Choosing the right care option for your child may be a complicated and daunting process. You will want to weigh options of in home care or center-based care, tour daycare centers, ask questions of the center staff or individual providers, and speak to other graduate student parents in the community. To help in this process, we’ve provided some starting points in your search.
Most daycare centers operate on a first-come first-serve basis, depending on availability. It is recommended that you apply for a waitlist as soon as possible. Waitlist times can vary, but it is recommended that you tour day care centers and apply for a waitlist as soon as you become pregnant or know you will be moving to Rhode Island for school.
Please refer to the Schools page for information on local elementary through high schools. The list is not state-wide or exhaustive, and does not represent an endorsement. (See disclaimer below.)
- Graduate Student and Postdoc Parent Network listserv.
- Backup Child Care & Services for graduate students from Care.com
- Parent Resource Guide from the National Association of School Psychologists (guidance on how to talk to your children about COVID-19)
We do not endorse particular day care facilities. The list of resources and links are for informational purposes only. We strongly encourage all parents to research and tour potential day care facilities, schools, playgroups, etc.