Investing in Our Children Luncheon, October 22, 2021

And with a blink of an eye, it’s September. With Labor Day is behind us, it seems as though the light switch has flipped and the weather changes. With the days of summer waning, we embrace clear and bright September days and look forward to all that autumn has to

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Centralized Intake- It’s all about the client experience.

In 2020, The Children’s Friend Volunteer Army was tasked with researching and making recommendations for the design of a centralized intake process and structure at Children’s Friend. As part of our Agency Vision, we seek to ensure that Children’s Friend is the go-to for children’s services in the urban core:

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Back to School

We, at Children’s Friend, look forward to the start of the new school year with excitement, concern, and anticipation. As usual, we will be operating a combination of Child Care, Early Head Start, Head Start, and Pre-K classrooms. New this year, and in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of

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2021 Legislative Season Impacts for Kids & Families

At Children’s Friend, we know that our care for kids and families has to go beyond the quality service we provide – it has to extend to ALL the systems impacting them.  Because of that, we know it’s strategically aligned with our mission to be a leading advocacy voice in

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Take Five – Work/Life Balance

Take five is an idiom to remind us to take a break and relax for a short period of time.  If time is a precious commodity, how are you managing the 168 hours in a week?   Assuming we sleep an average of eight hours a night, we have about 112 to spend on work

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The Cycle Can Be Stopped

The Center for Disease control released updated guidance on the need for urgently increasing COVID-19 vaccination coverage and a recommendation for everyone in areas of substantial and high transmission to wear a mask in public indoor places, even if they are fully vaccinated. And that’s us Rhode Islanders. We can stop this

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Summer Days, Holiday Plans

It’s the first week of August, and we have officially started counting down the days until our Annual Holiday Drive. Each year, it takes a large greater community to join together in a common goal – to spread hope and joy for families in need. Being a part of a

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Honor your truth, whatever it is.

“Our strength is in the power of thought, in the power of truth and in the power of words” – Alexander Herzen  Yes, I am writing about a quote I recently read.  Admittedly, because I enjoy motivational quotes.  I am the one sharing them on social media or hearting them when

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COVID-19 Update

As we all continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic I want to provide a few recent updates for our work at Children’s Friend. On July 6th we began our largest summer learning program ever. We have 400 children physically in our classrooms each day. They are both learning and having

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