| RI PRE-K |

The Rhode Island Department of Education is committed to ensuring that all children begin school ready to learn, and are prepared to succeed in school, as life-long learners, and as productive citizens.

RHODE ISLAND STATE PRE-K

The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) is proud to be entering its 14th year of providing free, high-quality Pre-K education to eligible 4-year-old children in the state of Rhode Island.  Currently, RI has 127 RI Pre-K state classrooms in 18 communities across the state, serving more than 2,300 four-year old children.

The lottery for 2022-2023 state-funded RI Pre-K programs is currently open and accepting applications until 11:59 pm on Wednesday, July 6, 2022.

 

To be eligible to attend, children must be 4 years old by September 1, 2022, and be residents of one of the following identified RI Pre-K communities:

  • Bristol

  • Central Falls

  • Coventry

  • Cranston

  • East Providence

  • Johnston

  • Middletown

  • Newport

  • North Kingstown

  • North Providenc

  • Pawtucket

  • Providence

  • South Kingstown

  • Warren

  • Warwick

  • Westerly

  • West Warwick

  • Woonsocket

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STARTING THEIR LEARNING JOURNEY AT FOUR YEARS OLD CAN SET CHILDREN UP FOR LIFE-LONG SUCCESS IN SCHOOL...

“Starting their learning journey at four years old can set children up for life-long success in school," said Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green. “We strongly encourage every parent with an eligible child to enter the lottery to get a seat in a local high-quality early education program. RIDE is dedicated to helping children get their seat and to offering even more opportunities for early learning in the coming years.”

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PROVIDENCE

RUMFORD

WARREN

For more information on the 2022-2023 RI Pre-K Programs and the lottery application process please click here or contact the RIDE Pre-K team at RIPre-K@ride.ri.gov with any questions.

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The Children's Workshop is proud to offer RI Pre-K classrooms in the following schools: