Child Care Aware® of America has selected CCA For Social Good to jointly present with the Early Learning Ventures Alliance at their 2014 Symposium. The event will take place April 2-4, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Washington Capitol Hill. This 3-day event for child care and early education professionals will focus on four key areas; Policy, Research, Practice, and Innovation.
“Stronger Together: Achieving Greatness in Operations, Quality and Early Childhood Education through Shared Resources and Shared Services” will be jointly presented by Denise Sayer, Vice President of CCA for Social Good and Judy Williams, Program Director, Early Learning Ventures-Merage Foundations. The session will discuss how effects of sequestration, drastic budget cuts, changes in the overall business environment and the need to implement quality rating and improvement systems necessitates that Early Childhood Education (ECE) programs must adapt in order to remain successful and viable. The shared resources and shared services models addresses these challenges by streamlining and increasing operational efficiencies that allows more time and money to be dedicated on delivering quality childcare.
“Although we may think our problems and needs are different, the reality is that ECE programs share a lot of the same common concerns and issues.” says Denise Sayer, Vice President, CCA For Social Good, “These concerns can be addressed by adopting and delivering a ‘shared’ resources and services model. Together, CCA For Social Good and Early Learning Ventures will demonstrate an innovative approach for the Early Childhood Education industry, which involves sharing resources and services via a unique web-based platform.” Please visit www.ECESharedResources.com for more information about the ECE Shared Resources® platform.
About the Child Care® Aware Symposium
Child Care Aware® of America’s 2014 Symposium offers many opportunities to connect with thought leaders, Congressional staff and early care and education professionals from across the nation. This year’s 27 break-out sessions will offer participants a more diverse cross-section of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, educators, business professionals, philanthropic foundations and policy influencers than ever before. A full list of confirmed presenters can be found here.
“This is a year of opportunity for children and families,“ said Child Care Aware® of America Executive Director Lynette M. Fraga, Ph.D. “There are several key policies before our state and national leaders in 2014 that can make unparalleled change for the 11 million children in child care in the United States. We’re thrilled so many high quality organizations will join us at our 2014 Symposium to make sure these policy changes come to fruition and collaborate around best practices, research and innovative approaches that are helping all children and families in our country.”
For more information about Child Care Aware® of America’s event or to register for Symposium 2014, click here or email [email protected]
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 www.ecesharedresources.com.