In 1997, the ECF created the Quality Child
Care Initiative (QCCI) to promote the need for quality
child care in response to welfare reform. Over five years,
in two separate funding rounds, QCCI raised more than
$4 million and issued over 80 grants aimed at building
a sustainable child care workforce, strengthening advocacy
for child care, creating new and improved child care facilities,
and making child care more accessible to families.
The following documents and reports describe
QCCI activities and lessons learned from the Second
Round of grantmaking. The entire report is available,
as well as an Executive Summary, and the individual chapters
of the report detailing the grantee funding areas. The
report from Round One of funding is also available. They
are hosted by Action Alliance for Children on behalf of
the Early Childhood Funders.