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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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SBA Paycheck Protection Program

SBA Paycheck Protection Program Updated February of 2021 The $900 billion stimulus is the first significant aid package since the $3 trillion CARES Act passed at the beginning of the pandemic. Here is the House Appropriation Committee’s detailed summary of the relief package. Included is $284 billion for another round of the Paycheck Protection Program. …

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Early Learning Facilities Bond Proposal will Provide Necessary Capital

General Bond Issuance: March 2021 Rhode Island has an opportunity to invest in early childhood education to help close achievement gaps, support our working families, and better prepare our workforce of tomorrow. Equitable access to a high-quality early learning experience is essential to providing children with a strong pathway in school and life. All children …

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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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