We’ve launched the Collaborative for Early Childhood Initiatives at RWU

Ready to Learn Providence and three other programs at University College (UC) at Roger Williams University have created a Collaborative for Early Childhood Initiatives.

By teaming up with these other programs, we’ll be able to develop innovative projects that require a range of expertise and experience. Other members of the Collaborative are Providence Talks, UC’s Division of Early Learning and UC’s ESL Teacher Certification Program. We all focus on the developmental growth and well-being of children.

The Collaborative’s initiatives will serve pre- and in-service educators, families, community members and children to achieve its goals.

For educators we offer professional seminars, non-credit and credit-bearing coursework, specialized certificate programming in infant and toddler teaching, and degrees in early childhood education. UC is also the sole Rhode Island institution of higher education to offer a competency-based, job-embedded ESL Teacher Certification Program.

For families there are learning series, home visits and playgroups. For children, there are playgroups and state-funded classrooms.

Please go here to see our three-year strategic plan.

For more information on the Collaborative and its vision for the future, call Maura Pearce, director of Providence Talks and the UC Division of Early Learning, at (401) 254-4837, or Leslie Gell, director of R2LP, at (401) 276-4821.


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