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High-quality early childhood education is proven to dramatically improve a child’s opportunities for a better future—particularly children from low-income families. If we, as a nation, want to ensure all children have access to high-quality early learning, there must be strong support and partnerships from federal government to extend the reach or fill in the gaps of state efforts and innovation.

This fact sheet provides an abbreviated overview of state- and federally-funded early childhood opportunities in Rhode Island, which serve more than 30,000 children and families.

“When we invest in proven supports like early childhood education, it pays dividends down the road, and I’m grateful to all of the educators and policymakers whose support continues to position our state as a national leader.” – Governor Gina Raimondo (D-RI)

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