News from Rhode Island Child Care and Early Learning Facilities Fund

February eNEWS
There is Still Time to Register for Our New Playground Design Training!
Please join us March 11th from 8:30am – 4:00pm for a training session on how to Maximize Outdoor time with Planning and Design: Playground Design and Low-Cost Solutions for Your Outdoor Play Space at Save the Bay in Providence.

Please register by clicking on the link below: 
CENTER SPOTLIGHT! Stork’s Nest Academy  

With implementation of the new 2013 DCYF licensing regulations, Stork’s Nest faced a challenge with classrooms that had no direct access to natural light. This meant they faced the potential closing of at least two classrooms and the subsequent loss of enrollment. The center was placed on a licensing variance while they worked on a plan. LISC, in collaboration with DCYF, offered technical support to help Stork’s Nest look at a variety of options to address these space challenges...

Do You Have an Emergency Preparedness Plan in Place?

During the last decade the United States has experienced an unprecedented number of emergencies. Natural, technological, or man-made disasters and other emergencies are likely to continue during the coming decade...
The Importance of Regular Maintenance to 
Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

It is critical that your furnaces, water heaters, dryers, generators and other heat-producing appliances are regularly inspected and tested to ensure proper working order. Faulty appliances can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning...
Healthy Indoor Air Quality 

The health and well-being of both the staff and the children can be greatly affected by indoor air quality. The air people breathe inside a building is contaminated with organisms shared among occupants and sometimes the indoor air is more polluted than the outdoor air.  Young children may be affected more than adults by air pollution...

Don’t forget to visit our Resource Library to view our resource guides, “Fast Facts” sheets and helpful articles on topics related to facilities.


The Rhode Island Child Care and Early Learning Facilities Fund (RICCELFF) is an innovative public-private partnership dedicated to expanding access to quality child care and early education opportunities throughout Rhode Island. The RICCELFF provides the capital and technical expertise that child care and early learning centers need to improve the quality and capacity of their physical space. The RICCELFF provides a combination of training, technical assistance, grant funding and flexible, affordable financing for a wide range of indoor and outdoor projects including minor renovations or construction of new, state-of-the art facilities and playground spaces. Click here to learn more about what the RICCELFF can offer your program.

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