Early Learning Ventures webinar – “The ELV Business Model”, 11-14-16: ppt, recording

Building Quality through Shared Services – a multi-media learning tool featuring Sound Child Care Solutions in Seattle, WA

Child Care Resource Center Business Innovations (Lorain,OH)

State Early Learning Alliance of NH (formerly Seacoast) 2012 Video, 2015 Video

The Children’s Home Model (Chambliss Center for Children, TN)

Early Care and Education Market Challenges

Shared Services Info-graphic

Shared Services is Pooling Needs

Shared Services 1-page handout – Building Pedagogical and Business Capacity to Improve Child Outcomes

Shared Services 2-page handout summary – Shared Services: Supporting Quality in Early Care and Education

What is a Shared Services Alliance?

“Shared Services 101” PPT presentation

Business and Pedagogical Leadership one-page handout

State Early Learning Alliance of NH Guide to Benefits and Services

Childcare TN Cooks Academy

Early Learning Ventures overview

GA Alliance for Quality Childcare flyer

GA Alliance for Quality Child Care child care food program support

Sound Child Care Solutions Summary of Approach

Farm to Preschool Summary

Sharing Staff Roles and Responsibilities Across SitesLessons Learned from Intensive Shared Service Alliances

Shared Hiring and Sub Pools – two Alliance examples

Recruiting Staff and Substitutes memo describing six ECE staffing initiatives

Funding Sources for Shared Services on the Web

ECE Shared Resources demo (see “Alliances in Action: Web-Based” for more information)

ECE Shared Resources: The Knowledge Hub – Webinar 2/16/16 – PPTwebinar recording

“The ECE Knowledge Hub: A Virtual One Stop Shop for ECE Tools and Resources” webinar, December 16, 2014: Presentation, Audio recording

States currently utilizing ECE Shared Resources web platform – URL’s and contacts

ECE Hire – Staffing and recruiting website for PA child care providers

ChildWare – Child care management system, custom designed for PA child care providers

ELV Technology including Alliance CORE™ child management web application

Time and Cost Savings with Shared Services on the Web

Alliance Director: SF Early Learning Alliance

Alliance Data Management: SF Early Learning Alliance

Alliance Coordinator: Community Coordinated Child Care

Program Director: NH Statewide Early Learning Alliance (formerly Seacoast)

Two organizational examples: multi-site group, and large hub center

Family Child Care: Infant Toddler Family Day Care

Early Childhood and Charter Schools: The Community Group

CCDF Requirements and the ECE Shared Resources Knowledge Hub

Quality at Scale Across the US: Supporting Sustainable, High Quality ECE – infographic, white paper

Quality at Scale in Pennsylvania: Supporting Sustainable, High Quality ECE Across the Commonwealth – infographic, white paper

District of Columbia RFA: Shared Services Business Alliance for Family Child Care

Policy Discussion – 2017 National Shared Services Conference

We bring together ECE stakeholders – practitioners, experts, funders and policymakers – in a variety of forums to share progress, note challenges, and identify promising solutions and practices. To add your name to the invitation list for Learning Community events, contact OppEx partner Libbie Poppick.


Approximately every two years, OppEx designs and hosts a National Technical Assistance Conference, where those exploring Shared Services gather with Alliance practitioners, ECE funders, experts, and policymakers. The conference is designed to deepen knowledge, share new ideas, and solve problems, with ample opportunity for networking. To ensure that attendees new to the Shared Services movement are prepared, it typically includes an introductory  “Shared Services 101” pre-conference session.

Next Shared Services Conference: 2019, location TBD
To be added to our invitation list, please contact OppEx partner Libbie Poppick.

2017 Shared Services Conference presentations:

Shared Services 101 (pre-conference session)
Plenary address – Kathy Glazer, VA Early Childhood Foundation
What’s New in Shared Services 2017 – Louise Stoney, Opportunities Exchange
Community and Local Foundations as Incubators
Automation and Data
Family Engagement – Sheltering Arms
Pedagogical Leadership
Creative Staffing
Alliance Story: LAUP
Shared Professional Development
Shared Services on the Web
EHS-Chid Care Partnerships
Alliance Story: San Francisco Early Learning Alliance
Business Leadership
Alliance Story: Early Learning Ventures
Building Pedagogical Leaders
Shared Services and Family Child Care
Closing Plenary – Policy Discussion Outline
Closing Plenary – Joan Lombardi

2015 Shared Services Conference selected presentations:

Business Metrics
Substitute Pools
Scaling Statewide and Beyond: New England
EHS-CC Partnerships
Shared Services and CCR&R’s
Job-Embedded PD and Communities of Practice
Pedagogical Leadership in Action

Coming up

Business Metrics – date TBD

To add your name to the invitation list for webinars, contact OppEx partner Karen Murrell.

Recent webinars

Shared Services and Policy – 11/7/16:  PPT, Recording, Infographic

Introduction to the New and Improved Opportunities Exchange Website:
The Central Resource for the Shared Services Learning Community 4/12/16

ECE Shared Resources: The Knowledge Hub 2/16/16: PPT, Recording

ECE Shared Resources: The Knowledge Hub 12/16/14: PPT

Shared Services: Powerful Alliances for ECE Program Sustainability and Resource Efficiency” – 2/11/15; Louise Stoney for Early Childhood Investigations

ECE Cost Modeling – 10/10/14: PPT, Recording

The Iron Triangle: A Simple Formula for ECE Finance – 6/13/14: PPT, Recording

Shared Services and EHS-CC Partnerships – 4/1/14

Shared Services 101 – 3/27/14

Periodically OppEx conducts Study Tours to showcase Shared Service Alliances in action. These programs typically accommodate 20-30 attendees, and take place over approximately 2 days. Previous Study Tours have included:

  • NH State Early Learning Alliance, Portsmouth, NH – Study Tour PPT describing SELA approach
  • Sound Child Care Solutions – Seattle WA: Study Tour PPT describing SCCS approach
  • Chambliss Center for Children – Chattanooga TN
  • Early Connections Learning Centers – Colorado Springs CO

To add your name to the invitation list for Study Tours, contact OppEx partner Karen Murrell.