Safety Recalls

19th Apr 2021

1. Battat Recalls Infant Teethers Due to Choking Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Target: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Battat-Recalls-Infant-Teethers-Due-to-Choking-Hazard-Sold-Exclusively-at-Target  2. Audio-Technica Recalls Charging Cases Sold with Wireless Headphones Due to Fire Hazard: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2021/Audio-Technica-Recalls-Charging-Cases-Sold-with-Wireless-Headphones-Due-to-Fire-Hazard  3. Target Recalls Cat & Jack Baby Rompers Due to Choking Hazard: […]

$200 Million Rental Assistance Program

9th Mar 2021

PROVIDENCE – A new, $200 million rental assistance program will be launched in Rhode Island this month for tenants and landlords who have been hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic. A new webpage and signup form, unveiled Tuesday by the R.I. […]

Ayuda gratuita con la preparación de la declaración de impuestos para contribuyentes calificados

1st Feb 2021

El Programa de Ayuda Voluntaria a los Contribuyentes (VITA, por sus siglas en inglés) y el Programa de Asesoramiento Tributario para Personas de Edad Avanzada (TCE, por sus siglas en inglés) ofrecen ayuda tributaria básica gratuita a las personas que […]

Free Tax Prep for qualifying taxpayers

1st Feb 2021

If you qualify you can have your taxes done for you for free.   The IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals. The VITA program […]

Helping Kids Stay Active & Eat Healthy During COVID-19

27th Jan 2021

​​The pandemic has cut kids off from friends, nutritious school meals, sports and routines. With virtual learning and few activities outside the home, it’s no surprise kids are moving less and snacking more. If your family has been eating more processed, high-calorie food and spends […]

Indoor Activity Ideas (and 1 Outdoor) for This Winter

26th Jan 2021

“I just need my jacket!” was my toddler’s enthusiastic response when I told him it was too chilly to play in his kiddie pool. I thought I had done a great job of explaining the concept of winter to him […]

Building Partnerships with your Child’s Teacher

12th Jan 2021

By: Karen Nemeth, Derry Koralek, and Kelly Ramsey Every child’s first and most important teachers are the family members who nurture their development and learning. When a child enters an early childhood program, her family’s partnership with the teachers ensures […]

Talking with Children about Tragedies and News Events

7th Jan 2021

​​After any disaster or crisis, families struggle with what they should say to children and what’s best not to share with them. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) encourages parents, teachers, child care providers, and others who work closely with children to filter information […]

Child Care & K-12 COVID-19 Testing

8th Dec 2020

The K-12 COVID-19 testing program is now open to staff and students in family and center-based child care programs. To schedule a test, either call the K-12 COVID-19 test scheduling service at 844-857-1814 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and […]

Kids and Video Games

2nd Dec 2020

“Video games have increasingly become a primary source of entertainment for adults and children alike. With so many games featuring themes of war, violence and death, it can be difficult for parents to find age-appropriate games for their children.” Dr. […]