Center for Early Learning Professionals

Center for Early Learning Professionals

What's New in the ECE Community

RI Pre-K Expansion Grant Application Now Available

RIDE is now accepting applications to become an RI Pre-K provider. Eligible organizations include: licensed childcare programs, Head Start organizations, public schools, and non-public schools that are able to operate a RI Pre-K classroom within the proposed guidelines and Pre-K policies.
Key dates for the 2024-25 grant application process:

  • February 16, 2024: Grant Application Posted
  • February 26, 2024: Informational webinar posted on the RI Pre-K webpage on the RIDE website
  • March 4, 2024: Questions due by 12:00 PM to
  • March 8, 2024: Questions and answers posted on the RIDE website for applicant review.
  • March 25, 2024: Submit your application via Google Form by 4:00 PM. Grant application submissions will only be accepted via Google Form submission. Please do not bring paper copies to RIDE.
  • April 8, 2024: Tentative announcement of selected programs. RI Pre-K Grant award decisions are subject to approval in the State FY ’25 budget.

RI Pre-K Grant Application 2024
RI Pre-K Application Guidance
Additional Budget and Signature Pages (as needed)