May 2017 eNews – Online learning, Asthma awareness, Greening child care, & 15th Anniversary

Creating Quality School Age Child Care Space – an Online Learning Module

Our first online workshop, Creating Quality School Age Child Care Space, is officially ready! You can register to participate in this virtual learning opportunity on your own schedule and at your own pace. In order to access this learning module,  you first need to register here.

School-age programs have the potential to be vital community centers that support the needs of children, parents and schools, by offering a place for creative play or quiet reflection, innovative learning and homework help, as well as relationship building with other children and adults. In an educational system where music, art, physical education and recess are increasingly reduced in favor of more structured attention to academic preparation, and where more and more households are headed by parents who work full time, after-school programs have become essential, and the built environment plays an important role in shaping how we view and interact with the world around us.

This workshop reflects best practices in the design of high-quality physical environments for school-age children from kindergarten through eighth grade (roughly ages five through fourteen). Whether you are planning modest changes in your existing center, a major renovation, or a new construction project, this online module will offer strategies for planning, designing and equipping your space in a way that supports your program goals and planned activities.

This course will take approximately three hours to complete, including time spent after course completion to develop your own plan for implementation. Three (3) professional development hours will be awarded with a certificate upon successful completion.

This workshop is the first in a series of online modules we will be releasing. These sessions allow for self-guided and self-paced learning opportunities. If there are particular topics you would like to see covered, or if you need assistance registering please let us know! You can contact us at

And don’t forget to visit our Tutorial Training on the home page of our Online Learning Portal for more information about navigating the workshop.

In This Issue
  • May is Asthma Awareness Month
  • Greening Your Child Care Space
  • The LISC Rhode Island Child Care Facilities Fund is Celebrating its 15th Anniversary!


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