Building Blocks II in Greater East St. Louis was a two-year project of Illinois Action for Children (AFC) and IFF (formerly Illinois Facilities Fund)with generous support from the Grand Victoria Foundation. The goal of this initiative was to develop  and implement capacity-building strategies that are responsive and engaging of the early learning child care providers in Greater East St. Louis.  In partnership with the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation, the Greater East St. Louis Community Fund and numerous other child care providers, this initiative resulted in the building of a collaboration of child care providers,  working together under an agreed upon set of quality standards for day care centers and family day care homes.  Here is their complete report.

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