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  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act -California Department of Education 2009.
  • Affordable Buildings for Children's Development (ABCD) is a California-wide child care initiative. Through the ABCD Initiative, the Low Income Investment Fund works with a variety of partners to promote and support the development of quality child care facilities throughout California.
  • Building Child Care contains a clearinghouse of information about facilities financing and development throughout California.
  • First 5 California and 58 County Commissions throughout the state work to improve the lives of children prenatally until they enter kindergarten.
  • Local Investments in Child Care. Acknowledging that child care is an essential part of the economy, LINCC exists to stimulate public and private investment policies to meet the child care needs of all children and families in California.
  • Preschool California's mission is to increase access to high-quality preschool so that all kids, especially those who need it most, enter kindergarten ready to learn, read and do their best.
  • RAND's California Preschool Study. RAND has been funded to conduct a series of studies about California's preschool efforts, including achievement gaps, financing and service delivery mechanisms, quality, use, and other critical topics.
  • The California Child Care Resource and Referral Network, established in 1980, works to address the needs of parents and child care providers throughout the state. Working with 61 local member agencies, the Network is involved in a variety of activities and projects, which assist child care providers in serving their communities, inform parents and the general public about quality child care, and encourage positive policy changes on the local, state, and federal levels.
  • The Children's Collaborium, founded in 1993 as the Child Development Policy Institute Education Fund (CDPI Education Fund), is a partnership for excellence in early education that continuously works to transform research and information on early learning and development into sound policy and excellent practice.