The Newport Family & Child Opportunity Zone (NFCOZ) serves Newport children from birth to grade four and their families. The NFCOZ provides early childhood services; school age programs such as after school programs, licensed on-site before and after school childcare, and school vacation camps; parent support and education; health and wellness activities; and connection to community resources. Our office is on site at the Pell Elementary School to support family involvement and promote school success.
The mission of the NFCOZ is to provide services and referrals to children and their families in school and community settings, in partnership with Newport Public Schools, partnership schools, parents, and the community.
Rhode Island’s Child Opportunity Zones (COZs) are a full service community school model of school-linked family centers that bring schools, families and communities together to promote success in school for all children and youth. COZs are welcoming places in or near schools where families can access education, health and social service programs, supports and referrals to address barriers to student achievement at the highest levels. Each COZ bases its coordinated system of services, programs and supports on the individual needs and resources of its schools, families and community.For more information about each individual component or for contact information for each component, click on the tabs to the left.The NFCOZ is a program of East Bay Community Action Program.