Early Childhood Education
Excellent early childhood education puts kids on the path to lifelong success.
In the three years since Gina took office, there are three times more four-year-olds from low income communities participating in Rhode Island’s public Pre-K. Rhode Island’s preschool programs are among the best in the United States, and our enrollment rates have increased by 70 percent in the past year. As governor, Gina has more than doubled the state’s investment in high-quality, public Pre-K programs.
All families deserve access to excellent childcare, so Gina has taken direct action to ease the financial burden and give peace of mind to low-income working families. Under her leadership we’ve seen the largest increase in Child Care Assistance funding in a decade, and Gina’s latest budget calls for additional investments in improving childcare quality.