2016-05-26 / News Briefs

Pre-K for Four-Year-Olds

East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is currently accepting applications for its RI Department of Education (RIDE) pre-kindergarten program with classrooms located at 8 John H Chafee Blvd. and the Pell School Annex at Kennedy School for the 2016-2017 school year.

To be eligible for the RIDE prekindergarten program, children must be 4 years of age by Sept. 1, 2016 and must be a Newport resident. Applications for the RIDE pre-kindergarten program must be received by June 1. Children in state-funded pre-K classrooms are selected for participation via a lottery managed by the RI Department of Education.

Teachers hold RI early childhood education teacher certificates. The program runs from September 2016 through June 2017. Children are in session for six hours a day with breakfast and lunch provided by the program. There is no fee associated with participation in State Pre-K Programs. Before and after school care is available for a fee.

Families can apply online at 3.ride.ri.gov/PKLottery or download an application at ride.ri.gov/ EC-Programs-PreK.

Applications can also be picked at EBCAP Head Start, 8 John H. Chafee Blvd., Newport or Pell School Annex at Kennedy School, 740 West Main Rd., Middletown.

For more information, visit ride.

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