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Carol Patnaude
Department Chair

Tel: 401-825-2260

Information Contacts
Ellen Ogrodnik
Web Content Manager
Knight Campus
Room 3099B
Tel: 401-825-2271
Fax: 401-825-2370

Jean M. Potvin
Flanagan Campus
Room 1200L
Tel: 401-333-7290
Fax: 401-333-7366
Human Services

What's New - Human Services

The Early Childhood and Child Development (CHLD) A.A. Degree has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

In the words of NAEYC, “ The CCRI program substantially meets expectations regarding alignment…the program enjoys a reputation of excellence throughout the state of Rhode Island.  Students benefit from high levels of quality in teaching, advising, and support.  Students also benefit from a strong, committed faculty who invest time in professional development, reflection, and program development and from administration who supports faculty in the development and implementation of program outcomes.  The NAEYC Commission on Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation commends the program for its many strengths related to the Accreditation Criteria revealed through this accreditation process beyond the areas noted .

RI Early Childhood Education & Training Program

We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2015 semester.  To be eligible, completed applications must be received by July 6, 2015.  We strongly encourage you to apply.   [Learn more on ECETP]


Please note individuals interested in the Driver and Traffic Safety Education course (HMNS-2290) should contact Monica Russell in the Center for Workforce and Community Education Department by calling 401-825-1214.  Students should leave their name and contact information. As soon as there is enough interest the course will be scheduled.

Please note we are no longer offering Activity Professional Courses.  For information on obtaining certification please visit the website for (NCCAP) National Certification Council for Activities Professionals

Human Services Club

The Human Services Club provides students and faculty the opportunity to broaden their understanding of the field of human services. Club meetings are held bi-monthly from September to May. [Learn more on Human Services Club]

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Last Updated: 3/1/16