DC Shared Services Business Alliance (SSBA) is an alliance of home child care providers in the District of Columbia.  This program was developed thanks to a Shared Services Business Alliance (SSBA) grant from DC’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).

Families in the District rely on small, private child development homes to provide safe, healthy, quality, and affordable child care, before and after school care, and nontraditional hour care (e.g., evenings and weekends) throughout the city.

Child care providers manage small businesses out of their homes. They educate and nurture children from infancy through their elementary school years. Many have cared for children for decades.  They are professional and experienced early childhood educators.  Yet they all agree that operating a small business takes time and energy.

The DC Shared Services Business Alliance:

  • connects families in search of safe, healthy, quality, and affordable child care, before and after school care, and nontraditional hour care (e.g., evenings and weekends) with experienced and credentialed child development home providers,
  • provides administrative and business support functions to the child development home providers, to enable providers more time in their day to focus on the care and education of children, and not feel overwhelmed with operational and administrative functions,
  • has established community partnerships with Capital Quality  (Hurley & Associates), the DC Child Care Resource and Referral (Kids Comprehensive), and the Quality Improvement Network  (Mary’s Center) as part of the Shared Services Advisory Committee to extend support and resources to the DC SSBA member child development home facilities.
  • provides families with an easy-to-use search tool to find the best child care provider and the support of a team of experienced child care specialists.

Providers, visit the Provider Resources page to find out how you can join our network.

Parents, looking for a child care provider? Check out the Family Resources page or start an online search now.

Take a closer look at our Alliance members!