Ready. Set. Grow!

WHERE YOUR CHILD

DEVELOPS A LOVE

FOR LEARNING

Ready. Set. Grow!

WHERE YOUR CHILD

DEVELOPS A LOVE

FOR LEARNING

Preschool & Child Care Center Serving East Providence & Pawtucket, RI

Rated Among The Best In The State

Your child gets top-tier care, approved and awarded by Rhode Island’s quality rating system, BrightStars. With a 4 star rating, expect the highest standards in everything from menus and materials to classroom set-up and teacher training.

BrightStar Centers Simply Perform Better:

Rhode Island families can learn about local providers and the care they offer so you can make an informed choice.
Assessments of our classrooms, teachers, safety, and more ensure quality control, so you feel confident of consistency.
With goals and deliverables set in place to enhance our programming, we’re always finding ways to serve your child better.

Why Children Love Our Preschool—And You Will Too!

Imagine arriving near closing time to find the teacher and the children engaged in a fun felt board story or the energetic director working in a classroom right alongside the teachers. When teachers interact beautifully with your child, all day long, you can trust your heart.

Play-Based, State-Standard Learning For Overall Success

The research-backed Creative Curriculum® promotes learning through play. Individualized lessons are designed according to your child’s needs and align with state standards to ensure your child succeeds in school.

Proud Winner Of Right From The Start’s 2020 Young Children’s Champion Awards

For Making A Critical Difference For Young Children And Families In Rhode Island

Degreed Teachers Create A Family-Oriented Atmosphere

A passionate team of highly qualified educators gets to know your child as an individual and fosters a loving space for your family. When children feel safe and welcome, they build confidence and blossom into happy, active learners.

Parent Involvement Helps Children Thrive

Studies show that when parents participate, their children soar academically, and we welcome and support you with open communication. Get resources from the parenting library, have your say as part of the committee, and receive daily updates via the Brightwheel™ app.

Daily Active Play To Build Healthy Bodies

Your child learns to run, jump, balance, and climb in outdoor and indoor play spaces designed to the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale® (ECERS). Lots of fun, active play supports and develops their growing physical confidence.

Spotless & Sparkling For Your Child’s Safety

Exciting Field Trips Bring Ideas To Life

Outdoor adventures like fruit picking and on-site visits from community heroes and cute critters are a chance for your child to discover new experiences. Popular field trips to the Children Museum and fire station will resume when it’s safe.
Exciting Field Trips Bring Ideas To Life
Security Measures Offer Peace Of Mind

Security Measures Offer Peace Of Mind

Restricted-access controls mean anyone arriving on-site must be buzzed in. Tall fences protect kids from the street. Security cameras keep watch outside and inside, and all teachers hold CPR certifications, so you know your child is safe.

Yes, We Accept DHS Certificates & Other Subsidies

FAQs

  • Joyful Hearts Childcare Center (Cottage Street, Pawtucket): 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Joyful Hearts Early Education Center (Newport Ave, Pawtucket): 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM 
  • Joyful Hearts Early Learning Center (Robinson St, East Providence): 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • INFANT: 1 Teacher to 4 Children
  • TODDLER: 1 Teacher to 6 Children
  • PRESCHOOL + PRE-K: 1 Teacher to 9 Children
  • Our passionate educators hold either a bachelor’s or associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a Childhood Development Associate (CDA).

    Rhode Island Early Learning & Development standards cover 9 domains for childhood education:

    1. Physical and Motor Health Development
    2. Social and Emotional Development
    3. Language Development
    4. Literacy
    5. Cognitive Development
    6. Mathematics
    7. Science
    8. Social Studies
    9. Creative Arts

    Hear What Parents Have To Say...

    "Joyful Hearts is My children’s Second home/family! I LOVE IT HERE!"
    "Joyful Hearts is My children’s Second home/family! I LOVE IT HERE!"
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    I enrolled my Super spoiled, clingy son at 18mos. When I say this place is Awesome, I mean it with everything in me. From the staff to the beautiful children 💜 I engaged with them all every morning and evening. The students there LOVE ME!!! I’d given feedback on teachers negative & positive over the 8years my children were enrolled and never have been given a cold shoulder. They would not only listen but put action into play immediately “I LOVE IT HERE.”

    - Darchelle Shepard

    "Look no further! The staff is superb! You can tell they really care!"
    "Look no further! The staff is superb! You can tell they really care!"
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    Look no further! Do not underestimate this place. The staff is superb! The director Jenny along side her husband are amazing owners running this place. My 3yr old son loves her! I mean how could you not? She is super sweet and really makes you & your little one feel welcome at all times! You can tell they really care. A little shout out to MsVail who created an actual bond with him as head teacher to make all at ease for us both! Thank you to all at Joyful Hearts.

    - Passion Curls

    "The teachers interact beautifully with the children ALL dayl!"
    "The teachers interact beautifully with the children ALL dayl!"
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    We appreciate the daily feedback we receive about our daughter's schedule via mobile app. We especially enjoy that she is given a variety of developmentally appropriate indoor and outdoor activities including storytelling, singing, playing house, and multi-sensory fun. We LOVE that she has messy fun with paints, dough, and other materials at Joyful Hearts, because then we don't have to clean it up! 🙂 The teachers interact beautifully with the children ALL day.

    - Maria Sosa

    "They are very well qualified. The staff and school are like no other. I love this school!"
    "They are very well qualified. The staff and school are like no other. I love this school!"
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    I have two children that attend Joyful Hearts. They are very happy and thrilled to be there everyday. My son who has autism loves the staff and all of the super fun activities that are planned everyday. They are very well qualified to help any child with special needs as I have seen it for my very eyes. The staff and school are like no other. I love this school.

    - Veronica

    "We trust and where she likes to come play and learn. I definitely recommend this place!!"
    "We trust and where she likes to come play and learn. I definitely recommend this place!!"
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    We love it here! The staff is super friendly and always greet my daughter by name. My 3 year old has days where she is super clingy and doesn't want to leave my side, which makes it super tough to leave her, but the staff here always helps me out and when I call to check on her, reassures me that she is fine. It's so awesome to have a place we can bring her that we trust and where she likes to come play and learn. I definitely recommend this place!

    - Sarah Morris

    "This day care is the most wonderful gift!! They are very flexible with hours of care!"
    "This day care is the most wonderful gift!! They are very flexible with hours of care!"
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    This day care is the most wonderful gift I could have received being a single mom it’s tough with the everyday routine with my changing work schedule. They are very flexible with hours of care I needed and were very affordable. My two children have been at this school for two years and I love the staff, the atmosphere and just the plain love that this school brings. I know everyone else will enjoy it too.

    - Stephanie Hernandez

    "This place is a great place! My children love coming here. The staff are so nice and lovable to the kids!"
    "This place is a great place! My children love coming here. The staff are so nice and lovable to the kids!"
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    This place is a great place! My children love coming here. By the time my children were in Pre-K they were already reading. The staff are so nice and lovable to the kids. As soon as you walk in you can feel the love energy running through the school.

    - Rihanna Williams

    "OMG AMAZING!! Honestly loved them! Definitely the best day care for your children!!"
    "OMG AMAZING!! Honestly loved them! Definitely the best day care for your children!!"
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    OMG AMAZING !! Jennie and ally two amazing people running this place ! Super friendly super supportive super caring they make you feel like family and super welcoming !! Honestly loved them ! Definitely the best day care for your children !

    - Yamilette Hiraldo

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    We Have 3 Locations To Serve You

    Child Care Center

    Center I - Pawtucket, RI

    Early Learning Center

    Center II - East Providence

    Early Education Center

    Center III - Newport Avenue

    How Old Is Your Child?

    Infants

    6 weeks - 18 months

    Toddlers

    18 months - 3 years

    Preschool/Pre-K

    3 - 4 years