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Evaluation of ECIC Child Care Innovation Fund

The purpose of this evaluation project is to examine whether the provision of resources and supports to spur regional and community innovation projects to develop new business and financing models will ensure the ECE workforce is equitably compensated, well-trained, and valued, and ECE businesses are thriving, and subsequently leading to equitable, affordable, and accessible high-quality early learning experiences for young children and their families. This study will also examine facilitators and barriers to engaging in systems change in child care grounded in racial equity.


Funding Agency:  

Early Childhood Investment Corporation

Funding Period:  

06/01/2022 to 05/31/2023

Award Amount:  



Iheoma U. Iruka, Principal Investigator
Alana L. Evans, Account Manager
Jenille Adams Morgan, Research Associate