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RI Early Childhood Education & Training Program (RIECETP)

  • If you are an Early Childhood Educator working with children ages birth through 5 in a DCYF licensed center or family childcare setting, you may qualify to receive 12 college credits in Early Childhood Education for free with use of textbooks. Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2019 Cohort.  [Learn more on RIECETP]


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.”


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 401-825-1043. 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 www.nccap.org

Contact Information

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

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Last Updated: 4/2/19