Working with CCRC Consultants

Community Service Council’s Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) employs degreed Child Care Consultants to provide resources, professional development, and technical assistance to child care providers in Creek, Rogers, Tulsa, and Wagoner counties.

Technical Assistance (TA) is the provision of targeted and customized supports by a professional(s) with subject matter and adult learning knowledge and skills to develop or strengthen processes, knowledge application, or implementation of services by recipients.

CCRC Technical Assistance services help providers improve or enhance the quality of child care so that families have access to quality child care for their children. As a result, providers will be able to implement knowledge about quality in their individual care giving situations.

Two methods of technical assistance are utilized by staff: consulting and coaching.

Consultation is a collaborative, problem-solving process between an external consultant with specific expertise and adult learning knowledge and skills and an individual or group from one program or organization. Consultation facilitates the assessment and resolution of an issue-specific concern—a program-/organizational-, staff-, or child-/family-related issue—or addresses a specific topic.

Coaching is a relationship-based process led by an expert with specialized and adult learning knowledge and skills, who often serves in a different professional role than the recipient(s). Coaching is designed to build capacity for specific professional dispositions, skills, and behaviors and is focused on goal-setting and achievement for an individual or group.

CCRC offers the following types of technical assistance:

  • Consulting – Resolution of a specific concern or set of concerns with a capacity-building approach to facilitate the recipient’s continued use of the process employed during or as a result of the consultation.
  • Stars Advancement Consulting Assist programs to advance levels in the Reaching for the Stars Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). 
  • Pyramid Model Coaching – Supports the development of specific skills and practices from the Pyramid Model. It is focused on a performance-based outcome(s).

All technical assistance services provided by CCRC are free of charge. Programs will not be required to purchase any memberships, additional materials or supplies to receive services. For assistance, please contact one of our consultants below directly, or fill out this FORM.

Stephanie Daniels

918-935-6196 (call/text) |

Stephanie has an Associate of Science in Middle Childhood from Tulsa Community College and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Services from Oklahoma State University. She has worked in the early childhood field for over 20 years as a teacher, nanny, literacy specialist and child care consultant. For the 2019-2020 school year, she was chosen as a Senior Play Ambassador with The Genius of Play. She is passionate about school-age care, creative art and access to quality care for children of all ages.

Collette Sawyer

918-210-1992 (call/text) |

Collette has a two-year certificate in Youth Ministry, Associates in Administrative Management and Bachelors in Organizational Leadership. She has worked in the early childhood profession for over 30 years. Her experience ranges from a classroom teacher to director as well as a trainer, coach and mentor. She has assisted numerous programs with NAEYC accreditation/renewal and is currently part of the only Accreditation Facilitation Project recognized by NAEYC in Oklahoma. Her passion is helping administrators develop the leader within them, empowering them to lead their program with vision and purpose.

Jessica Smith

918-935-6933 (call/text) |

Jessica has a BA in Child Development from California State University Chico. She has worked in child care in three different states over the past 18 years. During those years she has been a teacher, a Resource & Referral Specialist, and now, a Child Care Consultant. She enjoys working with child care teachers and directors to provide a happy and healthy learning environment for all children 0-12 years in child care programs. While working with Jessica, child care programs enhance their knowledge about child development, social-emotional growth, health and safety, and hands-on curriculum topics.