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In Town Providence Family YMCA

164 Broad St.
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 456-0100

YMCA program offerings: fitness, strength training, childcare, after school programs, camping, and youth leadership development.

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The Kent Center-Compeer Program

50 Health Lane
Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 738-4229 x233

The Compeer Program Matches volunteers/interns with youth and adults receiving mental health services, to provide meaningful supportive friendships and/or rnentoring relationships while having fun and pursuing similar interests and hobbies that will enhance each personís life. Kindness, gentleness, patience, and sensitivity to people receiving treatment for emotional illness or considered at risk are required.

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Kids Klub Inc.

464 Smithfield Ave.
Pawtucket, RI 02806
(401) 723-2277 x222,

The mission is to provide quality year-round school aged childcare to students in an educational, nurturing environment thus creating an atmosphere for learning for life. Activities include: literacy, math, arts and crafts, tutoring, 4-H, computers, indoor/outdoor activities, games and field trips.

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Mac Coll Field YMCA

26 Breakneck Hill Rd.
Lincoln, RI 02865
(401) 725-0773

Mac Coll YMCA has several before and after school programs servicing children ages 5-14. We also have two early learning centers for children ages 18 months to 6 years old.

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North Providence Early Years Learning Center

33 Maple Ave.
North Providence, RI 02911
(401) 444-0769

Early Years Learning Center provides a high quality early childhood program where children will develop age-appropriate skills, which will prepare them for success in school. We have preschool, kindergarten and childcare programs for children ages 3-6.

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NRI Community Services, Inc.

P. O. Box 1700
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Chris Stephens, (401) 235-7467

Our mission is to provide affordable, culturally sensitive and high quality prevention, education, and treatment services which promote the wellness and recovery of persons affected by their own or significant otherís mental illness, addiction, trauma or other mental health or substance abuse condition. We serve individuals, families, children, adults and the elderly. This is a large multi-site organization taking field placements from most degree programs.

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Pawtucket Day Child Development Center

25 Thornley St.
Pawtucket, RI 02860
(401) 722-7000

We are a childcare center dedicated to providing a warm, nurturing and educational experience to children ages 18 months to 10 years old. We have 1 toddler room, 4 preschool rooms, 1 behavior modification room, 1 kindergarten room, and 1 before and after-school program.

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Pawtucket Housing Authority

214 Roosevelt Ave.
Pawtucket, RI 02860
(401) 721-6011

This agency provides low-income housing, as well as, services to residents such as: job training, homework/after school programs, computer training, and case management.

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Perspectives Corporation

1130 Ten Rod Road, B101
North Kingston, RI 02852
(401) 294-3990

A human service agency providing supports to children and adults with disabilities.

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A Place to Grow, Inc.

12 High St.
Wakefield, RI 02879
(401) 782-6100

We are a high quality childcare child center that services children between the ages of six weeks and six years. We believe that child and their families are the most important part of any center or group experience. We enforced higher standards than are required by the state and provided lower child to teacher ratio than recommended to provide better care for children.

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Providence/Cranston Kidsí Network

155 Gansett Ave.
Cranston, RI 02910
(401) 275-5808 x309

P/C Kidsí is a comprehensive childcare services network. We form partnerships with local childcare centers and offer "Head Start" like services to income eligible children within the site.

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RI Association for the Education of Young Children (RIAEYC)

RIAEYC Internship Program, Fall 2009
The intern will assist RIAEYC in its mission to support professionals in their work by promoting quality education and the healthy development of children birth through eight. In doing so, the intern will assist on a wide range of projects, including the RIAEYC Early Childhood Conference, the Fall Membership Event, BrightStars, as well as aid in day-to-day operations and logistics.

Internship Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Conference Committee in the planning and logistics of the RIAEYC Early Childhood Conference, including developing materials, recruiting vendors, registration, site logistics, and other tasks.
  • Assist the Membership Committee in the planning and logistics of the Fall Membership event.
  • Assist with the BrightStars project, including program recruitment and materials management.

Internship Requirements:

  • Follow RIAEYC guidelines and expectations
  • Act in a professional manner
  • Complete work in a timely and accurate manner: on-site or work from home/school
  • Contribute creative ideas and insights
  • Attend monthly committee meetings
  • Complete academic project and career services paperwork (as required)
  • Gain as much as possible out of the experience (new skills, career ideas, contacts)

RIAEYC seeks individuals with a strong commitment to helping to promote high quality early childhood education and care. Intern must be detail-oriented with the ability to work on several tasks concurrently. Ideal candidates should possess strong communications and written skills, as well as the ability to work in a team environment.

How to Apply:
Please submit resume and cover letter to: and

Additional Info:

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RI Family Life Center

841 Broad St.
Providence, RI 02907
(401) 781-5808 x101

Social service agency dedicated to assisting ex-offenders and/or their families to self-sufficiency, sustainability, and healthy reunification and relationships.

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