The Building Child Care (BCC) Project provides a centralized clearinghouse of information and services to increase the California child care sector’s understanding of the facilities development and financing process and access to facility development resources. It was developed as part of the Building Child Care Project that was funded by the California Department of Education for 10 years, ending October 2010.
The BUILD Initiative works with early childhood leaders within states and nationally to better prepare young children to thrive and succeed by supporting state leaders from both the private and public sectors as they work to set policy, offer services and advocate for children from birth to age five.
High-quality early learning and care is the first step toward increasing achievement, maximizing state investments in education, health, and workforce development—and lifting families out of poverty. California For All Kids is the state’s effort to develop a comprehensive Master Plan for Early Learning and Care that can be implemented and sustained for the benefit of all children and families. From parent perspectives, community organizing, curriculum, equitable access, social justice, financing, and policy—California For All Kids brings the best of what experts in the state know and combines it with listening to the needs of parents and communities.
There are many child care and development programs in California for children from birth to age twelve. They offer early learning and after-school services to babies, toddlers, children in preschool, and children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Some programs assist children with disabilities and children of migrant farm workers. Many of the programs were set up to help parents with child care while they work by providing care, education, and food for children. They are paid for with state and federal tax money, and in some cases, parent fees.
For over 75 years, EveryChild California has been providing and developing leadership and education opportunities that support publicly funded early care and education programs for children from birth to 13 and their families. EveryChild California advocates for publicly funded early care and education programs across the state, by supporting the development of the child’s social, emotional and intellectual well being, all while in a safe and high quality learning environment.
The First 5 Center is an initiative of the California Children and Families Foundation, a sister organization of the First 5 Association of California.
FFYF works to sustain and expand the support for early learning that exists at the federal level, while identifying and advancing new and innovative ways to increase access to high-quality early childhood education for children from low-income families. We help align best practices with the best possible policies and work with advocacy groups and policymakers on both sides of the aisle to identify federal solutions that work for children, families and taxpayers, as well as states and communities.
The Grassroots Movement for Child Care and Early Education is facilitated by the ECE Organizing Network, a group of diverse national organizations across the country united by a commitment to grassroots organizing to expand affordable child care and early education and a shared economic, racial, and gender justice lens in their work. This “Big Vision” outlines a set of shared principles as we engage in this collaborative work.
The Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) is dedicated to creating pathways of opportunity for low income people and communities. Serving the poorest of the poor, LIIF is a steward for capital invested in community-building initiatives. In so doing, LIIF provides a bridge between private capital markets and low income neighborhoods.
The National Children’s Facilities Network (NCFN) is a coalition of nonprofit financial and technical assistance intermediaries and other interested stakeholders involved in planning, developing, and financing for high quality early care and education (ECE) facilities and business models particularly in areas that have the least access to high quality ECE and the highest concentrations of poverty. The members of the Network increase supply and help improve the quality of ECE by providing technical assistance and financing to address capital needs.
MomsRising is a network of people just like you, united by the goal of building a more family-friendly America.
MamásConPoder es una comunidad de personas como usted, unidas con la meta de construir una nación más apegada a las familias.
The National Women’s Law Center fights for gender justice — in the courts, in public policy, and in our society — working across the issues that are central to the lives of women and girls. NWLC uses the law in all its forms to change culture and drive solutions to the gender inequity that shapes our society and to break down the barriers that harm all of us — especially those who face multiple forms of discrimination, including women of color, LGBTQ people, and low-income women and families. For more than 45 years, NWLC has been on the leading edge of every major legal and policy victory for women.
The mission of ZERO TO THREE is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. At ZERO TO THREE, we envision a society that has the knowledge and will to support all infants and toddlers in reaching their full potential.