Members of PSSA have access to a multitude of early childhood education resources designed to make your work lives easier and more efficient! Our goal is to minimize the day-to-day stresses that monopolize the childcare industry. The childcare resources offered save childcare and after-school programs time and money, increase revenue, and improve overall quality.
"Our centers have benefited greatly from PSSA over the past several years. We have access to policy forms, handbooks, and many other templets. We have also used the job board to post job openings and have had success in hiring qualified candidates. Our staff really has benefited from the PSSA Online University, especially during COVID when attending classes were not an option. The topics and classes that are offered are high quality and are very interesting."
Mary Jo Albertson - Classy Kids
The Palmetto Shared Services Alliance Resource Platform has every policy, template, handbook, imaginable, all ready to download directly to your computer for editing. Whether you need HR policies, Covid protocols, or new interview questions, the Resource Platform has you covered! Why recreate the wheel, when you can use resources created especially for the ECE community by respected and vetted leaders!
The Resource Platform also connects childcare and after-school providers to discounts and savings with over 25 national vendors such as Discount School Supply, Kaplan, Staples, ADP, Ace Hardware and many more. We also connects providers to local, statewide vendors, including, PPE supplies, property insurance, playground equipment and surfaces, disinfectant services, and office supplies.
PSSA recognizes that most childcare programs cannot afford to offer their staff healthcare benefits and many staff members remain uninsured. The Resource Platform offers members access to a licensed, trustworthy insurance broker to answer all of your questions. We also provide access to Tele-Health, Tele-Mental health, Dental, Life, and Vision benefits at fantastic prices.
We provide our members access to a dedicated Early Childhood Job Board in partnership with Acquire4Hire, located on the home-page of the Resource Platform. With one-click, providers can post a job to the job board and PSSA will push the job out to 8 different job sites, including Indeed and Zip Recruiter. The Resource Platform even contains pre-written job ads and job descriptions to make this process even easier. Once you have hired the perfect candidate, our resource Platform has an orientation guide, links to all of the forms you need to get that employee set up and training to get them acclimated!
Palmetto Shared Services Alliance is committed to providing quality online and webinar based professional development for all providers in the state of South Carolina at an affordable rate. We understand the difficulty in scheduling time to get your professional development hours completed; therefore, we are excited to offer an Online University where providers can get required and SC Endeavors approved hours on their own schedule. Our Professional Development Coordinator, Susan Kear, is a master-certified trainer with Endeavors, can help you create the perfect training plan for your staff!
If you’re operating a family child care home, you are operating a business. While It can be difficult to juggle all the different aspects of both running a business and caring for children, having access to essential resources at your fingertips can be a time and lifesaver. Our Family Child Care Tool Kit compiles knowledge, templates, tools and resources from a multitude of early childhood experts and organizations that demonstrate best practices in the operation of a family child care business. You’ll find a variety of tools, templates and resources to support your business both administratively and programmatically.