Category Archives: Monthly eNews


December 2017 eNEWS – Happy Holidays & Coming to you in the new year


Happy Holidays from All of Us at LISC! Happy Holidays to you and yours! This season is a time for reflecting—on the accomplishments of the year gone by, and on our hopes for the year to come. Some of the highlights of our year include: Providing over $330K in funding to the early childhood community […]

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November 2017 eNEWS – Playground safety online module, Registration for infant & toddler training, Getting facilities ready for winter, Radon, Increase indoor air quality, United Way’s Executive Director Learning Circle, & Federal Reserve small business survey


Our Newest Online Workshop “Child Care Center Playground Safety” is Now Available! Did you know that the majority of serious injuries that occur in schools and child care facilities happen on playgrounds? We know that you care a lot about the safety and well-being of children in your care and want to do all that […]

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October 2017 eNEWS – Focus on Professional Development


New Training Available! “Building Solutions for Infant and Toddler Care – Creating Spaces that Promote Quality Programming” On December 12th, 2017 from 9:00am to 11:30am at the Northern Rhode Island Collaborative in Lincoln, please join the Child Care Facilities Fund team along with Mike Lindstrom, an internationally recognized speaker, presenter and expert in the field […]

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September 2017 eNews – Day of service, Center spotlight in Woonsocket, Design guide updated, CPSI course, & NCFN meeting in DC


Update on Play Interventions – Blue Across Rhode Island Day of Service! We are excited to share an update on the Outdoor Play Interventions Pilot Project (OPIPP), 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. In July […]

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August 2017 eNews – Small business educational program, Facility project hurdles, Planning for business success, Support for facility projects, & Free smoke alarms


Opportunity to Apply for a Small Business Educational Program at CCRI Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a no-cost 12-week program that helps small businesses grow through a practical business education, increased access to capital, and a support network of advisers and peers. This program takes place at the CCRI Knight Campus in Warwick, Rhode […]

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July 2017 eNews – Regulations, Playground standard changes, Outdoor play resources, & Theory of loose parts play


DCYF Child Care Regulations – Proposed Adoption and Repeals We are excited to share an update on the Outdoor Play Interventions Pilot Project (OPIPP), 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. Initial concept designs transforming the […]

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June 2017 eNews – Regulations, Center spotlight – Lineham School, Lead exposure, Recycling and garbage storage, & Online learning module


DCYF Child Care Regulations – Proposed Adoption and Repeals There will be a public hearing to consider DCYF’s proposed changes to the child care regulations on June 21, 2017. The hearing will be located in the community room at the DaVinci Center for Community Progress at 470 Charles St., Providence, RI 02904. If you wish […]

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May 2017 eNews – Online learning, Asthma awareness, Greening child care, & 15th Anniversary


Creating Quality School Age Child Care Space – an Online Learning Module Our first online workshop, Creating Quality School Age Child Care Space, is officially ready! You can register to participate in this virtual learning opportunity on your own schedule and at your own pace. In order to access this learning module,  you first need […]

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April 2017 eNews – Race to the Top wrap-up, OPIP update, Infant/toddler training, Week of the Young Child, & Child Care Day


Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Wrap-Up In 2015 and 2016, by providing small grants and technical support, the LISC Rhode Island Child Care and Early Learning Facilities Fund (RICCELFF) enabled 83 early learning centers across Rhode Island to dramatically improve the learning environments in their facilities. The grants, which totaled $2.3 million, were […]

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March 2017 eNews – Stores from our neighborhoods, Infant/toddler classroom design, Health & safety news, & Debt for facility improvements


News from LISC Rhode Island – Stories from our Neighborhoods At LISC Rhode Island, we are committed to building strong neighborhoods and healthy communities where individuals, businesses and families can thrive. Our strategies – investing in real estate, increasing family income & wealth, stimulating economic development, improving access to quality education and supporting healthy environments […]

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