Daycare License Requirements for Rhode Island

    Worker requirements

    Must have a current Rhode Island certificate in early childhood education or a bachelor’s or master’s degree in early childhood education from an accredited or approved school and a minimum of three months supervised teaching experience in a licensed or approved early childhood program (which may be a student teaching experience) or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited or approved school and required course work and experience defined in Rhode Island Early Childhood Certification standards.

     

    Provider / Child Ratio

    Age Range Ratio For Child Care Centers
    Infants(1:4)
    Toddlers(1:6)
    3 years(1:9)
    4 years(1:10)
    5 years(1:12)
    School age(1:13)
    Mixed age groupdepends on number/age of youngest child in group

     

    Age Range Ratio For Family Child Care
    If care is provided to child under 18 months of age, care for no more than 4 children under 6 years, no more than 2 of which can be under the age of 18 months; providers may have up to 8 children if there is an approved assistant; no more than 4 may be under 18 months old.

     

    Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth, and Families
    Day Care Licensing Unit
    101 Friendship Street
    Providence, RI 02903
    Phone: 401-528-3624 or 401-528-3621
    Fax: 401-528-3650
    Web site: http://www.dcyf.ri.gov/day_care.php

    Regulation child daycare centers

    http://www.dcyf.ri.gov/docs/center_regs.pdf

    Regulation family child care home

    http://www.dcyf.ri.gov/docs/family_child_care_home.pdf

    Rhode Island Child Care Associations:

    Rhode Island Child Care Directors Association – RICCDA

    Rhode Island School Age Child Care Associations

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