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Programs that provide educational activities and experiences for children from birth to age five which are intended to foster social, physical, emotional and intellectual growth and prepare them for further formal learning. (AIRS HD-1800)

1000 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-533-9241
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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
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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
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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.
Below is a link to the school brochure which includes Child Outreach Screening information. [https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/679850/Copy_of_Welcome_Brochure__17-18.pdf]
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/24/2020
626 Broad Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
Phone: 401-728-5920
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Organization Name: Progreso Latino
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Address:
626 Broad Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
Phone: 401-728-5920
Services Provided:

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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
520 Hope Street
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-276-6129
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Organization Name: The Providence Center
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Address:
520 Hope Street
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-276-6129
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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: 3/29/2021
3355 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Phone: 401-886-STAR
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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
640 George Washington Highway
Building B, Suite 200
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401-952-8025
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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