Last fall, the Children’s Investment Fund issued a report — “Building an Infrastructure for Quality – that, among other things, found shortcomings in safety, air quality and indoor space for physical activity in early education and out-of-school-time facilities around the state. Since then representatives of the fund have traveled throughout the commonwealth to build support to address the problems identified in the report. “We need to expand the definition of quality to include the physical environment,” Mav Pardee, director of the Children’s Investment Fund, tells the Telegram & Gazette.
The video shown above tells the story of how one early education program, the Crispus Attucks Children’s Center in Dorchester, upgraded its indoor and outdoor space and, in the process, improved the learning environment for the children it serves. Another video focuses on the physical transformation of Children’s First Enterprises in rural Granby.