CCSA President Marsha Basloe to Retire in Fall 2022


Savion Thorne

CCSA President Marsha Basloe
to Retire in Fall 2022

Search for the new president to begin in late May.

Chapel Hill, N.C., May 26, 2022: After more than 20 years in the early learning field, Child Care Services Association (CCSA) President Marsha Basloe announced she will retire later this year. Basloe has served as President since January 2018.  

Carolyn Hunt, Governor James Hunt and Marsha Basloe

Under Basloe’s leadership, CCSA added new programs including Babies First NC, Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$ Plus, Durham PreK and early childhood homelessness. The agency diversified its funding sources, expanded its offerings for scholarships for early childhood educators through T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® in North Carolina and T.E.A.C.H. states, added to the Child Care WAGE$® Program and increased the number of meals served to children through CCSA’s meal services program. She also worked with leadership to update CCSA’s infrastructure to help support its work and so much more. 

“CCSA is an unbelievably strong organization, and I am so proud of our work at the local, state and national level,” Basloe said. “We continue to impact our children, families and early childhood educators. In 2024, CCSA will celebrate its 50th anniversary, and I look forward to seeing a new president lead the organization into its next 50 years.”

CCSA Board Chair Sharon Hirsch said, “Marsha has increased CCSA’s impact and built a strong financial foundation for the work to come. We’re grateful for her leadership and the legacy she created for our next president, which we anticipate will attract outstanding candidates.” 

In preparation for Basloe’s retirement, the CCSA Board of Directors has engaged Armstrong McGuire to lead an Executive Transition Management process. The search for the next president will launch in late May.

Rebecca Feinglos Planchard, Mary Martin, Marsha Basloe,
Edith Locke and Allison Miller
Iheoma Iruka, Marsha Basloe and Shantel Meek

Child Care Services Association

Founded in 1974, the mission of Child Care Services Association (CCSA) is to lead efforts to strengthen accessible and affordable quality early care and education by providing supports for families, communities and the workforce. To that end, CCSA provides free child care referral services to families, financial assistance to low-income families seeking child care and professional development and technical assistance to child care programs. Through spoonFULL, CCSA also provides nutritious meals to children at child care centers, where they may eat 50-100 percent of their meals. Throughout North Carolina, educational scholarships from CCSA’s T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program give child care professionals the means to obtain a debt-free education, while CCSA’s Child Care WAGE$® and Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$ Plus® programs supplement their meager salary. CCSA also licenses T.E.A.C.H. and WAGE$ across the U.S. through the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center at CCSA and conducts early childhood systems and homelessness research and policy development statewide and nationally. For more information, visit