Our classrooms are
filled with materials, experiences and people who nurture and stimulate
curiosity, cognitive growth, emotional well-being, awareness of
achievement, fine and gross motor development, a sense of self-esteem,
socialization skills and self-care.
Parents are the backbone
of our school and a child's most important teacher; most parents volunteer
in their child's classroom once per month, resulting in an exceptional
ratio of one adult per three children.
A day in the Barbara M. Tufts
Cooperative finds children exploring a carefully planned environment,
choosing activities that interest them and moving freely from one
experience to the next one. A dependable daily routine helps children feel
secure as they rotate through four activity centers:
- The block room which encourages large motor-skill development while climbing, riding,
building and sharing.
- The reading room where
circle time provides a chance to listen, sing and read. The group engages
in songs, word plays, and poems to develop vocabulary and understanding.
- The family-life room where children engage in make believe family activities while
cooking, dressing up, and woodworking.
- The work room where crafts, playdough and paint are the focus.
We offer a
morning or afternoon program for three and four year old children meeting
two to five days a week. We offer
an afternoon pre-kindergarten program for four days a week (Mon-Thrs).
The Cooperative provides a firm foundation for
school readiness and the framework for a lifetime of learning and
||*The East Greenwich United Methodist Church provides the space for the
school at no cost, so that the Cooperative can offer a sliding fee scale
and no child is ever denied access for financial reasons.
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