Good beginnings and promising futures start in Tri-County’s early care programs and are enhanced with programs designed to give parents the skills needed to help their children succeed through all their formative years. Our goal is to impact positively on all facets of a child’s life: early childhood education and development, mental and physical health, safety, nutrition, family life and parenting.
Provides information about methods of infant feeding. The ultimate goal is to provide the education and support necessary to increase both the rates and duration of the nursing experience. All WIC eligible clients with pre-weaned children.
Contact: (401) 519-1908
Tri-County was asked to partner in an Early Reading First Grant which involved five North Providence Head Start preschool classrooms. Participation involved working closely with Mentor-Coaches and delivering the Open the World of Learning (OWL) curriculum. The program is designed to:
Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
The Tri-County Head Start Programs serve children and families from North Providence, Johnston, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Burrillville, Glocester, Scituate and Foster with part-day and full-day program options. Early Head Start and Head Start offer early childhood education, social services/case management, and support for children with special needs, support for children with mental health needs, health and safety education, nutrition assessment and counseling, literacy skills training for parents, opportunities for family engagement, parent education, and transition coordination.
Early Head Start and Head Start Locations
Seasonal distribution of food baskets and toys for low income residents of Johnston, North Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, North Smithfield and Glocester.
Contact: (401) 519-1917
Born to Learn is a curriculum tool used in the Early Head Start Homebased Option. The goals of the program are to:
Provides monthly food vouchers to purchase nutritious food, including milk, eggs, cheese, iron fortified cereals, and juice. Monthly Nutrition Education and Counseling services are provided by Certified and Licensed Dietitians. WIC is a statewide program for pregnant, lactating, and parenting women at 180% or higher of the poverty level, with infants and children under the age of 5 years. Sites in Johnston and Burrillville
Contact: (401) 519-1932