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156 Shaw Avenue, Cranston, RI 02905

Licensed Day Care & Early Learning Center in Cranston, RI

At the Carriage House Day Care & Early Learning Center, in Cranston, Rhode Island, we offer an enriching environment designed to help children develop as good citizens, great playmates, and curious, fun-loving learners. We care for children between the ages of three months and 12 years. Check out our Carriage House News section to learn more about our day care.

Mission Statement

The mission of Carriage House Day Care & Early Learning Center is to ensure a safe and happy learning environment for children, while at the same time allowing parents the peace of mind that comes with knowing their child is receiving the best possible care. We are dedicated to nurturing and growing children through a wide variety of actives and curriculum, including art, music, science, phonics, reading, social studies, character building, civility, physical activity, and cleanliness. All of these activities are crafted to meet each child's individual level of learning. Many studies throughout the United States have shown indisputable evidence that there are distinctive advantages to early childhood education, whether it's infant care or preschool.
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Our Staff

Marion McGrath is the founder and director of our day care and early learning center.
Guiding and educating young children for more than 50 years, her legacy is one of excellence through
learning. Tammy is the assistant director. She holds a graduate degree from
Wheelock College with a Master's of Science in Early Childhood Education and Child
Development. Tammy received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Rhode
Island in Human Development and Family Studies with a Minor in Adolescent Development.

Our Facilities

The facilities at Carriage House Day Care & Early Learning Center are small and developmentally appropriate. We offer an open and clean environment, with separate classrooms for infants and toddlers that provides each with a sense of his own space while also fostering community and security.
We boast a full library stocked with thousands of books, CDs, and interactive learning tools. Our library even has radiant-floor heating so kids can sit and read in comfort.


Many of our alums have gone on to college and the business world and achieved great success! Our professional staff encourages professional development, which supports a path to excellence and makes for a constantly improving environment for the children.


The goal of our literacy program is to teach phonics and reading skills as well as foster an appreciation for books and reading. We incorporate quality children's literature into the reading program and encourage children to use books in a variety of ways such as using a dictionary to learn what a word means, or a history book to research what how our country got its flag. We instill a love for learning that is dynamic and self-motivated which will remain with them for the rest of their lives!

Summer Camp

The Mission of Carriage House Day Care & Early Learning Center has an outstanding summer camp. It's known as a Country Club for kids, filled with fun, art, music, arts & crafts and much, much more... Before and After School Care.

When children are not attending public school we provide educational and unique opportunities for them including art classes, outdoor play, and science workshops.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a tour of our school.
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Lincenses: Licensed by the Department of Children, Youth & Their Families, & Rhode Island Department of
Elementary and Secondary Education (RIDE); Certified, Licensed, & Adheres to All State & Local Regulations