We need lawmakers to make children and their families a priority! High-quality child care and early learning programs empower families, nurture children, and help whole communities thrive. Families earn more, businesses retain great employees, and children grow into productive adults.RIAEYC works at both the local, state, and national levels to educate lawmakers, empower families, improve child care settings and provide support for the first five years of life. To learn more about RIAEYC’s federal priorities, visit NAEYC’s website.

Read RIAEYC's Letter to Congress

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In Rhode Island, RIAEYC is also one of five organizations leading the RIght From the Start Campaign. The Campaign unites families and advocates to advance state policies and increase funding for programs that help families with young children thrive. Working as a united advocate army will allow us to build statewide support and make a bigger impact with lawmakers. 

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The RIght From the Start Campaign is led by:
Beautiful Beginnings Child Care Center
Economic Progress Institute
Rhode Island Association for Infant Mental Health 
Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children
Rhode Island KIDS COUNT