Good News For Rhode Island Preschools

 

The newly published report “The State of Preschool 2017”, from the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), has some good news for Rhode Island.

NIEER states that “only high-quality preschool programs can be expected to produce large and lasting gains in outcomes”.

They developed a rating system for 10 preschool policy standards to help influence and measure quality. Rhode Island met all 10 standards related to quality. One of only 3 states that met all 10 quality standards. This is great news and gives us a strong foundation to build on as we work to expand access to high-quality early care and education programs in Rhode Island.