Category Archives: Monthly eNews


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 Learning Facilities 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 […]

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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 […]

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December 2018 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 $80K in funding to the early childhood community […]

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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 […]

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


Advocating for you Beyond 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 […]

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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.     In This Issue 2018 Statewide Child Care Market Rate Survey Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State Plan 2019-2021 Draft Available Now […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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