Next Memphis

NEXT Memphis is a shared services childcare organization housed at Porter-Leath that provides high quality education and health services for children. We are providing services to intentionally increase overall program quality. We provide direct services for families to achieve healthy, optimal, independent lifestyles. 
Leveraging nearly 170 years producing high quality results to support partners
in further developing their quality, we aim to partner with providers and develop
the well-being of our communities
Theory of Change

Shared Services Alliances utilize economies of scale and specialization to reduce operational costs and save time so that childcare professionals can do what they love: care for children. The result is a significant increase in program quality, business viability, efficiency, family supports, and child outcomes.

Expected outcomes:
Enhanced Program Performance

NEXT Memphis partners will save time and money as they have access to high quality resources, shared staff, trainings, and services at a lower cost. With these savings, directors will be able to invest more of their attention into the quality of their programs and better support the communities they serve.

Improved Educational Outcomes

By improving program quality, business integrity and support for families, the shared services platform will better equip early childhood education programs to prepare children for kindergarten, thus giving them a solid foundation to start a successful educational career.

Increased Community Support

NEXT Memphis will provide wraparound support, including workforce development training, to family members of children in the network programs. The belief is that by equipping families with additional skills, resources, and opportunities, the family will be better positioned in supporting their children’s academic careers and overall well-being.

Chloe Moore,
Director of NEXT Memphis