Programs

 
INFANTS :

Our infant program includes children six weeks to twelve months old. The nurturing and compassionate staff for this group consists of a Lead Teacher and an Assistant Teacher. The group size is a maximum of eight ensuring a staff to infant ratio of one to four. The teachers are dedicated to creating and maintaining the highest quality of care that encourages your baby to grow to his/her fullest potential in all areas of development. Individualized attention is given to each infant including playing, talking, cuddling, rocking, singing and nurturing. Our goal is to give your infant a sense of security in a safe, healthy and nurturing environment and for you the parent to feel secure and comfortable about the care of your children.
YEARLINGS :

The children in our yearling program range in age from ten months to two years old. Our teaching team consists of a Lead Teacher and Assistant Teacher. The maximum group size is eight ensuring a teacher to infant ratio of one to four. There are three primary goals for our yearling group. The first goal is to foster children’s developing language skills. Our second goal is to promote positive social relationships and our third goal is to strengthen large and small muscles as well as develop strength and coordination. We do all this with one-on-one interactions, reading stories and singing songs. We model positive praise for friendly appropriate behavior. We offer many opportunities for children to explore new objects and materials fostering discovery through play.
 
TODDLERS :

This program consists of two separate groups ranging in age from eighteen months to three years old. Each group consists of twelve children while a maintaining a teacher to child ratio of one to six. A Lead Teacher and Assistant Teacher for each group develop age appropriate activities and guide children through the stages of toddlerhood. Goals for both groups include promoting language skills and encouraging positive social skills. Many stories, songs and finger plays are incorporated into the curriculum as well as hands on opportunities for art experiences, playing with blocks, puzzles and water tables. A daily participation form is completed for the parent each day for you to know what your child’s day was like.
PRESCHOOL/PREKINDERGARTEN :

We have four preschool/prekindergarten groups. The children in two of the preschool groups range in ages 3 to 4 years old. The other two groups consist of children ranging in ages 4 to 5 years old. Each group is not more than eighteen children. A lead teacher and assistant teacher or two co-teachers plan and implement an age appropriate curriculum that includes activities to enhance the development of cognitive skills, expansion of language and socialization skills as well as independent skills. We use the Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards to guide our curriculum in providing learning opportunities for physical health and motor development, social and emotional development, language development, literacy, cognitive development, mathematics, science, social studies and creative arts. Additional goals for these groups are to prepare the child for the kindergarten experience by challenging children to increase attention span; and acquire positive social skills such as giving, receiving, sharing, respect and communicating.

 
SCHOOL AGE :

We offer before and after elementary school care along with transportation to and from the local elementary schools in North Kingstown. We transport children in our buses equipped with five- point harness seatbelts. On school release days, vacation days and summers, we offer full day care for our school age children. This program includes recreational activities, arts and crafts, homework time and sports activities.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES :

Our program is a certified Department of Human Services KIDS CONNECT provider. KIDS CONNECT is a program that provides specialized services that can help children with special needs participate, play and learn, along with their typically-developing peers.

 
Our program collaborates with several Early Intervention programs throughout the state which provide integrated inclusion services for children with special needs for children between the ages of six weeks to 3 years old.