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Child & Family’s Sandpiper Early Learning Center Top Rated on Aquidneck Island

Child & Family’s Sandpipers Early Learning Center is proud to announce they once again received 4 stars for their BrightStars certification, one of the few childcare centers ranked this high on Aquidneck Island. The program is also certified from the Council of Accreditation (COA), an international organization that focuses on best practices (standards) for child welfare, behavioral health, and community-based human and social service providers.

Sandpipers Early Learning Center is a full-time facility providing high quality care and educational experiences. Their professional teachers, many with decades of experience, oversee the development for children ages six weeks through five years. The school is open Monday through Friday from 6:45am to 5:30pm, 52 weeks a year. Their goal is to encourage positive self-images through engaged learning at an early age. They provide a safe and nurturing environment recognizing each child’s unique needs. There are over 100 families who attend Sandpipers Early Learning Center and 25-30% receives benefits from the Rhode Island Department of Human Services. Their competitive tuition includes enrichment programs both inside and outside the classroom in their Outdoor Learning Center as well as meals, milk, and so much more! Founded in 1922, Sandpipers has been supporting families of Aquidneck Island for generations.

BrightStars helps families in Rhode Island access QUALITY childcare, early learning, and school-age programs. They help childcare providers learn about best practices in early learning and apply them to the care children receive and recognize program quality while giving parents information to make choices about their children’s care and education.

Sandpipers has a rolling admission calendar and there are currently a few spots available. If you are interested in learning more about Sandpipers and their high quality childcare program, please contact Cali Boimila at or call (401) 848-4102.

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