Ideas. Action. Results.

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. To learn more, please contact Sarah Tracey.

Recent work

Early Learning Facilities Policy Framework

Child care is infrastructure. We should treat it that way

Early Learning Facilities Matter: Moving Beyond a Culture of Low Expectations

One Way to Fix the Child Care Crisis? Look to the Tax Law

From the Ground Up: Improving Child Care and Early Learning Facilities