Summit on Early Education and Care
On Monday, May 16, 2016, Governor Gina Raimondo's Summit on Early Education and Care was held, focused on creating opportunities for Rhode Island's youngest learners from birth through age 8. Keynote remarks were provided by Bette Hyde, Ph.D., Former Director of Washington State's Department of Early Learning. For more information, please see event pictures, The Providence Journal coverage, highlights from table discussions (strengths and areas for action), and the following presentations:
The Summit was coordinated through a partnership among the Governor's Office, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, and Rhode Island KIDS COUNT.
Youth and Gun Violence: Strategies for Prevention
On Wednesday, May 4, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Professor David Hemenway and Congressman David Cicilline addressed “Youth and Gun Violence: Strategies for Prevention” at the annual Lipsitt-Duchin Lecture in Child and Youth Behavior and Development, sponsored by Brown University and Rhode Island KIDS COUNT. Following Professor Hemenway's keynote remarks, Congressman David Cicilline offered his perspective. For more information, please see Professor Hemenway's presentation, and our media release.
Join Our Team! Policy Analyst Opening
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT thanks John Neubaeur for 5 years of service as Policy Analyst for child welfare and juvenile justice issues! If you are interested in joining our team as Policy Analyst for child welfare and juvenile justice issues, please click here.
2016 Factbook released on April 11!
The 2016 Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Factbook was released on Monday, April 11, 2016 at our 22nd annual Factbook Breakfast. To view the Factbook, please click here. To order a hard copy, please use the order form. For more information, please see the media release/executive summary, media coverage, and event pictures.
Governor's Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Proposal Analysis
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT has released our annual Budget Analysis: Governor's Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Proposal Items Affecting Children and Families