Infant Program

Warm, nurturing team members care and educate our youngest children. Through the use of a sensory/play-based curriculum, children will be introduced to new experiences, given plenty of opportunities to explore their environment, be engaged in developmentally appropriate activities, and respect shown for each child’s developmental stage, are the components that help our infants meet with success. Through each child’s needs being consistently met, they will grow to trust the adults who care for them, and the world around them!

Our online updates with Daily Connect let’s you know what your baby is doing in real time. You no longer have to wait until the end of your work day to find out how your child is doing. You can connect to your secure online account from the road, work, or elsewhere! This will reduce anxiety of being away from your infant and allow for two-way communication to enhance your child’s experiences away from home.

6:30 – 9 a.m. Arrival
First feeding at home
Feeding per child’s individual schedule and needs
Breakfast served for infants who eat table food (8:30 a.m.)
9 – 11 a.m. Infants under 15 months: Rest time
Infants over 15 months: Educational play; art activity,
music and movement, outdoor time, story time
11 a.m – Noon Handwashing, lunch
Noon – 2 p.m. Infants under 15 months: Educational play; art activity, music and movement,
outdoor time, story time
Infants over 15 months: Rest time
2 – 4:30 p.m. Snack time
Infants under 15 months: Rest time
Infants over 15 months:
Educational play; art activity, music and movement, outdoor time, story time
4:30 – 6 p.m. Quiet activities, story time, educational play, departure
6 p.m. Center closes

Toddler Program (18 months – 3 years)

A time to move, to grow, to learn, to explore! That is what our toddlers are here to do! Children are engaged in play-based sensory activities and movement to facilitate new skills and master skills already learned. Through daily exposure to concepts of colors, letters, numbers, and shapes, our toddlers are building preparedness to succeed in our preschool program through creative experiences. Self-help and socialization skills are also fostered in the toddler rooms to build self-confidence and enhance self-esteem. All of this combined with our state-of-the-art enrichment program, our toddlers love to learn!

6:30 – 9 a.m. Arrival
Table activities, interest centers
Breakfast (8:30 a.m.)
9 – 9:15 a.m. Flag Time/Morning Meeting
9:15 – 10:05 a.m. Curriculum, small group projects, interest centers
10 – 10:30 a.m. Music/Physical fitness enrichment
10:30 – 11 a.m. Curriculum, small group projects, interest centers
11 – 11:30 a.m. Gross motor time: Outside/Gross motor room/Wide World of Indoor Sports
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch and nap time
2 – 2:30 p.m. Diapers, hand washing, snack, interest centers
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Afternoon Meeting
Culinary/Art enrichment, interest centers
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Gross motor time: Outside/Gross motor room//Wide World of Indoor Sports
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Interest centers, music and movement
5:30 – 6 p.m. Table activities/clean up
6 p.m. Center closes

Preschool Program: (3 – 4 years)

Our preschoolers continue to build on their cognitive, language, socialization, and motor skills through a consistent balance of learning through play, physical activity, and enrichment experiences. Our highly qualified team of teachers individualizes learning experiences for each child to help them meet their potential. With the addition of our state-of the art gross motor room, access to indoor soccer fields, music, gym, culinary and art classes, children are constantly exposed to new ideas and innovative ways to build their skills!

Pre-K Program: (4 – 5 years)

Not only do we “Build Tomorrow’s Leaders” at Briarwood Child Academy, we also prepare your child to meet with success in kindergarten. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum based on the Rhode Island Early Learning Standards prepares children to succeed in kindergarten by giving them a strong, well-rounded foundation for future learning endeavors. We know what we need to teach your child and just as important, use best practices to do so. Learning through play is considered best practice in early childhood education and makes learning fun! Our goals are to give each child a love of learning, expand their knowledge, and build their confidence to succeed in life!

6:30 – 8:30 a.m. Arrival time, table activities, interest centers
8:30 – 9 a.m. Breakfast
9 – 9:20 a.m. Flag Time/Morning Meeting
9:20 – 9:50 a.m. Gross motor time: Outside/Gross motor room/ Wide World of Indoor Sports
9:50 – 10:30 a.m. Hand washing, curriculum, small group projects
10:30 – 11 a.m. Music/Physical fitness enrichment
11 – 11:30 a.m. Interest centers, small group projects
11:30 a.m. – Noon Hand washing, lunch time
Noon – 2 p.m. Rest time
2 – 2:30 p.m. Bathroom, hand washing, snack time
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. Culinary/Art enrichment, interest centers
3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Gross motor time: Outside/Gross motor room/ Wide World of Indoor Sports
4:15 – 5:30 p.m. Afternoon Meeting, interest centers
5:30 – 6 p.m. Table activities/clean-up
6 p.m. Center closes

School-Age Program: (5 – 12 years)

Learning does not end when the school day is over! It just takes on a new approach after school; physical activity and creativity, mixed with academic tutoring and leadership skill building! Children in our after school program are encouraged to engage in outdoor play followed by a nutritious snack to give them a much needed break from their long school day, and to prepare them to be ready to succeed at completing their homework. Through a variety of sports, culinary activities, and fun projects, we find a balance that makes homework completion easier. Tutoring and extra academic practice is always available!

Homework Help, Academic Enrichment, Recreation, Physical Fitness and Life Skills


We provide the time, the place, and the assistance to ensure your child completes their homework completely and correctly
Specially Designed Homework Logs & Forms help to track your child’s homework progress


North Smithfield elementary students are bussed to our academy.

Fun and Productive

After school your child will spend time doing multi Sports , Music or Culinary Arts to give them time to unwind. After they unwind they will work with one of our qualified staff members to complete their days homework assignments.


We also offer specialized tutoring in all subjects

Before and After School

We offer before and after school care for children 12 years of age and younger.