High-quality early care and education assures a strong start on the skills necessary for a child’s future success in school and life. Children in stimulating early education programs are more likely to be academically successful and less likely to need adult social services. Quality, affordable child care is an investment that enables the whole family to succeed by permitting low income parents to work or attend school while feeling confident about their children’s well-being. Unfortunately, demand far exceeds supply for high-quality child care, particularly for low income families. Using capital, capacity building and public advocacy together, LIIF builds sustainable community-based systems to support child care facility financing and development.
Children who attend well-run child care programs do better in school and have lower rates of crime, delinquency and welfare dependence.
- $18.3 billion in social value created for children and families
- $114 million invested
- 815,000 family members benefiting from quality child care
- 255,000 spaces in child care facilities built or enhanced
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