LIIF Child Care Garners Support from First 5 Los Angeles and First 5 Alameda

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LIIF’s child care work in Southern California received a $150,000 grant from First 5 Los Angeles. The grant will enable LIIF to enhance its offerings in the Los Angeles area to include business development and green facilities technical assistance and training for child care operators and intermediaries. By helping early education providers run more effective business operations and provide greener, healthier facilities, LIIF will help more families access high quality early education.

LIIF is also pleased that First 5 Alameda has renewed its funding of the organization’s Child Care Facilities Fundprogram in Alameda County. This contract includes new work for a pilot program to support business development training for child care operators, which is critically needed in today’s economic climate.

In another boost for LIIF’s early education efforts, the final evaluation of the Constructing Connections program stated simply that, “The Constructing Connections model works.” The evaluation by an independent reviewer noted that the program provided a “comprehensive, flexible approach for address all key components of child care facilities development systems.” The Executive Summary of the final evaluation is available on LIIF’s website.