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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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RIMOSA: A New Providence Museum, of Curiosity!

RIMOSA: A New Providence Museum, of Curiosity!

[ 0 ] June 8, 2017 |

By Bonnie Epstein (RIMOSA Executive Director) & Kimberly Arcand (Popular science author & RIMOSA Board member) The Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA) was founded seven years ago – by local scientists, artists, parents, and educators – as a museum without walls to create exhibits and programs at the intersections of science and […]

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Kidoinfo Storytime + Art in the Park 2017 Schedule

Kidoinfo Storytime + Art in the Park 2017 Schedule

[ 0 ] June 7, 2017 |

The wait is over, we are excited to announce the schedule for the 2017 Kidoinfo Storytime + Art in the Park! Thursdays (July 13 – August 17) from 10:30am – 12:30pm Families bring a blanket and enjoy different storytellers under the trees near the fountain in Burnside Park followed by art-making with guest artists Ricky Katowicz […]

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Ways to Donate Items to Local Neighbors in Need

Ways to Donate Items to Local Neighbors in Need

[ 0 ] May 28, 2017 |

Spring signals that time to throw open the windows, clear the dust bunnies, and make space by moving out some of that ever-accumulating “stuff”. We all know the trappings of squirreling stuff: the sentimental clinging, the “just in case” stockpiling, the constant stream of a family’s things that flow in at a faster rate that […]

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Food Trucks Roll Out in Rhode Island

Food Trucks Roll Out in Rhode Island

[ 0 ] May 12, 2017 |

The days are growing longer, the layers are getting fewer, and food truck season is upon us! Food-on-wheels bringing communities together outdoors is one trend that we can get behind. There are more than 75 independent food truck vendors serving The Ocean State, from gourmet grilled cheese to vegan ice cream, coffee to shave ice. […]

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5th Grader Mianna Gonsalves Sworn in as Governor for a Day

5th Grader Mianna Gonsalves Sworn in as Governor for a Day

[ 0 ] May 8, 2017 |

From the Governor’s Office Governor Gina M. Raimondo hosted a swearing-in ceremony Friday morning for this year’s Governor for a Day. East Providence fifth-grade student Mianna Gonsalves won the Governor’s annual Women’s History Month Essay Contest and earned the opportunity to spend the day as Rhode Island’s Governor and learn about public service. Gonsalves was […]

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Rhode Island Center for the Book Announces the 2017 Kids Reading Across Rhode Island Book

Rhode Island Center for the Book Announces the 2017 Kids Reading Across Rhode Island Book

[ 0 ] April 26, 2017 |

Kids Reading Across Rhode Island (KRARI), the ‘one book, one state’ initiative to transition the joys of reading from the classroom to summer vacation for students in grades 3-6, kicks off its 8th year with the 2017 award-winning book, Save me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan. Internationally acclaimed storyteller Len Cabral chairs […]

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Children’s Books as Bridges

Children’s Books as Bridges

[ 0 ] March 29, 2017 |

Right now, so many of us are seeking to connect the children in our lives with bridges, empathy, and empowerment in the face of separation, misunderstanding, and fear. While the values we impart are rooted in our adult-child relationships, we also pave the way to a wider world-view beyond day-to-day experience. Books are one portal […]

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Meet Mike Malkoff: Building Community of Local Dads

Meet Mike Malkoff: Building Community of Local Dads

[ 0 ] January 10, 2017 |

Upcoming Meetups (via Meetup.com, join the Boston Dads Group to learn about upcoming get togethers. Send Mike a private message when you join!) – Weekly meetups, Friday mornings at Providence Public Library’s Cradles to Crayons program – Wednesday, 1/18 at Renaissance Gymanastics Academy – Wednesday, January 25th at Roger Williams Park Botanical Center It is […]

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COMMUNITY-MINDED KIDS: Field Guide, Resources, and Conversation Video

COMMUNITY-MINDED KIDS: Field Guide, Resources, and Conversation Video

[ 0 ] December 12, 2016 |

How do we raise our children to be thinkers and doers and to care about the world around them? I invited five community-minded parents and the community to share resources and ideas at AS220 on May 25, 2011.

Some of the ideas discussed; Tell stories and read to your children about people with different experiences and from different cultures, teach them to be socially responsible by being a role model—sometimes it is the simple everyday things we do such as where and what we shop and how we treat our neighbors that teaches our children to care about the world around them.

If you missed the conversation, join in now. Watch the video, pick a CMK field guide…

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