ABOUT US: Happy Hearts Learning Center has been providing opportunities for children to learn and grow since 1986! Our program has been formulated and guided by current practices in the ever-changing field of early childhood.
About Us: Happy Hearts Learning Center is a private preschool that provides a welcoming, safe, fun, and creative environment for children from two to five years old. Our uniquely qualified staff uses the Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards as a guide for developing meaningful play and exploration opportunities. Joy, excitement, and curiosity abound in our classrooms!
Happy Hearts welcomes children and families of diverse abilities and backgrounds. Through active engagement with students and families, our teachers work diligently to design opportunities for their students that encourage curiosity, creative problem solving, and readiness skill development. The activities foster language development for both children whose primary language is English, and for dual language learners. We believe these opportunities help promote a positive self-concept, a love of learning, and respect for each individual and group.
We are a proud 4-star Bright Stars-rated early childhood program. With an excellent student-teacher ratio, a strong home-school partnership, ongoing assessment, and an enticing classroom environment, we strive to provide the best possible foundation for our student’s future. Your children make our hearts happy!
In accordance with the RI Early Learning and Development Standards, we seek to encourage and foster the following:
A positive self-concept within each child
The foundation for a lifelong love of learning
Socialization skills within a school environment, including the ability to function as part of a group of children
Authentic and intentional relationships between children and staff
Acknowledgment of different personalities and learning styles among children, and the development of strategies to address these differences
Receptive, expressive, and interactive language skills (listening and speaking)
Literacy readiness skills
Mathematics readiness skills
Exposure to the scientific process, including the natural and physical world
Creative expression, including individual and group performance and visual arts
Physical health and motor development, including fine and gross motor skills, leading to self-sufficiency and confidence
Social studies concepts, such as an appreciation for the cultural diversity of our families
Cognitive readiness skills, which include executive function, logic, problem-solving, memory, and attention skills, to cultivate growth and development and prepare children for their entrance to kindergarten
Family fun activities
The establishment of families as partners in the preschool experience, with sensitivity to each family’s culture and beliefs
Bright Stars Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️