Build up smc VIDEOS

United States Chamber of
commerce foundation

The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation highlighted Build Up San Mateo County’s unique approach to the challenges and solutions for building child care infrastructure. By serving as a national case study, Build Up hopes to inspire businesses around the country to join together in a coalition with public and private partners in their community to tackle this infrastructure challenge. The videos below and our one pager can be found by CLICKING HERE.

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The videos below, by the Bipartisan Policy Center and Center for American Progress provide background information and current insight to the past problems of the early care and education system with forward-thinking solutions that support working families.

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Building Blocks

Building Blocks for an Equitable Recovery Initiative, explores the most effective strategies to expand, improve, and sustain early care and education (ECE) facilities in a Roundtable Series where representatives from public, private, and NGO sectors share experiences and propose solutions to tackle unique challenges the field of ECE facilities faces from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

learning spaces

The Illinois Facilities Fund (IFF) created a Learning Spaces Grant program to support early education providers to renovate and upgrade their facilities, as well as the necessary technical supports to identify priorities and manage construction. Click the link above to find their story and great videos on, 'How to find a location for your facility,' 'What it means to have a high quality space' plus more!

Spaces for Children

In this 100-minute long webinar, Louis Torelli, M.S. Ed, co-founder and director of Spaces of Children teaches the principles and strategies for creating high quality indoor and outdoor environments. Content includes a discussion on space planning and how programs can utilize classroom and facility enhancements as an opportunity to improve upon program practices. Click link above to watch.