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Baker-Polito Administration and Department of Early Education and Care announce FY22 Grant Awards through Early Education and Out of School Time Program

The Baker-Polito Administration and the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) recently announced a total of $3,936,000 in FY22 funding through the Early Education and Out of School Time (EEOST) Capital Fund to 17 projects across the Commonwealth. EEOST funding is intended to provide center-based early education and out-of-school time care facilities with resources t...

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Investing in Child Care Infrastructure Can Be Transformative

Pictured above: Aspire Developmental Services in Lynn before and after renovating their facility. This project was made possible in part by a $1 million Building Quality Capital Fund grant, which CIF/CEDAC administer with the MA Department of Early Education and Care (EEC). Today, we're excited to share a CommonWealth Magazine op-ed authored by Theresa Jordan, Direc...

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Designing the Edgerley Family Horizons Center as a Welcoming, Trauma-Informed Space for Families

Today, we hear from Mike Lindstrom – Principal of studioMLA Architects and Children’s Investment Fund (CIF) Board Chair – and Bree Horwitz, CIF Senior Project Manager, as they highlight the Horizons for Homeless Children’s new Edgerley Family Horizons Center in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. Mike explains how studioMLA approached the design of this child care fac...

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Building Quality: Transforming Early Learning Environments in Massachusetts

Children’s Investment Fund (CIF) is thrilled to announce the release of its report, Building Quality: Transforming Early Learning Environments in Massachusetts. The report reflects on CIF’s 30 years of work and celebrates the Early Education and Out of School Time (EEOST) Capital Fund, which the report re-brands as the Building Quality Capital Fund. The Capital Fund wa...

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The Overlooked Infrastructure Crisis

President Biden’s American Jobs Plan is controversial in some quarters because it directs public capital into “non-traditional” forms of infrastructure. People commonly associate infrastructure with vast public works construction projects like highways and water treatment facilities that benefit society broadly; not just the truckers who use the roads or swimmers...

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $7.5 Million to Fund Health and Safety Improvements to 36 Early Education Organizations Across the State

The Baker-Polito Administration, along with CEDAC’s affiliate Children’s Investment Fund (CIF), has announced $7.5 million in Early Education and Out of School Time Capital Fund (EEOST) capital improvement grants. Lt. Governor Polito joined Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) Commissioner Samantha Aigner-Treworgy at East Boston Social Centers to ...

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Perseverance and Resilience in a Time of Crisis: Announcing CEDAC’s 2020 Annual Report

CEDAC is excited to share our FY20 Annual Report, which highlights how we’ve helped our non-profit community partners continue to develop affordable housing and child care facilities across the Commonwealth. Despite the many hardships caused by the pandemic, the community development sector has demonstrated remarkable resiliency and perseverance in moving forward and sup...

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Congratulations to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, the new U.S. Secretary of Labor

Like so many around Boston and across Massachusetts, CEDAC was thrilled when Marty Walsh, Boston’s Mayor from 2014-2021, was selected by President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to become the U.S. Secretary of Labor, and we congratulate him on his new role.  He brings an unquestioned commitment to helping working families and individuals to the role, which w...

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PPP Technical Assistance Initiative – An Update

This spring, as Massachusetts mandated all child care programs and schools to close, the already-fragile child care sector was pushed further into crisis. A powerful video compilation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation features testimonies from child care providers across the nation who share what this has meant for them as they continue to serve children during ...

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CIF, CEDAC, and EEC Announce $6.5 Million in Awards from the FY20 Early Education and Out of School Time (EEOST) Capital Fund

This week, Children’s Investment Fund, Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC), and the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) announced that seven non-profit providers of early childhood education and out-of-school time organizations received $6.5 million from the Early Education and Out of School Time (EEOST) Capital Fund for F...

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