Head Start/Early Head Start

Head Start: Federally-funded child development program; provides educational experiences, medical and dental services, nutritional meals, counseling and opportunities for parental involvement; help prepare low-income children and children with disabilities ages 3-5 to enter and succeed in school. (AIRS HD-1800.3000) Early Head Start: A federally-funded child development, family support program; provides early education, health, mental health, nutrition and social services; low-income pregnant women and families with children birth to 3. (AIRS-1800.1800)

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Charlestown, RI

Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
Address: 4350 South County Trail
Charlestown, RI 02813
Phone: 401-351-2750
Services Provided: Head Start [https://tricountyri.org/services/early-childhood-and-development-programs/]
Youth Links
Charlestown Youth Center [http://www.dlt.ri.gov/youthworks411/CharlestownYC.htm]
Location [https://tricountyri.org/locations/charlestown/]
Provider Profiles: Mission:
“To provide accessible, quality, and comprehensive social, educational, health, prevention, and other services to people in need,while empowering them to achieve the highest possible level of self-sufficiency and quality of life."

Tri-County Community Action Program has 12 sites in multiple communities throughout the State of Rhode Island.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/26/2019

Cranston, RI

Organization Name: Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP)
Address: 311 Doric Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-467-9610
Email: info@comcap.org
Eligibility: Resident of Rhode Island and catchment areas are Cranston, Scituate, Foster, and Coventry, though some programs are statewide. Eligibility varies with programs.
Services Provided: Multiple Locations
Our caring staff works within our many departments to provide comprehensive, coordinated care and case management.

Programs that focus on early childhood education and family support include:
Basic Need Support
WIC
Childcare
Early Head Start and Head Start [http://www.comcap.org/services/head-start-childcare]
Family Care Community Partnership ( FCCP)
Pre-Kindergarten
The Incredible Years-a training program for parents to address certain behaviors in children aged 2-7 years old.

The Parents as Teachers Program (PAT) is a free home based program that supports parents by teaching them the skills they need to teach their children and enhance their development and also supports families with monthly community activities and family events. PAT enrolls pregnant families and families with children up to 1 year old.

Healthy Families America Program - Love that Baby Campaign – The Healthy Families Program is designed to help parents with understanding and caring for their child's needs, building strong parent child connections, breastfeeding and feeding support, and helping children learn and grow to reach their potential. We also help families to connect with other services and supports that they feel they need.
See website for information on all programs.
Provider Profiles: Comprehensive Community Action Program is a private, nonprofit community action agency formed under the 1964 Economic Opportunity Act.

CCAP is one of Rhode Island's largest organizations dedicated solely to fighting the war on poverty. Our professional staff provides a wide spectrum of services designed to help those in immediate need and empower anyone desiring to become more self-sufficient.
Locations:
CCAP-Coventry Satellite
191 MacArthur Blvd
Coventry , RI 02816
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/6/2018
160 Pawtuxet Avenue
Cranston, RI 02907
Phone: 401-467-5196
Service Categories:
Organization Name: Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP)
Address: 160 Pawtuxet Avenue
Cranston, RI 02907
Phone: 401-467-5196
Service Categories:
Eligibility: Resident of Rhode Island, birth-3 years, 3-5 years of age not eligible for kindergarten, some income eligibility requirements, disabilities eligible. Eligibility guidelines at http://www.riheadstart.org/eligibility.html.
Services Provided: CCAP offers programs for children and their parents that focus on early childhood education and development,mental and physical health, safety, nutrition,family engagement, and parenting. Programs include: Head Start, Early Head Start, pre-kindergarten, The Incredible Years-a training program for parents to address certain behaviors in children age 2-7 year old.
Provider Profiles: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-2:30 pm
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/3/2016
155 Gansett Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910
Phone: 401-275-5808
Service Categories:
Organization Name: Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP)
Address: 155 Gansett Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910
Phone: 401-275-5808
Service Categories:
Eligibility: Resident of Rhode Island, birth-3 years, 3-5 years of age not eligible for kindergarten,some income eligibility requirements, disabilities eligible. Eligibility guidelines at http://www.riheadstart.irg/eligibility.html.
Services Provided: CCAP offers programs for children and their parents that focus on early childhood education and development,mental and physical health, safety,nutrition,family engagement,and parenting. Programs include: Head Start, Early Head Start, pre-Kindergarten, The Incredible Years-a training program for parents to address certain behaviors in children 2-7 years old.
Provider Profiles: Mon-Fri 7 am-5:30 pm
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/3/2016

North Kingstown, RI

Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
Address: 415 Tower Hill Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-351-2750
Services Provided: Heating Assistance & Weatherization
Head Start
Food Distribution
Emergency Services
Family Care Community Partnership (FCCP) [https://tricountyri.org/services/family-care-and-community-partnerships-program-fccp/]
Adult and Youth Education, Employment & Training [https://tricountyri.org/services/youth-education-training/]
North Kingstown [ https://tricountyri.org/locations/north-kingstown/]
Provider Profiles: Mission:
“To provide accessible, quality, and comprehensive social, educational, health, prevention, and other services to people in need,while empowering them to achieve the highest possible level of self-sufficiency and quality of life."

Tri-County Community Action Program has 12 sites in multiple communities throughout the State of Rhode Island.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/26/2019

North Providence, RI

2204 Mineral Springs Ave
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-351-2750
Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
Address: 2204 Mineral Springs Ave
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-351-2750
Services Provided: Head Start and Early Head Start [https://tricountyri.org/services/early-childhood-and-development-programs/]
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/26/2019
79 Waterman Avenue
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-351-2750
Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
Address: 79 Waterman Avenue
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-351-2750
Services Provided: Head Start [ https://tricountyri.org/services/early-childhood-and-development-programs/]
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/26/2019
Rockwell Avenue
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-351-2750
Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
Address: Rockwell Avenue
North Providence, RI 02911
Phone: 401-351-2750
Services Provided: Head Start [ https://tricountyri.org/services/early-childhood-and-development-programs/]
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/26/2019

Pascoag, RI

185 Main Street
Pascoag, RI 02859
Phone: 401-351-2750
Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
Address: 185 Main Street
Pascoag, RI 02859
Phone: 401-351-2750
Services Provided: Head Start and Early Head Start [https://tricountyri.org/services/early-childhood-and-development-programs/]
Provider Profiles: Mission:
“To provide accessible, quality, and comprehensive social, educational, health, prevention, and other services to people in need,while empowering them to achieve the highest possible level of self-sufficiency and quality of life."

Tri-County Community Action Program has 12 sites in multiple communities throughout the State of Rhode Island.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/26/2019

Providence, RI

Address: Main Office
153 Summer Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-276-4300
Services Provided: Children's Friend provides many services, including Early Intervention-listed separately
Programs include:
Early Head Start
Head Start
WIC
Child care
Adoption Support
Foster Care
Family Support Centers
Provider of Family Care Community Partnerships ( FCCP)
Home Visiting Programs [https://www.cfsri.org/programs-and-services/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 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 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. [https://www.cfsri.org/programs-and-services/nurse-family-partnership/]

WIC clinic - Central Falls-401-752-7827
WIC clinic- Pawtucket-401-721-6416
WIC clinic- Berkshire/Providence-401-752-7590
WIC clinic-Friendship Center/Providence-401-456-7781
WIC clinic-Hartford/Providence-401-752-7920
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.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/29/2018
Organization Name: Meeting Street
Address: 1000 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02905
Phone: 401-533-9241
Fax: 401-533-9101
Services Provided: Early Headstart to support parents' efforts to fulfill their parental roles, and move families toward self-sufficiency. Meeting Street serves 72 eligible young children (birth to age 3) and their families in Providence through our Early Head Start program. Our Program begins before birth with pregnant women to ensure they have access to comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care.

Healthy Families America- Expectant mothers and families with newborns. Families may have more than one child. The program is designed for parents who are looking to access community and social supports while building self-sufficiency. Meeting Street provides services to families in Providence that fall within our income guidelines.

Inclusive School
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 listed listed separately.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/4/2017

Wakefield, RI

Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
Address: 1935 Kingstown Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: 401-789-3016
Toll Free Phone: 800-432-2605
Eligibility: Residents of Washington County and West Greenwich. Program participation are subject to eligiblity requirements
Services Provided: Head Start and Early Head Start
Joyful Learning Child Academy
Family Care Community Partnership (FCCP)
Senior and Disabled Adult Services
Heating Assistance (by appointment)
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Provider Profiles: Mission:
“To provide accessible, quality, and comprehensive social, educational, health, prevention, and other services to people in need,while empowering them to achieve the highest possible level of self-sufficiency and quality of life."

Tri-County Community Action Program has 12 sites in multiple communities throughout the State of Rhode Island.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/26/2019

Westerly, RI

Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
Address: 34 Pond Street
Westerly, RI 02891
Phone: 401-519-1913
Eligibility: Basic Needs, Family Care Community Partnership (FCCP)
Services Provided: Head Start
Adult and Youth Education, Employment & Training
Food Distribution
Family Care Community Partnership
Heating Assistance
Weatherization
Youth Diversionary Program
Wayward Disobedient (assistance with filing)
[https://tricountyri.org/locations/westerly/]
Provider Profiles: Mission:
"To provide accessible, quality, and comprehensive social, educational, health, prevention, and other services to people in need, while empowering them to achieve the highest possible level of self-sufficiency and quality of life.”

Tri-County Community Action Agency has 12 Locations across the state. Helping individuals and families on the road to self-sufficiency since 1964."
Original Source: Rhode Island Quality Institute
Last Updated: 8/26/2019

Nationwide

8th Floor Portals Building
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202-737-1030
Service Categories:
Organization Name: US Department of Health and Human Services
Address: 8th Floor Portals Building
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202-737-1030
Toll Free Phone: 866-763-6481
Fax: 202-737-1151
Service Categories:
Services Provided: OHS manages grant funding and oversees local agencies providing Head Start services. Head Start promotes school readiness of children under 5 from low-income families through education, health, social and other services.
Find a Head Start program by using the Head Start locator.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/20/2018