Early Childhood Institute

The Early Childhood Institute

For children who have behavioral, social or emotional difficulties or delays, entering kindergarten, “ready to learn”, or being successful in a day care or Head Start program can be difficult. The Early Childhood Institute offers a wide range of therapeutic services that help children from birth to school age reach their social, emotional and behavioral potentials. 

Request an Appointment

To request an appointment, please call our Intake Department at (401) 276-4020

Therapeutic Treatment Program

During the day, early childhood specialists assist preschoolers, ages 3 to 5 years of age, in developing critical emotional, social and behavioral skills in a specially designed therapeutic treatment program that, to your child, looks just like preschool. Activities and learning centers are designed to give children the opportunity to practice social skills, develop language, motor skills and explore their creativity. Parents also participate in this treatment program experience by taking part in a weekly parent component that provides families with appropriate techniques for managing their child’s behaviors and impulses, helping them to learn and grow. Services include: 

  • Developmental and psychiatric evaluations 
  • Structured play group activities 
  • Individualized cognitive, language, motor skills and social-emotional curriculum 
  • Parent/Family training 
  • Individual, group and family therapy 
  • Access to The Providence Center’s services 

Outpatient and Intensive Home-based Services

The skilled early childhood clinicians have a foundation in The Incredible Years and Conscious Discipline. They can provide outpatient and homebased services to children and their families. The clinicians also consult with daycares, Head Start and preschools to support the child’s placement. 

Healthy Families America (HFA)

Healthy Families America (HFA) is a national evidence based home visiting program providing free, voluntary and confidential services to expecting mothers and families. HFA pairs pregnant mothers (or families with infants under three months of age) with a family support specialist who provides weekly home visiting services to the family until the target child turns 4 years old. Our goal is to use our strength based practice to build families confidence and self-sufficiency. We strive to connect families to resources in their communities and help them build positive partnerships.  

At The Providence Center, our bilingual team can serve up to 60 low-income families at a time. Our family support specialist can provide services is Creole, Portuguese and Spanish. If you are interested in participating in Healthy Families America or would like to refer a family please contact Heidi Samayoa, via text or call at (401) 256-0067