If school can start for 4-year-olds in the year before kindergarten, Gov. Gina Raimondo said the benefits will be valuable.
“It is a fact, proven over and over again, that investment in pre-K means kids do better in school. They graduate high school at a higher rate. They get good jobs and and they commit fewer crimes,” she said Wednesday during a news conference at the Nathanael Greene Elementary School in Pawtucket.