The Center serves as the professional development and technical assistance provider for the Rhode Island Department of Education’s (RIDE) state-funded Pre-K program. In collaboration with RIDE, we help programs plan and implement high-quality services that lead to improved outcomes for children and their families. We offer a wide range of services to Pre-K education coordinators and teachers, including on-site consultation, professional development sessions, and support for implementing curriculum and new classroom practices.
For the 2019–20 school year, the number of RIDE Pre-K classrooms has expanded from 60 to 78 across 13 different communities: Central Falls, Coventry, Cranston, East Providence, Johnston, Newport, North Providence, Pawtucket, Providence, Warren, Warwick, West Warwick, and Woonsocket. Currently, the Pre-K program has seats for 1,420 children.