Child & Family’s Middletown Community Center

31 John Clarke Road, Middletown, RI 02842

Before our new 38,000 square foot facility was available for use, our staff and clients were spread out across Newport County in various buildings working separately.  Now this efficient use of space, designed by Vision 3 Architects and built by E.W. Burman, Inc. allows our departments to work together on a daily basis as an all-inclusive entity.

Department heads, staff and volunteers can quickly come together in teams to offer help when needed.  Counseling rooms and clinical spaces are plentiful and offer private access areas to respect the privacy of our clients.  Five conference rooms are used for meetings by other local clubs, organizations and service providers. Lectures and workshops are regularly attended and ultramodern communication tools are easily accessed.

Sandpipers Early Learning Center

Within the Middletown Community Center is the Sandpipers Early Learning Center, a state-of-the-art child care center for children between six weeks and five years of age. It includes eight bright, spacious classrooms: two each for infants, yearlings, toddlers and preschoolers. Each age group has a separate entrance and age appropriate outdoor playground.


This shared community space symbolizes the way Child & Family works as “the cornerstone of social services for Newport County.” 


More about the building’s features

  • The facility exceeds all required energy code standards
  • Designed to optimize health and indoor air quality
  • Provides thermal, visual and acoustic comfort
  • Advanced security and safety features
  • Classified as “High Performance Building” by National Grid’s Advanced Building program, which is 20-30% more efficient than structures built to standard code.

Child & Family’s Middletown Community Center was financed by individuals, charitable foundations and trusts, and our compassionate business community.  Building for the future, ensures the excellence of our vital services, to better serve those who need our help, and to strengthen families and our community.