RI Pre-K is accepting applications from families with four-year old children living in one of 16 eligible communities: Central Falls, Coventry, Cranston, East Providence, Johnston, Middletown, Newport, North Kingstown, North Providence, Pawtucket, Providence, Warren, Warwick, Westerly, West Warwick, and Woonsocket.
To be eligible to attend, children must be 4 years old by September 1, 2020 and be residents of one of the identified RI Pre-K communities.
Dr. Day Care has two RI State Pre-K classrooms:
- Dr. Day Care North Providence– 2 Volturno Street (401-723-7784)
- Dr. Day Care Pawtucket Thornley St. – 25 Thornley Street (401-722-7000)
What you need to apply:
- An active email address
- Working phone number
- Child’s legal name
- Child’s Date of Birth (Must be 4 by 9/1/2020)
- Child’s address
- Monthly Household Income (Lottery is not income dependent)
The program runs from September 2020 through June 2021. There is no fee associated with participation in State Pre-K Programs. Children in state-funded Pre-K classrooms are selected for participation via a lottery managed by the RI Department of Education.
Getting children started in a Pre-K program is a powerful tool to prepare them for success across their entire educational experience. These learning opportunities are one way that we are building equity into everything we do at RIDE, helping make our goal of Excellence in Education a reality for every student in Rhode Island.”
Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green
For more information, please visit the RI Department of Education’s RI Pre-K page.
Tavish Rae Leite says
I’m trying to apply to the lottery online and its not open. I don’t understand. Can someone help me?
Rebecca Compton says
Hello Tavish, applications for the 2020-2021 school year closed on 7/5/20. You can find information about the 2021-2022 school year here: https://www.ride.ri.gov/InstructionAssessment/EarlyChildhoodEducation/RIPre-K.aspx#31841520-lottery-application