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A new professional development opportunity for any program looking to increase their ERS scores. Receive a pre and post ERS assessment with targeted feedback and individually paced online modules for your classroom staff aimed at supporting and increasing your ERS scores. A welcome basket for the program and stipends for participating classroom staff may be available. Email learnERS@riaeyc.org or your navigator for more information.
LISC Rhode Island:
LISC Rhode Island operates the Rhode Island Child Care and Early Learning Facilities Fund (RICCELFF) - a public – private partnership designed to help child care and early learning programs develop safe, high quality learning environments – indoors and outdoors. As part of the fund, LISC offers various opportunities for funding for planning, improvement and expansion of your environment. Learn more here: Funding – RICCELFF
RI Early Childhood Education & Training Program:
The Community College of Rhode Island operates the RI Early Childhood Education & Training Program (RIECETP), offering early childhood educators opportunities to enroll in CDA training and/or earn 12 college credits and or 24 college credits in early childhood education at low or no cost to the student.
The Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards (RIELDS) provide early childhood professionals with a common understanding of what children should know and be able to do as they exit preschool programs and enter kindergarten. RIELDS trainings are aligned with the RI Child Care licensing regulations and BrightStars, the state’s quality rating and improvement system (QRIS). The workforce can register for trainings through the CELP; classes are offered quarterly, and are available online, in person and delivered in both English and Spanish.
The Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children, (RIAEYC), manages the RI TEACH early childhood scholarship program. Scholarships are available to the early child care workforce employed in DHS licensed, CCAP approved programs. Students can apply for scholarships to earn higher education certificates and degrees at CCRI, RIC and URI.
SEIU Education & Support Fund (ESF):
ESF provides Professional Development and Technical Assistance for CCAP Family Child Care Providers. Educator-centered programming is offered in both English and Spanish and incorporates relationship-based coaching and mentoring. Information about trainings, registration process and/or technical assistance can be found here: https://www.seiueducation.org/trainings-ri
Bradley Hospital operates the Supporting Children’s Competencies in Emotional and Social Skills, (SUCCESS). SUCCESS is a free service that pairs early learning programs with Early Childhood Mental Health Consultants. In this consultation model, counselors work in coordination with teachers and parents, offering a variety of on-site services to support social emotional, and behavioral health needs of identified children.