Home Rhode Island Head Start Programs

Federally-funded head start programs help prepare young children from low-income families, ages birth to five years old, and their parents for the social and educational challenges that young children face as they develop. Each head start program focuses on providing comprehensive services designed to enhance a child's emotional, social, cultural, language, reading, mathematics, science, health and nutrition education.

This head start center locator page contains links to listings of programs offered in the 5 counties in the state of Rhode Island. Each listings page contains the name, address and contact information for a specific county's available centers. From that page, use additional links to explore individual center facts, application instructions and directions.

Our head start center locator features the number of head start centers per county in parentheses ( ) to the right of the county names. To see a current list of your county's head start centers, click your county's name.

Rhode Island Head Start Program Centers Listed by Counties

Recently Updated Center in Rhode Island Head Start Program Database:

Warwick RI 02889-5047
Head Start is a part day program for pre-school children that operates from September through May. Children may attend mornings from 8:00 to 11:30 AM or afternoons from 12 noon to 3:30 PM. Head Start includes eight home visits per year to each child's family. For more information on the Head Start program, please contact Timothy Long.: tlong@childincri.org
Children's Friend And Service
Providence RI 02903-4011
Head Start is a comprehensive child and family development program that promotes school readiness in low-income preschool children. Services include education, health, nutrition, social services, and other child and family supports. Parents are involved in their children’s learning, and the program helps families in meeting their educational, literacy, and employment goals.
Cranston RI 02910-2903
Head Start, providing 3 and 4 year-olds with comprehensive care including nutritional meals, medical and dental healthcare, and certified teaching staff
East Bay Community Action Program Head Start
Newport RI 02840-1034
East Bay Community Action Program's Head Start, Early Head Start and Child Care programs provide comprehensive child development services to children ages birth to five and their families annually. The goal of the program is to enhance the cognitive, social, emotional and physical development of low-income, at-risk children, in an effort to prepare them for kindergarten, ready to learn and succeed.
South County Community Action, Inc.
Wakefield RI 02879-1616
Head Start offers center-based services to children ages 3-5 years. Children attend the center 3, 4 or 5 days per week. Classroom instruction is guided by a research-based curriculum, Creative Curriculum, as well as the Rhode Island Early Learning Standards. Classrooms are located in South Kingstown, North Kingstown, Charlestown and Westerly. Contact: (401) 789-3016 ext. 307.
Tri-Town Economic Opportunity Committee
Johnston RI 02919-7130
Early Head Start is dedicated to nurturing relationships between infants, toddlers and their parents and supporting the health and well-being of pregnant women. Early Head Start offers a center-based option and a home-based option. Classrooms are located in Johnston, North Providence and Pascoag.
Woonsocket RI 02895-6418
Head Start is a national, federally funded program which provides comprehensive early childhood education and family support services to eligible preschool children. Head Start helps to prepare children for success in school and in life. Children receive a positive introduction to education, learn how to interact with others, learn self-help skills and healthy habits. Head Start builds confidence in children and their parents.