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“It is a happy talent to know how to play.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

We certainly have some wonderful and imaginative play happening at Mariposa! Welcome to the 2014-2015 Mariposa school year! We thank all of you who have been following us on our journey through the years and welcome new members to our Mariposa Community!

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Mariposa Receives 5-Star Rating!

We are excited to announce that we have received a 5-Star BrightStars rating! BrightStars is Rhode Island’s quality rating and improvement agency that assesses and recognizes the high standards and quality of early childhood care and education programs.

In order to achieve a 5-star rating—the highest ranking a program can be awarded—our program was assessed across many quality standards and criteria. Our rating is evidence that we are a key player in the statewide effort to ensure that children and families have access to superior early childhood programs. BrightStars provides accurate and reliable information on early childcare programs to families and the community. To learn more about our 5-Star rating, visit the BrightStars website.

Holiday Thanks

Thank you to everyone in the Mariposa community who helped to make the season a little brighter for our children and families! And a special thank you to Michael DeCataldo and all the folks at Sansiveri, Kimball & Co., LLP for your continued and generous donations of holiday gifts for the children and families of Mariposa!

Thanks to Kabob & Curry

We would like to thank Kabob and Curry for providing us with a delicious meal during our fundraising event in April. The room was filled with sweet and savory aromas that excited our taste buds immediately! From the samosas to the Aloo Tikka, everything was delectable. Not a crumb could be found by the end of the night!

A Pre-School Success Story in Providence

GoLocalProv article by Julia Steiny

Today, a 4-year-old charmer we’ll call Jason will tell a story all by himself. When Mariposa Pre-School’s Head Teacher, Meghan McDermott asks if I can listen in too, his face lights up like post-rain sunshine. I double his captive audience. He likes attention. For two weeks, Mariposa Pre-school, in Providence, immerses their class of core-urban 4-year-olds in a story. They read and discuss it for a little over a week. Then they give it a rest for a day. McDermott collects props from Mariposa’s wealth of toys available for fantasy play, and assembles the story’s scene on a special table. Over two days, each child tells the story in his or her own words. They can fetch another prop if they feel it’s necessary. The story is now their own.

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