Monthly eNews

Spring 2020 eNEWS – LISC Technical Assistance; Governor Announces Reopening of Child Care; CDC Guidance for Child Care Reopening; SBA Resources

How We Can Help: LISC Technical Assistance Services Firstly, we hope everyone is staying safe and healthy and we want to extend our sincerest thank you to all our early educators who work so hard on behalf of the children and families of Rhode Island every single day. Here at the LISC Child Care & …

Spring 2020 eNEWS – LISC Technical Assistance; Governor Announces Reopening of Child Care; CDC Guidance for Child Care Reopening; SBA Resources Read More »

December 2019 eNEWS – New Online Module Available – Child Care Center Equipment & Furnishings; Is it too Cold to go Outside; 2019 Rhode Island Early Learning Facilities Needs Assessment Now Available

Child Care Center Equipment and Furnishings Online Module is now available! We are happy to announce that our fourth online module, Child Care Center Equipment and Furnishings , is now available in our training portal. This interactive, self-guided and self-paced session is designed to help you with selecting furnishings and equipment that make your space …

December 2019 eNEWS – New Online Module Available – Child Care Center Equipment & Furnishings; Is it too Cold to go Outside; 2019 Rhode Island Early Learning Facilities Needs Assessment Now Available Read More »

Holidays 2019 – Happy Holidays from LISC’s Child Care Facilities Fund Team and Year End Highlights

Happy Holidays from LISC’s Child Care Facilities Fund Team 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 new decade to come. Some of the highlights of our year include: Developing and distributing the 2019 Rhode Island Early …

Holidays 2019 – Happy Holidays from LISC’s Child Care Facilities Fund Team and Year End Highlights Read More »

July 2019 eNEWS – Starting and Operating a Child Care Business; Supportive Learning Environments for Infants and Toddlers; Coming Soon – New Online Module

Starting and Operating a Child Care Business In our May eNews we outlined the Department of Children Youth and Families (DCYF) Child Care Licensing unit’s step-by-step list for groups interested in opening a new center. Even before you get to the point where you would engage DCYF, it’s a good idea to spend some time …

July 2019 eNEWS – Starting and Operating a Child Care Business; Supportive Learning Environments for Infants and Toddlers; Coming Soon – New Online Module Read More »

May 2019 eNEWS – Early Learning Facilities Assessment Update, Outdoor Play Intervention Project, From the Ground Up: Improving Early Childhood Facilities, Opening a New Center

Update on the 2019 Early LearningFacilities Assessment Facilities have a dramatic impact on access and quality in early learning. The 2019 Early Learning Facilities Needs Assessment funded by Rhode Island’s Preschool Development Grant will focus on better understanding space issues and on recommending concrete strategies to improve existing infrastructure while also getting new quality spaces …

May 2019 eNEWS – Early Learning Facilities Assessment Update, Outdoor Play Intervention Project, From the Ground Up: Improving Early Childhood Facilities, Opening a New Center Read More »

Winter 2019 eNEWS – Outdoor Play Intervention Program Application, Architecture & Child Development, State Funded Pre-K Request for Proposals, and “Growing Up Wild!” Workshop

Application Now Open! Outdoor Play Interventions Program Year 3 We are excited to announce that we will be offering a third year of our Outdoor Play Interventions Program, a 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. Applications …

Winter 2019 eNEWS – Outdoor Play Intervention Program Application, Architecture & Child Development, State Funded Pre-K Request for Proposals, and “Growing Up Wild!” Workshop Read More »

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 »

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