Capitalizing child care: The national landscape of grants, loans, and community development capital in early childhood education
Researchers have studied the costs of providing high quality care: building sophisticated models that show how various definitions of quality and policy requirements impact the cost of child care. But less attention has been paid to the role that access to capital plays in supporting child care programs. To that end, this paper describes the early lessons and findings from a joint project between the National Children’s Facilities Network (NCFN) and Reinvestment Fund to identify and map the financial institutions and intermediaries that help finance the child care industry — including child care business operations and physical facility spaces. (author abstract)
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