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RI Early Childhood Education and Training Program (RIECETP)

The RI Early Childhood Education and Training Program is administered by the Community College of RI and funded by the RI Department of Human Services.

Grant Requirements:

  • Applicant must be employed for a minimum of 20 hours in a licensed childcare center or family childcare setting
  • Applicant must be working with infant, toddler or preschool-age children
  • Applicant must complete RIECETP grant application, click Application button below
  • Applicant must apply to CCRI and complete the Accuplacer test
  • Applicant's center must be in good standing with DCYF licensing
  • Applicant's center must be approved with DHS-Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) and serving CCAP children
  • Applicant's center must be actively enrolled and rated by the RI quality Rating and Improvement System known as BrightStars

Click here - APPLICATION

Application Deadline June 30, 2024

Course Information:

  • Courses will be offered at the Community College of RI
  • Courses will be offered in the evenings
  • Students will participate in a cohort model (will remain together throughout the program)
  • Students will receive coaching and mentoring
  • Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in all Human Services (HMNS) Courses

Courses Offered:

  • HMNS-2100 Child Growth and Development Skills
  • HMNS-2150 Parent & Child Relations
  • HMNS-2120 Curriculum for Young Children
  • HMNS-2140 Guiding Children's Behavior
  • HMNS-1010 Introduction to Helping and Human Services
  • HMNS-1080 Health, Nutrition and the Young Child
  • HMNS-2070 Characteristics and Needs of Special Populations
  • HMNS-1210 Field Experience & Seminar I/Child Development

For more information, please contact:

Lori Ryan
Program Coordinator
Community College of Rhode Island
Department of Human Services
[email protected]