CASE STUDY

Rhode Island Governor’s Office | Pre-K Expansion

Solving Business Problems

Problem

Governor Gina Raimondo’s 2018 re-election campaign included extending high-quality pre-K access to all of Rhode Island’s 4-year-olds. To achieve this pre-K expansion, they called on Blue Seats Consulting to develop a comprehensive plan.
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Blue Seats Action

Action

The Blue Seats team along with partner organization, Delivery Associates collaborated in 2018-2019 to:

  • Research, analyze and evaluate opportunities, challenges, costs, dependencies and sequence needed to extend pre-K access to more young learners.
  • Deliver the cost model for a sustainable, high-quality expansion.
  • Coordinate an advisory coalition of educational leaders, legislators and higher ed partners.
  • Design and produce the tool to communicate needs to legislators.
Blue Seats Consulting Outcomes

Outcomes

This strategic effort helped Rhode Island legislators understand the investment to expand high-quality Pre-K seats. The Deputy Chief of Staff for the Governor used the communications tool to discuss the costs and benefits of expanding Pre-K with Rhode Island stakeholders. The Governor and her team secured funding for 50% more seats in 2019-20.
The Best Part of Our Work

The Best Part

Real process work and collaboration. Hanging out with 4-year-olds and reading books. Rhode Island’s pastries.
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