Community Action Program
Cranston, RI 02920
Director: Toni Enright
943-5160 946-6701 Fax
Comprehensive Community Actions Head Start/Early Head
Start and Day Care.
Serves 228 preschoolers in the Head Start program. There are
12 slots available for preschool childcare.
Serves 20 infants/toddlers and pregnant women in the Early
Head Start program. There are 24 slots available for infant/toddler
There are 3 sites that are located at:
848 Atwood Ave. Cranston with 11 classrooms open from 7:00-5:30
155 Gansett Ave. Cranston with 6 classrooms open from 7:00-5:30
Edgewood Highlands Elementary School 2 classrooms open from
For more information regarding our program, please visit the
Agency web-Site at www.comcap.org.
BACK TO OUR PROGRAMS
Community Action Agency
1126 Hartford Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919
Director: Susan Connaughton
351-2750x1126 351-6609 Fax
Johnston, North Providence, Smithfield, North Smithfield,
Scituate, Foster, Glocester and Burrillville
Tri-Town Community Action Agencys Head
Start program services low income families from eight surrounding
cities and towns. They are North Providence, Johnston, Smithfield,
Scituate, Foster, Glocester, North Smithfield and Burrillville.
The general philosophy of our Head Start program is to unite
families and promote togetherness.
The Community Action programs mission statement follows:
We are a community based multi-purpose organization committed
to providing quality, comprehensive social and advocacy services
to individual and families in need while promoting their self-sufficiency.
Tri-Town Head Start offers two program options. We call them
Center-Based, Full-Day/Full-Year, Home-Based and Combination
In our Center-Based option, the children attend the center
for a combination of 4 and 5 days per week, either from 8:30
AM 12:00 Noon, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM or 12:30 PM
4:00 PM. During this time, they receive a balanced breakfast
and lunch. For this option, the staff spends their time providing
various educational experiences in the classroom environment.
The activities are planned with the advice of the parents
every month. These activities reflect the individual needs
of each child enrolled in the program. Each Head Start component
is addressed throughout each day.
In our Full-Day/Full-Year option, the children have the opportunity
to attend the center from 7:30am to 5:30pm, depending on their
parents work and/or school schedule. Tri-Town secures
funds from other agencies to support the provision of services
for the Full-Day/Full-Year program option. This program option
is primarily for children whose parents are employed, attending
school or who are enrolled in a job training program.
In the Home-Based option, the staff spend their time working
with parents as the primary teacher of their children. Child
development and social services are provided once per week,
through home visits lasting for a minimum of 1 _ hours each.
Home visits for prenatal clients involve preparing the family
for the birth and health development of the new baby. Socialization
experiences are provided for children and families, twice
per month, at the local Head Start Center. Each Head Start
component is addressed at home visits over the course of a
month. Home visits are conducted in the home setting with
the participation of parents. The Home Visitors work with
the parents to help them provide learning opportunities that
enhance their childs growth and development.
In the Combination option, the children attend the center
on a varied schedule depending on the individual needs of
each child and family. The team who puts together a Combination
option include the parents, teaching staff and case management
staff. Children, who are enrolled in this program option,
receive and educational placement within the program as well
as more frequent home visits, depending on the number of days
the child attends the center.
Each program option addresses the individual needs of the
child(ren) and families at all times.
In summary, Tri-Towns Head Start program is a comprehensive
program which affords families positive opportunities to become
self-reliant, self-motivated and self-sufficient entities.
For more details regarding other services offered by the Tri-Town
Community Action Agency, please log on to the Agencys
web-site at www.tritowncap.org.
TO OUR PROGRAMS
Friend & Service
621 Dexter Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
Director: Dawn Britto
729-0008 729-0010 Fax
Central Falls and South Providence
Childrens Friend and Services offers a program serving
pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers. This
program is called Early Head Start. Early Head Start is a
unique early childhood program that works in partnership with
parents to make sure young children have the best possible
start in life. Families enrolled in the Early Head Start program
option participate in regularly scheduled home visits that
support parents in their role as their childs first
teachers. The program also focuses on parents; goals for their
own education, job skills and overall family needs. Additionally,
parents receive health and nutrition information and services
to ensure optimal growth for children and their families.
Each family visits one of Childrens Friend and Services
early childhood center two times per month. After sharing
an activity with their children, parents leave them in the
care of our expert childhood educators in an area specially
designed for infants and toddlers. While the children are
in childcare, parents gather to enjoy trainings on a variety
of topics of their choice. The following people are eligible
for Early Head Start services through Childrens Friend
Families living in Central Falls and South Providence
Pregnant women and/or expectant fathers
Families with a child or children age newborn to three
Families must meet income guidelines
Children with disabilities are welcomed and included in all
aspects of Early Head Start. The staff works with parents
and specialists to plan a program tailored to each childs
For more information, call the Early Head Start Program Director
at (401) 729-0008. Please refer to the Agencys web-Site
BACK TO OUR PROGRAMS
East Bay Community Action Program
Head Start, Early Head Start & Childcare
654 Green End Avenue
Middletown, RI 02842
Director: Barbara Schermack
846-5454x45 847-2960 Fax
Portsmouth, Tiverton, Jamestown,
Little Compton, East Providence and Warren
Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) East Bay Community
Action Program (EBCAP) is a private, non-profit organization
that provides a wide array of health and human services to
the residents of Rhode Islands East Bay area. These
services include Head Start; family health and dental services;
family development case management services; youth programs;
the East Bay Coalition for the Homeless; Housing and Energy
Services; the Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Feeding
and Nutrition Program (WIC) and senior services including
case management, senior employment, the Retired Senior Volunteer
Program (RSVP), Foster Grandparents and the Ocean State Senior
Dining Program. For more information about East Bay Community
Action Program, please visit our website at www.ebcap.org.
TO OUR PROGRAMS