Child & Family Resources (CFR) is always focused on children. As an early care and education leader, CFR is thrilled to introduce the Morris County ECE Shared Services Alliance, a groundbreaking initiative focused on enhancing childcare quality and services through resource sharing, best practices, and collaboration. By adopting a shared services management approach, the Alliance aims to develop and share resources, increase efficiency, and provide the highest quality childcare for all children in Morris County.
What is the Shared Services Alliance?
Shared Services Alliance is a membership organization dedicated to advancing high-quality early care and education in Morris County through resource sharing, capacity building, and community partnerships. By pooling resources and expertise, the Alliance aims to strengthen member organizations, improve job quality, and increase financial sustainability, ultimately leading to improved outcomes for children and families.
Why is the Shared Services Alliance Important?
Early care and education programs in New Jersey, including both nonprofit and state-funded agencies, are often under-resourced and their directors face a daunting array of responsibilities, from budgeting and payroll to facility maintenance and staff management. Despite their passion for early childhood development, most directors lack the training and experience necessary to effectively navigate the complex business side of running a successful program. The Shared Services Alliance helps alleviate some of those responsibilities by providing resources and the Shared Services Alliance provides much-needed relief to center directors by offering a range of resources, including funding, networking opportunities, and specialized support, supporting them to focus on their core mission of providing high-quality early care and education.
What Are the Benefits of the Shared Services Alliance?
Joining the Shared Services Alliance can have numerous benefits for early care and education centers, enabling them to streamline administrative processes, reduce costs, and focus on delivering high-quality programming, all while leveraging the expertise and resources of other like-minded and programmed organizations.
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OUR CURRENT SSA MEMBERS
SHARED SERVICES IN EARLY CARE & EDUCATION
Building Quality Childcare Through Collaboration
The Morris County Early Childhood Educators Shared Services Alliance was formed to allow childcare providers the opportunity to build a higher-quality workforce and pool resources to gain valuable business and staffing support.
ALLIANCE ACCOMPLISHMENTS & HIGHLIGHTS
Assisted in securing free Air purifiers & replacement filters for all Alliance member programs through the Department of Health.
Collaboration with Macculloch Hall includes: Member staff garden professional development focusing on gardening, nutrition & honeybees, and an onsite Honeybee & Ladybug program for preschool classrooms. These collaborations reached 254 students, 56 teachers & center staff!
TOTAL SAVINGS OF MORRIS COUNTY SSA PROGRAMS:
Morris County Early Childhood Educators Vision Statement
The vision of the Morris County Early Childhood Educators Shared Services Alliance is to create a community, one that is diverse and abundant in resources and knowledge, and limitless in improving child outcomes.
Morris County Early Childhood Educators Mission Statement
The mission of the Morris County Early Childhood Educators Shared Services Alliance is to…”facilitate change across the early childhood education system creating opportunities for collaboration by building a network of high quality providers leveraging collaboration opportunities, resources and growth opportunities resulting in high quality, cost efficient and sustainable early education services.”