Best Places to Work!

Children’s Friend is proud and excited to have been named a Best Place To Work in the 2015 Best Places To Work competition sponsored by Providence Business News. This designation as a Best Place To Work in the large company category was primarily based on ratings from our staff. We

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The Electronic Record Journey!

As most people familiar with Children’s Friend know, we are a multitasking-organization.  Our  employees do unsung work week in and week out to ensure that Children’s Friend is honoring our mission of improving the well-being and healthy development of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable young children. More recently, in addition to

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Hot Fun in the Summertime!

In just two weeks children in our Head Start classes will end their academic year, and a few weeks after that their older brothers and sisters will be done school for the summer. Keeping children busy and their minds growing is not always an easy thing for parents and caregivers.

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Up Close and Personal – With the Red Sox!

This past week, Children’s Friend celebrated being the recipient of the Red Sox Foundation IMPACT award.  Board members and staff headed up to Boston to cheer on the Red Sox as they played against the Yankees. While we did not win the game, the event was nothing short of amazing. 

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Thank You!

Just about a week ago the Children’s Friend Walk and Run sponsored by Panera Bread was held at Roger Williams Park. This event was a huge success with lots of fun and food enjoyed by the many attendees. Over $90,000 was raised to support vulnerable young kids and their families.

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Rain or Shine!

In Rhode Island we know the weather can turn on a dime!  One minute the sun is out and its 70 degrees and the next its 40 degrees and raining.  Springtime weather is unpredictable.  I’ve just checked the long-term forecast for this Saturday: Partly cloudy, mid-50s. It sounds about right

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The Origins of Head Start

What began as an 8 week summer experiment to prepare children living in poverty for beginning school in the fall in 1965….is now celebrating its 50th anniversary.  A group of experts at the time came together to create a framework.  It began with a simple sentence which rings true today

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WIC at Children’s Friend

The Women, Infants and Children program, WIC, has been supporting low income children for over forty years. WIC provides an array of educational and nutritional supports for families. These supports include breastfeeding support, nutritional assessments, referrals to needed services, and vouchers for healthy foods. Recently several neighborhoods in Providence were

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