The capital projects that were funded in our Waves 4 and 5 Race to the Top Early Learning Facilities Grants are under construction! During the cold winter months many centers were in “pre-construction” mode – finalizing design, obtaining bids, negotiating contracts, and coordinating schedules. But now that the weather is clear the real fun can begin. Just take a look at these projects going on at The Children’s Workshop in Rumford, the Genesis Center in Providence, and the Newport County YMCA in Newport. In addition to utilizing these Facility Grants, they have been able to contribute a substantial portion of the project cost on their own. We can’t wait to see some of the new spaces created with the help of these grant funds!