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Head Start & Childcare

CCAP's Head Start /Early Head Start Programs are NOW recruiting children from birth to 5 years old. For more information or to enroll your child, call us today at 401-943-5160.

Bright futures for children begin with great child care both at home and away.

CCAP offers programs for children and their parents that focus on early childhood education and development, mental and physical health, safety, nutrition, family engagement, and parenting.

Our Head Start programs promotes the school readiness of children from birth to age 5. Children that participate in our child care programs receive numerous benefits that last a lifetime. These programs provide a learning environment that supports the child's growth in several areas, such as language, literacy, social and emotional development. Children are involved in engaging interactions and learn to get along with others. Our goal is to teach children to be ready to enter kindergarten with the skills that they need academically, socially and emotionally. Parents are also an important part of preparing their child for kindergarten. Teachers help parents understand what their child needs to know before entering kindergarten and the skills that their child will learn to prepare them for the kindergarten level.

Early Head Start provides services for pregnant women, as well as infants and toddlers. This program serves the family until the child reaches age 3 and is prepared to advance to another pre-k program. This particular program is designed to promote development support for infants, toddlers and parents. In this program teachers establish a partnership with both mothers and fathers to promote the child's development. Health care services are a focus because good health is important to the child's development. All children receive nutritious meals, development screenings, mental health support and medical and oral care. Families are connected with health care services that are needed for the child's physical and mental wellbeing. This program is extremely important, because what is learned in the child's earliest years of life, shapes the child's future growth and development.

The child care programs that CCAP offers, provides environments that are positive for the child's progress and development. The programs focus on academic skills and social and mental development that is needed to be ready for kindergarten, but the skills that are developed at this early age have long term effects. The experiences learned in this program, not only prepares the child to transition to kindergarten, but it gives them skills that will last for life.

Donations are what helps CCAP to continue providing the services that are given. There are several ways to donate. A great way to donate is to become a corporate sponsor. You can also donate through donation organizations such as United Way, if your work place offers a giving campaign.

Services Include:

  • Head Start
  • Early Head Start
  • Pre-Kindergarten
  • The Incredible Years -- a training program for parents to address certain behaviors in children aged 2 - 7 years old.


CCAP Head Start Policy Council:

  • Edward Rocha, CHAIR
  • Cheryl O'Toole, VICE CHAIR
  • Samantha Pina, SECRETARY
  • Courtney Vasconcelos
  • Carol Cherico
  • Rebecca Biondi
  • Moises Agramonte
  • Careena Robertson
  • Kerrie DiLone
  • Roberta Clerie
  • Lisa Milson
  • Celia Hernandez
Toni Enright, Vice President of Child Services


All CCAP Head Start and Childcare locations are licensed by DCYF and are all recognized by BrightStars . Our Atwood Avenue Head Start Program is a Bright Stars "5-star program," the highest quality rating awarded by Bright Stars, BrightStars is Rhode Island's Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement system which assists families in finding child care and recognizes and supports quality in early child care and education programs.

For more information or to enroll you child, please call 401-943-5160.



Child Development Center (Atwood)

848 Atwood Avenue • Cranston • RI 02920

401.943.5160 Hours: Mon -Fri, 7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Atwood Avenue Head Start Program is a 5-star program, the highest quality rating awarded from Bright Stars, BrightStars is Rhode Island's quality rating and improvement system, recognizes and supports quality in child care and early learning programs.



Child Development Center (Pastore)

155 Gansett Avenue • Cranston • RI 02910

401.275.5808

Hours: Mon -Fri, 7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Child Development Center (Edgewood)

178 Norwood Avenue • Cranston • RI 02905

401.467.5196

Hours: Mon -Fri, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm