As a child care professional, you face a variety of challenges every day. You can find help in many areas you find challenging through the Department of Health's Child Care Support Network.
We work to enhance the availability of quality child care for all children, including children with special health care needs, by building partnerships with child care professionals, providing individual and peer support, and facilitating connections with community resources. We can work with child care professionals to understand their needs and goals and to design a plan to help them best support the families in their care. We provide many of our services for free. They include:
Our services are open to all licensed child care professionals working in family child care homes and center-based programs. If you have a license from the Department of Children, Youth, and Families and are interested in learning more, call us at 401-222-5960 or complete an application form. Once we receive your information, we will call to enroll you in the Child Care Support Network program. Then, we will assign someone from our team to work with you to determine your strengths and needs and to coordinate a plan of support.