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New Issue Brief on Early Education Financing

The first five years in a child’s life are crucial to their success in school. Children begin learning at birth and brain development proceeds rapidly in early childhood. Disparities in learning based on access to enriched experiences and environments begin to appear in the first years of life and, without intervention, grow over time. To learn about access to and financing of high-quality early learning opportunities in Rhode Island, please see Investing in the Future: Financing Early Education & Care in Rhode Island, the event presentation, and our media release.


Register today! Annual Celebration of Children’s Health Luncheon

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT invites you to attend our  Annual Celebration of Children's Health & Presentation of Covering Kids Awards! The Luncheon will be held on Monday, November 14, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Providence Marriott  (Charles and Orms Streets)

RSVP by November 3, 2016 — registration is required. Please register online by clicking here, or register by mailing the RSVP form with payment.


New Fact Sheet: Learning Anytime, Anywhere

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is releasing a series of Student-Centered Learning Fact Sheets, which highlight state policies that support student-centered learning practices, features best practices in Rhode Island and across the nation, and provide recommendations for expanding and strengthening student-centered learning in Rhode Island.  Learning Anytime, Anywhere is the principle that structured, credit-bearing learning experiences can take place outside of the traditional school day, or even the school year. To learn more about this principle - and how Learning Anytime, Anywhere takes place in Rhode Island - please see our newest Student-Centered Learning Fact Sheet.

JULY 2016

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Welcomes a New Policy Analyst!

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is pleased to welcome Kara Foley to our team! Kara will cover policy analysis, research, and writing on a wide array of child welfare and juvenile justice issues. She has a Master of Social Work with a Macro Concentration from Rhode Island College and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Simmons College. Kara can be reached at, or 401.351.9400, ext. 17.


2016 Legislative Wrap-Up Now Available!

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is pleased to release the 2016 Legislative Wrap-Up, which reports on selected laws and budget appropriations affecting children in the areas of early learning, education, economic well-being, health, and safety considered in the Rhode Island General Assembly's 2016 Legislative Session. For the full Legislative Wrap-Up, please click here.

Issue Brief

New Issue Brief! Investing in the Future: Financing Early Education & Care in Rhode Island

The Factbook

The 2016 Factbook 

The Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Factbook tracks the progress of 71 indicators, across five areas of child well-being. View the 2016 Factbook

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT works to improve the health, safety, education, economic security, and development of Rhode Island’s children.


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