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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 promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health,nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families. We engage parents in their children's learning and help them in making progress toward their educational, literacy and employment goals. Significant emphasis is placed on the involvement of parents in the administration of our programs.

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