Rhode Island

From health to early learning to family support, our allies in Rhodes Island play a big role in the passage of legislation that improves early childhood outcomes. 

State Allies:

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Top Priorities for 2020

Expand state funding to increase access to state pre-K and Head Start

Increase funding for the Child Care Assistance Program

Advocate for state funding for evidence-based Family Home Visiting programs

In 2019, advocates in Rhode Island helped pass legislation that totaled more than $10 million in new early childhood funding.

  • $8.65 Million to Sustain Seats Previously Funded by Federal Grants and to Expand the Pre-K Program by 280 seats
  • Increased Infant and Toddler Tiered Quality Rates for Family Child Care, Pursuant to Their Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • $2.3 Million for High-Quality Instruction for English Learners
  • $500,000 to Support a Complete Count for Census 2020

The Alliance for Early Success is achieving systemic, long-lasting change for Rhode Island’s young children by providing state allies with powerful advantages.

  • Strategic, Outcomes-Focused Investments
  • Consulting and Strategy
  • Direct Access to National Expertise
  • Rapid Response Support
  • Connections/Access to Allies in Similar States
  • Roles in National Communities of Practice

News from Rhode Island: