2022-2023 School Year



    Thank you for your interest in before and after school child care offered at the Pell School in Newport by the Newport Family and Child Opportunity Zone.  Champion Childcare is open Monday through Friday each school day for students enrolled at Pell Elementary School only.  AM care opens at 6:30 am and PM care is open from school dismissal until 6:00 pm each school day.  Hours may be adjusted if school hours change. The program is held on-site at the Pell School which allows children to easily transition to and from the school day.  Childcare activities include homework time, student choice time, structured activities, and outdoor play time.  Students in PM care receive a daily snack/meal after school each day.  Meals are offered at no additional cost to families. 

    In response to COVID-19, Champion Childcare will maintain ratios required by the state and will follow all guidance, recommendations and protocols for management and cleaning to ensure the safety of students and staff.  We are a 4 Star rated program by the RI Bright Stars Quality Rating System


    The Newport Family and Child Opportunity Zone has been working in partnership with Newport Public Schools for over 25 years.  Our office is on-site at the Pell Elementary School and we will see your child throughout the day. We work closely with teachers and specialists to ensure that we understand the needs of your child.  We look forward to serving you and your family.




    Registration is open for all families for the 2022-2023 school year. Please fill out an enrollment form for each child you wish to enroll.  Completed enrollment forms may be emailed to christinearouth@nspri.net.  


    A $30 Registration fee per child will be due prior to starting care and can be paid with cash, check, or credit/debit card.  Once we receive your Enrollment Form, we will contact you regarding the $30 fee.


    In order to comply with COVID-19 regulations, space may be limited.


    For more information about the program or enrollment, please email Christine Arouth, NFCOZ Director and Enrollment Coordinator for Champion Childcare at christinearouth@npsri.net.  Please leave your phone number if you wish to receive a phone call.


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    The Newport Family and Child Opportunity Zone

    is a program of East Bay Community Action Program