Official State of Rhode Island website
For information about Medicaid Renewals, please visit https://staycovered.ri.gov/
Please note Call Center hours for the week of Thanksgiving. The Call Center will be open normal business hours on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Nov. 20-22. The Call Center will be closed on Thursday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, though self-service options will remain accessible, including the Customer Portal (healthyrhode.ri.gov), and mobile app. The Call Center will not take incoming calls on Friday for processing work, normally completed on Wednesdays. Please plan accordingly and Happy Thanksgiving!
Have you moved in the past three years? Have you gotten a new phone number or email address? If your contact information is out of date, you might miss important information regarding your Medicaid benefits. Stay connected to health coverage, and update your contact information today! Click here for more information. You can access your account online at https://healthyrhode.ri.gov.
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DHS's Office of Child Care supports the workforce in providing families with equitable access to high-quality, safe, affordable child care.
Its Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides subsidies to low income families who meet income guidelines and are working a minimum of 20 hours per week at or above Rhode Island's minimum wage to offset the cost of child care. In addition, the office is home to the RI Head Start Collaboration Office.
The office also handles child care licensing and funds a variety of initiatives to support early care and education that providers need to enhance the quality of their programs.
Family eligibility and how to apply for CCAP, choosing a child care provider, Head Start information, the difference between Head Start and CCAP and more.
Provider applications, rate charts, licensing forms, background checks, COVID-19 guidance, workforce development opportunities and provider resources
CCAP for Child Care Staff Pilot
Child Care Health Consultation, PDG Pathways, BrightStars, RI Early Learning and Development Standards, SUCCESS and more
PDG reports, COVID-19 Impact Survey, BrightStars Think Tank Recommendations, and child care in the news
The consumer website allows families to search for providers based on age group served, setting, quality levels, financial assistance, and accreditations.
Consumer Statement 2022 – English
Consumer Statement 2022 – Spanish
Aggregate Data Report 2022 – English
Aggregate Data Report 2022 – Spanish