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For questions regarding Rhode Island's early learning systems and for information to help you improve your program and practice, contact the Center for Early Learning Professionals InfoLine below.

Research shows that high-quality early childhood education produces substantial long-term educational, social, and economic benefits with the largest benefits for children occurring when teachers are professionally prepared and adequately compensated.

Find out what you should know and be able to do to support children


RI's Workforce Knowledge and Competencies Frameworks help professionals understand what they should know and be able to do. Find the framework relevant to your role on right.
WKCs for Early Childhood Teachers and Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Educators:
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Find out about Professional Development Opportunities

Center for Early Learning Professionals

The Center for Early Learning Professionals gives early childhood programs and providers the tools, support, and resources they need to provide high-quality care and education to Rhode Island’s youngest children.

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RIELDS Professional Development Opportunities

The Rhode Island Early Learning standards project provides four professional development opportunities to support early care and education professionals in creating high-quality, standards-based programs for young children.

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Learn more about Credential and Degree Programs for Early Childhood Education Professionals

Community College of Rhode Island

Rhode Island Early Childhood Education and Training Program
AA in Early Childhood Education

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Rhode Island College

BA in Early Childhood Education
BA in Infant/Toddler Education
M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education

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URI

BA in Human Development and Family Studies

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T.E.A.C.H.®

T.E.A.C.H.® awards scholarships to center-based educators, administrators, and home child-care providers across the state who are pursuing coursework in early childhood education or seeking degrees at the Community College of Rhode Island or Rhode Island College

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Register in Rhode Island's Workforce Registry

Rhode Island's Workforce Registry is a tool to centralize evidence of experience, credentials, and professional development for the early childhood professional. The workforce registry streamlines the data collection process for employers, regulatory agencies, and to inform the work of stakeholders and policy makers.

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