Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children (RIAEYC) is the state affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Rhode Island AEYC and NAEYC are dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for young children.
RIAEYC currently manages several large programs in the state of Rhode Island:
- BrightStars: RI's Quality Rating and Improvement System
- T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Rhode Island
- RI Early Childhood Conference
- RI State PreK Evaluation Partner with Child Trends
- Moving the Needle State Team, with support from the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood National Center
Improving the Compensation of Effective Infant/Toddler Educators in Rhode Island:
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT and the Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children announce the release of a new report, Improving the Compensation of Effective Infant/Toddler Educators in Rhode Island, developed by a state task force that reviewed current data, researched national best practices, and developed a set of recommended strategies to improve the compensation of infant/toddler educators who work in child care, family home visiting, and Early Intervention programs. The early childhood professionals who provide the day-to-day services for infants and toddlers are supporting the development of healthy brain architecture upon which all future learning and development is built. Yet wages for infant/toddler educators remain well below the wages of kindergarten teachers and below the levels needed to meet the basic needs of individuals and families.
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