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Programs that provide educational experiences and activities for children who are younger than compulsory school age, supplement parental care and home play and stimulate intellectual, social, emotional and motor skills development. (AIRS HD-1800.6500)

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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.
1000 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-533-9241
Organization Name: Meeting Street
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Address:
1000 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-533-9241
Fax: 401-533-9101
Services Provided:

Early Headstart

Meeting Street serves  eligible young children (birth to age 3) and their families in Providence, RI and  children in New Bedford, MA, through our Early Head Start programs. Our Program begins before birth with pregnant women to ensure they have access to comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care.


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 (younger than two weeks old) with a Family Support Worker, who provides home visiting services to the family and their child until the child’s fourth birthday.

Olneyville Early Childhood Initiative

The goal of Meeting Street's Early Childhood Initiative in Olneyville is to prepare children in the Olneyville community to enter school healthy and ready to learn.

Early Learning Center 

An inclusive daycare for children of all abilities ages 6 weeks - 5 years 

Pre-K Program

The RI Pre-kindergarten Program is a state-funded program located on the Meeting Street Campus in Providence RI that provides free, high-quality pre-kindergarten classes to eligible children

Provider Profiles:

Meeting Street is where children of all ages and abilities receive individualized attention from highly trained, dedicated educators, therapists, and staff who work as a team, sharing strategies and identifying solutions to bring out the best in each and every child.

At Meeting Street we believe in the power of inclusion and foster it in all we do. Our goal is to create an environment, and ultimately a world, where individuals of all abilities learn, play, work, and live together.

Information on Meeting Street Early Intervention Program and The Grace School are listed separately in the directory.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/29/2021
Captain Isaac Paine School Early Learning Together
160 Foster Center Road
Foster, RI 02825
Organization Name: Foster School Department
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Address:
Captain Isaac Paine School Early Learning Together
160 Foster Center Road
Foster, RI 02825
Eligibility: registering and immunizations
Services Provided:

Foster Early Learning Together ( FELT)

Drop off play groups

Drop in and play groups

Provider Profiles:

Parents are their children’s first and most important teachers. Our Parents as Teachers™ program can assist you by providing

  • Fun, educational activities for you and your child during personal visits
  • Playgroups and family outings
  • Parenting information, resources and support
  • Developmental screening

Registration and proof of immunization are required for the Drop-Off Play Group. Proof of residency in Foster is required for all playgroups.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/1/2021
Lineham School Early Learning Center
859 Nooseneck Hill Road
West Greenwich, RI 02817
Phone: 401-397-3771
Organization Name: Exeter/West Greenwich School District
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Address:
Lineham School Early Learning Center
859 Nooseneck Hill Road
West Greenwich, RI 02817
Phone: 401-397-3771
Eligibility:

Children ages 3,4 and 5 living in the Exeter and West Greenwich School District.

Services Provided:

• Children ages 3,4 and 5
• A free developmental screening by local school districts and overseen by the RI Department of Education.
• Children are screened for general development, vision, hearing, speech and language and social emotional skills.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/12/2022
626 Broad Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
Phone: 401-728-5920
Organization Name: Progreso Latino
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Address:
626 Broad Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
Phone: 401-728-5920
Services Provided:

Programs

  • Early Childhood and School age link
  • Youth Program link
  • Adult Education link
  • Senior Program link
  • Health and Wellness link
  • Food Pantry link
  • Social Services link
  • Immigration link

Bridge to Career link

Citizenship Consortium
Education
Adult Education
Early Childhood
Health & Wellness
Housing Advocacy
Prevention
Immigration
Senior Programs
Youth Programs
Food Pantry

Victims of Crimes (VOCA)
VITA Site - Free Income Tax Services

Provider Profiles:

Progreso Latino, Inc. is a multi-service, non-profit, community based organization located in Central Falls. Progreso Latino’s mission is to help Rhode Island’s Latino and immigrant communities to achieve greater self-sufficiency and socio-economic progress by providing transformational programs that support personal growth and social change.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/5/2021
Child and Family Services
520 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-276-4020
Organization Name: Care New England Health System
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Address:
Child and Family Services
520 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: 401-276-4020
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Eligibility:

all ages, multiple programs and locations

Services Provided:

Child and Family Services link
including Healthy Families America and Incredible Year Parenting Classes

Children's Emergency Services link

See the above web links for additional information on the extensive programs offered by The Providence Center for children and families. 

School Counseling and Support Program in the Providence School System link

Adult Services link

Addiction Treatment link

Provider Profiles:

 The Providence Center is at the forefront of innovative approaches to behavioral health care designed to meet the changing needs of the more than 18,000 Rhode Islanders it serves each year.

The mission is to help adults, adolescents and children affected by psychiatric illnesses, emotional problems and addictions by providing treatment and supportive services within a community setting.

The Providence Center is also one of Rhode Island's Community Mental Health Centers providing care to adults

The Providence Center School-information on separate entry
Anchor Learning Academy a substance recovery High School-information on separate entry.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/3/2022
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
3355 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Phone: 401-886-STAR
Organization Name: Aim High Academy, Inc
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Address:
3355 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Phone: 401-886-STAR
Email: info@aimhighacademy.com
Services Provided:

Gymnastics link

Adaptive Gymnastic Cosmic Kids class link

Early Learning Center and Education link

  • Pre-School
  • Pre-K
  • After school programs

Camps link

Special Events link

Provider Profiles:

 The state of the art facility hosts programs for gymnastics, an early learning center, dance, pro shop, café, and birthday party rooms.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 6/24/2021
1130 Ten Rod Road, Bldg. B, #201
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-294-3990 x134
Organization Name: Perspectives Corporation
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Address:
1130 Ten Rod Road, Bldg. B, #201
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-294-3990 x134
Languages Spoken: American Sign Language
Eligibility:

0-21+
Criteria varies depending on program.

Services Provided:

Perspectives Corporation offers specialty consultation for Rhode Island Early Intervention Providers who are working with infants and toddlers with an identified hearing loss. Early Intervention


Home-Based Therapeutic Services (HBTS) This intensive, in-home, therapeutic model is designed for children and families who would benefit from working with a team of behavioral health professionals for several hours each week on treatment goals and objectives. This service also offers formalized American Sign Language Classes at a reduced cost to parents in this program. HBTS

Personal Assistance Support Services (PASS)
This program promotes skill development both in the home and community environments where the focus is to improve the child's ability to complete daily living skills, make safety and self-preserving decisions, and to participate in social roles and social settings. This service is designed to be less intensive than HBTS.
PASS

Transitional School Services (TSS)
The Transitional School Services program is committed to the fundamental values of dignity and respect for all students making the important transition from school based services to adulthood. Transition

Supported Employment Services

Perspectives Corporation proudly supports community-based, integrated employment as a first priority and preferred outcome for people with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities in Rhode Island. We offer a variety of professional services to help individuals with developmental, intellectual and other disabilities prepare for, obtain and maintain integrated, community-based employment. Supported Employment Services

Provider Profiles:

Perspectives Corporation provides an array of therapeutic services accessible to individuals who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing in Rhode Island. Our specialized team consists of licensed clinical social workers, mental health counselors and behavior specialists who are highly knowledgeable in the fields of mental health and deafness.

Additional listings for Perspectives Corporation include Child and Family Programs and Adult Services Programs.

Video Phone: (401) 372-2012 

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 6/10/2022
640 George Washington Highway
Building B, Suite 200
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401-952-8025
Organization Name: Northern Rhode Island Collaborative
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Address:
640 George Washington Highway
Building B, Suite 200
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401-952-8025
Fax: 401-333-3572
Email: srosendale@nric-ed.org
Eligibility:

As of 11/23/2021, there is a waiting period for Early Intervention
services. Referred children will be placed on a statewide waitlist, and
families will be contacted about their referral. They will be given the
option to be matched with the first provider in their community who
has an opening, or they can choose to wait for a specific provider who
serves their community.

Early Intervention Referral Status


There are several ways to refer a child to the Early Intervention
statewide waitlist.

• Email the referral to Jennifer.Kaufman@ohhs.ri.gov
• Fax the referral to (401) 462-2939, Attn: Early Intervention
• Call (401) 462-3425 and leave a voicemail with the referral
information.
• Refer to the agency that you typically would, via phone, fax or
email.

Services Provided:

Northern Rhode Island Collaborative’s Auditory Oral Foundations was developed to capitalize on improving and expanding technologies for the hearing impaired – in particular the very young. Our students, using technologies such as hearing aids and cochlear implants, learn techniques to better communicate. 

For additional information on NRIC's Auditory Oral Foundations, please contact the Program Coordinator, Sarah Rosendale at:

401-952-8025

Provider Profiles:

The Auditory Oral Foundations program is part of the Northern Rhode Island Collaborative (NRIC). Our commitment is to prepare children for an education in their community schools by providing them with the tools they will need for successful inclusion and achievement.

There is an additional directory listing for NRIC Foundation programs.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/7/2021
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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