Head Start State Supplemental Rhode Island recognizes the Head Start model is a critical educational support service for our State's most vulnerable children and families. In addition to the federal funding that our state Head Start programs receive, Rhode Island invests general revenue money to support 130 state-funded Head Start slots. This funding is utilized to cover care, education and program expenses for slots that offer evidence-based, high-quality care and education to children ages 3-5 and their families to prepare them for success in kindergarten. This additional aid is called Head Start State Supplemental. For more information on this supplement, contact the Rhode Island Head Start Collaboration Office.