Average funding is from $5,000 to $50,000, depending on the unique needs of each facility. Improvements have included upgrades to lighting, flooring, HVAC, and more.
About the Program
Learning Spaces is dedicated to helping early education providers access capital to renovate and upgrade their facilities, technical supports to identify priorities, and consult on and manage construction. IFF works hand-in-hand with center-based providers to support facilities improvements related to indoor air quality, temperature, ventilation, noise, lighting, classroom furnishing, and outdoor play areas. These areas are IFF priorities due to their contribution to high-quality learning environments, which are proven to positively impact young children’s learning, development, and well-being.
Learning Spaces is now accepting applications — you can find more information on how to apply below. Previously, Learning Spaces has been deployed in Chicago, Detroit, East St. Louis, Grand Rapids, and Milwaukee.
The Program Includes
Air quality, color schemes, natural lighting — these are just a few of the issues our facility experts discuss with providers.
IFF’s real estate consultants can help providers find a new location, assess the quality of a facility, and manage renovations so providers can focus on serving their families.