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Beautiful Beginnings
700 ELMWOOD AVENUE PROVIDENCE, RI 02907 | view map
SETTING: Center Based
TOTAL LICENSED CAPACITY: 150
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Accepts CCAP
ADDITIONAL CLASSROOM TYPES: Head Start/Early Head Start, State Pre-K
NIGHT AND WEEKEND HOURS: None
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English, Spanish
MEALS SERVED: Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Snack
WEBSITE: Information not provided by program
HOURS OF OPERATION:
DAYOPENCLOSE
Monday06:30 AM05:45 PM
Tuesday06:30 AM05:45 PM
Wednesday06:30 AM05:45 PM
Thursday06:30 AM05:45 PM
Friday06:30 AM05:45 PM
ABOUT US:
At Beautiful Beginnings Child Care Center our program is designed to meet the developmental needs of young children ages six weeks through six years of age. We have been in operation since 1999 and we believe that play is a child’s work as play is the way that children make sense of the world around them. Our goal is to foster each child’s excitement for learning about the world around them in an environment that respects and welcomes diversity. We provide a well-balanced play based curriculum aligned with the Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards (RIELDS). Research shows that young children learn best in the context of secure relationships; therefore we value and support our teachers in the classroom to foster their development as educators and to promote retention. This allows us to maintain a very stable staff so that children are able to build meaningful, trusting relationships with their primary caregivers over time.
Availability
Age Group Availability Rate
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Enrollment Contact
Elayne Terranova
(401) 785-8485
e.terranova@jhcdc.org
 
Program Administrator
Khadija Lewis Khan
(401) 785-8485

Quality at a Glance
Brightstars Rating
 
PARTICIPATING SINCE
2009
Comprehensive early child education approved :
YES
2 APPROVED CLASSROOM(S)
QUALITY DETAILS

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

RIDE CECE Program Approval

2 APPROVED CLASSROOM(S)

  • The 2013 RIDE Comprehensive Early Childhood Education (CECE) Standards for Approval represent the highest bar in the quality continuum for preschool and kindergarten programs. Programs that meet rigorous requirements for program quality may apply for and be granted approval as a Comprehensive Early Childhood Education Program. CECE Program Standards articulate the state’s highest expectations for physical facilities; health, safety and nutrition; enrollment and staffing; staff qualifications and professional development; program administration; curriculum; child assessment and family engagement.

Learning Environment

Level Achieved: 4

  • At level 4, the program is compliant with DCYF licensing regulations or is Basic Education Program (BEP) compliant. The average of the program's scores was 4.0 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: 4

  • At level 4, 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 12 college credits in an early childhood education related field and, of these, 25% have an Associate's Degree or higher. At least 50% of the program's preschool teachers have a RIELDS certificate relevant to the position.

Program Leadership

Level Achieved: 5

  • At level 5, 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 12 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: 4

  • At level 4, 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 findings (if available) 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: 4

  • At level 4, the program is in compliance with DCYF Licensing Regulations or is Basic Education Program (BEP) compliant. The provider has shared 2 or more methods of family communication, conducts an annual family survey, and offers family-teacher conferences two times a year. 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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