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 BPS  wishes to thank the following sponsors for their generosity in helping to make our 6th annual Run to Mama Road Race a huge success! Check the fundraising page for the recorded times of runners/walkers!

212 Health and Performance
Avenue N
Carney Family Foundation
Clover Realty, LLC
Durso Landscaping & Construction
Green Lawn Sprinklers
Healing Paws LLC
F.H. French Co. Inc.
JLV Consulting, LLC
Loiselle Insurance Agency
London Health Administrators, Ltd.
Northwestern Mutual Representatives: Timothy McCahan, CLU, ChFC & Mark Swistak, Jr. CLU
Pawtucket Credit Union
Peregrine Group LLC
Pilgrim Title
Pods Swimming
Polyvinyl Films, Inc.
Providence Pilates Center
Rumford Dental
South County Orthopedics & Physical Therapy, Inc.


Contact Information

Brown Play School
4 Newman Avenue
East Providence, RI 02916
p: 401-435-0126
e: Claudine Taylor



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Founded in 1950 by members of the Brown University community, Brown Play School is an independent preschool serving three, four and five year-olds in the greater Providence area (Providence, Rumford, Pawtucket, Seekonk and Rehoboth).  We are a partnership school where parents and families are encouraged to participate but are not expected to fulfill specific teaching duties.

Just minutes from the east side of Providence in Rumford, Rhode Island, we offer a unique program that encourages children to be open-minded, creative thinkers who are intrinsically motivated and who will continue to ask questions and seek knowledge as they grow and mature.  Our curriculum is based on the Reggio Emilia philosophy of child-centered play and learning.  Art exploration is a key element of our school day and we have a dedicated, well-stocked art studio where our students create an impressive array of paintings, self-portraits (an annual tradition), clay sculptures, and much more.  Our art teacher offers unique projects that far surpass the typical preschool fare.  

Brown Play School is divided into a wide variety of educational centers that rotate throughout the school year.  Students also benefit from many special “extras” including our greenhouse, a large playground, yoga, woodworking, and music.  Families select a 3, 4 or 5-day program for three-year olds and a 5-day program for four and five year-olds.  The day can start as early as 8 AM, with pick-up options at either 11:45-11:55 AM for the regular day program, or at 2 PM for our “lunch bunch.”  If you are looking for an extra-special preschool experience for your child, we encourage you to visit!