ERIC Number: ED498394
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Advocates Secure Funds to Improve Child Care Environment. Child Advocates Making a Difference
Voices for America's Children
In the ongoing struggle to provide low-income children with quality child care environments, National Association of Child Advocates (NACA) member Rhode Island KIDS COUNT has helped to establish the Rhode Island Child Care Facilities Fund (RICCFF). Helping child care providers to help themselves, the fund provides assistance in the form of capital, capacity building, and technical expertise to ensure that the facilities in which children are cared for are adequate, healthy and safe. With creativity, collaboration, and dedication, RI KIDS COUNT has taken a lead role in addressing an often-overlooked piece of the child care puzzle, improving the quality of child care space for the state's young children.
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Child Care, Financial Support, Low Income Groups, Quality Control, Technical Assistance, Facility Improvement, Child Welfare, State Legislation, Fund Raising
Voices for America's Children. 1000 Vermont Avenue NW 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-289-0777; Fax: 202-289-0776; Web site: http://www.voicesforamericaschildren.org/Template.cfm?Section=Press_Room
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Freddie Mac Foundation, McLean, VA.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Child Advocates, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island