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.

Financing
Financing
Nurtury, Boston

Often providers will need to piece together multiple financing sources to cover the cost of a project. The Fund helps finance capital projects. We lend money for facilities renovation or construction, often on more flexible and affordable terms than other lenders.

Financing
Nurtury, Boston
Training
Training
Building Stronger Centers Training Institute, 2014

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.

Training
Building Stronger Centers Training Institute, 2014
Technical Assistance
Technical Assistance
Childcare of the Berkshires, North Adams

Lack of experience or technical expertise can be as big a barrier as lack of funding. The Fund provides free technical assistance to its borrowers and grantees and will help connect you to experienced architects, engineers and project managers to move your project forward.

Technical Assistance
Childcare of the Berkshires, North Adams
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, 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.

Theresa Jordan
Director of Children's Facilities Finance
Peg Sprague
Board President, Children's Investment Fund
Early education gets another needed boost (Editorial)
MassLive / Jun 01, 2018

The need for a sustained, targeted improvement of Massachusetts early education programs is captured by some disturbing numbers from 2011. According to research done by the Children's Investment Fund, 20 percent of fa...

Governor Baker Signs $1.8 Billion Affordable Housing Bill to Increase Housing Production, Preserve Housing Affordability
Office of the Governor / May 31, 2018

BOSTON — Today, Governor Charlie Baker signed An Act Financing the Production and Preservation of Housing for Low and Moderate Income Residents (H.4536), to ensure long-term support for the Baker-Polito Administrat...

Massachusetts Early Education and Out-of-School Time Leaders Celebrate Passage of Critical Funding to Benefit Low-Income Children
United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley / May 31, 2018

BOSTON – Leaders from four leading organizations focused on improving the quality of early education and out-of-school time programs today celebrated the passage of critical funding for the construction and renovation ...

“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