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Dunn's Corners Early LC/Kid Kare
221 POST ROAD WESTERLY, RI 02891 | view map
SETTING: Center Based
TOTAL LICENSED CAPACITY: 38
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Accepts CCAP, Provides Financial Assistance
ADDITIONAL CLASSROOM TYPES: Not Applicable
NIGHT AND WEEKEND HOURS: None
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English
MEALS SERVED: Information not provided by program
WEBSITE: Information not provided by program
HOURS OF OPERATION:
DAYOPENCLOSE
Monday7:00am5:30pm
Tuesday7:00am5:30pm
Wednesday7:00am5:30pm
Thursday7:00am5:30pm
Friday7:00am5:30pm
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Early Education program open from 8 am until 5pm for ages 3-5 years old School Age before and after school program 7-8 am and 3:30 until 5:30
Availability
Age Group Availability Rate
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Enrollment Contact
Christine Fish
(401) 322-0510
 
Program Administrator
Christine Fish
(401) 322-0510

Quality at a Glance
Brightstars Rating
 
PARTICIPATING SINCE
2014
Comprehensive early child education approved :
YES
0 APPROVED CLASSROOM(S)
QUALITY DETAILS

This program meets DCYF Foundational Regulations. More detail on these regulations can be found here.

Learning Environment

Level Achieved: 5

  • At level 5, the program is compliant with DCYF licensing regulations or is Basic Education Program (BEP) compliant. The average of the program's scores was 5.0 or greater, with no observed classroom score less than 3.0, on the Environment Rating Scales (ECERS-R and ITERS-R).

Minimum Staff-Child Ratio

Level Achieved: 5

  • At level 5, the program is in compliance with DCYF Child Care Center staff-child ratio regulations or current RI Special Education regulations for preschoolers in inclusive/integrated classrooms in public schools, and the staff-child ratio is clearly posted.

Maximum Group Size

Level Achieved: 5

  • At level 5, the program follows the Child Care Center regulations on group size maximums for community-based programs or the current RI Special Education regulations for preschoolers in inclusive/integrated classrooms in public schools. The maximum group size is clearly posted for each group.

Teacher Qualifications

Level Achieved: 5

  • At level 5, the program is in compliance with DCYF Licensing Regulations or is BEP compliant. Each lead group teacher also has an individual professional development plan (IPDP) aligned with RI's Workforce Knowledge and Competencies. The IPDP is observed on site. At least 75% of the program's teachers have an Associate's Degree or higher and 24 credits in an early childhood education related field (and, of these, 50% of the preschool teachers have a Bachelor's Degree or higher). At least 75% of the program's preschool teachers have a RIELDS certificate relevant to the position.

Program Leadership

Level Achieved: 4

  • At level 4, the program is in compliance with DCYF Licensing Regulations or is BEP compliant. The program has an Administrator who has a Bachelor's Degree or higher, and has 6 college credits in an early childhood education related field, and has a RIELDS certificate relevant to the position. The program has an Education Coordinator who has a RIELDS certificate relevant to the position.

Continuous Quality Improvement

Level Achieved: 5

  • At level 5, the program is in compliance with DCYF Licensing Regulations or is BEP compliant, and submits a Quality Improvement Plan (QIP). The program administers a self-assessment which includes ECERS-R/ITERS-R and CLASS findings (if available), family survey results, and at least 3 other sources of evidence.

Curriculum

Level Achieved: 4

  • At level 4, the program is compliant with DCYF licensing regulations or is BEP compliant. The program either submits a written curriculum that is aligned with the RIELDS, or is compliant with Head Start Performance Standards, or is accredited by NAEYC. The program's preschool teachers have completed RIELDS training relevant to this position.

Child Assessment

Level Achieved: 4

  • At level 4, the program is in compliance with DCYF Licensing Regulations or is Basic Education Program (BEP) compliant. The program offers written information to families about developmental screenings and gathers information about each child using 2 or more methods. Alternately, the program either is in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards, or is accredited by NAEYC.

Inclusive Classroom Practices

Level Achieved: 5

  • At level 5, the program is in compliance with DCYF Licensing Regulations or is BEP compliant. The provider has submitted a written program philosophy stating that the program supports children and families of all abilities, and the program offers staff release time to allow the educator to support children with developmental delays or disabilities and their families. Alternately, the program is compliant with Head Start Performance Standards.

Family Communication and Involvement

Level Achieved: 5

  • At level 5, the program is in compliance with DCYF Licensing Regulations or is Basic Education Program (BEP) compliant. The provider has shared 3 or more methods of family communication, conducts an annual family survey, offers family-teacher conferences two times a year, and has an advisory board which meets four times a year and includes parent participation. Alternately, the program is compliant with Head Start Performance Standards, or is accredited by NAEYC.

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As part of the state’s work under its Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge grant, DCYF, BrightStars and RIDE revised and aligned regulations and standards to create a logical pathway for continuous program improvement. The Quality Continuum for early childhood education programs begins with the foundational requirements of DCYF licensing/BEP regulations. As programs make quality improvements they move up through the 1-5 Star BrightStars rating process. The highest bar in the quality continuum for preschool and kindergarten programs is approval under RIDE’s 2013 CECE Standards for Approval.
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