Opportunities Exchange helps the early childhood field achieve financial sustainability and strong child outcomes through Shared Services.


Our mission is rooted in the concept that building adult capabilities improves child outcomes, the theory of change behind the work at the Harvard University Center on the Developing Child. We seek to facilitate change across the early care and education (ECE) system on two levels: by providing technical assistance to ECE providers interested in transforming the business of early care and education to improve child outcomes, and by shaping public policy and finance to incentivize high quality, sustainable ECE for young children. We believe that the formation of Shared Service Alliances enables ECE providers to build and sustain strong organizations, in which they are able to focus on their mission, create positive work environments and growth opportunities for staff, and offer high-quality early learning services.