PA Shared Service Conference June 20, 2018

PA Shared Service Conference Growing Stronger Together!

June 20, 2018 8:00 to 4:00 PM

The event will be held at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey, 604 Station Rd, Grantville PA 17028

A strong early childhood system in PA depends on the sustainability of quality early care and education programs. Working together in a shared service alliance allows programs to build a strong and sustainable early care and education program. 

PennAEYC, with support from OCDEL and PennAEYC partners in the Delaware Valley (DVAEYC) and Pittsburgh (Trying Together), are pleased to bring to you the first Shared Service Conference for Pennsylvania Early Care and Education Providers. This event is designed to bring Pennsylvania's Early Childhood Directors, Owners and leaders together to learn, reflect and grow stronger business alliances that support quality improvement in early care and education.

Research shows that when businesses work together, they can solve industry challenges as well as support each other and develop opportunities for improved business strength. Join us for the first PA statewide shared service conference designed to inform and engage providers who are interested in shared service. This is an opportunity to network with others interested in the development and support of Shared Service Alliances.

Delve into the world of shared service collaboration to learn about supporting staffing challenges, addressing STARS standards, and other topics, or simply familiarize yourself with the basics of Shared Service work and learn how to get started. Learn from others currently working with shared service alliances in PA and hear their stories about success and opportunities for further development!

We hope you will join us on June 20, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey in Grantville PA as we grow stronger together through shared services in PA!

 **Event Schedule

8:00-8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45 Welcome and Opening

8:45-9:45 Opening General Session: Shared Services in PA-OCDEL

9:45-10:45 Panel Discussion with Shared Services Alliances

10:45-11:30 Reflections and Table Discussions

11:30-11:45 Shared Services on the Web: CCA Global

11:45-12:45 Lunch and Galley Walk of Current Alliances

12:45-1:45 Breakout Session A

1:45-2:45 Breakout Session B

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-4:00 Next Steps Action Planning

4:00 Closing

** Event schedule is subject to change

Hotel Information
Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey
604 Station Rd
Grantville PA 17028
 
Call today to book your hotel at the group discount rate!
$109.00 per night (+ taxes and service charges)
Call 717-469-0661
Use the event code: PennAEYC-Event date: 6/20/18
All rooms are smoke free
Check in 4:00 PM
Check out 11:00 AM                                               
 
  **Hotel cancellation is required 3 days prior to the event if you are unable to attend.
Hotel Scholarships are available on a limited basis. Please see registration information for more details about how to apply for scholarship if needed. 
**All guests are required to make their own hotel reservations regardless of scholarship participation.

Shared service provider alliance is a community-based partnership comprised of small businesses (non-profit or for-profit) within an industry or sector working together to share costs and deliver services in a more streamlined and efficient way. Research that demonstrates when we build sustainable and strong early care programs that support good business practices the capacity for a program to become focused on high quality environments increases significantly.

Shared service provider alliance is a community-based partnership comprised of small businesses (non-profit or for-profit) within an industry or sector working together to share costs and deliver services in a more streamlined and efficient way. Research that demonstrates when we build sustainable and strong early care programs that support good business practices the capacity for a program to become focused on high quality environments increases significantly.

By participating in an Alliance, small businesses become stronger, more accountable, more financially sounds and efficient and better equipped to offer affordable, high-quality services. Shared Services in early learning field supports multiple early care and education sites as they seek to pool needs and share resources. This allows the focus to shift to the program’s mission and quality improvement. While the design of any Shared Services Alliance is unique to its participants, all participants share the goal of strengthening business and leadership across participating sites by creating structures that enable them to share resources, expense, staffing and a host of other things.

The Shared Services concept is being implemented in several communities with early care and education providers across Pennsylvania. In the early learning field, shared services are emerging in the form of provider alliances and web-based services.

SharedSourcePA is a type of shared service using a website to support quality improvement and support early care and education professionals in PA. ShareSourcePA.org is a shared services of the Pennsylvania AEYC system. Check it out today at www.sharedsourcepa.org!

If you are interested in more information about Shared Services or to arrange a personal consultation, please contact Rose Snyder.