Resources for Child Care Providers

Child Care Provider Associations - Organizations whose members are child care providers who have affiliated for the purpose of advancing the profession; promoting mutual interests; attending child care conferences; exchanging ideas with other practitioners in their field; obtaining access to technical assistance, information about best practices and other resources; and taking advantage of other opportunities for continuing professional development. (AIRS TN-1400)

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Statewide

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.
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 12/31/2019

Warwick, RI

Address:
535 Centerville Road
Warwick, RI 02885
Phone: 401-739-6100
Toll Free Phone: 855-398-7605
Email: info@BrightStars.org
Eligibility: Statewide resource and rating system on child care centers in Rhode Island
Services Provided: BrightStars also helps families in Rhode Island access quality child care, early learning, and school-age programs through our referral program. Families may search for programs online or call our toll-free number, 1-855-398-7605, to speak with a referral specialist who can assist in finding a program that fits their needs.
Information for families [https://exceed.ri.gov/Pages/Families/FamiliesDefault.aspx]
Information for professionals [https://exceed.ri.gov/Pages/Professionals/ProfessionalsDefault.aspx]
Provider Profiles: Rhode Island is committed to high-quality early learning opportunities for all children. BrightStars was designed and implemented in partnership with the R.I. Department of Human Services, the R.I. Department of Education, the R.I. Department for Children, Youth and Families, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT and the United Way of Rhode Island
Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/6/2019