Build Up Riverside County

A partnership between First 5 Riverside County, LIIF (Low Income Investment Fund), and Lift to Rise.

Build Up Riverside County’s goal is to create and improve the county’s early care and education facilities by preparing operators to complete infrastructure projects, leveraging the expertise of community development partners, and building local government capacity to support ECE facilities by streamlining funding and developing supporting policy.


Build Up Riverside County leverages expertise from community development partners and builds capacity in local government to streamline funding and policies supportive of early care and education (ECE) facilities.

For child care operators, developers and others who are interested in increasing the number of child care spaces in the county, we offer resources and technical assistance to make it happen, by bringing our expertise in the co-location of child care and housing.

We have developed tools to track child care projects in our development pipeline, and map the progress in our Riverside County Child Care Facilities Pipeline Map.

Riverside County Child Care Facilities Pipeline Map

The Riverside County Child Care Facilities Pipeline Geographic Map monitors the ECE facilities pipeline throughout Riverside County and displays child care deserts and ECE facilities that are being built. The goals are to support policy work that help allocate and secure additional funds for facilities based on cost modeling as well as focus on co-location of ECE and other community infrastructure.

Join our 1-day convening

Providers, Developers, and Financial Institutions are invited to provide technical assistance and facilitate new relationships for stakeholders in Riverside County interested in ECE supply-building.

Join our 1-day convening

Providers, Developers, and Financial Institutions are invited to share expertise and forge new relationships with stakeholders in Riverside County who are interested in ECE supply-building.

Developer Snapshot on Essential Elements


Download the Developer Snapshot on co-locating child care in housing developments. This initial guide serves as a high level “cheat sheet” for developers.

RIVCO ECE Center Typologies

Foundational Planning Guide for Incorporating Child Care in Affordable Housing Developments: ECE Center Typologies

Technical assistance

Center-based ECE Programs, Family Child Care homes and Developers – are you ready to make a difference in the lives of families in Riverside County? We’re here with strategies and tools to help you expand at your current site or start up a new facility to increase the number of children you serve.