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Faith Nursery School

499 Hope Road
Cranston, RI 02921

(401) 822-2070


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

Faith Nursery School is predominately a play based program with gentle guidance. We teach the whole child in a developmentally appropriate environment

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Every child grows and develops at their own pace. The teacher individualizes the program for each developmental level.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Faith Nursery School is committed to the education of the "whole child." The program is designed to encourage development in areas of cognitive, physical, social-emotional and spiritual growth. Faith Nursery School strives to provide a rich environment that encourages exploration and challenges each individual at whatever stage of development they are working through. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Faith Nursery School communicates with parents on a daily basis. Verbal communication at arrival and dismissal as well as monthly newsletters and calendars allow for open communication throughout the school year. Telephone conferences are welcome upon request. Sit down formal assessments are provided well into the year.

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings


Separation is Handled through:

  • Home visits by teachers
  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

Parents are encouraged to talk to their children.....remember to say goodbye and follow your heart.....We will help by working with parents for
as long as it takes...There is no one simple solution. Every family, child and situation is unique.