News from the Rhode Island Child Care and Early Learning Facilities Fund
June 2018 eNEWS
New Training Opportunity
Financial Statements for Non-profit Organizations
LISC Rhode Island’s Neighborhood Development Fund invites non-profit leaders, both staff and board members, to join us for a not-to-be missed financial workshop.
Topics will include:
  • Commonly used financial terms
  • Names and uses for financial statements and reports
  • Using financials to understand business models
  • Business acumen and operational performance

Presented By:
   Stephanie A. O'Leary, BizOps Chief Financial Officer
Clifton Larson Allen LLP
Stephanie has 22 years of financial and accounting experience, specializing in the nonprofit sector. Her expertise includes financial and operational oversight, financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, administration of grants, and developing and improving processes and procedures. She also has extensive experience working with organizations that receive federal funding and are subject to audit under OMB Circular A-133.

Event Details:
June 28th, 2018
8:30am: Registration/Breakfast
9:00am - 12:00pm: Workshop

The Tech Collective
188 Valley Street, Building 3
Providence, Rhode Island 02909

Reserve your seat by June 25th, 2018
2018 Statewide Child Care Market Rate Survey
Conducted by the Schmidt Labor Research Center at the University of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) is gathering information for its 2018 Statewide Survey of Child Care Rates in order to determine the rates typically charged for child care across Rhode Island.

Providing this information is vital. The better the market rate data you provide, the better we are all able to advocate for improved reimbursement rates!

Please take a moment to complete this survey and mail in by June 30th!
Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)
State Plan 2019-2021 Draft Available
The Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) is asking for your input. Over the next month, DHS is collecting feedback from community stakeholders regarding the draft of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan.

The CCDF program provides federal resources to state, territory, and tribal grantees that enable low-income parents to work or pursue education and training so that they can better support their families while at the same time promoting the learning and development of their children. The CCDF program also provides funding to enhance the quality of child care for all children.

This plan describes the program to be administered by Rhode Island for the period of 10/1/2018 to 9/30/2021. Feedback is welcome at the following upcoming meetings:

  • RI Early Learning Council meeting on June 26, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at Save the Bay, 100 Save the Bay Drive, Providence.

  • Rhode Island Children’s Cabinet meeting in July. A time and place is still being determined.
Now is the Best Time to
Make Changes to Your Space
Summer is the most ideal season to make necessary modifications to your center. Attendance is generally lower and weather tends to be favorable. You can use our Facility Self-Assessment Tool to develop a plan to get ready for back to school time in the fall. Our tool is designed to guide you through the process of understanding and evaluating the physical space of your early learning facility. We have this tool available as a smart PDF or as a printable download.
In addition to reviewing the inside of your space, rectifying hazards outside and developing a standard of care over the summer is equally important. Poor maintenance outside is a significant contributor to playground injuries. Learn more about creating a standard of care to reduce these types of injuries in our Playground Safety online training module.
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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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