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Save the Date for the 25th Annual Factbook Breakfast on April 8!

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT celebrates its 25th anniversary of child advocacy at the 2019 Factbook Breakfast on Monday, April 8, 2019 from 8:00am - 10:00am at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, RI. An invitation with registration details is coming soon!


Infants and Toddlers in the Child Welfare System in Rhode Island

Experiences during the first three years of a child's life are critical to healthy brain development and positive relationships with parents and caregivers and lay the foundation for social, emotional, cognitive, language, and physical development. Nationally and in Rhode Island, very young children are more likely to experience abuse and neglect than older children. In Rhode Island in 2018, nearly one in four victims of child abuse and neglect were infants and toddlers under age three (856 out of 3,505 victims). For more information, including key recommendations to support infants and toddlers involved in the child welfare system, please see the Issue Brief, media release, presentationevent pictures, and coverage in The Providence Journal and ConvergenceRI.


(First ever!) Celebrating Young Children Luncheon

At our Celebrating Young Children Luncheon on January 28 at the Providence Marriott, we celebrated progress, discussed goals for the future, and recognized the commitment of leaders to providing a strong start for young children birth through age 8 and their families. At the Luncheon, we released our 2019 Policy Priorities for Young Children. Please see event pictures, the event presentation, and Providence Journal coverage!



Rhode Island Reads Annual Partner Meeting

On Monday, December 10, United Way of Rhode Island and Rhode Island KIDS COUNT hosted the Rhode Island Reads Partner Meeting, attended by state and community leaders. Rhode Island Reads is dedicated toward reaching our goal of 75% of 3rd graders reading at grade-level by 2025. Please see the event's data presentation & pictures; as well as  WJAR 10 & WPRI 12 coverage.



Stephanie Geller Selected as Deputy Director

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is very pleased to announce that Stephanie Geller has been selected as our new Deputy Director. A member of the Rhode Island KIDS COUNT staff since 2008, Stephanie has served as Senior Policy Analyst responsible for policy analysis in the areas of education, poverty and family economic security. Congratulations to Stephanie as she assumes her new role as Deputy Director at Rhode Island KIDS COUNT!


New Health Fact Sheet Series

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


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