Our hope is to foster communities where all families are strong, independent and empowered. 


The Children’s Workshop has been providing high-quality early education in historically underserved Rhode Island communities for over 31 years. In 2011, a group of TCW employees wanted to give back to the communities we serve and therefore created The Children’s Workshop Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.


Early childhood education is a critical part of Rhode Island’s infrastructure – both in that it allows families to have a safe place for their children to thrive while they are at work, and because it serves to lay a solid social, emotional and academic foundation for our next generation. TCW is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families by helping them access needed resources, reliable care and quality education; while also providing professional development opportunities to our staff. Our hope is to foster communities where all families are strong, independent and empowered.

Every cent  The Children’s Workshop Foundation raises allows us to continue fulfilling our mission and ultimately helps us make a difference in the lives of many young, deserving children!

Children, families, and our communities all depend on our continued investment in quality early childhood and development opportunities. Research shows that positive early experiences set the foundation for future learning, health, and behavior through adolescence and adulthood.

- National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance -


  • Comedy 4 our Communities
    Thu, Sep 30
    East Providence
    Join us for a fun, adult night out! Come laugh while also supporting the children and families of our communities.

The Children's Workshop will be hosting our 5th annual Comedy for our Communities fundraising event on September 30, 2021 at the Rhode Island Comedy Connection.  


We are excited to announce that the hilarious Corey Rodrigues will be headlining! Click here to get a preview of the laughs we will be sharing at the show!

The event also presents guests with a chance to win over 15 awesome raffle prizes ranging from: gift baskets, gift certificates, gift cards, products or services, memberships, classes or lessons, event tickets, etc.

Make sure to purchase your tickets (click here) and come laugh for a great cause!



Featured Classroom Sponsor $3,000


Featured Community Sponsors



TCW has the capability to serve over 700 students – most of whom come from families who are low income and qualify for a state childcare subsidy. Unfortunately, even with the temporary enhanced rates from the RI Department of Human Services (DHS) during the pandemic, Rhode Island’s subsidized rates do not yet cover the cost of high-quality care. In fact, the cost gap between private pay full-time tuiton and the DHS enhanced rate is staggering. As a non-profit organization, The Children’s Workshop relies on fundraising, grants and generous donations from our communities to cover this gap.

Hundreds of families rely on The Children’s Workshop, and we are driven to fulfill our mission of sparking confidence, joy and the love of learning in each child.  To support The Children’s Workshop Foundation in our 5th Annual Comedy 4 our Communities event, please consider any of the following:



QUESTIONS? Simply email our Creative Director, Kate Vasvatekis, at marketing@tcwri.org with any questions about becoming a sponsor, making a donation (monetary, silent auction or raffle item) or purchasing tickets. All donations made to The Children’s Workshop Foundation are tax deductible and a receipt will be provided.