Ages & Classes

We provide a stimulating environment where each child receives individual attention. Our child development specialists have designed a curriculum rich in stimulation, learning and play – one that supports your child’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional growth.

To experience all that The Early Learning Center has to offer, schedule a visit or call our Intake Coordinators, at (401)533-9104.

Schedule a visit

Infant Care

For infants age 6 weeks to 18 months
Center hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Now enrolling! Full-week and part-time openings

All-day infant child care from experts in learning and child development

At the Meeting Street Early Learning Center, our goal is to fill every child's day with experiences that stimulate their development.

From the start, your child will be welcomed into a nurturing environment by caring, highly trained child development specialists.

We keep class sizes small, so each child receives individual attention. Your infant will be frequently picked up, held and hugged. Our staff members also help each baby to begin to develop healthy relationships – Meeting Streets’ children interact with each other, learning socialization skills and experiencing group play.

Our teachers work closely with you to understand your child's needs and your family's desires when developing care and learning plans. We communicate with you daily to arrange appropriate feeding, napping, learning and play times.

Toddler Care

For toddlers age 18 months to 3 years
Center hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Now enrolling! Full-week and part-time openings

All-day toddler learning center

Our toddler program is a busy place. The Early Learning Center toddlers have a daily schedule that provides the routine and predictability so important for them at this critical time in their learning and development. Our curriculum engages your child in play and creative activities. We offer opportunities for art, sensory play, fine-and gross-motor play, dramatic play, music and movement, and more.

Preschool/Pre-K

For children age 3 years to 5 years
Center hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Now enrolling full week!

Getting your child ready for kindergarten

Throughout the week, children in our Preschool and Pre-K participate in activities that help them prepare for Kindergarten and a lifetime of learning, including:

  • Fine and gross-motor skills activities
  • Pre-reading skills
  • Pre-writing skills
  • Simple addition and math activities
  • Computer Time
  • Social play activities
    • In the classroom
    • On the playground
    • On the soccer field
  • Music
  • Library
  • Dramatic play
  • Art
  • Outdoor activities
  • Field trips

At The Meeting Street Early Learning Center, your child gains a sense of autonomy, confidence and enjoyment, acquiring the skills to thrive in kindergarten and beyond.

Children with IEPs

For children ages 3-5.
Center hours: 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

An inclusive environment for your child

We welcome children of all abilities and see each child as an individual. Our inclusive approach makes the Early Learning Center one of the most unique early learning experiences available.

In order for your child with special needs to enroll in the Early Learning Center, you need to have a referral from your school district. This referral takes place after the district's special education department has determined that the Early Learning Center is the most appropriate placement for your child. During this time, you are encouraged to take a tour of The Early Learning Center to see the program for yourself and to meet with our staff.

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