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Head Start & Childcare

Bright futures for children begin with great child care both at home and away.

CCAP offers programs for children and their parents that focus on early childhood education and development, mental and physical health, safety, nutrition, family engagement, and parenting.

Our Head Start programs promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health,nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families. We engage parents in their children's learning and help them in making progress toward their educational, literacy and employment goals. Significant emphasis is placed on the involvement of parents in the administration of our programs.

Services Include:

  • Head Start
  • Early Head Start
  • Pre-Kindergarten
  • The Incredible Years -- a training program for parents to address certain behaviors in children aged 2 - 7 years old.

CCAP Head Start Policy Council:

  • Edward Rocha, CHAIR
  • Cheryl O'Toole, VICE CHAIR
  • Samantha Pina, SECRETARY
  • Courtney Vasconcelos
  • Carol Cherico
  • Rebecca Biondi
  • Moises Agramonte
  • Careena Robertson
  • Kerrie DiLone
  • Roberta Clerie
  • Lisa Milson
  • Celia Hernandez
Toni Enright, Vice President of Child Services


For more information or to enroll you child, please call 401-943-5160.

Due to inclement weather All Head Start locations will be closed on Monday, March 21, 2104 - Staff to report in at Noon.

Child Care Center (Atwood)

848 Atwood Avenue • Cranston • RI 02920


Hours: Mon -Fri, 7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Child Care Center (Pastore)

155 Gansett Avenue • Cranston • RI 02910


Hours: Mon -Fri, 7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Child Care Center (Edgewood Highland)

178 Norwood Avenue • Cranston • RI 02905


Hours: Mon -Fri, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm