The Department of Human Services and the Office of Child Care have released a number of new policies and draft regulations related to the goal of reopening Rhode Island’s child care programs by June 1st. This page is meant as a resource for child care providers and early childhood educators by providing links to RIght from the Start recommendations, DHS information, CDC guidelines, and surveys to provide feedback, questions, and concerns about reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic.

RIght from the Start Recommendations for Reopening and Rebuilding Child Care & Early Education Programs During the COVID-19 Pandemic

DHS Communications, Policies & Draft Regulations

May 4th DHS letter to providers regarding temporary rate enhancements to support operational costs associated with reopening.t

May 1st DHS letter to providers regarding reopening for child care providers under new regulations.

DHS Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) Provider Resources

CDC Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Child Care Programs

American Academy of Pediatrics Guidance Related to Childcare During COVID-19

Reopening During the COVID-19 Pandemic DHS and BrightStars Provider Survey