Office of Child Care

As a division of the Rhode Island Department of Human Services, the Office of Child Care supports the workforce in providing families with equitable access to high-quality, safe, affordable child care.

Its Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides subsidies to low income families who meet income guidelines and are working a minimum of 20 hours per week at or above Rhode Island's minimum wage to offset the cost of child care.

The office also handles child care licensing and funds a variety of initiatives to support early care and education providers in enhancing the quality of their programs.

RI Reopening: Visit the Child Care & Youth Activities - Resources Section for information on the following: