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Head Start and Early Head Start - TriCounty
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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.

CATERING BID PACKET OPENING-The bid packet opening will take place on Friday, September 3, 2021 at 10:00 am.  Please join us virtually using the link below:


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for fall enrollment into Head Start, Early Head Start, and Pre-Kindergarten classrooms!

For Head Start and Early Head Start, click HERE to apply.  For an application in Spanish, click HERE.

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, Tri-County 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).


Tri-County now offers enrollment into the Rhode Island State Pre-Kindergarten program.  We operate Pre-Kindergarten classrooms in North Providence, and in South Kingstown.  To submit an application for RI Pre-Kindergarten, click HERE.  Enrollment into the Pre-K program is lottery based, and spots are limited.

Contact us today to see if your family is eligible for the Head Start, or Pre-K programs.  We can be reached at 401-519-1979 for programs in northern RI, and at 401-515-2471 for programs in southern RI.

Tri-County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap (disability), veteran status, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, medical condition, sexual orientation, limited English proficiency (LEP) or any other status protected by Federal and state law.

**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.