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PARENTING & EDUCATION SUPPORT
Note: all resources listed in bold followed by *** indicate our member agencies
Bristol Warren Regional School District Parents as Teachers Program (PAT)***:
Parents as Teachers is a free program, available to residents of the Bristol Warren Regional School District who have children aged from birth to kindergarten. The group offers services such as personal home visits and group connections screenings for developmental, health, vision and hearing screenings for early identification of potential delays/problems. Additionally, the program yields Resource Network Certified Parent Educators who provide all four service components, customized to meet the needs of each individual family. They also hold playgroups and other enrichment programs such as field trips and parent workshops.
Department of Child, Youth, and Family Services (DCYF)***:
The Department of Children, Youth and Families is the state child welfare, children's mental health and juvenile corrections services agency which promotes safety, permanence, and well-being of currently or previously at-risk children through partnerships with family, community, and government. Their programs and services include the following: Child Protective Services, foster care, foster licensing, The Division of Youth Development, Family Care Community Partnerships, Family Service Unites, and Community Services and Behavioral Health.
East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP)-Head Start***:
EBCAP Head Start, Early Head Start and Pre-Kindergarten Early Childhood Education Programs provide high quality comprehensive early childhood education services for eligible families and children from prenatal to age five. All of our six (6) sites are rated as either a 5-star or 4-star center according to Rhode Island Child Care Bright Star Rating System. We partner with parents to teach children the skills and abilities needed for success in school and life.
East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP)-Healthy Families America***:
Healthy Families America (HFA) is a national evidence-based maternal home visiting program that provides free, voluntary, and confidential services. This program pairs expectant mothers or families with newborns to a home visitor who provides home visiting services to the family and their child until the child’s fourth birthday.
East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP)-Parents As Teachers***:
Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a national, evidence-based family visiting program that provides free and voluntary support to families. It builds strong communities, thriving families and children that are healthy, safe and ready to learn by matching parents and caregivers with trained professionals who make regular personal home visits during a child’s earliest years in life, from prenatal through kindergarten.
Looking Upwards Early Intervention***:
Looking Upwards helps adults with developmental disabilities explore what’s meaningful to them and create satisfying lives. Families of children with special healthcare needs find support so their children get the best start in life and thrive as they grow. Looking Upwards is a resource for school departments and a variety of professionals, expanding their options for how they serve their communities.
Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN)***:
RIPIN are peer professionals on a mission to help Rhode Islanders of all abilities, ages, and backgrounds get the support they need to thrive. Their designations include: Cedar Family Center, Early Intervention, Family Voices & Family-to-Family Health Information Center, Medical Home Portal, Parent Training and Information Center, RIPIN Healthcare Advocate, and RIREACH.
The Autism Project***:
The Autism Project is a unique collaboration of parents, professionals and community members. We provide quality support, training, and programming that is accessible to all for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their families, and those who work with them. We work to support individuals with ASD, other developmental disabilities, and communication, social-emotional, and regulation challenges - in our home state of Rhode Island and beyond.
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