Updated DHS Guidelines for Child Care (Updated 4/1/2021) (PDF)
- As of May 1, 2021, licensed child care programs will be allowed to increase their COVID-19 school-age capacity to serve a stable groups of 26 children, in adherence to the required staff/child ratios and preCOVID licensed capacity, while still maintaining compliance with all other COVID-19 Child Care Licensing Regulations.
- Please note, as of May 1, 2021, there are no longer COVID-19 group size modifications for classrooms. You are, as always, required to still adhere to the group size and staff/child ratio as outlined in the DHS Child Care Regulations and your DHS Child Care License. If you intend to expand group sizes in your school-age classroom, you do not need to submit a revised COVID-19 Control Plan. As a reminder, all school-age children and staff should be masked while present in DHS-licensed child care centers.
Reopening RI Child Care and Youth Activities (website)
DHS School Age Guidance for Fall 2020 in English (PDF)
Guía para Niños en Edad Escolar para el Otoño de 2020 en Español (PDF)
Rhode Island After School Network (website)