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Children's Friend and Service - Dexter

621 Dexter Street
Central Falls, RI 02863

(401) 721-9200



Children’s Friend is the innovative leader in improving the well-being and healthy development of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable young children.

Our Strategic Priority:
Too many of the youngest and most vulnerable children in Rhode Island are experiencing devastating outcomes, including death, as a result of abuse and neglect. As stewards of the resources entrusted to us, Children’s Friend is realigning itself to proactively respond to this crisis.

Adoption Support & Preservation
Birth Parent Counseling
Child & Adult Care Food Program
Child Care
Clinical Services
Early Head Start
Early Intervention
Family Care Community Partnership
Fatherhood Initiatives
First Connections
Foster Care
Fostering Families
Head Start
Head Start/Early Head Start Child Care Partnership
Healthy Families America
Nurse Family Partnership
Professional Development
Project Connect
Project Family
Summer Learning & Enrichment Program

Primary Services:

  • Child Care Centers  [Show Definition Details]

  • Child Care Providers  [Show Definition Details]

  • Early Intervention for Children With Disabilities/Delays  [Show Definition Details]

  • Home Based Parenting Education  [Show Definition Details]

  • Prenatal/Postnatal Home Visitation Programs  [Show Definition Details]

  • WIC  [Show Definition Details]

General Information


Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri 6:30AM-5:30PM Tue 6:30AM-7:00PM

Intake Process:

Call or Walk-In; WIC: Call 401-752-7827 to make an appointment

Program Fees:

Accepts all Insurance. Varies by Program




Ages 0-5; WIC: Must be pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum women or guardian of a child under the age of five; and meet income guidelines.

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