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Home-Based Facilities: Repairs and Small-scale Renovations / Instalaciones en el Hogar: Reparaciones y Renovaciones de Pequeña escala

The space you use in your home to provide child care services can have a dramatic impact on your ability to offer high quality care. An optimal environment helps support your essential daily activities – as we know, the early childhood care and education profession is incredibly demanding. Your space should help, not hinder you! …

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Early Childhood Care and Education Capital Fund

Background and Overview All children deserve high-quality, developmentally appropriate learning environments that are designed to keep them safe, healthy, and support their physical, behavioral and cognitive development. Equitable access to a high-quality early learning experience is essential to providing children with a strong pathway in school and life. That is why, in the March 2021 …

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2021 Child Care Design Workshop

Child Care Design Workshop for Architects, Landscape Architects and Designers LISC, in partnership with studioMLA Architects, lead a design workshop to assist architects, landscape architects, and designers gain a better understanding of the basic elements, parameters, and strategies for designing spaces for early care and education settings. “Creating a quality child care space is a …

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City of Providence Wave 1 Grantee Report Out

Recognizing the need for increased access to high-quality early learning programming, City of Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza partnered with LISC RI Child Care and Early Learning Facilities Fund to administer $610,900 in facility improvement grants and technical assistance to Providence based child care providers for the planning and renovation of physical space during the …

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Preschool Development Grant (PDG) Facilities Planning Grants

  PDG Facility Planning Grants Preschool Development Grant (PDG) Facility Planning grants are available for predevelopment and feasibility activities to develop, expand or improve early childhood facilities. Grant-funded planning work could include hiring professionals for the following: architectural design services for project feasibility and concept design; site analysis; engineering studies; legal services (ex: hiring a …

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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

2019 Rhode Island Early Learning Facilities Needs Assessment The report represents a summary of key learnings gleaned through the many and varied avenues explored in conducting the Rhode Island early learning facilities assessment from March through November of 2019. The assessment focuses on fully understanding and describing facility conditions, capacity and challenges. More importantly it …

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