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Child care programs that provide skilled nursing, respiratory care, tracheotomy and feeding tube care, rehabilitation therapies (occupational, physical, speech), medication administration, medical monitoring and other specialized services as well as opportunities for social interaction and child development. (AIRS PH-1250.1650)

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Statewide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth, or service at a satellite office.
Nationwide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth or services at a regional/national headquarters location.
Main Office
153 Summer Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-276-4300
Address:
Main Office
153 Summer Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-276-4300
Services Provided:

Children's Friend & Service has extensive programs to support families in Rhode Island. Please see website for details. 
Programs include:
Early Head Start
Head Start
Child Care

Adoption Support and Preservation
Foster Care
Fatherhood Initiatives

Kids Connect Agency
Provider of Family Care Community Partnerships FCCP

Home Visiting Programs including:

First Connections
First Connections at Children’s Friend provides free, voluntary, confidential home visits in Central Falls, Cranston, Pawtucket and Providence to pregnant women and families with young children, birth to age three.
Healthy Families America

Healthy Families America is a national evidence-based maternal and child home visiting program that provides free, voluntary, confidential services. The program pairs expectant mothers or families with newborns with a Family Support Worker, who provides home visiting services to the family and their child until the child’s fourth birthday.

Nurse Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership is a national evidence-based maternal and child home visiting program that provides free, voluntary, confidential services to expectant first-time mothers and then their newborns. The program pairs expectant mothers with a registered nurse, who provides intensive home visiting services to the mother and her child until the child’s second birthday.

Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program

WIC offices have temporarily moved to 153 Summer Street in Providence. Please call ahead to check hours. 401.752.7781 

Early Intervention at Children's Friend is listed separately in the directory. 

Provider Profiles:

Children's Friend provides a comprehensive array of social services that strengthen families, are culturally relevant and support the healthy development of children.
Across Rhode Island, our staff provides services to help over 31,488 individuals annually.
Sites in Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls, we provide a broad array of services for children and families.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/16/2022
Statewide Provider
665 Dyer Avenue
Cranston, RI 02902
Phone: 401-942-2388
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: AccessPoint Rhode Island
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Address:
665 Dyer Avenue
Cranston, RI 02902
Phone: 401-942-2388
Fax: 401-944-7480
Email: pkrakowsky@accesspointri.org
Eligibility:

IEP team decision

Services Provided:

Inclusive early childhood program link

Kids Connect Agency


Special education grade school link

Extended school year

Specialized nursing staff

Director, Pat Krakowsky 401-942-2388 x 110

Provider Profiles:

Cornerstone is a small, year-round private special education school that includes an integrated early childhood program and grade school program.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/16/2022
31 John Clark Road
Middletown, RI 02842
Phone: 401-849-2300
Organization Name: Child & Family
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Address:
31 John Clark Road
Middletown, RI 02842
Phone: 401-849-2300
Eligibility:

Residents of Barrington, Bristol, East Providence, Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, Tiverton, Warren

Services Provided:
  • Child and Family Counseling
  • Sandpipers Early Learning Center
  • Foster Care
  • Enhanced Outpatient Programs
  • Residential Programs
  • Substance Abuse Programs
  • East Bay's Family Care Community Partnership (FCCPs) agency, part of DCYF's network of prevention focused providers, brings community based services to children and families in order to build a stronger, brighter future. FCCP's focus on your family, and wrap you with the right local services and community programs to build a stronger family.
Provider Profiles:

Child & Family is the largest and most comprehensive social service provider in Newport County, and one of the largest in the State of Rhode Island. It is a center for community involvement – a place where people come together to give help, to receive help and to support the work of others. With state-of-the-art Community Centers in both Middletown and Providence, Child & Family provides important services and programs to thousands of children, teens, families and elders throughout Rhode Island each year.

Additional office location is in separate directory listing.

1268 Eddy Street

Providence, RI 02905 

Additional lead agencies for the Family Care Community Partnership 

Community Care Alliance Northern Rhode Island

Communities for People East Urban Core

Family Service West Urban Core

Child and Family East Bay

Tri-County Community Action Kent/Washington County

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/16/2022
487 Jefferson Blvd
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-732-4660
Address:
487 Jefferson Blvd
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-732-4660
Email: info@westbaycap.org
Eligibility:

Serving residents of Kent County including Coventry, East Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick and West Greenwich. Eligibility requirements apply

The Intake Unit is the entry point to Westbay programs and services. Intake helps clients with basic needs, short-term assistance, and access to follow-on services. Intake link

Services Provided:

Information on programs and services link

Basic Needs

     Food Assistance Westbay Marketplace 

     Energy Assistance Good Neighbor Energy Fund

     Low Income Energy Assistance Program LIHEAP

Family and Children Services

     Family Care Community Partnership FCCP

     Westbay Children's Center ages 0-12 Child Care link

     Lead Center link

     Women, Infants and Children WIC link

     WIC Clinic Warwick- 401-732-4660 x121
     WIC Clinic - West Warwick- 401-826-3230

 Education and Workforce Development Adult Education Academy 

Provider Profiles:

Westbay Community Action is a charitable organization serving the people of Kent County. We help with food, utilities, health, safety, and education.


Westbay Children's Center
22 Astral Street
Warwick, RI 02888
Phone:
401-463-6620
Email:
infowcc@westbaycap.org
Hours:
Monday-Friday 7:00am-5:30pm

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/27/2022
520 Hope Street
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-276-6129
Organization Name: The Providence Center
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Address:
520 Hope Street
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-276-6129
Eligibility:

Imagine Preschool is an inclusive preschool for children four to five years-old

Provider Profiles:

The Providence Center believes in the value of early childhood education. Imagine Preschool was established to extend the benefits of quality education to all families.

Imagine Preschool is an inclusive preschool for children three to five years-old. Imagine is a 5-star BrightStars program and has twice been selected as one of eight classrooms in the Rhode Island Pre-Kindergarten program.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/16/2022
Statewide Provider
RI
Phone: 401-475-7707
Statewide Provider
Address:
RI
Phone: 401-475-7707
Toll Free Phone: 877-333-1393
Eligibility:

A. Child needs to be enrolled in a licensed child care facility (toddler, preschool, or school age, ages 18 months-12 years old), which receives Kids Connect services
B. Any child with special health care needs, such as behavioral, developmental, emotional, or physical needs.
C. Active Medicaid health insurance or is enrolled in Katie Beckett.

Services Provided:

Children enrolled in a TCCS program are in classrooms with a Therapeutic Integration Specialist who is trained and monitored by a licensed Clinician.

Each TCCS classroom has an additional staff member to provide a lower staff to child ratio.

Therapeutic classrooms are designed to give all team members the skills and techniques to work with all children.

Provider Profiles:

TCCS is a Kids Connect Program that is regulated by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.

The Therapeutic Child Care Services (TCCS) program provides the foundation for children to learn, socialize, and play alongside their typically developing peers.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/27/2022
11 Iafrate Way
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-294-3510
Address:
11 Iafrate Way
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-294-3510
Fax: 401-294-3538
Email: Kmaine@sunshinecdc.com
Eligibility:

6 weeks to 12 years


Programs for children six weeks through five years old plus before and after school and out of school time for elementary school age children.

Provider Profiles:

Our goal is to nurture a child’s natural desire to learn. We believe that children learn through play. Play includes exploring, talking, thinking, imaging, inventing, giving, sharing, making choices, taking turns, running, skipping, crawling, shouting, singing, role playing, caring, reading, writing, counting, measuring, problem solving, storytelling, laughing and smiling!

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/6/2022
Child, Inc. View on Map
160 Draper Avenue
Warwick, RI 02889
Phone: 401-828-3228
Address:
160 Draper Avenue
Warwick, RI 02889
Phone: 401-828-3228
Fax: 401-826-8920
Eligibility:

6 weeks to 5 years

Kent County residents, referrals outside of Kent County on a case by case basis.

Services Provided:

Center Based Child Care

Early Head Start

Head Start

State Pre-K at West Warwick and Warwick locations

Kids Connect Agency

Provider Profiles:

CHILD, Inc. is a private non-profit agency providing comprehensive child development and family support services to low and moderate income families residing in Kent County, Rhode Island.

CHILD, Inc. owns and operates four child development facilities. All CHILD, Inc. facilities are licensed for child care by the Rhode Island Department of Education. All facilities are also approved and funded by the Federal Administration for Children and Families. We maintain accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and participate in Rhode Island’s independent child care rating system BrightStars.

Multiple locations:

23 Cady Street, Coventry, RI 02816

849 Centerville Road, Warwick, RI 02886

28 Payan Street, West Warwick, RI 02893

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/6/2022
25 Danforth Street
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-455-3890
Organization Name: Capitol City Community Center
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Address:
25 Danforth Street
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-455-3890
Fax: 401-861-0656
Eligibility:

Ages 3-5

Services Provided:

Kids Connect Agency

Provider Profiles:

Smith Hill Early Childhood Learning Center participates in the Rhode Island Department of Human Services’ KIDS CONNECT program that fund children with special needs participate, play and learn, along with their typically-developing peers. Learn more about KIDS CONNECT.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/31/2022
Statewide Provider
1201 Douglas Pike, Suite 4
Smithfield, RI 02917
Phone: 401-475-7707
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: Dr. Daycare
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Address:
1201 Douglas Pike, Suite 4
Smithfield, RI 02917
Phone: 401-475-7707
Eligibility:

6 week to age 12

Services Provided:

Provider Profiles:

The Therapeutic Child Care Services (TCCS) program provides the foundation for children to learn, socialize, and play alongside their typically developing peers.

Through an inclusive integrated environment, TCCS offers services by trained professionals that meet the needs of all children. TCCS is a Kids Connect program that is regulated by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services in Rhode Island. The TCCS program provides strategies and interventions to support children enrolled in the TCCS program

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/6/2022
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Nationwide Provider
201 Jones Road, Suite 500
Waltham, MA 02451
Nationwide Provider
Address:
201 Jones Road, Suite 500
Waltham, MA 02451
Services Provided: A commercial web-based resource to find private childcare, special needs care, tutors, and other types of care providers. Create an account in order to browse.
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 1/6/2020