Our Mission 

To support, enhance and represent licensed family child care providers to achieve the highest quality of care for the children of Rhode Island through education, professional development, quality improvement, networking and resources.


Family Child Care is where care is provided for children in the caregiver’s home.  With education and professional development Family Child Care professionals provide high quality programs for all children; infants through school age, and inclusive of children with special needs.

Significant research has demonstrated that warm, loving and home-like settings are natural environments for children during early childhood.  While offering the safety and comfort of home, and providing a consistent caregiver throughout the years, family child care is the preferred arrangement for many parents.