Crayons offers early care and education services
for infants and toddlers ranging in age from 6 weeks through 36
months. Our programming focuses on the individual development of
each child and is organized into three distinct groups: Infants (6 weeks – 12 mos), Ones (12 – 24 mos) and Toddlers (24 – 36 mos) in
order to provide children with developmentally appropriate
experiences and environments.
CLICK FOR TUITION & SCHEDULE INFORMATION
Crayons Infant caregivers endeavor to create
partnerships with families and maintain ongoing, two-way
communication. Families and caregivers share information about each
child's individual needs in order to ensure a smooth transition
between home and the program.
Caregivers work in collaboration with families
to create and implement daily schedules and routines which respond
to each child's individual development.
Caregivers foster children's language
development by providing opportunities to experience songs, games
and books on a daily basis.
Classroom materials and equipment are carefully
chosen to provide for children's safety while challenging and
encouraging children's exploration, experimentation and discovery.
Infants have opportunities to develop their fine
motor skills as they use their hands and fingers to manipulate
materials in a variety of age appropriate ways.
Infants have daily opportunities to practice
emerging gross motor skills such as coordination, movement, balance
and perceptual-motor integration as they explore their indoor and
Our toddler teachers provide children with an
environment that is rich in variety, supports independent use and
encourages exploration, experimentation and discovery.
Children develop positive self esteem and
autonomy as they are encouraged to explore their world and practice
self help skills.
Toddlers are provided opportunities to use their
senses to learn about their world and discover that they can make
things happen and solve simple puzzles.
Toddlers are provided varied opportunities to
participate in art, music, imaginative play and dance.
Crayons Preschool program is licensed by the
Department of Children, Youth and Families as well as the Rhode
Island Department of Education and provides services to children
aged 3 -5 years. Our preschool programming offers both part time and
full time schedules within four distinct classrooms providing a
comprehensive curriculum taught by qualified educators. Small group
size and child: educator ratios help insure that each student
receives the educational support to prepare them for Kindergarten.
Preschoolers become self-directed learners as
they participate in decision making about classroom rules, plans and
activities. They have opportunities to learn from each other as they
work and play individually, in pairs and in small and large groups.
Teachers promote children's engagement and
learning by guiding them in acquiring specific skills and by
teaching those skills through daily activities that foster social,
emotional, physical, language and cognitive development.
Children develop language skills as they read
books, reenact stories, participate in dramatic play and engage in
conversations and group discussions.
Children have opportunities to become familiar
with, recognize and use print throughout classroom activities. They
develop phonological awareness as they experience language through
books, songs, poems, games and other classroom activities.
Children are provided varied opportunities and
materials that encourage them to use their five senses to observe,
explore and experiment with scientific phenomena.
Children have opportunities to develop fine and
gross motor skills as they navigate, explore and manipulate indoor
and outdoor environments.
Children build an understanding of early
mathematical concepts such as numbers, quantities, shape, size,
basic geometry, time and one to one correspondence as they
manipulate and experiment with a variety of items within the context
of their classroom and daily lives.
Teachers use knowledge of children's
individualized strengths, needs and interests to guide educational
planning and enhance children's learning individually and as a