Information for Child Care Providers

As a child care provider, you can take steps to keep the children in your care healthy and safe. You can also play a big role in helping their families be healthy and well.

What You Should Do

  • Learn about child care health consultation services available to Rhode Island child care providers. more
  • Support breastfeeding mothers. more
  • Follow safe infant sleep practices for all naps and educate parents about safe sleep. more
  • Make sure the children in your center are up-to-date on their immunizations. more
  • Gain access to, and use, KIDSNET if you are a nurse working at a licensed center. more
  • Refer parents who may benefit from extra support for free home visits. more

What We Do

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. Specific services include:

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