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The team at LISC is excited to announce the launch of our comprehensive 2019 Early Learning Facilities Needs Assessment! The work of this assessment is being funded by Rhode Island’s Preschool Development Grant. The 2019 assessment will build upon the work of our 2014 assessment, and will also utilize extensive data available in Rhode Island’s 2017 School Buildings Report. LISC has been charged with not only collecting all of the information needed to help state leaders better understand facility challenges facing Rhode Island’s early learning community but more importantly to make a variety of policy and budgetary recommendations based on those findings.
Our goal is to tell your story – to help better frame the challenges community leaders, business owners, school officials and municipalities are facing relative to infrastructure and how these challenges impede the growth and quality of our early learning system.
We also want to make recommendations that really work for you – ideas that not only work on paper but that work in reality! Recommendations to help new quality early learning centers be built, overdue renovations happen and much needed expansions take place. But we can only do this if we have your participation, cooperation and honest feedback. In the coming months we will be e-mailing you, calling you and visiting you. We want you to be a partner in this assessment, and when the final report is released next fall we want you to feel like it reflects your voice and your needs. Take a few minutes to scan through a presentation that outlines the steps we will be taking, this will help you better understand our goals and what we need from you.
Be on the lookout for future messages, coming your way soon!