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The Barbara M. Tufts Cooperative Preschool is an ecumenial venture of the East Greenwich faith communities. It was established to provide a developmentally appropriate nursery school experience with openness to the uniqueness of all children, without regard to gender, family origins, economic sitation or religious affiliation.
We are a 501(c)(3) cooperative preschool providing opportunities for children to make choices, solve problems and feel good about themselves and their individuality.
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-Thurs).
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.
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: