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Children’s Friend uses Nordson Big Build grant to install new playground...

BIG BUILD: Children’s Friend and Nordson EFD staffers congregate at the Althea Street Center in Providence, where they installed new playground equipment courtesy of...

URI police collect 3,000 toys for local charities

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island Police Department collected more than 3,000 unwrapped toys, winter clothing, bath products and food during the...

Children’s Friend hopes to reach 5,500 children in need with annual...

PROVIDENCE – Children’s Friend, a nonprofit that specializes in improving the lives of children who are most vulnerable in the state, is seeking donations...
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R.I. restaurants cooking up some good deeds

This time of the year, there is a kindness movement that almost everyone joins. It may be the magic of the season. At the...

DiSandro named new chair of Children’s Friend board of directors

MICHAEL DISANDRO, senior vice president and team leader of New England commercial banking for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., was recently named chairman of the...

Children’s Friend opens Center of Excellence at former Asa Messer School...

PROVIDENCE – The nonprofit Children’s Friend has opened an early-childhood center in the city’s West End after a $6.2 million renovation of the former...
CONNECTED CLASSROOMS: Sandra Robinson, right, is the family preservation supervisor for Children’s Friend in Providence. The organization received a six-month grant through the R.I. Department of Health and the R.I. Department of Human Services, which it will use to expand parent and child access to culturally and linguistically responsive classrooms.
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Grants promote cultural inclusion

Culturally and linguistically responsive teaching is coming to more early-childhood education classrooms in Rhode Island. As part of a grant program through the R.I. Department...
FLEX TIME: Yoga classes at Children’s Friend are popular among its employees. From left: Stacy Couto, Michele Yun, Nicole Esposito, Kim Samos and Edouard Latortue, in the background.
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Culture shift to wellness 
at Children’s Friend

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 150-499 EMPLOYEES #1: Children’s Friend CEO (or equivalent): David Caprio, CEO and president Number of employees: 380 For the past 185 years,...

DHS, DOH partner to award preschool-development grants

PROVIDENCE – As a result of a partnership between the R.I. Department of Human Services and the R.I. Department of Health, five health equity...

R.I. receives $2M in federal funds for Early Head Start program

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $2 million in federal Early Head Start funds to promote physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of low-income...

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