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What's New

Register Today for the 25th Annual Factbook Breakfast on April 8!

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT will celebrate its 25th Anniversary of child advocacy at the 2019 Factbook Breakfast on Monday, April 8, 2019 from 8:00am - 10:00am at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, RI. Online registration is now open! Or register by mail.

MARCH 2019

Analysis of the Governor's Proposed Fiscal Year 2020 Budget

The Governor's Proposed FY 2020 Budget includes many items that will affect the well-being of Rhode Island's children and families. Rhode Island KIDS COUNT has prepared the following Analysis of the Governor's Proposed FY 2020 Budget.

FEBRUARY 2019

Infants and Toddlers in the Child Welfare System in Rhode Island

Experiences during the first three years of a child's life are critical to healthy brain development and positive relationships with parents and caregivers and lay the foundation for social, emotional, cognitive, language, and physical development. Nationally and in Rhode Island, very young children are more likely to experience abuse and neglect than older children. In Rhode Island in 2018, nearly one in four victims of child abuse and neglect were infants and toddlers under age three (856 out of 3,505 victims). For more information, including key recommendations to support infants and toddlers involved in the child welfare system, please see the Issue Brief, media release, presentationevent pictures, and coverage in The Providence Journal and ConvergenceRI.

JANUARY 2019

(First ever!) Celebrating Young Children Luncheon

At our Celebrating Young Children Luncheon on January 28 at the Providence Marriott, we celebrated progress, discussed goals for the future, and recognized the commitment of leaders to providing a strong start for young children birth through age 8 and their families. At the Luncheon, we released our 2019 Policy Priorities for Young Children. Please see event pictures, the event presentation, and Providence Journal coverage!

 

DECEMBER 2018

Rhode Island Reads Annual Partner Meeting

On Monday, December 10, United Way of Rhode Island and Rhode Island KIDS COUNT hosted the Rhode Island Reads Partner Meeting, attended by state and community leaders. Rhode Island Reads is dedicated toward reaching our goal of 75% of 3rd graders reading at grade-level by 2025. Please see the event's data presentation & pictures; as well as  WJAR 10 & WPRI 12 coverage.

New Health Fact Sheet Series

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT works to improve the health, safety, education, economic security, and development of Rhode Island’s children.

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