CCA For Social Good® and Vermont Birth to Five Help Early Childhood Educators in Vermont Raise Quality

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New online tool kit is designed to help childcare practitioners engage in Vermont’s quality rating improvement system

CCA For Social Good, a division of CCA Global Partners, and Vermont Birth to Five are excited to announce the launch of an innovative toolkit that supports early childhood care and education providers working through the state’s quality rating improvement system.

The web-based “Raise Quality” toolkit is available for members of SharedServicesVT.org, an early childhood education (ECE) shared services platform developed by CCA For Social Good®. Among hundreds of practical tools, providers have access to a set of resources helping Registered Programs, Licensed Programs, and School Aged Programs advance within Vermont’s STep Ahead Recognition System (STARS). Resources are available with the click of a mouse, everyday – 24/7 – supporting providers as they navigate the complex requirements to achieve a higher rating.

“The Raise Quality toolkit will be a substantial benefit to child care providers in Vermont,” remarked Becky Gonyea, Director of Vermont Birth to Five. “Members of Shared Services VT will experience significant time and money savings, because they’ll no longer need to put the STARS puzzle pieces together themselves. The Raise Quality section provides a step-by-step toolkit with downloadable resources for virtually every STARS performance criteria.”

“Our goal was to ensure that we not only explained what steps are needed to achieve a STARS rating, but also provide all the materials and tools needed to complete each step,” stated Denise Sayer, Vice President of CCA For Social Good ®. “The Raise Quality toolkit on Shared Services VT is an essential resource that supports and strengthens practitioners’ work towards achieving the highest STARS rating.”

For more information about CCA For Social Good® and ECE Shared Resources, please contact Erin Holt at (603) 626-2109.

For more information about Vermont Birth to Five, please contact Becky Gonyea at (802) 279-5262.

About CCA For Social Good®

CCA For Social Good® is an operating division of CCA Global Partners, a privately held cooperative helping small businesses thrive for 30 years. 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 learn more, please visit http://www.ecesharedresources.com.

About Vermont Birth to Five

Vermont Birth to Five is an initiative supported by the Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children, the A.D. Henderson Foundation and the Turrell Fund. VB5’s mission is to assure that every Vermont child has access to high quality, affordable early care and education. VB5 addresses gaps and augments existing services that directly support early care and education providers through quality improvement initiatives including professional development, mentoring, and creating sustainable business practices.

Additional funding for Shared Services Vermont is provided by Jane’s Trust and the Canaday Family Charitable Trust.

For more information about Vermont Birth to Five, go to http://www.vermontbirthtofive.org.

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