CCA For Social Good and Child Care Aware of Washington Partner to Develop Web Platform Strengthening Quality Child Care

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Launching in the summer of 2018, the online knowledge hub will support child care and early learning providers participating in Washington’s Early Achievers quality rating and improvement system

CCA For Social Good, a division of CCA Global Partners, proudly announces their partnership with Child Care Aware of Washington, with generous support from the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families. Together, the two organizations will soon deliver a shared resources online knowledge hub that will allow child care providers who participate in Early Achievers to spend less time on administrative work and more time serving young children and their families.

“This ECE shared resources platform provides both family home child care programs and centers with access to the knowledge and business acumen of early childhood experts from across the country, all at the click of a mouse. We are an avid supporter of the growing shared services movement and believe that a focus on the business of child care has a direct connection to increasing the quality of child care across the country,” remarked Denise Sayer, Vice President of CCA For Social Good. “Leveraging the co-operative model of our parent company, CCA Global Partners, we are able to capitalize on the long history of success in assisting businesses in maintaining their own identity, while benefiting from tools, resources and buying power of thousands. We help programs save time and money, and allow professionals to become better business people and return their focus to providing high-quality child care.”

Washington’s online knowledge hub, Washington Child Care Business Edge (Edge), will feature state-specific, customized tools to help providers successfully manage their programs. Some of these resources include quality supports for classrooms, administrative resources in areas including human resources, program administration and training, and customized toolkits to support high-quality child care initiatives and complex programs such as the Child Care Development Block Grant and the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program.

“We are looking forward to the launch of Washington Child Care Business Edge, a great tool to help Washington’s dedicated child care providers increase their success as dedicated small business owners,” said Robin Lester, Chief Executive Officer of Child Care Aware of Washington.

Edge will mark the 29th ECE shared resources platform that CCA For Social Good has developed for child care professionals across the country. For more information about CCA For Social Good and ECE Shared Resources, please contact Erin Holt at (603) 626-2109.

For more information about Washington’s Edge, please contact Alan Strand at (253) 533-6793.

About CCA For Social Good
CCA For Social Good is an operating division of CCA Global Partners, a privately held cooperative that has supported small businesses for over 30 years. CCA For Social Good provides web-based platforms that help thousands of nonprofit organizations and early childhood education (ECE) centers manage the administrative aspect of their organizations. 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 the children in their care. To view a sample platform, please visit http://www.ecesharedresources.com.

About Child Care Aware Washington
Child Care Aware of Washington is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to connecting familiesto local, high-quality, licensed child care and early learning programs, and to supporting providers who deliver high-quality care. As a statewide network of six regional agencies, we work side-by-side with child care providers, offering professional development services and higher education scholarships to help them integrate research-based, best practices into their programs. We are committed to ensuring that each and every child in Washington has access to the quality care and early learning they need to succeed in school and life. For more information, please visit our website at http://wa.childcareaware.org and follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Child-Care-Aware-of-Washington-149636987661/ and on Twitter @childcarewa.

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