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The RI Early Learning Council

The Rhode Island Early Learning Council facilitates the development of high-quality, coordinated systems of early childhood education and care, from birth to age 8, with the goal of improving school readiness and success in school.


 
Rhode Island Race to the Top -
Early Learning Challenge

In December 2011, Rhode Island was one of nine states awarded grants from the $500 million Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge fund, a competitive grant program jointly administered by the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services. Rhode Island was awarded $50 million over four years to improve early learning and development opportunities for Rhode Island's young children. The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) is the lead agency for this initiative. The partnership includes the Department of Human Services (DHS), the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), the Executive Offices of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) and the Department of Health (DOH). The Rhode Island Early Learning Council (ELC) provides leadership in relation to the strategic goals of the Council.

US Department of Education RTT - ELC Website Visit Site
Rhode Island's Application Download
Summary of RI's Proposed Reform Strategies Download
Exceed Staff Contact List Download

Updates
Approved Amendments Download
Annual Performance Report - Year 1 Download
Annual Performance Report - Year 2 Download
Annual Performance Report - Year 3 Download
Annual Performance Report - Year 4 DOWNLOAD
Final Performance Report Coming Soon