Additional Information and Resources
Learn more about the Fund's work to transform educational experiences for young learners.
In 2016, the Fund worked closely with the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care to create Design Guidelines outlining regulatory standards, quality standards, and best practices for designing developmentally-appropriate space for children. Created to be a tool for organizations applying for EEOST funding, the guidelines are a helpful resource to architects and others working to create high-quality spaces for children.
Assessing Impact of the EEOST Capital Fund
With Barr support, in 2016 the Fund commissioned an independent study of the first 16 sites funded by the EEOST program. Researchers are evaluating the impact of facility improvements on organizational stability, program quality, teacher effectiveness, and child well-being in an effort to understand how investing in high-quality early education and care strengthens communities.
A Growing Network of Early Childhood Learning Facilities Investors
As cities and states begin to expand Pre-K access for four year olds in particular, Children’s Investment Fund joins a small number of organizations across the country that are equipped to address the facility challenges accompanying this type of expansion. Learn more with the "Building Pre-K" report.