We are Open Year Round
Why Choose Us?
Onsite Dedicated Owner/Director
Play Based and Child Led
Research has shown that children learn best though play! Our program is designed to promote autonomy, exploration and most importantly joy for each child. Our play-based lesson plans are individualized and are aligned to the Rhode Island Early Learning Development Standards (RIELDS.com). “… play is not treated as a specific standard to be met but as the primary means by which children demonstrate early learning accomplishments. It is through play that children learn the skills, knowledge, and dispositions that help support their success in later schooling.” Learning and connection is infused throughout every part of our day, including arrival, care routines and meal times, engaging each individual child where they are developmentally.
Attention to Safety and Security
We have thoughtfully developed emergency plans and procedures and continually reflect and refine these plans. Our doors are always secure and we have an internal camera monitoring system to ensure safety for all. At our center we require 100% of our staff to be CPR and first aid certified which is well beyond what is required by licensing. We also have a Zoll AED on premises.
Qualified Lead Teachers
Commitment to Lifelong Learning
Commitment to Quality Improvement
We choose to participate with BrightStars (http://www.brightstars.org/) , our state’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). Through this participation we will receive 3-hour classroom observations using the tools; Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale and the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ITERS-3 and ECERS-3) and we will receive extensive, objective feedback and suggestions for improvement. We are committed to maintaining high quality practices related to group size, ratio, learning environment, inclusive practices, teacher qualifications, leadership qualifications, and family engagement that go well beyond what is required of basic state licensing.