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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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Children’s Investment Fund and Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) Announce Modification to the EEOST Capital Fund

This week the Children’s Investment Fund (CIF), an affiliate of the Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC), and the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) announced changes to the funding available through the Early Education and Out of School Time (EEOST) Capital Fund. The three organizations announced that in FY21, the EEOS...

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The Paycheck Protection Program and Accessing Support: An Update for Child Care Providers

Children’s Investment Fund is launching a technical assistance effort with the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) to help the ECE/OST field with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). On Monday, April 27, the second round of funding for the PPP ($310 billion) became available to small businesses, but the funding is in high...

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EEC Commissioner Aigner-Treworgy Announces $6 Million in FY19 EEOST Awards

On December 19th at Village Market Place in Hyannis, Commissioner Aigner-Treworgy of the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) announced $6 million in FY19 Early Education and Out of School Time (EEOST) Capital Fund awards. "Well-designed buildings, classrooms and play spaces help provide high-quality learning environments in which children grow and...

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