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1 An Inventory of ECE and OST Facilities in Massachusetts

2 Facilities Inventory Advisory Dianne Bruce, Edward Street Child Services Lesley Christian, Crispus Attucks Childrens Center Maryellen Coffey, BOSTnet Joanne Gravell, Family Services of Central MA Marta Gredler, DELTAS, Boston Public Schools Kimberly Haskins, Barr Foundation Deborah Hughes, Brookview House, Inc. Steven Kenney, N.B. Kenney Co., Inc. Michael Lindstrom, Horizons Design – Michael Lindstrom Associates Architects David McGrath, MA Department of Early Education and Care Ophelia Navarro, Boston EQUIP, a program of Associated Early Care and Education Carolyn OBrien, Thrive in 5 Amy OLeary, Strategies for Children, Early Education for All Campaign Dora Robinson, United Way of the Pioneer Valley Yvette Rodriguez, ABCD Head Start Jason Sachs, Early Childhood Department, Boston Public Schools Christopher J. Smith, Boston After School and Beyond Carl Sussman, Sussman Associates David VanderWoude, Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership Pat Xavier, Boston Alliance for Early Education Corey Zimmerman, United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley 2

3 The Program Facilities Standards 1. Inspections 2. Site location, orientation 3. Vehicular access & parking 4. Building entry 5. Building envelope &mechanical systems 6. Child activity space 7. Adult work space 8. Support space 9. Environmental health 10. Outdoor space 3

4 Comprehensive Assessed the built environment: building envelope and systems, vehicular access and parking areas, the building entry, child activity spaces/classrooms, administrative and support areas, and outdoor space. 4

5 Inventory Protocol Inventory Tool Regulatory Standards: 76 items Professional Standards: 60 items Best Practices Standards: 132 items Program Visit Visual inspection by On-Site Insight Supplemental documentation Program information survey 5

6 The Findings in Context Quality Enhancement Efforts QRIS implementation Educator Scholarships Act Relative to the Achievement Gap Governors Education Agenda 2011 Every child reading at grade level by 3 rd grade Healthy platform for education Education system that meets each student, particularly English Language Learners, where they are Preparation for college and career success. 6

7 Concurrent Efforts Brain Building in Progress Partnership for American Economic Success Early Educators Compensation Reform Strategies for Children/Early Education for All Summit on Early Childhood: Investment in our Future with Mass chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics Talk/Read/Succeed in Springfield Early Learning Leadership Advisory Council in Worcester 7

8 Reading at Grade Level: Acoustics & Daylight 8

9 Healthy Platform for Education: IAQ, Handwashing 9

10 Healthy Outdoor Space 10

11 Professional Workspace 11

12 Building an Infrastructure for Quality Released report: Federal Reserve Bank in October Five Regional Meetings Worcester Springfield Fall River Metro Boston Reading Outreach to public officials Realization that providers cannot fund capital improvements from their operating budgets 12

13 Capital Funding in Other States Funding Source Total Funding Pool Eligibility Center Match # of Projects Connecticut School Readiness Act 1997 Revenue bond financing 30 year term $4 M per year $94 M since 1997 Nonprofit ECE in high need areas 20% 29 5141 children Illinois Early Childhood Construction Act Grants 2011 State funded capital grants $5 M limit $45 M – Nonprofit ECE or public schools in high need areas 10% TBD – new program Pennsylvania Child Care Challenge Grants 2002 - 2004 State funded capital grants $1 M limit 1 st Year, $500K 2 nd & 3 rd Year $30 M Nonprofit ECE In high need areas 25% 55 3315 children 13

14 Recommendations Address Hazardous Conditions Build Partnerships with Utility Companies Leverage Community-Development Resources 14 Leverage the Focus on Quality Improvement Identify a Public Capital Funding Source

15 Thank You Everyone needs a place that is furnished with Hope -- Maya Angelou -- Maya Angelou

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