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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For more productive meetings, do a mindset check-in first.

The healthiest meetings encourage “equality of voices.”  Creating the space for check-ins at the top of a meeting will allow your most introverted members to contribute and set the expectation that everyone shares and are heard.  Check-ins can take the place of the usual chit-chat that happens at the beginning

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Back To School

Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee, Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green, and Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott announced that all RI schools will return to in-person learning in the fall.  The Commissioner stated, “It is crucial that we accelerate learning across the state, and we know there is no substitute for in-person

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It’s Summertime!

The official start of summer kicked off yesterday with the longest day of the year. Here at Children’s Friend, we are preparing to welcome 400 preschool children in the most extensive Summer Learning Program ever for the agency. With the COVID-19 pandemic having lasting effects on our most vulnerable children,

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Happy Father’s Day

At Children’s Friend we believe when fathers are actively involved in their child’s life the whole family thrives.  We continue to actively engage fathers in all of our programs and services and are proud to further enhance our fatherhood initiatives through a workforce training program designed specifically for fathers.  Through

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Support the Child Care is Essential Act

Child Care is one of the critical systems in Rhode Island and across the nation which has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Rhode Island the child care system was already fragile, due to many years of being under-resourced. Due to chronic underfunding and the COVID-19 challenges, it

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Get the COVID Vaccine to Care for Yourself and Your Community

2020 and 2021 have brought unprecedented, overwhelming, often painful change with the COVID-19 pandemic.  And yet, in the midst of this, there’s a beacon of hope – scientists were able to develop a safe, effective vaccine that protects against COVID.  In the midst of so much change, it can be

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