Building Solutions for Rhode Island’s Children
The Rhode Island Child Care and Early Learning Facilities Fund (RICCELFF) was officially launched in January of 2015. The RICCELFF combines the efforts of the long-standing Rhode Island Child Care Facilities Fund with the newly funded Rhode Island Early Learning Facilities Project. The RICCELFF focuses its efforts on supporting the development and improvement of physical space for child care and early learning facilities across Rhode Island. Combining access to expert technical assistance with written resource materials and group training, the RICCELFF promotes best practices in child care and early learning facility design and development. Financial resources are available to qualified centers in the form of grants and low- and zero-interest loans. Services are available to licensed child care and early learning centers, Head Start centers, state funded pre-k programs and public school preschool settings. Priority for funding and on-site technical assistance is given to centers that serve a substantial numbers of high-need children and demonstrate a strong commitment to continuous quality improvement.