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Head Start and Early Head Start

Comprehensive Early Education and Child Development Services 

For over 25 years, Tri-County has provided safe, nurturing and reliable early education services through the Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

The northern Rhode Island Head Start program services 198 children and families in nine (9) classrooms located in Johnston, North Providence and Burrillville. Children and families who are income eligible and reside in the towns of Johnston, North Providence, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Burrillville, Glocester, Foster, and Scituate, are eligible.

In Washington County, The Tri-County Community Action Agency Head Start Program provides a Head Start and Early Head Start program for 98 children and families in classroom-based and home-based options who reside in the towns of North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Narragansett, Hopkinton, Richmond, Exeter, Charlestown, Westerly, and Block Island (New Shoreham).

Contact our main Head Start office, located in Johnston, to see if your family is eligible for the Head Start program.  We can be reached at 401-351-2750.

**All centers are licensed by the Department of Children, Youth and Families and participate in the Rhode Island Quality Rating and Improvement System, Bright Stars. Four centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.