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For Kids Only Afterschool, Revere

Children's Investment Fund
Building Stronger Centers Training Institute, 2014

Commonwealth Workforce Coalition
Catholic Charities, Lynn

Welcome

All children deserve the opportunity to learn and develop in well-designed learning spaces. We all understand that clean, safe and healthy environments are an important component of successful teaching and learning.

For over 25 years, Children’s Investment Fund has been providing technical expertise and financing to non-profit child care centers planning to improve or expand their facilities. Our primary goal is to increase the supply and quality of child care facilities in Massachusetts. We offer high quality training programs, access to professional consultants and funding to pay for predevelopment expenses, acquisition of property and permanent financing.

We are excited to share with you the launch of our new website. If you are a non-profit organization, we look forward to helping you turn your vision of high quality space into a reality.

Theresa Jordan
Director of Children's Facilities Finance
Peg Sprague
Board President, Children's Investment Fund
“Our physical space now matches the quality of our program. Our building is designed around our philosophy of community. When parents walk in the door, they are sold. The stunning interior and the way that our teachers take pride in documenting what children are learning in this beautiful space send a visual message about what is important to us.”
Melinda WeberDirector, Bigelow Cooperative Daycare Center
Announcements
  • Exploring Innovative Financing For Early Education

    In September, Theresa Jordan, Director of Children's Facilities Finance for Children's Investment Fund, and CEDAC's Executive Director Roger Herzog hosted a panel at the 2017 OFN Conference in Washington, DC. In this week's INSITES, they discuss the panel and the innovative solutions happening in San Francisco, New York City, and Detroit for financing early education. Read INSITES

  • Investing in Spaces for Children

    Massachusetts is only the second state in the nation to make capital bond financing available for early childhood education and out-of-school time facilities. Thanks to the Early Education and Out of School Time (EEOST) Capital Fund, over $15 million has been awarded to 21 projects across the state since 2014. This week in INSITES, Theresa Jordan and Kira Taj of Children's Investment Fund share the impact of the EEOST Capital Fund program, highlight two successful projects, and hint to what's next for EEOST. Read Now!

  • CEDAC Summer 2017 Newsletter

    Summer’s warm weather usually brings with it groundbreakings and ribbon cuttings, and this summer was no different. In this newsletter, you will read about two new affordable housing projects that have completed predevelopment work and are moving into the construction phase. These projects include the first major housing development by the Southwest Boston CDC, the Residences at Fairmount Station, a transit-oriented project in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston, and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg House sponsored by Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly (JCHE), a 61-unit supportive elderly housing project in Brighton that enjoys the support of public officials at all levels of government.  CEDAC is honored to support our non-profit partners who are developing these projects. Read Newsletter

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Massachusetts’ Financing For Child Care Providers A Model For Other States
Banker & Tradesman / Oct 15, 2017
Roger Herzog The statistics are troubling. The United States ranks 36th out of 40 developed nations for the percentage of 3- to 5-year-olds enrolled in “pre-primary” or primary school. Enrollment rates var...