The Rhode Island Department of Education has announced
expanded availability of free, high-quality Pre-K programs for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. Children who will be age 4 by September 1, 2015 and are residents of one of the 9 high-needs State Pre-K communities (Central Falls, Cranston, East Providence, Newport, Pawtucket, Providence, Warwick, West Warwick, and Woonsocket) are eligible to participate. Children are selected through a state-supervised lottery. Families can apply for the lottery
or download an application
to submit to their program(s) of choice. The deadline to apply for the Pre-K lottery is Monday, June 1, 2015.