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Program Details
Comprehensive Community Action Program
848 Atwood Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Director: Toni Enright
943-5160 946-6701 Fax
Email
Cranston

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Comprehensive Community Action’s 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 childcare.

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 7:30-4:30

For more information regarding our program, please visit the Agency web-Site at www.comcap.org.


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Tri-Town Community Action Agency
1126 Hartford Avenue
Johnston, RI 02919
Director: Susan Connaughton
351-2750x1126 351-6609 Fax
Email
Johnston, North Providence, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Scituate, Foster, Glocester and Burrillville


Tri-Town Community Action Agency’s 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 program’s 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 options.

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 child’s 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-Town’s 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 Agency’s web-site at www.tritowncap.org.

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Children’s Friend & Service
621 Dexter Street
Central Falls, RI 02863
Director: Dawn Britto
729-0008 729-0010 Fax
Email
Central Falls and South Providence

Children’s 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 child’s 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 Children’s 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 Children’s Friend and Service:

• Families living in Central Falls and South Providence
• Pregnant women and/or expectant fathers
• Families with a child or children age newborn to three years old
• 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 child’s needs.

For more information, call the Early Head Start Program Director at (401) 729-0008. Please refer to the Agency’s web-Site at www.cfsri.org.

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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
Email
Newport, Middletown,
Portsmouth, Tiverton, Jamestown,
Little Compton, East Providence and Warren

East 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 Island’s 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.

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