Bay Area Early Childhood Funders


Quality Child Care Initiative 1997-2002


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.




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