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Little Red Hen Preschool & Kindergarten

358 Old Forge Road
East Greenwich, RI 02818

(401) 884-5486


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our Philosophy: Our program is based on a belief in the uniqueness and intrinsic value of each child, student and staff member. We therefore strive to develop a program that will enhance the development of each child to the fullest extent possible. Our Program philosophy and objectives are based on the integration of a number of theories of child development and early education as well as on recent research findings. In general, this work suggests that the young child learns and develops through active involvement with the world. Through this active process the child constructs knowledge of the world around him that make sense in terms that he/she can understand. We also believe, based on child development theory and research, that the young children learn best when they have and are challenged to advance to new knowledge that is intrinsically interesting to them"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"8:00 School Opens
8:45-9:45 Child Choice Time- Children engage in free choice activities such as blocks, art, science activities, dramatic play, water play, books.
9:45-10:15 Music Time- Finger plays, games, songs, and lots of fun!
10:15-10:30 Circle Time- Children in age divided groups are involved with stories, songs, language arts, creative movement and other group experiences.
10:30-10:45 Snack Time- Children help prepare themselves snack. This is a natural opportunity for children to make choices and learn self-help skills such as hand washing, pouring juice and spreading toppings.
10:45-11:30 Activity Time- each group has 3 or 4 activities such as small manipulatives, sand or water play, dramatic play, and creative art for children to choose from.
11:30-11:45 Outdoor Play- Children have the opportunity to use the outdoor playground.
11:45 Morning Children go home.
12:00-12:30 Lunch- Children sit in small groups for lunch. They are encouraged to independently complete their meal while discussions occur about the day's events.
12:30-1:00 Transition Time- Children who have been at school all morning get ready for quiet time inside, then prepare for outdoor play after a little rest.
1:00 Afternoon Preschool Begins... "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school