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Child Care Holiday Reminders

Dear Valued Partners and Providers,

The Office of Child Care team wishes you a happy, healthy holiday season! Thank you for another year of outstanding commitment to RI children and families. We appreciate all your hard work, your dedication, your patience and your persistence in overcoming the challenges over the past few years. Most importantly, we appreciate the quality care and learning experiences you continue to provide for our most vulnerable children. Thank you!

With the December and January holidays upon us, please be patient with responses from our office as DHS is closed on December 26th and January 2nd. We appreciate your patience with our staff. As always, we’ll do our best to respond as quickly as possible! The most efficient way to reach us is through email:

If you have questions regarding your CCAP enrollments or payment issues, you can contact the Office of Child Care at

If you have questions about your DHS license or any issues related to Child Care Licensing, please contact your DHS child care licensor, or email the DHS Child Care Licensing team at

If you have questions about your CCAP reimbursement, payments or back billing, please contact the Office of Child Care Financial Management team at

We wish you a very happy holiday and are looking forward to working with you in 2023!


The Office of Child Care
Nicole Chiello, Assistant Director, Office of Child Care
Sharon Fitzgerald, Administrator, CCAP
Sarah Nardolillo, Assistant Administrator, Licensing
Claudia Limonggi, Assistant Administrator, CCAP