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Oliver Day School first opened its doors over fifty years ago as one of the first preschools in the state of Rhode Island. About twenty years ago the Infant and Toddler programs were added to the existing preschool. We are very proud of our tradition and reputation here at Oliver Day and have had children of previous students attend.
At Oliver Day School, our mission is to welcome all children and their families into our safe, secure and supervised program. We want every child to feel important and know that they will be heard by their teachers who will respond with smiles and positive verbal interactions.
We provide a developmentally age-appropriate program with accommodations for children with gifted, special needs and/or dual language learners. We strive to provide a well-thought out environment where students will have many opportunities to explore, wonder, inquire, observe, play and interact. We provide a rich-language and academic program with frequent monitoring of progress. Each child is encouraged and guided to reach their full potential in all areas of development.
Our philosophy is based on early childhood research and the work of Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky and Howard Gardner, noted theorists in the early childhood field. Like Piaget, we believe that children learn in a continuous process through play in a high quality environment. Our intentionally planned play opportunities are designed with materials and activities that encourage the children to progress from sensory to symbolic play. The higher level symbolic dramatic play produces documented cognitive, social, and emotional benefits in the preschool child.
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