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March 5 - Lecture in Child Behavior and Development

Elizabeth Spelke, Marshall L. Berkman Professor of Psychology at Harvard University will deliver the annual Lewis P. and Edna Duchin Lipsitt Lecture in Child Behavior and Development, “What Infants Know: Harnessing Basic Science to Support Children’s Learning.” Discussants include Dima Amso (Brown University), Khadija Lewis Khan (Beautiful Beginnings Child Care Center), and Lisa Nugent, (Rhode Island Department of Education). The Lecture will be held on Thursday, March 5, at 4:00 pm in the Salomon Center for Teaching, Room 001. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Registration is free!

FEBRUARY 2020

Analysis of the Governor's Proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Budget

On January 16, 2020, Governor Gina Raimondo released her Fiscal Year 2021 Budget. Rhode Island KIDS COUNT has prepared the following Analysis of the Governor's Proposed FY 2021 Budget. The Governor's proposed budget includes many items that will affect the well-being of Rhode Island's children and families. Rhode Island KIDS COUNT will be tracking bills and budget items that relate to children and youth throughout the 2020 legislative session. Here on our website, you can access information on important legislation and upcoming hearings and read our public testimony on behalf of Rhode Island's children, youth, and families.

 

RIght from the Start Campaign Kickoff - February 27

ALL Rhode Island kids deserve to get off to the right start in life. A start where young mothers have healthy births, where new parents have the precious time needed to bond with their babies, and affordable, high quality child care, Pre-K, and early learning options are available across our state. Please join elected and policy leaders on February 27 as we* launch RIght from the Start campaign and advocate for a legislative policy agenda to ensure that ALL Rhode Island kids get off to the right start they deserve!

* RIght from the Start Campaign Steering Committee: Beautiful Beginnings, Economic Progress Institute, Latino Policy Institute, Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children, Rhode Island Association for Infant Mental Health, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT

 

JANUARY 2020

Celebrating Young Children Luncheon

On January 27, 2020, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT held the second annual Celebrating Young Children Luncheon. At the event, 200 attendees 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. For more information, please see the data presentationmedia release, and event pictures.

 

The RIght from the Start campaign was also introduced at the Luncheon. RIght from the Start is a campaign to advance policies for young children and their families in Rhode Island. Please see the RIght from the Start 2020 Legislative and State Budget Priorities! RIght from the Start Steering Committee members include Beautiful Beginnings, Economic Progress Institute, Latino Policy Institute, Rhode Island Association for Infant Mental Health, Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children, and Rhode Island KIDS COUNT.

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

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