For the dedicated staff at Dreamland Learning Center, the safety, security, nurturance, and protection of your children have always been a priority. Nothing altered that commitment as their doors reopened last summer after a statewide shutdown on all childcare facilities. Today, more than ever, they work diligently to uphold every safety measure put in place by the state’s health officials.
These measures and precautions begin right at the door of this neighborhood learning center on Hartford Avenue, beginning with a temperature reading of every child before they are allowed entrance. Parents too are checked for a potential fever, and if there is any concern, all are sent home with plans for a speedy return. Nichole and Tiara, who are the first to greet the incoming children, are devoted to these families and have built enduring relationships with many of them over the years. They know the strain that childcare disruptions can impose on their lives and so every step possible is taken to avoid any of these potential problems.
Once inside this colorful and busy center, all caregivers wear face coverings and wash their hands and sanitize common surfaces constantly. While children are not required to wear masks, every effort is made to monitor their contact and give them ample time to play outside on the center’s spacious playground. Vigilance is practiced at every turn.
One phenomenon of this unusual time in our history is the practice of “distance learning.” For working parents, the possibility of teaching their school-age children at home is not a viable option, and this is when Dreamland Learning Center becomes helpful. The staff at the center are not certified to teach, nor can they force your child to study, but they do provide a safe, well-lit, comfortable and accommodating space for them to learn, adapted especially for this growing population of students. Students bring their laptops and can study independently in a room where stable, compatible groups can work which is much easier to maintain.
As the learning continues in every space of Dreamland, the fun and socialization that are so important for growing minds continue inside, all while maintaining as much “distancing” as is possible with young children. In addition to the huge outdoor play yard, each room is filled with developmentally appropriate toys and equipment. Each day is filled with fun, fall-themed activities, crafts, and play.
Dreamland Learning Center is now accepting enrollment for children ages 18 months through age 12. After school programs are up and running, as is the kitchen.
The Center is located at 1253 Hartford Avenue. For more information, to discuss your questions or concerns, call 401-280-1400 or visit their website at www.dreamlandlearningcenter.com.
Be sure to check out the other Dreamland Learning Centers in West Warwick (401-828-8200) and Pawtucket (401-655-1000).