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Outdoor Play Interventions Program (OPIP)

2019 Outdoor Play Intervention Project We are so excited to share an updated on the Outdoor Play Interventions Project (OPIP), our strategy to aid in the development of low-cost, high-value simple design interventions for outdoor spaces utilizing architectural design, LISC technical assistance, fundraising, and volunteer coordination. As of right now, two child care programs have been …

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The LISC Rhode Island Child Care Facilities Fund is Celebrating its 15th Anniversary!

Previous Next 2017 marks the 15th anniversary of the launch of Rhode Island’s Child Care Facilities Fund (RICCFF). Did you know? Over the past 15 years, the RICCFF has… Invested over $20 million in RI’s quality early care and educational facilities – an investment which leveraged more than $30 million in additional resources Provided technical assistance …

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2016: Our Year in Pictures

We are grateful that 2016 brought about so many positive changes for early learning spaces across Rhode Island! The dedication and commitment from our early learning partners and the allocation of resources from the State has made a real difference for centers and schools across our state. We at the LISC RICCELFF are especially happy …

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When LISC talks about early childhood, Washington listens

We wrote the book on financing quality, age-appropriate early childhood education facilities. Literally. Now, a LISC guide to developing new spaces has a permanent home on the website of the federal Dept. of Health and Human Services. The guide helps Head Start programs navigate the complex process of planning, budgeting and pulling together the money …

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Early Learning Facilities Grants Clarifications and FAQs

ANTICIPATED VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS: In Wave 4 of funding we received over $2.2 million in applications from 58 organizations. The majority of applications were excellent and qualified for funding. However, due to the very limited nature of funding we were only able to award $450,000 in grants. Therefore, 46 organizations were deferred to Wave 5, …

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