Turning the Classroom Inside Out


June through August are critical months for curious little minds.

The Summer Learning & Enrichment Program at Children’s Friend gives students plenty of time to create, learn, and play.

Children learn to develop their emotional and social intelligence – prepping them for success in kindergarten. They make new friends and learn to work and play collaboratively.

Our program gets kids outside exploring their neighborhoods in new ways. They also explore Rhode Island through field trips. As they engage in activities and build confidence, they are preparing for life in and out of the classroom.

Children’s Friend has the only Summer Learning & Enrichment Program in Rhode Island designed to promote school readiness and mitigate summer learning loss for our most vulnerable preschoolers for eight weeks, five days a week, 6.5 hours per day.

Proven Results

Our program is effective – children who attend continue to show improvements in eight developmental domains: language, literacy, math, science, creative art, social-emotional, approaches to learning, and physical development. By providing an educational safety net, children are more academically prepared for the new school year.

Make a Real Difference

Your investment provides access to an engaging education program, healthy meals, daily safe outdoor play, field trips, and highly qualified teachers all summer long. Children with the highest need are given priority, especially those in vulnerable situations. Without you, these children would not have this opportunity.

Click here to donate to the Summer Learning & Enrichment Program.