Category Archives: Resources


Play Space Quality Improvement Planning Worksheet


This form is for programs to develop a Quality Improvement Plan after receiving a playground safety inspection report from a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI). The intent is to itemize and prioritize hazards that have been identified and to begin to create a schedule and/or plan to mitigate those hazards.

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Family Child Care Space Checklist


The Family Child Care Space Checklist was created to provide a unique tool to help In-home Family Child Care Providers assess their physical environment and create a quality improvement plan. Date Published: September, 2015 Publisher: LISC Rhode Island Child Care and Early Learning Facilities Fund

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Child Care Physical Environment Checklist


The Physical Environment Checklist  was created to provide a unique tool to help Early Care and Education providers assess their facilities and create a quality improvement plan. Date Published: February, 2006 Publisher: LISC Rhode Island Child Care Facilities Fund

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Rhode Island Early Learning Facility Self-Assessment Tool


This tool is designed to guide you through the process of assessing the physical space of your early learning facility. In developing the criteria the following regulations were considered: Rhode Island Department for Children, Youth and Families Group Child Care Program Regulations for Licensure Rhode Island Department of Education Comprehensive Early Childhood Education Programs Standards […]

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RICCELFF Fast Facts: What is a Cost Estimate?


RICCELFF Fast Facts: What is a Cost Estimate? A cost estimate is a rough calculation of the total cost for a design or construction project that is typically prepared by either an architect or contractor. Cost estimates are helpful to aid in determining the feasibility of a scope of work, or to identify and itemize […]

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RICCELFF Fast Facts: What is a Plan?


RICCELFF Fast Facts: What is a Plan? What Does it Mean to Have a Plan? A plan is a two‐dimensional drawing used to describe a place or building. A plan view looks down on a site and is scaled at a specific ratio to indicate a real size.

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RICCELFF Fast Facts: Selecting and Installing Safety Surfacing


RICCELFF Fast Facts: Selecting and Installing Safety Surfacing This Fast Facts guidance sheet is intended to provide a basic overview of playground safety surfacing requirements, typical playground surfacing options, pros and cons of various surfacing types, as well as information on the procurement of playground surfacing, and how to go about hiring qualified installers.

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RICCELFF Fast Facts: Outdoor Active Fun on a Budget


RICCELFF Fast Facts: Outdoor Active Fun on a Budget Here are a few ideas for outdoor fun on a budget: Play Hopscotch! A piece of chalk is all you need to draw a hopscotch space in a paved area of the playground. Get some Hula Hoops! Great exercise and lots of fun ‐ for extra fun and […]

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RICCELFF Fast Facts: Playground Inspections


RICCELFF Fast Facts: Playground Safety Inspections This guidance is intended to help child care, early learning center, and public school administrators understand playground safety inspections including the differences between an inspection and audit and the purpose of each.

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RICCELFF Fast Facts: Fencing and Playground Perimeter Information


RICCELFF Fast Facts: Fencing and Playground Perimeter Information These guidelines apply to all public, commercial, and multifamily residential use outdoor plays areas such as those located at schools, child care centers, early learning facilities, and public parks. It is not intended to apply to single family residential use play areas.

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