The ELV Resource Platform is powered by CCA For Social Good and links child care providers to a variety of resources including marketing materials, HR, classroom tools, cost savings, and more. These technologies save providers time and money, allowing them to focus on the reason why they got into the Child Care business in the first place – caring for and educating children. View a demonstration video to learn more about the full menu of support tools available.

Cost Savings

Saving money just became easier through ELV! We’ve taken the work out of finding suppliers and negotiating deals. Gain access to a network of vendors that provide discounts on the products or services that you need most ranging from First Book and Discount School Supply to Office Max and Staples to CareerBuilder to Sprint.

Examples of potential savings include:

  • Child products and supplies: 20%
  • Food and food service supplies: 10%-30%
  • Payroll processing and other human resources services: 25%-30%
  • Office supplies: 12%-45%

And much more!

Classroom

The Classroom section contains resources to help child care providers manage inside the classroom, and the focus is on learning activities and resources. It includes suggested books by age group, companion learning activities, recommended classroom materials and curriculum ideas.

A variety of Teacher Resources are provided, including templates for all kinds of classroom events from announcing an art show to a special mother’s or father’s day celebration. Also available are resources on developmental issues and handouts that may be given to parents when you’re asked for guidance on sensitive issues like biting, emotions, and more.

Program Administration

Our Program Administration section is your resource for a variety of programs, policies, and editable forms that give you a jump start on creating your own documents so you don’t have to start from scratch! For example, the Family Handbook is a working template for your center’s Family Handbook. Simply download it to your computer, edit it to reflect your program’s mission and policies, add a personal message, your own photos and logo, and you can have a professional document in a fraction of the time it would take to create it from scratch.

Other administrative resources included in Program Administration are business insurance, planning tools, volunteer management and more.
Example:
Diapering Poster
Created by CCA for Social Good with guidance from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Human Resources

This comprehensive resource has what you need to effectively manage your HR function and help you avoid costly mistakes. From job descriptions, interview guides, and employee handbooks to performance appraisals and guidance on other HR topics, simply download the documents and customize them for your program.

 

 

 

Marketing

Create professional-looking communications materials quickly and affordably with the comprehensive marketing toolbox. This includes templates you can customize with your logo, branding and messaging, instant demographic counts, professional email services, and serious savings on printing and list rental for marketing mailings.

 

 

Staff Training

OnlineTraining

Powered by CCA for Social Good, ELV’s “Online University” provides a wide range of interactive courses available 24/7 from the convenience of your own computer to help train your staff and yourself on important child care and workplace compliance issues. Among the interactive training programs, you’ll find Microsoft office applications both core knowledge and expert levels,an introduction to Public Relations and Marketing, and even Hand Washing training. Take them once or as many times as you’d like. It’s all inclusive!

 

Sample Trainings:

Hand Washing Video
created by CCA for Social Good with resources from the CDC
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Early Care and Education Quality Best Practice E-Training
Created by ELV in conjunction with the World Forum Global Leaders for Young Children
Sponsored by the David and Laura Merage Foundation
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