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Kinder Art

146 Aquidneck Ave
Middletown, RI 02842-5610

(401) 847-0685


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
  • letter stamps, stencils, lined paper and visual writing prompts, classroom labels and job tags
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • counting, sorting and classifying toys. Also measuring toys and areas in which to use them.
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
  • light table and accessories, scales and weights, shells, rocks, magnifying glasses, magnets and bug catchers as well as animal hatching (ladybugs, butterflies and chicks).
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • lummi sticks, beanbags and a large assorment of music.
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
  • Tricycles
  • 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
  • garden area
Other subjects taught

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Every day we strive to provide a warm, wonder-filled atmosphere where your child’s creativity and thinking skills are emphasized in safe, structured, yet diverse ways. KinderArt’s goal is to stimulate children’s innate sense of self-motivation, expand on their enthusiasm for learning, and help them acquire competence and high self-esteem. We do this through a literacy-based curriculum, dynamic learning opportunities and a variety of artistic expressions.

Our program incorporates an integrated curriculum, which promotes learning primarily through music, art, dramatic play, dance, special projects, learning centers, computer activities, field trips and outdoor play and adventure. In our kindergarten, children continue a hands-on approach to learning, while developing reading, writing, language, science and math skills with everything they do.

A caring and supportive staff oversees classes small in size, allowing for individual attention and loving trust to develop between your child and his or her teachers. Founded in 1992, KinderArt is fully licensed by the RI Department of Children, Youth and Families and the RI Department of Education.

A Typical Day

8:30 Drop-off and Indoor Play
9:30 Morning Meeting with stories, jobs,songs, games and plan for the day
10:00 Snack Time
10:15 Activity
11:00 Outdoor Play
11:45 Lunch
12:15 Half Day Student Pick-up
12:30 Rest time
3:00 Afternoon Activity
3:45 Snack Time
4:15 – 5:30 Free Play (Indoors or Outdoors)and Student Pick-up