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Mapping Tool Created to Find Child-Care Gaps Expands Beyond Philadelphia

Posted: Friday, May 11, 2018
Source: Education Week

A mapping tool created in Philadelphia to determine where child care is most needed is now spreading to other areas in that region and beyond.

The Childcare Map was produced by Reinvestment Fund, a community development financial institution, or CDFI, that lends money and makes grants to create things like child-care centers, affordable housing, health centers, and spaces for art and culture.

The map, which was launched in 2014, came about after the fund was approached by the William Penn Foundation for help to determine where the child-care gaps were in Philadelphia.

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