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:

Rhode Island Kids Count • Providence, RI
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 slots previously funded by federal grants and to expand the pre-k program by 280 slots.
  • 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 large-scale, long-lasting change for the state’s young children by providing our allies with powerful advantages that help them shape Rhode Island early childhood policy.

  • 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

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