September 2019 -- Program Updates

Back to our Normal Story Time Schedule Beginning September 10!
Baby Steps: Story Time for Infants
(for ages Birth to 18 months)
Tuesdays & Fridays
11:30 am - 12:00 pm  
Stories, songs, rhythm and rhyme all designed for you and your wee-one.

Cradle to Crayons  
(for ages 1 to 3 years old) 
Tuesday & Friday
Tuesday: 9:30 - 10:30 OR 10:30 - 11:30 am 
Friday: 9:30 - 10:30 OR 10:30 - 11:30 am  
Combining time for play and socialization with a story time that includes movement, songs, finger plays and wonderful children's literature.

We are still at the Grace Episcopal Church
PLEASE NOTE:  Please access all sessions through the CHAPEL STREET door. If you are in front of the church at 300 Westminster Street, proceed to the rear of the building by going around the corner to the rear door on Chapel Street. PPL staff will be at the door for the first 15 minutes of each session to provide assistance. All sessions are held on the 2nd floor and strollers must be left on the ground  level. 
These sessions are not handicapped accessible. 
WELCOME Donna and Theresa...

We are pleased to welcome two Community College of Rhode Island Early Childhood Education students who will be working with Anne Kilkenny in the development of our story times for infants and toddlers. Donna and Theresa are both early childhood educators who are pursuing their Associates Degree from CCRI and specifically approached Anne about a field placement with her here at PPL. They will be helping to plan and implement new learning opportunities, working on their storytelling skills and creating take-home activities that tie in to the books we read together. PPL is very fortunate to have them with us!  


Family Learning Sundays are Back!
Beginning Sunday, October 6 | 2 pm

Our Family Learning Sunday programs will be held in the Pavilion at Grace Episcopal Church, 300 Westminster Street, Providence

We will be kicking off our 2019-20 Family Learning Sunday series with a Theater and Movement workshop lead by Dayane Araujo . The Theater program includes traditional theater games, music and movement that enhance the senses and improve body, mind and spirit wellness. The activities are fun and engaging and perfect for children and families.

Can't make it to this one? Family Learning Sundays continue through May on the first Sunday of the month at 2 pm. Join us for a variety to interactive offerings including music, dance, science and art! Look for a full schedule soon at

New Books coming all the time...receive regular emails!
Reading to our young children is one of the best ways we can ensure that they become lifelong learners.

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Thirteen Tips for Starting Preschool

Is your child entering a preschool program for the first time? Use these tips to help both you and your child make a smooth transition.

We'd like to share this article by Diane Tunis, Rhonda Kleiner, and Fredda Band Loewenstein that appears in the National Association for the Education of Young Children's website: