Heritage Park CHILDCARE
The Heritage Park YMCA Early Childhood Center is equipped with an abundance of materials and equipment that allows kids to develop their minds and bodies. An assessment system assists the well-trained staff with supporting the strengths of each child as he or she learns new skills, and experiences enrichment supported by the Rhode Island Early Learning Standards (RIELDS).
To encourage family and community involvement in the childhood development process, the Heritage Park staff works with a robust Parent Advisory Committee to organize and promote events Those events include family nights, and celebrations of holidays and other significant observations.
Heritage Park YMCA programs by age group are:
Early Head Start
Ages: 6 Weeks to Three Years Old
Children in our EHS program will develop and learn under the care of our loving staff while also providing a family support system. This program is intended to support low-income infants and toddlers and their families.
Ages: 6 Weeks to 18 Months
Positive attention and care focuses on the development of each child and equips even infants with essential skills for learning.
Ages: 18 Months to 3 Years Old
Children learn to communicate, cooperate and care about each other, and low child to staff ratios ensure attendees receive individualized attention. Supervised free time gives children opportunities to acquire socialization skills or to spend time alone engrossed in a favorite activity.
PRESCHOOL EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Ages 3 Years to 5 Years Old
Heritage Park has a BrightStars rated early childhood education program. Our educational model is centered on the philosophy that children learn through play. We strive to meet the needs of individual children while ensuring learning is fun and exciting.
Rhode Island Pre-Kindergarten
Ages 4 Years to 5 Years Old (Children must turn 4 by September 1 of the current school year and reside in Pawtucket.
Children in our RIPK program are taught using a Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) RIDE approved curriculum where lessons are intentionally engaging. This program is approved by RIDE and children are chosen through a lottery system.
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CHILDCARE
Ages Kindergarten to 1st Grade
Children receive homework help and participate in group games, outside play as well as arts and crafts and other hands on learning activities.
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