Safe and developmentally appropriate early care and learning programs are an essential component of building healthy and economically sustainable communities in which families and young children thrive. Physical environment, however, is one important feature of program quality that is often overlooked. To address this issue, BPC’s Early Childhood Initiative has brought together an interdisciplinary group of stakeholders including facility finance, construction, and renovation experts; Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs); child development and early learning experts; government officials; and national care providers.
BPC will continue to drive bipartisan policy around the importance of early care and learning facilities and their impact on children’s outcomes.
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