Mainspring Early Care Alliance
Shared Services is an innovative approach to strengthen the child care industry by helping providers share costs and deliver services in a more streamlined and efficient way.
A three-year grant is allowing First Steps Kent to implement a Shared Services model, named Mainspring Early Care Alliance, to offer more support and back-end services in-home child care businesses. The expenses and time associated with running a child care business force many providers out of the industry. Research shows easing those burdens helps stabilize the pool of providers, giving families more options.