"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
Palmetto Shared Services Alliance is a members-only resource that is intended to minimize the day-to-day stresses that monopolize the childcare industry. Services offered save childcare and after-school programs time and money, increase revenue, and improve overall quality.
The Resource Platform 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. The Resource Platform also connects providers to local, statewide vendors, including health insurance, property insurance, disinfectant services, and office supplies.
One of the best features of the Resource Platform is the downloadable and customizable resources. Resources such as: employment handbooks, HR policies, parent policies, curriculum information, financial tools, and others. Links to all of the updated regulations, forms and policies, and procedures are right at your fingertips when you are a member of the Palmetto Shared Services Alliance.
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. 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 onsite professional development for childcare and after-school 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 and 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.