East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) Head Start has been selected as one of five new sites in Rhode Island to participate in the Rhode Island Pre-Kindergarten Program, and it will open a Pre-Kindergarten classroom at 8 John H Chafee Blvd., Newport, in September. The Pre-K Program is funded by the RI Department of Education and is designed to provide a high-quality preschool education to 4 year olds.
Parents of children aged 4 by September 1st who reside in Newport, RI may enter their childâ€™s name in a lottery to receive one year of free, high-quality preschool education. The program will operate 6 hours a day, from September to June. Children will receive breakfast and lunch, at no cost to families. All applications must be returned to EBCAP Head Start by August 15.
Parents can visit EBCAP Head Start at 8 John H Chafee Blvd to pick up an application or call 367-2001 to have an application mailed or e-mailed, or they may download the application at www.ebcap.org.
EBCAP Head Start will hold an Open House on Tuesday, August 6th from 9-11 a.m. and from 3-5 p.m. at 8 John H Chafee Blvd, Newport. Staff will be available to answer questions and to assist with completing Pre-K applications.