Building Stronger Centers

Since demand for capital funding for renovations and improvements to child care space is high, it is important that providers be ready when opportunities for capital become available. BSC is a comprehensive program designed to help prepare providers for success in planning and completing large scale facilities improvement projects. The training is most appropriate for organizations planning a major facility renovation or expansion project within the next 2 to 3 years.

Eligibility

BSC is offered to non-profit providers in Massachusetts that operate licensed, center-based ECE or OST programs. Preference is given to programs that serve 25% or more children that receive subsidies from the Department of Early Education and Care or Head Start.

Participants

BSC is designed for key management staff that will play a major role in planning and implementing the facility project. We recommend that two people per organization attend the training.

Schedule

The next BSC training is will be held May 8th – May 11th, 2017 over a 4 day period of time.

Location

The next BSC training will be held at Wylie Inn and Conference Center in Beverly. Participants are required to stay at the Inn for three nights during the week of the training.

Cost

The training fee is $500 for the first participant and $400 for the second participant from the same organization. Participants must commit to attending the entire training. If there are board members or other staff who should attend for a single day, the cost is $100. Participants pay their own hotel charges, but all meals and materials are included in the conference fee.

Training Content

The Building Stronger Centers training prepares ECE and OST practitioners to undertake facility development project. The training includes access to expert advice and case studies on successful projects.

Among the topics covered will be:

  • An overview of the facility development process
  • Capital budgeting & the impact on organizational finances
  • Capital campaigns and financing sources
  • High quality design
  • Identifying and hiring professionals to help with the project
  • Strategic thinking and sharing your project vision

During the year following BSC, the Fund helps providers move projects forward by providing project-specific technical assistance with individual projects, additional trainings (Community of Practice) to pursue topics identified by BSC participants, and access to financing.

For more Information: Please contact Theresa Jordan, Director of Facilities Finance at Children’s Investment Fund if you have any questions about BSC, at 617-727-5944 or tjordan@childrensinvestmentfundma.org.

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