LIIF Conference Focuses on the Changing Landscape of Child Care Facilities Funding and Policy

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The Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF), a national community development financial institution that has provided financing to organizations serving low income people for over 25 years, hosts its second annual child care facilities conference tomorrow, November 18, 2009. The conference, Maximizing Minimal Resources for Child Care Facilities, will be held at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Mills College Distinguished Visiting Professor of Education and former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin will deliver the conference keynote.

“Child care facilities are more than buildings and toys. They are the environments and tools that facilitate children’s learning and healthy development. In today’s economic climate, the early education sector cannot rely on its traditional public and private funding sources to build and maintain quality facilities. The Low Income Investment Fund’s Second Annual Conference is the only gathering to address these issues head on,” says Edward Condon, LIIF’s Managing Director, National Child Care Programs. “LIIF would like to recognize the leadership of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, for its work to advance the early childhood education sector. We are also grateful to our sponsors, Kaplan Early Learning Company and Lakeshore Learning Materials, for their generous support.”

The conference will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Conference sessions include “Preparing Operators to Access Loans & Grants,” “Supportive Early Care & Education Land Use Policies & Advocacy,” “Building Green & Sustainable Early Care & Education Facilities,” and “Facilities and California’s Early Learning Quality Rating & Improvement System (ELQRIS).”

Media Contact:

Samantha Hojo, Marketing and Communications Manager, shojo@liifund.org, 415-772-9094 ext. 313