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Spotlight on Early Learning: Infrastructure and Impact


Spotlight on Early Learning: Infrastructure and Impact Investments in quality early learning programs support working families and help promote childrens’ healthy development during a critical period. Perhaps surprisingly, a staggering 51 percent of Americans live in child care deserts, without access to licensed, quality, affordable child care. Lack of access to quality services negatively impacts […]

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2019 Early Learning Facilities Needs Assessment


Update on our 2019 Comprehensive 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 spaces developed and […]

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Outdoor Play Interventions Program (OPIP)


2019 Outdoor Play Intervention Project We are so excited to share an updated on the Outdoor Play Interventions Project (OPIP), 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. As of right now, two child care programs have been selected [...]
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Infant and Toddler Interior Design Interventions


Before After November Update - Little Changes - Big Impact Space has the ability to provide a sense of community, well-being, and belonging to all the people – large and small – who enter it. Very young children are particularly influenced, either positively or negatively, by the environment around them - and even small improvements [...]
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LISC Rhode Island Deputy Director Receives Early Childhood Advocate Award


Cindy Larson, Deputy Director, LISC Rhode Island, 2017 Recipient of the Early Childhood Advocate Award from RIAEYC. December 1, 2017 – Cindy Larson, Deputy Director of the Rhode Island office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), was presented with the “2017 Sue Connor Special Friend of Rhode Island’s Children” award by the Rhode Island […]

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Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Wrap-Up


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