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Financial and Design Solutions for the Development of Inclusive Child Care Centers

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Child Care Bureau
(a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families)
The Child Care Bureau is dedicated to enhancing the quality, affordability, and availability of child care for all families. The Child Care Bureau administers federal funds to states, territories, and tribes to assist low-income families in accessing quality child care for children when the parents work or participate in education or training.

Head Start 
(a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families)
Head Start serves the child development needs of preschool children (birth through age five) and their low-income families.

U.S. General Services Administration Office of Child Care
GSA supports the national commitment to provide quality child care as an essential component of a quality work environment. Available on this site is the GSA Child Care Design Guide (*PDF) (PBS 3425-13). The Federal Child Care Center Design Guide contains criteria for planning and designing child care centers in GSA-owned or controlled spaces. It is intended for use in developing future centers and expanding or renovating existing ones

National Children’s Facilities Network 
The National Children’s Facilities Network is a coalition of nonprofit financial and technical assistance intermediaries involved in planning, developing, and financing facilities for low-income child care and Head Start programs. The Network’s purpose is to share information on child care facilities issues; initiate legislation and regulations affecting low-income child care and Head Start facilities; and develop and support various financing strategies, initiatives and programs. The members of the Network increase supply and help improve the quality of child care by providing technical assistance and financing to address capital needs.

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