Back to School!


It’s happened; big signs all over stores and television ads for “Back to School” sales.  I for one have not even been to the beach yet this summer, so the news that back to school is around the corner already has me thinking of next summer!

Summer is not really a quiet time in a place like Children’s Friend.  As well as continuing to serve thousands of families in our year-round programs, we spend the summer getting ready for the new academic year. We devote countless hours making sure that classrooms are prepared, staff are well trained and supplies are ready, for the return of over 1,000 three- and four-year olds in our early childhood classrooms.

Communities throughout Rhode Island prepare for sending kids back to school much the same way we do.  For over 15 years Back to School Celebrations in Rhode Island have given away thousands of backpacks filled with school supplies for children statewide. This year is no different.  On August 15th ateleven sites throughout the state children going back to school can receive a backpack.

As you enjoy the last days of a seemingly short summer break, stop in at the Back to School Celebration near you and enjoy the fun!