Category: preschool

Rhode Island Pre-K Program Lottery is Open for 2017-18 School Year

Rhode Island Pre-K Program Lottery is Open for 2017-18 School Year

[ 0 ] June 12, 2017 |

The Rhode Island Pre-Kindergarten Program, entering its 9th year, provides free, high quality pre-kindergarten classes to eligible children. The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) oversees the program. This coming September, spaces will be available for 1,080 children to participate in the 60 pre-kindergarten classes. To be eligible, children must be 4 years old by […]

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Fostering Empathy Through Pretend Play

Fostering Empathy Through Pretend Play

[ 0 ] January 2, 2017 |

By Suzy Letourneau and Robin Meisner, Providence Children’s Museum Providence Children’s Museum’s recently reinvented Coming to Rhode Island exhibit explores history through four story galleries ­– an English colonist’s farmhouse (1640), the new Fort Adams worksite (1835), a Cape Verdean packet ship (1892) and a Dominican bodega (1961). The exhibit uses these stories to build […]

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West Side Play Space Reopens in November!

West Side Play Space Reopens in November!

[ 1 ] November 1, 2016 |

There is a silver lining to the post-Halloween slump of chilly days and early nights: West Side Play Space (WSPS) is reopening its doors for a 4th year of play this November! West Side Play Space was founded by a group of parents on Providence’s West Side, transforming four classroom spaces in the former Asa […]

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RI Festival of Children’s Books & Authors Returns to Lincoln School on October 15

RI Festival of Children’s Books & Authors Returns to Lincoln School on October 15

[ 0 ] October 11, 2016 |

Rhode Island Festival of Children’s Books & Authors Saturday, October 15 from 9:00 am – 5:30 pm Lincoln School, 301 Butler Ave, Providence, RI Admission is $5 Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but it boasts one of the largest and best book festivals in the nation. Thousands of people come to the Book […]

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Back to School Countdown

Back to School Countdown

[ 0 ] August 18, 2016 |

Whether you’re chomping at the bit for the return of routine or cringing at the dwindling beach weekends, or both: back to school time is upon us. To tame the beast of procrastination and shine some light on the transition from summer to school, we dug into the kido archives to share our favorite articles […]

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Spring Nature Crafts

Spring Nature Crafts

[ 0 ] March 23, 2016 |

We made it! The snow and colder days of Winter have finally bid us farewell and we welcome the warmer days of birds nesting and rain clouds with open arms. Is it wrong to say I miss those slower, cozy days of winter? Browsing the airwaves for some easy Spring craft ideas, I came across […]

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Buy Local: 50 Gifts for Babies, Children and Teens to Buy in Providence Stores

Buy Local: 50 Gifts for Babies, Children and Teens to Buy in Providence Stores

[ 1 ] November 23, 2015 |

By Michele Meek, ShelfDig No one can deny the convenience of online shopping. Even my grandmother is ordering gifts from Amazon now. Still, many of us want to support our local stores. And believe me, the stores want that too. So a group of us created ShelfDig—a website that enables you to browse and search […]

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Family-Friendly Performance Series

Family-Friendly Performance Series

[ 0 ] November 17, 2015 |

The holidays are here and the “Family Performance Series,” Artists’ Exchange’s newest family-friendly programming, is the perfect activity to entertain all of your family members for little to no cost.  Series performances began in September and will run through May 2016, with shows on Saturday mornings from 11:00am-12:00pm at Theatre 82 & Café, located at 82 Rolfe […]

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Family Halloween Yoga Class Fun at Hope Artiste Village. Costumes welcome!

Family Halloween Yoga Class Fun at Hope Artiste Village. Costumes welcome!

[ 0 ] October 20, 2015 |

Join Erin Vinacco this Halloween for a free family yoga class on Halloween Day (October 31) at the Motion Center Yoga Collective, Hope Artiste Village, Pawtucket. Halloween Costumes are welcome! Regular weekly classes will be be held throughout the winter during Farmer’s Market starting Nov 1st, Saturdays 10-10:45am, $5 per participant. Free for little ones under 2! Come move, breathe, play […]

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The Teal Pumpkin Project

The Teal Pumpkin Project

[ 0 ] October 19, 2015 |

This Halloween, FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) is encouraging food allergy families to start a new tradition: painting a pumpkin teal and placing it on your porch as a sign to other families managing food allergies that you have non-food treats available at your home. Your teal pumpkin is also a way to raise awareness […]

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