Decisions, decisions… It seems we are living in a world where we are all holding our breath on the results of the next ‘decision.’ How much longer are we in the current phase? Will schools open? What will happen with the election in November? As Rhode Island and the country decide how to move forward, […]

It’s Been Ten Years!

  This summer at Children’s Friend, we celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Nurse-Family Partnership program, serving pregnant first-time mothers.  This nationally recognized model has more than four decades of research that consistently proves that Nurse-Family Partnership succeeds at its most important goals: keeping children healthy and safe and improving the lives of moms […]

2020 Healthiest Employer in Rhode Island

  Children’s Friend has been named a 2020 Healthiest Employer in Rhode Island through a competition conducted by Providence Business News. On Thursday, August 6th, we will accept our award in a virtual awards ceremony where our ranking within our organization’s size category will be revealed. We first applied for this award in 2019 and […]

Essential Workers

A long line had formed at Newport Creamery.  My daughter and I were midway in the line, waiting on our designated “X” when an older gentleman started talking through his mask to us about how he didn’t mind the wait and it was nice to get to know his neighbors.  After telling me that he […]

Welcome Back

  This week, Children’s Friend continued on its “reopening” journey. We welcomed back almost 300 preschool children into our Summer Learning and Enrichment Program. Our summer program is operating out of 9 sites, with reduced classroom capacity, health screenings, enhanced cleaning protocols, and strict safety measures in place. It was great to see more of […]

Today’s Word is Hope

At Children’s Friend, the recent injustices and anti-racism protests spurred a series of scheduled staff conversation circles. This is a time for staff to share their experiences and perspectives on racism, the current climate of our personal and professional communities, and the relationship of COVID with social injustices.   So far, we have met eight […]

Hello Summer!

This weekend we welcomed the start of a new summer season.  The spring of 2020 has undoubtedly challenged us all in ways we could have never imagined. As such, we are all looking forward to the joys that warm, summer days can bring. Summer is a great time for kids and families to enjoy different […]

Celebrating Fathers This Week

We are just one week away from Father’s Day. Do something different this year. Skip the usual tie, coffee mug, or joke gift. Honor your Dad this Father’s Day by investing in a powerful program that serves Fathers in need. Fathers play a significant role in the lives of their children. You know how well […]

Child Care is Open

With extensive planning, our child care program has re-opened and our hallways are filled once again with laughter and song.  Our first week of operation has proven once again what an amazing team we have at Children’s Friend. We have implemented new policies, procedures, and protocols ensuring the health, well-being, and safety surrounding our staff, […]