Quality early care and education programs are essential for healthy kids and families, and for robust local economies–now and in the future. Across the nation, there is need for more equitable access to affordable childcare and early learning options, offered in facilities that support health, safety, growth and development.
With 40 years of experience in comprehensive community development, LISC is expanding its work to ensure all communities have high quality early learning facilities.
Drawing on our deep expertise about the unique challenges of developing these facilities, and our array of relevant financing and technical assistance tools, we are focused on:
LISC has filled an important gap in the early education and child care landscape by providing capital, thought leadership and technical resources centered on the physical environment. Over two decades, LISC has:
While there are many focused efforts on early childhood workforce, curriculum, and other aspects of programming, Community Development Financial Institutions such as LISC have historically taken the lead on supporting the development of quality infrastructure in the form of facilities and organizational capacity.