcommittee and Rachel Proper appointed as Vice-Chair. Jennifer Towell will present at the first meeting. Peggy and Rachel will meet with Denise Anderson to discuss membership and assign staff.


New Business: Nichole Dewberry distributed the new OK Core Competencies and discussed highlights from the publication. The Director’s Guide to Core Competencies pamphlets have also been updated.


There was discussion of adding an addendum to residential licensing requirements for family style care. Brent Thackerson reported there is a need for having family style homes separated from group homes. Brent will form a group to study this topic.


Meetings in 2015:
September 9, 2015
December 9, 2015 – will be held at Sunbeam


Meeting adjourned at 11:08 AM 



Last Updated: December 18, 2015