Providence Benedictine Child Development Center cares for infants and toddlers in two classrooms: infant/toddler and transitions. Our developmental philosophy is compatible with research-based guidelines developed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, with attention to the holistic needs of the child, including intellectual, physical, social, emotional and creative development.
As part of Providence Benedictine Nursing Center, we partner together to provide an enriching intergenerational program that benefits the children and residents of the Providence Benedictine Nursing Center facilities.
We are a nationally accredited nonprofit childcare facility serving Providence employees and the surrounding community since 1989.
Children in the infant/toddler classroom are from six weeks to two years old. The infant/toddler room has four children for each teacher, with a maximum group size of eight children.
The classroom is set up to provide a safe area for non-mobile infants, which allows them to be on the floor developing their gross motor skills.
The homelike environment gives children choices of activities. The teachers make weekly observations and use those to plan activities that promote each child’s individual emotional, social, intellectual and physical development.
The highly qualified teachers are positive role models for social interactions. They support language and problem solving development.
In the transitions classroom, children range in age from two to three years. In the transitions room, we have five children with one teacher.
The teachers promote literacy by having books available at all times and offers many opportunities for children to write. Students have many opportunities for hands-on learning through books, art, music, cooking and play.
Open-ended art projects are provided daily to promote creativity. The teachers guide children as they develop self-help skills to succeed during individual and group projects.