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Guiding Quality Early Education Facility Design
Theresa Jordan /Kira Taj / Sep 13, 2017

A well-designed, well-equipped environment supports learning, but child care programs are often located in church basements, old storefronts, and other substandard spaces that were not intended for educational uses. At C...

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New Facilities Funding for Early Education Programs in Massachusetts
Eye on Early Education / Sep 13, 2017

Massachusetts has just announced the release of $4.1 million in facilities grants. Typically, these funds help early education and after school programs repair, renovate, and expand their buildings. This round of funding...

  • Worcester early education center serving at-risk s...
    Worcester Telegram / Sep 08, 2017

    Rotting wood and rusted bolts at the Rainbow Child Development Center’s old play area have been replaced by brand-new playsets, thanks to the generosity of donors and a six-figure government g...

  • Baker-Polito Administration Awards $4.1 Million fo...
    Executive Office of Education / Aug 31, 2017

    The Baker-Polito Administration and the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC) today announced $4.1 million in grant awards for facility improvements at early education and care programs that serve...

  • $1.1M announced for Head Start in Webster
    Worcester Telegram / Aug 31, 2017

    Federal, state and local officials converged on a vacant School Street building Thursday to celebrate its future as an early childhood education facility, and the infusion of more than $1 million toward the effort. Lt...

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Design Guidelines for Construction or Renovation of Facilities for Early Education and Out-of-School Time Programs

Published By Children's Investment Fund

Date May 2017

The Design Guidelines present standards and best practices unique to early childhood education (ECE) and out-of-school time (OST) facilities. The guide was created to be a resource for organizations applying to the Early Education and Out of School Time Capital Fund (EEOST), however the information is useful for all ECE and OST facilities in Massachusetts. Children’s Investment Fund worked closely with the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care on the creation of guidelines.

Design Guidelines for Construction or Renovation of Facilities for Early Education and Out-of-School Time Programs

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