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Child Care Services Association Awarded GuideStar® Platinum Seal of Transparency
The GuideStar® Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition a nonprofit can receive, aligns with CCSA’s core values.
Chapel Hill, N.C., February 22, 2021: The first of five core values at Child Care Services Association (CCSA) is to act with integrity, trust and respect—this includes transparency. CCSA is honored to receive a GuideStar® Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition, and will continue its commitment to lead efforts strengthening accessible and affordable quality early care and education by providing supports for families, communities and the workforce.
GuideStar® analyzes and lists robust data on millions of nonprofits allowing potential donors and funders to make educated decisions in their charitable giving. GuideStar® Seals of Transparency indicate that a nonprofit has provided key information to its GuideStar® profile, showing a commitment to transparency. You can view CCSA’s GuideStar® profile here.
“CCSA values the trust our funders, families, communities, early childhood workforce and staff have in us,” said Marsha Basloe, president of CCSA. “Our vision is for all children to have equitable access to affordable, high quality early care and education to lay the foundation for successful life outcomes. To have this happen, we must be transparent in what we do. We are proud to receive GuideStar®’s Platinum Seal of Transparency, upholding our core values at CCSA.”
Child Care Services Association
Founded in 1974, Child Care Services Association’s (CCSA) vision is that all children have equitable access to affordable, high quality early care and education to lay the foundation for successful life outcomes. To that end, CCSA provides free child care referral services, financial assistance to low-income families and professional development and technical assistance to child care programs. With spoonFULL, CCSA also provides nutritious meals to children at child care centers, where they may eat 50-100 percent of their meals. Throughout N.C., educational scholarships from CCSA’s T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program gives child care professionals the means to obtain an education and CCSA’s Child Care WAGE$® and Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$® programs supplement their meager salary. CCSA also licenses T.E.A.C.H. and WAGE$ across the U.S. and conducts early childhood systems research and policy development statewide and nationally. For more information, visit www.childcareservices.org.