Child Growth & Development
(See also Guidance & Support)
*About Early Intervention: Below are the Early Intervention providers for children 0-3 years of age.
Parents/Caregivers can call EI Providers directly, a referral is not required. For a children ages 3-5 years
old, contact Child Outreach in your school district for a comprehensive developmental screening
at www.ride.ri.gov/childoutreachcontacts or call RI Dept. of Education at 401-222-4600
Brown Center for Children ............... 274-1122, ext. 48935/ext. 48936
50 Holden St., 1st floor, Providence.
The Brown Center for Children and Families provides behavioral health services across developmental stages of the
family through integrated care across psychology, psychiatry and clinical social work. The Center offers individual adult
services to support women during the perinatal and postpartum periods through outpatient behavioral health services;
Early childhood services focus both on diagnostic evaluations and child and family therapy as well as the behavioral
and emotional needs of infants.
*Children's Friend Early Intervention ............... 721-9200
621 Dexter Street, Central Falls
Early Intervention works in partnership with families to promote the growth and development of infants and toddlers.
Our services help children from birth to three years of age who have or may have a disability, are experiencing
developmental delay, or are at risk for significant developmental problems.
*Community Care Alliance Early Intervention............... 235-7000
8 Court Street (PO Box 1700), Woonsocket
COZ Parents As Teachers ............... 245-1460, x1375
50 Asylum Rd., Warren.
Provides practical and effective help for families with children from birth to three years of age. Through monthly home
visits by certified parent educators trained in child development, parents are provided with: information on what to look
for and expect as the child grows and develops, group meetings with other parents to gain new insights, share experiences
and discuss topics of interest, periodic review of the child’s development through standardized screenings, playgroups,
story hours, and special events.
*Easter Seals, RI Early Intervention ............... 284-1000
h213 Robinson Street, Wakefield
*Family Service of RI Early Intervention ............... 331-1350
134 Thurbers Avenue, Providence
*Groden Center Early Intervention ............... 525-2380
203 Concord Street, Suite 335, Pawtucket
Highlander Dunn Institute ............... 831-7323
Rising Sun Mills, 166 Valley St., Bldg 3L, Suite 101, Providence. The Dunn Institute supports students through
after-school/summer programming, increases community awareness about learning differences, serves as a
regional resource for information and programs, disseminates proven teaching practices and assists schools
in creating effective models for teaching students with learning differences.
*Looking Upwards’ Early Intervention Services ............... 293-5790, ext 310
2974 East Main Rd., Portsmouth
For families concerned about their child's development, Looking Upwards' Early Intervention services offer support. Our caring team creates a partnership with families. We bring together expertise from diverse disciplines such as occupational and physical therapists, nurses, educators and social workers to provide guidance. We coach families, assisting them to support their child's development and to lay the foundation for their child's lifetime of growth. Services are for children from birth to 3 years of age. Looking Upwards has more than 40 years of experience in supporting people of all abilities to live to their fullest potential. For an evaluation or more information, contact Caroline Souza at 293-5790 ext. 310
*J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center ............... 823-1731
3445 Post Road, Warwick
James L. Maher Center ............... 846-0340
120 Hillside Ave., Newport
Developing Dreams Early Intervention promotes the growth and development of children birth to three years of age with developmental challenges while providing families with educational, social and family training supports. We believe that each child is unique in his/her learning abilities. The program is offered at no cost to eligible families, and our qualified staff can assist you with insurance coverage issues.
Children who are eligible will receive a free Developmental Learning Kit to practice strategies to enhance skills coached by our Early Childhood Educators and therapeutic team. Contact: Debbie Shears at 401-846-0340.
*Meeting Street Early Intervention ................ 533-9100
1000 Eddy Street, Providence
Provides comprehensive, compassionate care to children and families in their homes, in the community, and at Meeting Street’s state-of-the-art campus. For children birth to age 3. Anyone can refer a child to Early Intervention. Meeting Street creates individual treatment plans and services that meet the specific needs of each child and family without any out-of-pocket cost to families.
*Seven Hills RI Early Intervention ................ 921-1470
178 Norwood Ave., Cranston
168 Cumberland Street, Woonsocket