Reinvent vs. Rebuild: Let’s Fix the Child Care System By Louise Stoney, April 2020

Staffed Family Child Care Networks Can Navigate A New World Order March 2020

How Child Care Businesses Can Survive COVID-19: Considerations for Child Care Centers, Podcast, April 2020

How Child Care Businesses Can Survive COVID-19: Considerations for Family Child Care Homes, Podcast, April 2020

COVID-19: A Rapidly Changing Serious Health Concern, ECE Shared Resources

COVID-19 Turns Child Care Programs Upside Down By Sharon Easterling  IDEAS Newsletter No. 3

Emergency Child Care Technology Solutions PPT PDF, 2020 Video Presentation

Child Care Aware® of America presents:  Emergency Child Care Systems: A Look from on the Ground PPT PDF, 2020 Video Presentation

UMASS Institute for Education Leadership and Innovation Webinar Series: Re-imagining A Stronger and More Equitable Systems of Early Care and Education, July 2020 :

Part 1:  Reinvent vs Rebuild: Can We Fix Early Childhood in Massachusetts? PPT | Webinar

Short Clips:

How Shared Services Frees Up Significant Time and Money

How Lack of Access to Automation and Business Support is an Racial Equity Issue

Market Rate Challenges: Inequity for Babies and Rural Areas

Part 2:  The Role of Automation in Re-inventing Child Care PPT | Webinar

Short Clips:

Why Now is the Time for Big Ideas

Measuring What Matters

On-line Application and Enrollment

Improving Collections Through Automation

Staffed Family Child Care Networks Can Navigate A New World Order, March 2020

Examining the Cost + Supply of Infant/Toddler Care

State Policy Approaches to Help Strengthen Infant and Toddler Care, Pritzker Children’s Initiative, October 2019  PPT Presentation | Webinar

Preschool Development Block Grant (PDG-B5) Issue Brief
Shared Services: A Strategy for Building Stronger Systems Among Early Care and Education Providers By Sharon Easterling and Louise Stoney

Business Leadership series By Louise Stoney and Libbie Poppick in Child Care Exchange:

Part 1:  Using Metrics to Strengthen Business Leadership: Focus on Enrollment
Part 2:  Monitoring Fee Collection and Cost Per Child
Part 3:  Using Metrics to Influence Policy Decisions (coming soon)

Shared Services as a Strategy for Collective Impact in a Low-Income Community  2017 Shared Services conference plenary address; Kathy Glazer, VA Early Childhood Foundation

Shared Services Infographic

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

First You Have to Pay the Bills: Training and TA Focused on the Business Side of ECE  By Louise Stoney and Susan Blank, Exchange Magazine, September 2012

The Iron Triangle: A Simple Formula for Financial Policy in ECE Programs  By Louise Stoney

Delivering Quality: Strengthening the Business Side of Early Care and Education  By Louise Stoney and Susan Blank, September 2011

Shared Services as a Strategy to Create Employment Pipelines in Low-Income Communities

Leading the Way: A Guide for Business Engagement in Early Education,  By the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, including a case study on Shared Service Alliances

 

Marketplace: In an effort to save money, daycare centers in New England are forming purchasing groups
Officials in Massachusetts are hoping a new pilot program could help Roldan squeeze a little more room into her budget by making the supplies and services she needs, like a recent roof repair, a little more affordable. That’s something Roldan says comes at just the right time. (10/24/19)

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)

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

Early Care and Education Market Challenges (Early Learning Ventures, CO)

 

Promise Venture Studio presents show+tell with Louise Stoney, May 2020  PPT PDF | Video Presentation

Emergency Child Care Technology Solutions  PPT PDF | Video Presentation

Child Care Management Software: What You Need to Know  PPT Presentation

State Policy Approaches to Help Strengthen Infant and Toddler Care, Pritzker Children’s Initiative, October 2019  PPT Presentation | Webinar

 

Children’s Home/Chambliss Shelter (Chambliss Center for Children)

Infant Toddler Family Day Care

State Early Learning Alliance of NH (formerly Seacoast)

Sound Child Care Solutions Comparing Board of Directors with Advisory Board

Early Connections Learning Centers and Chambliss Center for Children: Examples of Alliance Organizational Structures

Early Connections Learning Centers: Then and Now

State Early Learning Alliance of NH Guide to Benefits and Services

Childcare TN Cooks Academy

Childcare TN Current and Future Activities

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 Sub Pools: Alliance examples

Sub Pool Agreement

Recruiting Staff and Substitutes memo describing six ECE staffing initiatives

Boosting Enrollment and Best Practice Marketing

Calculating Membership Fee Best Practice

Shared Services VT Handout

Foothill (CA) Shared Services brochure

Business Leadership series by Louise Stoney and Libbie Poppick in Child Care Exchange:

Part 1: Using Metrics to Strengthen Business Leadership: Focus on Enrollment
Part 2: Monitoring Fee Collection and Cost Per Child
Part 3: Using Metrics to Influence Policy Decisions (coming soon)

The Iron Triangle: A Simple Formula for Financial Policy in ECE Programs, By Louise Stoney

Business Metrics white paper: Using Metrics to Drive Quality and Sustainability in ECE Programs

Business Metrics presentation: Business Leadership: Using Metrics to Drive Quality and Sustainability

Business Leadership handout: Strengthening The Iron Triangle of ECE Finance: Strategies for Alliance Implementation

ECE Cost Modeling 10/10/14

Leadership for Sustainable Organizations, By Margie Carter

Delivering Quality: Strengthening the Business Side of Early Care and Education By Louise Stoney and Susan Blank, September 2011

Iron Triangle Worksheet: Tool for calculating enrollment, fee collection and cost per child

Shared Service Coordinator: Chambliss Center for Children

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

Early Childhood and Charter Schools: The Community Group

Examining the Cost + Supply of Infant/Toddler Care

OpEx_2019_MicroCenterNetworkStrategy

Preschool Development Block Grant (PDG-B5) Issue Brief
Shared Services: A Strategy for Building Stronger Systems Among Early Care and Education Providers
 By Sharon Easterling and Louise Stoney

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

Wisconsin RFA: Department of Children and Families Division of Early Care and Education RFA for a Shared Services Network Hub

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

RFP for Hub Selection for a CT Family Child Care Business Alliance

2015-national-conference

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.

2019 Shared Services Conference presentations:

Evaluation and Metrics for Shared Services
ECE Shared Resources & The Business of Family Child Care
ECE Shared Resources & Innovation
Early Learning Ventures Colorado Shared Services
Compensation Recruitment Retention Strategies-1
Child Care Management Software
Change Management
Business Leadership Building Metrics that Matter
Battle Creek The Role of a Community Foundation
Acelero — The Innovation Cycle
Wonderschool – Opportunities Exchange
Vermont A Statewide Approach
Supporting Leadership for Culturally Relevant Practice
Supporting Family Child Care Local Networks
Sub Pools
Start Up Funding and Sustainability
Shared Services 101
Pedagogical Leadership
Getting Started
Data Changes Everything
Reimagining or Disrupting – Steff Clothier

2019 Shared Services Conference interviews:

Monique Reynolds_A
Monique Reynolds_B
Monique Reynolds_C
Bevin Parker-Cerkez
Chloe Moore
Denise Sayer
Diane Price_A
Diane Price_B
Diane Price_C
Gina Tek
Heidi Hagel Braid
Henry Wilde
Jon Reeves
La’keisha Ciprian
LouAnn Beninati
Paula Drew
Ruth Schmidt
Saundra Armstrong
Shannon Cotsoradis

2017 Shared Services Conference presentations:

Shared Services 101 (pre-conference session)
Shared Services as a Strategy for Collective Impact in a Low-Income Community: Plenary address; Kathy Glazer, VA Early Childhood Foundation: Full Text | Slides
What’s New in Shared Services 2017 By 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