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Celebrating Young Children Luncheon

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT invites you to attend our second annual Celebrating Young Children Luncheon on Monday, January 27, 2020. Registration is required! We will celebrate progress, discuss goals for the future, and recognize the commitment of leaders to providing a strong start for young children birth through age 8 and their families.


Improving the Compensation of Effective Infant/Toddler Educators in Rhode Island

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT and the Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children announce the release of  a new report, Improving the Compensation of Effective Infant/Toddler Educators in Rhode Island, developed by a state task force that reviewed current data, researched national best practices, and developed a set of recommended strategies to improve the compensation of infant/toddler educators who work in child care, family home visiting, and Early Intervention programs.  Please also see the corresponding one pager!


Annual Celebration of Children's Health Luncheon

Our annual Celebration of Children's Health Luncheon was held on Monday, November 25, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m at The Providence Marriott (One Orms Street). For more information, please see the data presentation, media release, and event pictures.


"SUPERS Read” Statewide Reading Event

Late October through mid-November, Rhode Island Superintendents and other guest readers read to infants and toddlers enrolled in local child care and Early Head Start programs. The Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children, United Way of Rhode Island and Rhode Island KIDS COUNT organized "SUPERS Read" to highlight the importance of reading to children to promote school readiness. Please click here to see pictures!


New Fact Sheet - Census 2020: Spotlight on the Undercount of Children in Immigrant Families

Certain populations have historically been undercounted in the decennial Census, including young children under age five, people of color, immigrants, low-income populations, people experiencing homelessness, people living in non-traditional households, people with disabilities, and people who distrust the government. With targeted, specific outreach and engagement, it is possible to get a complete and accurate count of these populations in Census 2020. Please see our new Fact Sheet: Spotlight on the Undercount of Children in Immigrant Families.

New Student-Centered Learning Reports!

Equitable Access to College and Career Readiness Opportunities and Advisory Systems and Individual Learning Plans examine policies and practices that support equitable access to college and career readiness opportunities and how Rhode Island can ensure that these opportunities are available for all students, particularly low-income students, students of color, and students in high-need communities.

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


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