Farm Appreciation Week and Fire Safety Week

This page contains information on current day trips for each group, special events and the dates for our parent-teacher meetings.

Santa and his reindeer visit all centers at ELC of RI - DEC 2014

Military appreciation day at ELC of RI!!!

Farm appreciation day at ELC of RI!!! 12JUN2014

Police and Fire Department appreciation day!!!

Dr. Seuss Day

ELC of RI Daycare staff, parents, and students send care packages to military members overseas during the holidays!!! See the students' hand made cards and Christmas tree decorating their big trucks.




News Update: OCT2013 - Do you know how a person knows that their daycare is awesome??!!  When two batmen, two soldiers, a shark, strawberry shortcake, a princess, and even a unicorn showed up for our Halloween party. A picture like this makes us all wish we still fit in our ninja turtle costume!


Correction...two princesses..double the awesomeness!!!... :)



New School Daycare Vans at ELC of RI - More safety and security features than required by federal and state regulations.

News Update: AUG2013 - NEW LOOK FOR ELC OF RI...All of our older model like this one have now been donated to charities such as, "The Make-a-Wish Foundation", and "The Breast Cancer Research Foundation".


Our new vans are so beautiful and safe, we just love them :)

News Update: JUNE2013 - The Early Learning Centers of RI – East Providence Location – hosted the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA) on 04JUNE2013. The RISPCA provided a presentation to the school followed by answering questions. ELC of RI matched a large donation made by the teachers and families as well as donating food for the sick and injured animals rescued by the RISPCA. Students at the center even helped load the bags and cans of food for the animals into the RISPCA vehicle. It was a great event for everyone, and the kids really loved seeing the guinea pig the RISPCA brought as their ambassador of rescued animals.

News Update: MAY2013 - In memory of our uncle (Paul Dorosko), The Early Learning Centers of Rhode Island sponsored ELC employees and parents that wished to participate in the 2013 Pancreatic Cancer (PANCAN) Walkathon at Goddard Park in Warwick, on Sunday, May 5.  Our cousin brought his award winning Model T car again to transport cancer patients (see pictures) during the event (there are only a few who survive 2 to 3 years).


Please contact our cousin Greg at

The Early Learning Centers of Rhode Island is happy to announce that it was recently awarded with a "Best Daycares in Rhode Island award". 


ELC of RI has been selected as the 2012 Best of Coventry Award winner in the Child Care category by the US Commerce Association. The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

ELC of RI - Proud sponsor of Saunderstown/South Kingstown Athletics

News Update: MAY2012 ....Our Coventry and Barrington locations received brand new state approved powder coated outdoor play sets in their outdoor playgrounds.  Removal of the old landing material is occurred for the new equipment and improved fiber mulch that has increased safety.  Stop by and see the new equipment!!!

News Update: APRIL2012.......Our East Providence center has received an indoor play set/climbing loft to improve their indoor play area and substitute their outdoor one during wet and frigid weather. Your children can now experience even more free play and motor skills learning while still remaining in a safe and temperature controlled facility.  Stop by and see the new equipment!!!

Future activities for the Spring, Summer, and Fall are now being planned!!!

Multiple 4H and outdoor learning activities currently being planned for the coming spring, summer, and fall months.  News letters with ideas will be sent out to parents shortly to learn what additional programs ELC of RI can offer.  This year will be bigger and better than ever!!!  Details and pictures from our service providers (farms, etc) will be posted soon.

The photographer is coming!

A professional photographer will visit us in the coming weeks. This friendly individual has years of experience in dealing with children and will be sure to portray your children in the best possible light.

To the Zoo and Local Farms

The little ones are going on a visit to the local zoo! Make sure to dress your child accordingly in warm clothes suitable for outdoor activities.

Swimming like a turtle!

Soon enough it will be time to start our indoor state certified swim program.  Remember the instructors and all lifeguards are state certified and approved by DCYF for this program.

The Early Learning Centers of Rhode Island goes online

Now you can find out what's happening at The Early Learning Centers of Rhode Island - on the internet! We hope you have lots of fun with our new, informative website.

Past Events and News

Grand Opening of our "ELC of RI" center in Rumford, RI - 26 SEPT 2011

News Update: 26SEPT2011 - NEW LOOK FOR ELC OF RI ........The carpenters have been hard at work, and we are now pleased to announce that our Rumford center is now open and enrolling. Please call to schedule a private tour!!! 1-401-228-7770 ..If you are in the area, feel free to stop on Monday the 26th of Sept as we are giving tours all day....268 Pawtucket Ave, Rumford, RI.

Our New "ELC of RI" LOGO

News Update: 01MARCH2011 - NEW LOOK FOR ELC OF RI...In a continuing effort to improve our service to our families, our vehicles are being renovated and re-lettered.  We do purchase new vehicles, but some currently owned vehicles can sometimes simply be mechanically renovated and updated with lettering.  All vehicles go through several inspections to include company required quarterly inspections undertaken by Elmwood Dodge, and a yearly state inspection undertaken by the RI DMV inspection station.  The savings gained can then be used to improve other areas of our centers, such as playgrounds or the computer centers.  Other options include using the funds to add additional programs/activities requested by our families.  Look for the vans with our new blue logo and tell us what you think!!!

New computers at our centers

News Update: 04JAN2011 - NEW COMPUTERS...*Delivery tonight*....In a continuing effort to upgrade all centers, ELC has purchased additional computers for its Barrington and Coventry locations.  Stop by and check out these great learning machines!!!

News Update: 27DEC2010 - SEVERE SNOW FALL...We are proud to announce that thanks to our snow plow crews and diligent teachers, our schools did not experience any delays and there was no chance of cancellation at any of our centers.  We are known by our parents as saying, "Always open unless there is a state of emergency called by the Governor!"


News Update: 22DEC2010....The centers have already undergone great improvements over the past year and additional improvements are ongoing. Additionally, plans are in place to improve and upgrade all playgrounds to include the addition of second playground set as well as replacement of all ground covering as warm weather arrives. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!