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"Once Upon a Time..." 33rd BMTCP Annual May Fair

East Greenwich Patch, May 5, 2013


Looking for a fantastic family event? Don't miss the 33rd annual Barbara M. Tufts Co-op Preschool MAY FAIR.  This year's theme is: "Once Upon a Time..." will be held Sunday, May 5th, from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Rain or Shine Swift Gym & Academy Field.   Soooooo much to do and enjoy...

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East Greenwich Patch, February 13, 2013


A lot of people know Tom and Janet Joyce. Tom was an East Greenwich police officer for 47 years. Janet ran the town's welfare office in the 1980s and '90s and she's the director of the Barbara M. Tufts Cooperative Preschool.

They are, in short, town fixtures.

Annual Co-Op Preschool May Fair Draws Large Crowd

East Greenwich Patch, May 1, 2011


The Barbara M. Tufts Cooperative Preschool's May Fair is as much a part of spring in East Greenwich as the magnolia trees in bloom. In its 31st year, the fair at Academy Field featured pony rides, games, a May pole, a cake walk, a dunk tank and lots of food.

Schools, Pre-Schools

East Greenwich Patch


The Barbara M. Tufts Cooperative Preschool, founded in 1966 by the United Methodist Church, offers preschool services to all children regardless of their parent's ability to pay. While not a strict cooperative, parents do volunteer in the school about once a month. The school is located in back of the United Methodist Church's new location on South County Trail.

East Greenwich Preschools, December 22, 2010

Barbara M. Tufts Cooperative Preschool is located in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. It accepts 3 to 5 year olds and is religious.

Ratings and reviews from school community members help tell the story of Barbara M. Tufts Cooperative Preschool.

Sunday's May Fair Rollicking Fun
East Greenwich Patch, May 9, 2012

It didn't rain on May Fair Sunday — no doubt due to Miss Lisa's singing about no rain on May Fair all week long with her young students.

Miss Lisa (Lisa Wesson), director of the Barbara M. Tufts Cooperative Preschool, knew what everyone knows: the sun must shine (at least a little!) on May Fair Day. This year, the 32nd, was no exception. And the crowds came out in droves.

"Barn in the U.S.A." was this year's theme, and amidst the games, food, auction items and plant sale, there were a variety of animals to get close to. The bunnies continue to be one of the fair's most popular events. Children get to sit in a fenced-in area with the bunnies and hold them in their laps ... for as long as the bunnies allow!


At Co-op Preschool, It’s Here A Chick, There A Chick
East Greenwich Patch, May 21, 2011

The little chicks at Barbara M. Tufts Cooperative Preschool are balls of fluff that only days ago were still inside their eggs. That’s the magic of getting eggs from Casey Farm, said longtime teacher Kate Gallogly.

The eggs - they had 30 this year - come with an incubator. When the hatching starts, said Gallogly, the kids get very excited. The eggs started hatching Sunday night.

By Monday, “we had six working at once,” she said, “cracking and pushing and pushing and cracking.”

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