We at Children’s Investment Fund (the Fund) believe that all children need to learn in safe physical environments designed to support their healthy growth and development. We help non-profit organizations in Massachusetts develop high quality facilities for early learning and youth programs.
Investing in high quality early childhood education (ECE) and out-of-school time (OST) programs helps address educational disparities faced by children at risk. But quality is the crucial component. A well-designed, well-equipped environment supports learning, while a poorly adapted and overcrowded environment undermines it. While improved facilities alone will not transform a poorly-run program, we know that facilities problems reduce the quality of care in many average-to-good programs. Children’s Investment Fund works statewide providing grant and loan capital for facilities projects.
The Fund provides training opportunities to non-profit child care providers, bringing together experts in financing, design, fundraising, and the development process. We offer a four-day Building Stronger Centers Training Institute as well as a day-long Let’s Take it Outside training on natural play space.
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, the 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.
Director of Children's Facilities Finance
Board President, Children's Investment Fund
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