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November 2018 eNEWS – Policy Update, Update on Infant/Toddler Interior Design Program, and Outdoor Play in Winter

Policy Update The Bi-Partisan Policy Institute’s Early Learning Facilities Policy Framework Safe and developmentally appropriate early care and learning programs are an essential component of building healthy and economically sustainable communities in which families and young children thrive. Physical environment, however, is one important feature of program quality that is often overlooked. To address this …

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Fall 2018 eNEWS – Update on the OPIP, Reducing Unwanted Noise, & Online Workshops

Update on Playground Interventions Blue Across Rhode Island Day of Service Two of our Outdoor Play Intervention sites, The Genesis Center in Providence, and the Y’s Owl Nursery School – Kent County YMCA in Warwick, were selected to participate in the Blue Across Rhode Island initiative, a program of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode …

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August 2018 eNEWS – Development & Financing online module, OPIP update, Women’s Business Leaders conference, & Emergency preparedness webinar,

Our Third Online Workshop is Now Live! Child Care Center Facilities Development & Financing Our third online module, Child Care Centers Facilities Development and Financing , is now available! This new self-guided, interactive workshop has been developed for child care center directors, owners, education coordinators, facility managers, school leaders, and others who work with educational facilities. One of …

August 2018 eNEWS – Development & Financing online module, OPIP update, Women’s Business Leaders conference, & Emergency preparedness webinar, Read More »

July 2018 eNEWS – Advocacy, Tiered rates , & Integrated pest management

Advocating for youBeyond our Rhode Island Borders LISC Rhode Island Deputy Director Cindy Larson was recently elected to the executive board for the National Children’s Facilities Network. The National Children’s Facilities Network (NCFN) is a coalition of nonprofit financial and technical assistance intermediaries involved in planning, developing and financing facilities for low-income child care and …

July 2018 eNEWS – Advocacy, Tiered rates , & Integrated pest management Read More »

June 2018 eNEWS – Financial training, Market rate survey, CCDF State Plan, & Summer renovations

New Training Opportunity:Financial Statements for Non-profit Organizations LISC Rhode Island’s Neighborhood Development Fund invites non-profit leaders, both staff and board members, to join us for a not-to-be missed financial workshop.REGISTER HERE  In This Issue 2018 Statewide Child Care Market Rate Survey Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)State Plan 2019-2021 Draft Available Now is the Best …

June 2018 eNEWS – Financial training, Market rate survey, CCDF State Plan, & Summer renovations Read More »

May 2018 eNEWS – Child Care Awareness Day, CPSI course, Outdoor space tips, & Development & Financing online module coming soon

Rhode Island Child Care Awareness Day at the State House Sponsored by the Permanent Legislative Commission on Child Care, advocates, community partners, supportive legislators, educators, parents, and dozens of babies and toddlers took to the State House to advocate for high quality child care and proposed tiered reimbursement rates on May 16, 2018 for the …

May 2018 eNEWS – Child Care Awareness Day, CPSI course, Outdoor space tips, & Development & Financing online module coming soon Read More »

April 2018 eNEWS – Updates on intervention programs, Lead, & New facilities in RI

Update on Our Outdoor Play Interventions Program Five child care programs have been selected through a competitive request for proposals to participate in our second year of Outdoor Play Interventions, a program focusing on increasing play value with small investments, volunteers, and thoughtful design. Site visits are currently underway with the design team and ideas …

April 2018 eNEWS – Updates on intervention programs, Lead, & New facilities in RI Read More »

March 2018 eNEWS – Why facilities matter, Childhood poisoning prevention, CPSI course, Child care roundtable, & United Way capacity building seminars

Why Do Facilities Matter? Early care and education facilities are often overlooked by public policy and left out of budgets and funding proposals. Yet, an absence of investment in the physical space hurts quality, impacts child health and safety, and holds back quality expansion potential. Facilities play a key role in shaping the availability and …

March 2018 eNEWS – Why facilities matter, Childhood poisoning prevention, CPSI course, Child care roundtable, & United Way capacity building seminars Read More »

February 2018 eNEWS – Needs assessment, OPIP, Safe places for ECE, Playground safety, & State pre-k RFP

2018 Facility Needs Assessment The Child Care Facilities Fund is asking you, our RI Early Childhood Care and Education Leaders, to respond to a Facility Survey in order to help us better understand your programs, facilities, program practices, and the obstacles you are facing with regards to indoor and outdoor learning environments. As a thank …

February 2018 eNEWS – Needs assessment, OPIP, Safe places for ECE, Playground safety, & State pre-k RFP Read More »

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