Holidays/Inclement Weather/School Cancellations

***Please ensure our centers have the most updated contact information to include phone and email of parents and emergency contacts to ensure timely notification of school closing due to weather, town mandate, etc.***


Recognized ELC Holidays:



CLOSED New Years Day (January 1, 2014),

CLOSED Martin Luther King Day (January 20, 2014),

OPEN President's Day (February 17, 2014),

CLOSED Memorial Day (May 26, 2014),

CLOSED Independence Day (July 4, 2014),

CLOSED VJ Day (Victory Over Japan) (August 11, 2014),

CLOSED Labor Day (September 1, 2014)

CLOSED Columbus Day (October 13, 2014)

CLOSED Veteran's Day (November 11, 2014),

CLOSED Thanksgiving (November 27, 2014),

OPEN Friday after Thanksgiving aka Black Friday (November 28, 2014),

OPEN Christmas Eve (December 24, 2014) (close at 4 PM),

CLOSED Christmas Day (December 25, 2014),

OPEN New Year's Eve (December 31, 2014) (close at 4 PM)




Please Note:
If one of the holidays listed falls on a Saturday, we observe it on a Friday.  If it falls on a Sunday, I.E. Christmas, we observe it on Monday.

Exceptions are the 4th of July and Veterans Day, which are observed on the actual day.
Please call to learn if we are offering special times or have special pick up offered.

Snow Days:
ELC will make every attempt to open on snow days.  ELC centers are known for being open more often than any other daycare center or school in the state of Rhode Island, and will make every safe effort to continue to do so.  We understand that it is important for parents not to miss work or have to leave early, and so we will make every effort to live up to our commitment to care for your child through the worst weather possible. However, for the safety of our students and staff, on occasion we may need to delay opening or close in bad weather conditions.  School closings will be listed by site name and location by 6:00 a.m. or earlier, on WJAR Channel 10, WPRI Channel 12 and their affiliated websites: 

or channel 10 weather at



Our parents are also encouraged to sign up up for school closing alerts via e-mail or text messaging at:


No matter what, feel free to call us at 401-294-4900 if you are ever worried about the health or welfare of your child....because we are just as concerned.


If we are unfortunate enough to have to close, due to our need to staff the school and provide the best care possible to our families, a full day of care is charged regardless of absences, holiday, or school closing due to the weather.