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 for Approval of Preschool and Kindergarten Programs
  • BrightStars Framework
  • Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale (ECERS) and Infant Toddler Environmental Rating Scale (ITERS)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it pertains to child care and educational spaces
  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Public Playground Safety Guidelines
  • International Building Code
  • Caring for Our Children
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Healthy Child Care Guidelines

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