13 Feb Kentucky Child Care Providers Now Have Free Access New Resources to Improve Quality Care
4-C’s Innovative website for professionals launches TODAY .
Friday, February 13, 2015 , Louisville, Ky – CCA For Social Good, an operating division of CCA Global Partners, and Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C) announce the re-launch of KYSharedServices.org, a website that delivers practical resources for early childhood education directors, family care providers, and teachers. Its goal is to help save time, reduce costs, and improve quality. Most simply, the platform helps its users manage their programs more efficiently.
A new feature of KYSharedServices.org is a section devoted to ending child abuse with dozens of resources to help child care providers recognize, report and prevent child abuse including information on ways providers can help strengthen families.
The website, which is sponsored by 4-C, originally launched in February of 2012. It has now been upgraded with a fresh new design and the inclusion of additional hands-on, everyday resources for child care providers in Kentucky. Through 4-C’s partnership with the Face It® Movement, all licensed child care providers in Jefferson County will receive an annual subscription free of charge.
“We’re proud to reveal the new KYSharedServices.org,” stated Janet Masterson, Executive Director of 4-C. “This new resource is Kentucky’s only website solely devoted to operating a child care business. It is an extensive knowledge hub with more than 1,200 resources. This one stop shop will save providers time, so they can devote their attention to caring for children.”
“The more resources we have at our fingertips the closer we can get to meeting our goal of ending child abuse in Jefferson County by 2023” stated Jerry Ward, Kosair Charities Chairman of the Board and Face It® Movement member, “We hope that child care workers in our area take full advantage of the resources this amazing platform has to offer. Together, we can Face it and End it.”
The site can be viewed by visiting www.KYSharedServices.org. Interested parties in Kentucky can receive access to the resources by filling out a New Member Request form.
For more information about CCA For Social Good and ECE Shared Resources, please contact Erin Hathaway at (603) 626-2109.
For more information about KYSharedServices.org, please contact Robin Schotter (502) 618-5669.
For more information about the Face It® Movement please contact Erin Jones (502) 774-0767.
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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 view a sample platform, please visit www.ecesharedresources.com.
About Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C)
Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C) is one of the oldest Child Care Resource and Referral agencies in the United States. Established in 1969 as part of a pilot program, the 4-C goal was, and continues to be, to develop a comprehensive approach to coordinating child care services in the local community. For over 45 years, 4-C has supported and enhanced child care and continues its tradition of supporting families by coordinating a vision of a high quality early childhood care system available to all children and families. For more information, visit our website www.4cforkids.org.
About the Face It® Movement: The Face It® Movement, conceived and created in 2012 as a response to the public outcry against the increasing number of child abuse deaths in the Commonwealth, officially launched on April 9, 2013, as a 10-year initiative led by Kosair Charities; its vision is that by 2023 all children in Jefferson County will be free from abuse and neglect. Face It® directly addresses the increasingly unacceptable number of child abuse deaths in Jefferson County and the surrounding areas with best practices in child abuse prevention, community engagement and the promotion of effective policies to improve the child welfare system. For further information visit http://faceitabuse.org. Socially, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/faceitabuse, Twitter: https://twitter.com/faceitabuse.