RI Pre-K is accepting applications from families with four-year old children living in eligible communities.
To be eligible to attend, children must be 4 years old by 9/1/2023 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 – 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 9/1/2023)
- Child’s address
- Monthly Household Income (Lottery is not income dependent)
The program runs during the upcoming school year. 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
Applications to the statewide lottery are accepted through 11:59 pm on 06/18/2023.
For more information, please visit the RI Department of Education’s RI Pre-K page.
Frequently Asked Questions
For more information on the RI Pre-K Lottery, please call 401-222-8184.
The 2022-2023 eligible communities include: