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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 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

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