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2019 Early Learning Facilities Needs Assessment


Double click the image above to view full screen or download the presentation using the button below.   The team at LISC is excited to announce the launch of our comprehensive 2019 Early Learning Facilities Needs Assessment! The work of this assessment is being funded by Rhode Island’s Preschool Development Grant. The 2019 assessment will […]

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Outdoor Play Interventions Program (OPIP)


Application Criteria: 2019 Outdoor Play Interventions Click Here to Download the Full Application Background The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is the nation’s leading community development organization and specializes in building partnerships among the corporate, philanthropic, and public sectors to support grassroots community revitalization. Created in 1980, LISC has offices in 30 cities and numerous [...]
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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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The LISC Rhode Island Child Care Facilities Fund is Celebrating its 15th Anniversary!


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Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Wrap-Up


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2016: Our Year in Pictures


We are grateful that 2016 brought about so many positive changes for early learning spaces across Rhode Island! The dedication and commitment from our early learning partners and the allocation of resources from the State has made a real difference for centers and schools across our state. We at the LISC RICCELFF are especially happy […]

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Plans, Plans, and More Plans!


In 2015, utilizing Race to the Top Early Challenge Grant Funding, we were able to offer grants to 60 total centers to allow them to have audits conducted on their playgrounds by independent, certified playground safety inspectors and to have corresponding correction plans developed. The information found on a plan can be so valuable to […]

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