Early Learning Alliance: we assisted 11 child care centers to create the Early Learning Alliance, a joint entity through which the centers share information, professional development, fundraising, and joint purchasing. The child care centers are located in South Central Los Angeles, Compton, Watts, Inglewood, and Long Beach. The centers provide early care and education services, primarily to children ages 0 -5. Most of the families served are low-income. We provided research and information on Shared Services to the child care centers. We facilitated meetings of directors of the child care centers as they chose a mission and developed a governance structure for the Early Learning Alliance, and then went on to determine the initial set of services to be shared. Finally, we assisted the directors to create the Shared Services Plan, which details roles, responsibilities, services, costs and funding.