Program Description

In the Child Studies/ Human Services program, students can build a foundation in early childhood education by learning to work with preschool children ages 3 through 5 in the program’s Early Childhood Center. Students receive instructions in the area of Special Needs. Students enrolled in the program experience a variety of internships in elementary schools throughout the city and are eligible to receive RI Teacher Assistant certificates.

Certificate Options

The Child Studies program has been certified as a Teacher Assistant Training Program by the Rhode Island Department of Education. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to receive 3 college credits.


The lab consists of a complete day care center which houses children ages 3 to 5 on a daily basis. It is equipped with a kitchenette, its own bathroom facilities, and an outdoor playground for the children.


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