​​Joyful Hearts
​Childcare Center


​​​​Programs & Curriculum

Toddler Program Education

Discovery Pre-School Education

Pre-School Program

Our toddler program serves children from 18 months old to 2 years old. We offer a stimulating learning environment for our very inquisitive toddlers.
When children are ready to move on from the toddler room they enter our Discovery Preschool. This room is a wonderful transition room for them as they leave the toddler room and prepare for a preschool environment and gain independence.
Our preschool classroom serves 3 and 4 year olds. This classroom contains interesting and challenging learning centers that are developmentally appropriate for this age group.

Pre-K Program

RIELDS

Creative Curriculum

The educators at Joyful Hearts implement the Creative Curriculum. Young children learn through play. Therefore our physical space is divided into interest areas. We offer dramatic play, blocks, art, math, science, sensory table, library, and writing as our interest areas. The items in our centers are relevent to the children's experiences and culture, related to current curriculum, and challenging but not frustrating. Teachers work with children throughout the various centers to scaffold and support learning.
Our Pre-K program serves 4 and 5 year olds. This classroom offers a little more challenging curriculum to prepare children for the kindergarten environment.
Joyful Hearts believes that children learn content and skills through daily experiences. Our environment, curriculum, and teaching stategies are aligned with the Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards.Our teachers use information from observations of children, the RIELDS, as well as knowledge of individual children to plan a schedule and activities that support each child across all nine domains of the RIELDS.
​"The first five years have so much to do how the next 80 turns out"
​                            ​-Bill Gates