• CHAMPION CHILDCARE PROGRAM AT PELL - 2018-2019 Registration is Open!

    A Four Star Bright Stars rated program which offers before and after school licensed childcare for students enrolled at the Pell Elementary School.  During the 2018-2019 school year, before school care will be open from 6:30 am - 8:30 am and After School Care will be open from school dismissal to 6:00 pm every day that school is in operation.  Daily meals are included. 

    Registration is now open for the 2018-2019 School Year.  Applications may be dropped off at Pell School or mailed at any time.  A $30 Registration fee per child is due at the time of registration and may be paid in cash, check or credit/debit card.  

    For more information, contact Christine Arouth at christinearouth@npsri.net or at 842-1925 x1.

    Link to the Registration Form:  2018-2019 Champion Childcare Registration Form

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    Out of School Time Programs

    Rhode Island’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers Initiative (RI 21st CCLC) is a federally funded program to develop and sustain high quality after school and summer programs that provide students with academic support and enrichment and school engagement opportunities designed to complement their regular academic program.

    Program Information
    NFCOZ 21st  CCLC programs provide a broad array of opportunities for students and their families. Activities are provided four days per week for 25 weeks of the school year, during February and April vacation camps, and summer learning programs.  Programs are facilitated by Newport Public Schools teachers and paraprofessional staff, NFCOZ program staff, local university students, and individuals and organizations in the  local community such as The Norman Bird Sanctuary, Ballard Park, The Newport Art Museum, The Newport Recreation Department, among many others.
    Programs include offerings such as:
    • Academic Supports: homework assistance, math clubs, literacy activities, STEM Learning (science, technology, engineering, math) and more;
    • Arts: dance, theatre, music, art, etc.;
    • Physical Activity: daily SPARK activities, martial arts, soccer, Hip Hop dance, cheerleading, basketball, etc.;
    • Youth Development: leadership development, social skills, violence prevention, mediation skills, community service, etc.;
    • Health Promotion: nutrition education, healthy cooking, good decision-making, physical activity, etc.;
    • Family Engagement: family events, family field trips, etc.
    System of Support, Accountability and Improvement
    • The NFCOZ 21st CCLC sites align their programs to meet the Rhode Island After School Quality Standards and Indicators
    • All sites participate in the Rhode Island Program Quality Assessment (RIPQA) process, a continuous quality improvement process, including nationally validated assessment tools, observations, action planning, and technical assistance;
    • All site coordinators, program assitants, and program staff participate in professional development and training opportunities;
    • We participate in a national data collection and analysis system to track such things as attendance, grades, homework completion, classroom behavior, state assessment scores, etc.

    Funding Sources

    The 21st CCLC Programs offered by the Newport Family & Child Opportunity Zone are funded by:
    • The Rhode Island Department of Education through federal funds - core funding
    • Newport Public Schools - provide technical assistance, in-kind support, support transportation costs and help support the Summer Learning Academy.
    • Reading Reaps Rewards (R3) - through the Newport Partnership for Families.


Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Christine Arouth, NFCOZ Director and Enrollment Coordinator
    (401) 842-1925 x1
    Samantha Brinz, Director of Quality Initiatives and Champion Childcare Administrator
    (401) 842-1925 x2
    Lori Russell, Champion Childcare Program Coordinator
    (401) 842-1925, Press 6
    Erin Hallene, Site Coordinator
    (401) 842-1925, Press 7
    Hannah Kahn, Site Coordinator
    (401) 842-1925, Press 7

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