Child Care Services Association
ensuring affordable, accessible, high quality child care
for all young children and their families
Home   Contact

About Us Research and Studies Publications News & Events Donations Información en Español
Child
Family Services
Family Services
Provider Services
Provider Services
  Goals & Objectives
  History
  Employment Opportunities
  Directions
  Vendor Information
  Child
 Home | About Us | Goals & Objectives
Goals & Objectives
Child Playing The goals of Child Care Services Association reflect our work ethic and dedication to improving the child care system. They guide us in our decision making and how we steward the resources entrusted to us. These goals and objectives enable CCSA to become an agency that truly makes a difference.

Goal One
To ensure that no family pays more than 10% of its gross earnings to purchase child care for one child.

Objectives:

  • Make child care subsidy resources and information available to families.
  • Advocate for increased child care subsidy for families locally, statewide and nationally.
  • Conduct research about the need for, benefits and costs of child care subsidy.
  • Provide consultation and information to agencies, organizations and public policy-makers interested in improving the affordability of child care.

Goal Two
To ensure that high quality child care is accessible to all children.

Objectives:

  • Develop and provide information about accessible, high quality care options for children that meet the needs of families.
  • Advocate for improved child care accessibility for families locally, statewide and nationally.
  • Conduct research on status of and factors that affect the accessibility of child care locally, statewide and nationally.
  • Provide consultation and information to agencies, organizations and public policy-makers interested in improving the accessibility of child care.

Goal Three
To ensure that all child care is of high quality.

Objectives:

  • Develop and provide information about technical assistance, education/training, compensation/retention and other supportive initiatives designed to improve the quality of child care.
  • Advocate for improved standards, additional resources, increased compensation and supportive services to enhance the quality of child care locally, statewide and nationally.
  • Conduct research about the quality of and factors that affect the quality of child care locally, statewide and nationally.
  • Provide consultation and information to agencies, organizations and public policy-makers interested in improving the quality of child care.

Goal Four
To model how services are delivered to young children and their families and to child care providers.

Objectives:

  • Set a high standard for outcome-driven programs from development, implementation and evaluation to continuous quality improvement.
  • Develop, use, maintain and disseminate information technology that allows for efficient and effective services.
  • Provide services that are respectful, convenient, easily usable and culturally competent.
  • Model the partnership approach to service provision in which all participating parties share responsibilities.
  • Conduct needs assessments and program evaluations that routinely involve consumers of services and modify programs appropriately to improve the quality of service and ensure achievement of outcomes.
  • Practice ethical behavior in our workplace and in the child care field.

Goal Five
To be a financially, viable, strong and effective organization.

Objectives:

  • Make CCSA a competitive employer as demonstrated by exemplary retention rates, employee benefits, and job satisfaction.
  • Increase unrestricted funding.
  • Have a supportive, effective infrastructure that matches programmatic expansion including capital items, equipment and staff.

Return to top

   
© 2006 Child Care Services Association. All Rights Reserved.
Home About Us Donations Contact Privacy Legal