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Summer 2009 Newsletter

  • IN THIS ISSUE...

yellow chevronBCC Special Announcements

  • The California Preschool Energy Efficiency Program (CPEEP)
  • Child Care Facilities Revolving Loan Fund
  • Community Care Licensing Division
  • Early Learning Challenge Grants
  • For ECE Students: Child Development Grant for post-secondary education available
  • BCC Offers One -On-One Capital Financing Technical Assistance
  • Water Cooler meeting schedule

yellow chevronRecent Publications

  • Child Care Facility Development Budget Guide
  • What to Consider Before Hiring an Architect
  • Updated! Architect Referral List
  • Updated! Loan Resources for Child Care Facilities Development in California
  • Updated! Glossary of Loan Terms
  • Report! Strategies for Increasing Child Care Facilities Development and Financing in California

yellow chevronExisting BCC Publications Highlighted

  • Family Child Care Financial Planning and Facilities Development Manual
  • Child Care Centers Financial Planning and Facilities Development Manual
  • Loan Resources for Child Care Facilities Development in California
  • SBA How To Start A Quality Child Care Business

yellow chevronSave the Date!

  • Training the Early Childhood Trainer Conference
  • CCDAA October Annual Technical Assistance
  • 32nd Annual R&R Network Conference
  • 2009 NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo

yellow chevronOther Resources

  • New Federal Bill: The Child Care Facilities Financing Act of 2009
  • Facilities for Early Care and Education Programs
  • California Preschool Planning Kit
  • Key to Economic Success in the 21st Century: Investment in Early Childhood Education
  • Kindergarten Readiness Data: Improving Children's Success in School


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BCC Special Announcements



Recent Publications



Existing BCC Publications Highlighted

  • Family Child Care Financial Planning and Facilities Development Manual: An expanded version of the Insight Center Maneuvering the Maze materials, specifically for family child care providers. This Manual includes five detailed chapters designed to help family child care providers manage the financial side of their businesses and plan for a facility development project including expanding, renovating, building or purchasing a family child care home. Available in Spanish and Chinese.
  • Child Care Center Financial Planning and Facilities Development Manual: A revised and expanded version of the Insight Center Maneuvering the Maze materials. This Manual includes four detailed chapters designed to help child care center directors and owners manage the financial side of their businesses and plan for a facility development project including expanding, renovating, building or purchasing a center. Available in Spanish.
  • Loan Resources for Child Care Facilities Development in California: This document is designed to help child care providers and child care advocates in their efforts to access financial assistance to build, purchase,expand or renovate child care centers and homes.
  • SBA How To Start A Quality Child Care Business: Designed to help you plan, prepare and operate a successful child care business. It explains the step by step process of starting the business, from assessing the need for child care services to selecting the service, setting up your business, and preparing for opening day. It also includes information from women who have owned or now operate their own child care businesses.


Save the Date!

Other Resources

  • The Child Care Facilities Financing Act of 2009 (H.R. 1685 & S.1002), are Federal bills that will improve the lives of low income children, by creating a source of capital administered by the Secretary of Health and Human Services for acquisition, construction and upgrades to child care facilities and technical assistance for providers who need help maneuvering through the complex maze of the financing and construction process.
  • Facilities for Early Care and Education Programs: quality early care and education programs benefit children, families, and communities. A considerable body of research demonstrates the value of high-quality early care and education to improving the life chances of poor children.
  • California Preschool Planning Kit: a complete plan for expanding preschool services including a strategic approach to addressing facilities.
  • Key to Economic Success in the 21st Century: Investment in Early Childhood Education: is a report from the Bay Area Council, a business-sponsored, public-policy advocacy organization, which highlights the impressive returns resulting from investments in quality early education programs.
  • Kindergarten Readiness Data: Improving Children's Success in School: this policy brief explores the concept of kindergarten readiness observation tools and their benefits to local and state level stakeholders.

 


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