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New Playground Fast Facts Sheets Added to our Resource Library: 

We have recently added three new "Fast Facts" sheets to our on-line Resource Library.


Playground Inspections

Fencing and Playground Perimeter Information



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 the logo below to learn more about what the RICCELFF can offer your program. 



April 2015 eNews

Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) Educational Course and Certification Exam

Date: June 10-12, 2015 at The University of Rhode Island


The CPSI course provides individuals with the proper training needed to recognize and prevent potential playground hazards and prepares them to take the Certified Playground Safety Inspector examination. 


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First Waves of Early Learning Facility Grants Distributed

Thanks to funding made available through the Race to Top Early Learning Challenge Grant, we were able to make $700,000 in grant funding available for critical facility improvements across our state...

Other types of Funding Available through LISC/RICCELFF

We encourage centers serving DHS subsidized or Head Start / Early Head Start children who are pursuing facility projects to consider other types of funding currently available through LISC/RICCELFF.

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Could that Water Stained Ceiling Tile be a Sign of Bigger Problems? 

When the Rhode Island Early Learning Facility Needs Assessment was conducted in the spring of 2014, 40% percent of centers in which on-site assessments were conducted were observed to have water stained ceiling tiles... Read More

Plant a tree in honor of Earth Day, April 22, 2015!

In our first two rounds of facility improvement grants, we received many requests for shade structures for playgrounds. We agree that playgrounds need shade so that kids can get outside safely at any time of day...Read More