Resource Guides

Developing Early Childhood Facilities

Volume 1 on Developing Early Childhood Facilities identifies all of the steps in the real estate development and financing process, and helps early childhood providers and their partners carry out early feasibility and planning activities, building an appropriate project development team, selecting and acquiring a site, raising money, and completing construction. Date Published: 10/13/2005Author: Carl …

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Designing Early Childhood Facilities

Volume 2 on Designing Early Childhood Facilities highlights the connection between well-designed space and high quality programming, and helps early childhood providers, community developers, and architects plan effective spaces for young children. The guide includes an overview of design principles, a tour through a center’s functional areas, and information on materials, lighting, security, urban settings …

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Equipping and Furnishing Early Childhood Facilities

Volume 3 on Equipping and Furnishing Early Childhood Facilities  originally published in June of 2005, is designed to help you with selecting furnishings and equipment that make your space usable and comfortable, child-safe and child-friendly, and attractive and functional for your needs. The careful selection and arrangement of furnishings is an essential step in transforming …

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Creating Playgrounds for Early Childhood Facilities

Volume 4 on Creating Playgrounds for Early Childhood Facilities assists with the planning of an early childhood center’s outdoor space to achieve a successful natural environment for young children. This guide suggests equipment and materials that support a range of activities that children can enjoy outdoors. Date Published: 10/13/2005Author: Mav Pardee, Amy Gillman, and Cindy …

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Greening Early Childhood Centers

Greening Early Childhood Centers  is the latest in a series of educational resource guides developed by LISC’s Community Investment Collaborative for Kids (CICK), detailing environmentally-sound building design and facility management practices tailored specifically to the needs of this sector.Created in collaboration with LISC’s Green Development Center, this guide focuses on high-impact green design and capital …

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Creating Quality School-Age Child Care Space

Creating Quality School-Age Child Care Space is the latest volume in LISC’s Community Investment Collaborative for Kids’ series of practitioner resource guides, and reflects best practices in the design of high-quality physical environments for school-age children from kindergarten through eighth grade.By offering a place for innovative learning, creative play and relationship building, facilities for school-age …

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The ABCs of Child Care

The ABCs of Child Care  was created to introduce community development organizations to the child care field, and help them partner effectively with early care and education providers to build or improve their facilities. It includes information about different types of child care programs and settings; steps for finding a suitable program operator; an overview …

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Resource Guide for Family Child Care Providers

Date Published: 2005Author: Mav PardeePublisher: LISC Rhode Island Child Care Facilities Fund The Resource Guide for Family Child Care Providers is designed to offer in-home family child care providers insights into the ways that their physical environment impacts the quality of care offered to children. This practical guide provide also offers information on local Rhode Island …

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