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Children’s Investment Fund works to ensure that children are educated in physical environments designed to support their healthy growth and development. Program quality is affected by the suitability and condition of the physical setting, which influences children’s health, safety and learning, as well as staff effectiveness and commitment.

The Fund helps non-profit organizations develop high-quality space for early care and education and out-of-school time programs. Many organizations would like to improve or expand their program space, but do not know where to begin.  CEDAC’s affiliate, the Children’s Investment Fund, helps providers address their facility needs with technical assistance, training, capital grants and flexible loan financing.

For more information about the Children’s Investment Fund, please visit www.childrensinvestmentfundma.org.

 

CIF’s Mav Pardee & Theresa Jordan appeared on WHDH-TV’s Urban Update to discuss the importance of quality child care facilities.

View this video below.

Click here for CIF’s Building an Infrastructure for Quality report.

 

Photo courtesy of Children First Enterprises.

    Support for Upgrading Child Care Facilities Included in Housing Bond Bill

 

    As is mentioned elsewhere in the CEDAC News Update, Late Summer 2013 edition, the Housing Bond Bill passed both the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate and is now in conference committee. One of the more exciting developments is that for the first time ever, the legislation includes language supporting facilities financing for early childhood education (ECE) and out-of-school time (OST) providers. The Senate version of the bill would make the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) the sponsoring agency for child care facilities funding.  

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