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Family Child Care Homes of RI, Inc.

Presidents Message

Dear Members and Friends,It is with hope and optimism that I assume the role of President of Family Child Care Homes of Rhode Island. For the last 26 years, this Association has been a source of networking and informative trainings which has helped my business to thrive. Prior to opening my child care business, I was executive assistant to the C.E.O. of a giftware company. I dealt with new products, pricing, catalogs, copyrights and trademarks. Although I loved my job, when I had my daughter my priorities changed. I decided to open up my own business at home so I wouldn’t miss out on this precious time in her life. Although it hasn’t always been easy, it has definitely been worth it. As I take on this new role with FCCHRI, I ask for your help. A few people working together can get the job done. Many people working together can make it grow and prosper. My goal is to see this Association grow and prosper. Please consider joining our Board and being a member of our team. With your help, we can reach this goal together. I look forward to seeing you at our meetings.All my best,Diane NelsonPresident, Family Child Care Homes of Rhode Island 

Family Child Homes of Rhode Island, Inc. is a statewide non-profit professional organization for licensed family child  care providers, parents, and advocates of high quality care for children.  


Membership Benefits

FCCHRI, Inc. is a greatly respected family child care association in Rhode Island. Over the years we have built and maintained partnerships with child advocacy groups, state agencies and legislators, giving our members a voice in all facets of issues relating to family child care and the children in their care. FCCHRI, through their partnerships, is an association that is consistently asked to provide input regarding regulatory review and changes.

With membership in your local family child care association, you are being represented through some of the following committees:

  • The Early Learning Council
  • The Early Learning Council Workgroup
  • The Permanent Legislative Commission on Childcare in RI

As Family Child Care Providers, we raise the level of professionalism by being advocates for all children. We do this through membership in local, state, and national associations, networking and mentoring with other professionals, training, and affiliate memberships with child advocacy agencies.


Membership Information

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  • Individual Annual Membership ....$55.00

Your Tax Deduction Entitles you to:

  • Provider Referral Service
  • 12 hours of Educational and Professional Development Training at our Association Meetings (approved by Center for Early Learning Professionals)
  • Open monthly board and Association Meetings
  • Resources and Referrals for Liability Insurance
  • Information about funding Sources, Scholarships, Teach Grants, BrightStars, and Association Programs for professional growth in Early Childhood Education.
  • Legislative support at the State Level.
  • Most importantly, we are a statewide network of Child Care Providers willing to support your questions and suggestions.  


 "Board Members Request"

We invite each member of FCCHRI to come join our Board.  With the new DHS regulations coming into effect in the near future, this Association is a very important component for all of us .  We offer monthly trainings and a yearly conference that are approved by the Center for Early Learning Professionals, CPR and First Aid certification (every two years ) and membership to the Rhode Island Recycling Center.  This is all planned and implemented by a group of providers working as a team.  


Therefore we are in need of members to join this team.  The positions of Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, and Membership Recruitment Coordinator are vacant.  If you are interested in learning more about any of these positions, please contact Diane Nelson, President, at abckids4@verizon.net. 

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