Child Care Library of Tools

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Facility Planning

Quality Environments for Children: A Design and Development Guide for Child Care and Early Education Facilities

This guide gives child care operators, architects and developers tips on how to work together on each phase of a facilities project (planning, design and construction) to create quality early childhood education facilities.
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Bridge Child Care Handbook

A guide for developing child care facilities with affordable housing.
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Responding to Child Care Facilities: A Practical Guide for City & County Planners

A user-friendly desk guide for streamlining the child care facility application process
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Preparing Facilities for Child Care: A Guide for Assessment, Modification and Cost Estimating

A comprehensive guide to preparing existing facilities to house child care/preschool programs. The guide address facilities for infants/toddler programs as well as preschool programs and includes four facility prototypes: public school classroom, modular building, commercial building, and family child care.
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Financing

A Guide to Underwriting Child Care

A sample guide to underwriting child care based on the 5 C’s of credit
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Public Capital Financing

Public sources of funding and eligibility requirements for child care facilities development
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