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Programs that provide substitute parental care in a group setting for children during some portion of a 24-hour day. Services may include recreational and developmental activities and snacks and/or meals as appropriate. (AIRS PH-1250)

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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.
311 Doric Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-467-9610
Organization Name: Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP)
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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 and caring staff works within our many departments to provide comprehensive, coordinated care and case management.

Family Support and Services link

  • WIC
  • Healthy Families America and Love that Baby
  • Parents as Teachers (PAT)
  • Family Care Community Partnerships (FCCP)
  • RIWorks

Childcare, Early Head Start and Head Start link

Learn to Earn youth summer employment  link

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.
Additional information on locations link

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 6/7/2021
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
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: 11/22/2020
155 Gansett Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910
Phone: 401-275-5808
Organization Name: Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP)
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Address:
155 Gansett Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910
Phone: 401-275-5808
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
  • Childcare programs

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

Comprehensive Community Action Program(CCAP) has several locations.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/1/2021
178 Norwood Avenue
Cranston, RI 02905
Phone: 401-467-5196
Organization Name: Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP)
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Address:
178 Norwood Avenue
Cranston, RI 02905
Phone: 401-467-5196
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

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

Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP) has several locations.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/1/2021
535 Centerville Road
Warwick, RI 02885
Phone: 401-739-6100
Organization Name: Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children (RI AEYC)
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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: 2/21/2022
Crisis Line: 401-258-8678
1935 Kingstown Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: 401-789-3016
Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
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Crisis Line: 401-258-8678
Address:
1935 Kingstown Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: 401-789-3016
Eligibility:

Residents of Charlestown, Coventry, East Greenwich, Exeter, Hopkinton, Narragansett, New Shoreham, North Kingstown, Richmond, South Kingstown, Warwick, West Greenwich, West Warwick, Westerly.

Program participation are subject to eligibility requirements

FCCP Intake (866) 840-6532

Services Provided:
  • Head Start and Early Head Start link
  • 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. Locations

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: 7/5/2022
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
  • 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: 7/5/2022
46 Hope Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-766-3384 x210
Organization Name: Connecting for Children and Families
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Address:
46 Hope Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-766-3384 x210
Services Provided:

Family Support Programs basic needs

  • Parents as Teachers Home visiting program also available virtually
  • Hope Street Child Care Center link
  • Before/After School Child Care link

Center for Financial Success link

  • Workforce Development Program
  • NRI Career Academy
  • English as a second language
  • Career planning
Provider Profiles:

Established in 1995 with funding from the Rhode Island Foundation, Connecting for Children and Families (CCF) is a community-based, non-profit organization located in Woonsocket, one of Rhode Island’s core urban cities. Our mission, to transform the lives of Woonsocket children through high quality educational opportunities and family support, is accomplished through strong community partnerships and advocacy.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/31/2021
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
340 Oakland Beach Avenue
Warwick, RI 02889
Phone: 401-467-4385
Organization Name: Boys & Girls Club of Warwick
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Address:
340 Oakland Beach Avenue
Warwick, RI 02889
Phone: 401-467-4385
Email: kat@wbgclubs.org
Eligibility:

Children ages 5-13

Hours 7:30am-6:00pm

Financial Aid & sibling discounts available. 

Services Provided:

Before/After school care

Sports and recreation programs link

Camps

  • Traditional summer camp program w/ field trips
  • STEAM camp link
  • Music camp and Teen extreme camp link

Provider Profiles:

Our team consists of adults and college-age young adults who genuinely care about helping children grow and insuring that they have wonderful experience at the Boys & Girls Club. All staff are hired and trained to be role models for the members. 

Source: Rhode Island Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
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: 4/27/2022
Nationwide Provider
1515 North Courthouse Road, 3rd Floor
Arlington, VA 22201
Nationwide Provider
Address:
1515 North Courthouse Road, 3rd Floor
Arlington, VA 22201
TDD: 866-278-9428
Toll Free Phone: 800-424-2246
Email: info@childcareaware.org
Services Provided:

Operates a toll-free referral line and national website where parents and child care providers can receive information about finding, choosing, and paying for child care, and referrals to local child care resource and referral agencies to receive individualized assistance.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 2/22/2022