CCA For Social Good and Vermont Birth to Three Launch an Early Childhood Education Online Resource Platform in Vermont

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Innovative web-based knowledge hub for ECE professionals provides thousands of practical resources helping ECE providers save time, money and advance quality.

CCA For Social Good, an operating division of CCA Global Partners, and Vermont Birth to Three announce the launch of http://www.SharedServicesVT.org, an online platform that delivers a wealth of practical resources for early childhood program administrators, teachers, and family childcare providers. Its goal is clear: to help save time, reduce costs, and improve quality. Most simply, the platform helps its users manage their programs more efficiently.

Sponsored by Vermont Birth to Three, SharedServicesVT.org is available to all regulated early care and education programs in Vermont who are enrolled in the STep Ahead Recognition System (STARS), Vermont’s child care quality rating system.

“Prior to SharedServicesVT.org, child care providers in Vermont regularly spent a considerable amount of time researching the complexities of a given early childhood education (ECE) topic, scouring the web for a resource, and creating a branded manual or flyer on their own,” stated Becky Gonyea, Executive Director of Vermont Birth to Three. “Now, all of that information is housed in one location, and is specific to Vermont State guidelines. Administrators find the program admin guides, handbooks, and policies tremendously valuable and teachers and family child care providers have also praised the teacher and classroom resources, including creative project ideas and event templates. Most importantly, these tools are downloadable templates (all in Microsoft Word or Excel) that can be customized to reflect each organization’s name, branding and content specific to their child care center saving valuable time and increasing professionalism and quality in the sector.”

“In keeping with the shared services movement in the ECE field, Vermont is one of twenty-one states that sponsor ECE shared resources platforms managed by CCA For Social Good,” explained Denise Sayer, Vice President of CCA For Social Good. “The online knowledge hub we provide allows users to share pragmatic resources, be eligible for reduced pricing from popular vendors because of the collective buying power of ECE centers, and simplify management functions so child care programs can spend less time solving problems and managing administrative details and more of their time where it counts the most, face-to-face with the children.”

The site can be accessed by visiting http://www.SharedServicesVT.org. Interested parties in Vermont can fill out a New Member Request form by clicking on “Request a Log in Account” upon visiting the site. Eligibility will be determined by Vermont Birth to Three.

For more information about CCA For Social Good and ECE Shared Resources, please contact Denise Sayer at 603-626-2121.

For more information about Vermont Birth to Three, please contact LouAnn Beninati at 802-578-5087.

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About CCA For Social Good

CCA For Social Good provides web-based platforms to help thousands of nonprofit organizations and early childhood education (ECE) centers manage their businesses. The platforms (integrated password-protected websites) deliver a set of powerful tools and shared resources resulting in more efficient and successful operations. CCA For Social Good puts time and money back in the hands of directors and managers of ECE programs, allowing them to focus where it matters most: on their missions. To view a sample platform, please visit http://www.ecesharedresources.com.

About CCA Global Partners

CCA Global Partners, Inc. is a privately held cooperative based in the United States with member businesses in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. For a quarter of a century, CCA Global has partnered with entrepreneurial businesspeople to create a cooperative powerhouse unmatched in the marketplace. With 14 independent business brands and more than 2,700 locations, CCA Global Partners is well positioned to positively impact the success of independent businesses. For more information on CCA Global Partners, go to http://www.ccaglobal.com.

About Vermont Birth to Three

Vermont Birth to Three is an initiative supported by the Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children, the A.D. Henderson Foundation and the Turrell Fund. VB3’s mission is to make a lasting difference in the quality of infant and toddler care in Vermont. Regulated child care programs throughout Vermont (with a focus on home based providers) engage in peer mentoring, leadership development, and professional development opportunities. For more information about Vermont Birth to Three, go to http://www.vermontbirthtothree.org.

Additional funding for Shared Services Vermont is provided by the Canaday Family Charitable Trust.

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