Category Archives: Center Spotlights


Center Spotlight: Woonsocket Head Start Highland Park Center


With the help of a LISC loan, the Woonsocket Head Start Child Development Association (WHSCDA)’s Highland Park Center was able to undergo a complete renovation. With the exception of some playground and HVAC upgrades no major renovations had been made to the center since its original construction and the wear and tear of running the […]

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Center Spotlight: The Lineham School


The Lineham School, an integrated pre-school program housed in the Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School District, has grown in many ways over the past five years, including undergoing an intensive program self-assessment where the school identified and set important health and safety, and quality improvement goals. One proposed area for improvement included the outdoor play space. […]

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Center Spotlight: Cornerstone


  The Cornerstone School was built in 1972 and has been a resource for families for over 40 years providing a variety of services including an integrated early childhood program. After years of wear and tear, Cornerstone School was faced with an outdoor play space that had many challenges. Most significant were a worn and […]

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Center Spotlight: Stork’s Nest


With implementation of the new 2013 DCYF licensing regulations, Stork’s Nest faced a challenge with classrooms that had no direct access to natural light. This meant they faced the potential closing of at least two classrooms and the subsequent loss of enrollment. The center was placed on a licensing variance while they worked on a […]

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Center Spotlight: Westbay Children’s Center


With the implementation of the 2013 DCYF regulations and the subsequent re-measurement of classrooms, the Westbay Children’s Center in Warwick would have needed to drop enrollment in two of their preschool spaces in order to maintain compliance. After being awarded planning funds in Wave 2 of Race to the Top’s Early Learning Facility Grants, the […]

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