The Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards (RIELDS) provide early childhood professionals with a common understanding of what children should know and be able to do as they exit preschool programs and enter kindergarten.
The RIELDS Project, led by the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), provides professional development that supports administrators and classroom professionals to implement curriculum, child assessment, and family engagement systems aligned with the standards. These courses are aligned with the state’s quality rating continuum, including child care licensing regulations, BrightStars, and RIDE Comprehensive Early Childhood Education (CECE) standards. RIDE has developed a menu of PD offerings for teacher assistants, family child care providers, lead teachers, education coordinators, administrators, early intervention practitioners, and special educators.
Our PD schedule is organized into four quarters: Fall (September – November), Winter (December – February), Spring (March – May), and Summer (June – August) with offerings available throughout the state.