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Employee Spotlights
CCSA Staff

Meet Emmanuel Paul

Welcome to our employee spotlight series where we showcase the incredible individuals who contribute to the success of Child Care Services Association (CCSA). Today, we are thrilled to introduce you to Emmanuel Paul, our esteemed Chief Business Services Officer. Join us as we delve into Emmanuel’s journey at CCSA, gain insights into his evolving perspective of our organization, and discover the invaluable impact he has made over the years.

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Why is Professional Development Important and Why Do I Need a Plan?

Professional development (PD) is key in any specialized career. By participating in professional development opportunities, you are able to increase your knowledge about a topic, learn new ideas and implement new strategies to advance your line of work forward. PD also shows a level of commitment to and respect for your occupation. In the field of early care and learning, PD “requires knowledge of how children grow and develop, skills to communicate effectively with children and parents, and a great amount of dedication and love for the work” (NCICDP, 2001).

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Observations and Meaningful Change

When working with one of our skilled Birth-to-Three Specialist (B-3S) coaches, Practice-Based Coaching (PBC) participants get the benefit of supportive and constructive feedback related to their teaching and administrative practices. This feedback has the potential to not only improve quality in the child care facility, but increase professionalism and a sense of wellbeing for staff, children and families through development of a warm and nurturing environment. An essential part of the feedback process is regular PBC participant observation to understand the impact of classroom change as it occurs. Many participants ask for the reasoning behind our diligent observation efforts. In this article, we unpack how these observations work logistically, what they are intended to do and why they are essential to helping our project enhance our coaching services.

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CCSA Staff

Meet Allison Miller

In our employee spotlight series, we highlight some of the wonderful people who make Child Care Services Association a success.

Meet Allison Miller and learn about her perspective of CCSA and how it has changed over the years.

As we celebrate our 50th year, learn about the profound impact of our staff’s commitment to CCSA and everyone we serve.

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CCSA Staff

Durham PreK Provides Hope to Early Childhood Education in North Carolina

In this article about the challenges facing the child care sector in North Carolina, Durham PreK serves as a glimmer of hope. Linda Chappel, Senior Vice President of Child Care Services Association, and County Commissioner Wendy Jacobs, discuss the importance of Durham County’s local investment in ensuring young learners are not left behind due to unaffordable care.

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Child Care Services Association Hosts 2024 Triangle Child Care Awards

Child Care Services Association (CCSA) celebrated the impact of early childhood educators, public servants and advocates on young children and their families at the 2024 Triangle Child Care Awards on Friday, March 8, 2024, with special recognitions of two early childhood champions and four other award winners at the UNC-Chapel

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