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Frequently Asked Questions

What does child (day) care mean?

Child day care is the care by a parent substitute for a portion of a 24-hour day. The term " day care " service refers to both "day time" care and "night-time" care. "Night-time" care is usually provided after 7:00 p.m. This would also include so-called "third-shift", "odd hour", and week-end care.

How are day care providers licensed or approved?

If a provider is required to be licensed or chooses to be licensed, a staff member from either the County or State Department of Human Resources performs that function. Way To Grow child daycare and early learning center located in North Providence, Rhode Island is NAEYC accredited and fully licensed in the state of Rhode Island.

How do I get on the USDA Food and Nutrition program?

Contact the State Department of Education at 334-242-8249.

How do I get a copy of the Child Care Minimum Standards?

Way To Grow Child daycare and early learning center located in North Providence, Rhode Island meets or exceeds the minimum standards set by the National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care

Two documents are available for your review:

(Download Adobe Acrobat Reader)

You are also invited to contact the Rhode Island Department of Education or go to the website for the National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care .