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MBST Solutions

MBST Solutions is a consulting firm focused on the development of family child care policies. These polices center the strengths of family child care providers, and connect policy and practice.

Mary Beth Salomone Testa brings more than 20 years of experience in team-building, advocacy, and policy development at the federal, state and local level. As a consultant, she offers strategic analysis, technical assistance, expert strengths-based facilitation and mobilization.

Our state allies can call on MBST to:

MBST Solution early childhood

Support them in the assessment of existing policies for home-based providers.

In particular, MBST has extensive expertise on child care licensing policy and practice, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

Help them shape policies that support home-based ECE providers.

This includes consultation on strategies to ensure the ongoing effectiveness and viability of the sector. The work of systems change includes exploring policy change and behavior change. It also includes understanding how investments and smart policies can be coupled with focusing on approaches that center strengths and relationships based on mutual respect when implementing program and policy change.

Facilitate engagement with state-based family child care provider groups.

Effective family child care engagement must be rooted in strategy and respect, and MBST can help Alliance state allies engage with equity and effectiveness.