Welcome Back!

Enews pic Prek Picture

“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!

[Read more…]

End of Year Celebration

EndofYearCelebrationOur end of year celebration was a wonderful mixture of circle games, bubbles, music and food. Each child ran under the rainbow bridge silk cloth and into their family’s open arms. We were sad to say goodbye to our recent graduates, but are excited to prepare for a new year. We look forward to meeting our new children and families, and staying in touch with our alumni!

[Read more…]

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.

Winter Greetings!

Winter2014

Class resumed in January, with all the children seemingly an inch or more taller. We jumped right in to stories, drawing, sewing and working with clay in the classroom. If you peeked at us during our outside time you would see us shoveling and sledding, woodworking, following animal tracks and skating on an enormous field of ice in what we refer to as our “meadow.”

Our winter days are a flurry of activities! We invite you to spend time in our classroom and see the amazing things that the children are doing. Last week, we learned about winter birds and animal shelters in the winter. Since there is nothing better than warm food on a cold day, snacks now include hot stone soup, warm bread, sweet porridge and homemade applesauce. Yum!

[Read more…]

A New School Year Begins

NewSchoolYearWe were so excited to open our doors in September and see the eager and smiling faces of our new students and their families. This is Mariposa’s fifth year offering Providence children and their families a unique and exceptional Pre-Kindergarten program, and we are looking forward to an amazing year filled with friends, fun, learning, discovery and exploration!

[Read more…]

Mayor Taveras visits Mariposa

The children of Mariposa were excited to welcome Mayor Angel Taveras to our Wanskuck classroom  one morning in June. He read his book, How to Do Well in School, to the children and gave each of them a copy to take home. The children had many interesting comments and questions, and the Mayor happily signed the books for the enthusiastic children.