Shared Services: A Support Strategy for Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge

Shared Services is an early care and education (ECE) business model that enables center- and home-based child care providers to share costs and deliver services in a more streamlined and efficient way. A network of child care centers or homes are linked by a “hub” office that centralizes leadership and management, enabling both economies of scale and economies of specialization so that maximum resources can be focused on the learning environment—where they matter most.