Oklahoma Child Care Resource & Referral and CCA For Social Good, a division of CCA Global Partners, Inc., are excited to announce the launch of Oklahoma Shared Services – an innovative knowledge resource that advances the work of early care and education professionals in Oklahoma. This online tool provides thousands of resources that strengthen administrative and programmatic efficiencies in support of high quality child care initiatives.
“What an exciting time for early education professionals in our state,” remarked Paula Koos, Executive Director of Oklahoma Child Care Resource & Referral. “OK Shared Services has everything providers need to run their programs more efficiently and effectively, and even supports teachers’ work in the classroom as well as technical assistance staff. The potential for time and money savings for professionals will have a dramatic impact on their ability to focus on providing high quality child care for all of our children.”
The website, www.OKSharedServices.org, features state-specific resources including customizable policies, procedures and handbooks, toolkits to support high-quality child care initiatives such as the Child Care Development Block Grant and the Child and Adult Care Food Program, classroom curriculum tools and resources to support compliance with health and safety guidelines, state regulations and state quality standards.
“This shared resource platform is a support tool like no other for child care directors, teachers and technical assistance staff,” said Denise Sayer, Vice President of CCA For Social Good, innovator of the shared resource platform. “Not only does this platform save time by simplifying administrative burdens, it allows providers to spend less time solving problems, giving them the needed bandwidth to focus on their commitment to providing high quality child care. We look forward to seeing the impact this has in Oklahoma.”
The OK Shared Services platform officially launched in November and will become available to providers across the state on January 2, 2019.
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 www.ecesharedresources.com.
About Oklahoma Child Care Resource & Referral Association, Inc.
The Oklahoma Child Care Resource & Referral Association, Inc., is a private, not-for-profit organization that coordinates the statewide network of community-based child care resource and referral agencies. The Association serves families in their search for appropriate care; assists child care providers in their efforts to establish and operate licensed facilities with qualified staff; and advises employers about cost-efficient ways to help employees with their child care needs. Founded in 1999, the Association receives funding from the Department of Human Services, Oklahoma Child Care Services. For more information, call 888-962-2772 or visit the website at www.oklahomachildcare.org.