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  • Is Club Tora a licensed family child care?
    Yes, I am licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Human Services as a Family Child Care Home, license number 95669. I have a variance that allows me to have eight children over age 3. License renewal is every two years. A DHS licensor conducts 1-2 unannounced, monitoring site visits a year. You can contact DHS licensing at Or you can call 401-462-3009. Licensing requirements include: Application Physicians reference Fingerprinting, background, checks, and criminal history affidavit Employment, history, affidavit Immunizations (TD, MMR, Varicella, Influenza) Child protective service clearance Proof of education Pediatric CPR and first aid certifications Proof of homeownership Lead safety report Radon safety report Annual State Fire Marshall inspection Liability insurance Emergency evacuation plan
  • Does Club Tora have a well, diverse curriculum?
    Yes, Club Tora follows the Rhode Island Early Learning and Development Standards which include physical health and motor development, social and emotional development, language development, literacy, cognitive development, mathematics, social studies, science and creative arts. For more information, please go to our program page.
  • Is Club Tora competitively priced?
    Club Tora fees are $55/day. Club Tora is open Tuesday through Friday. We follow Newport school calendar and off on all school holidays, vacations, snow days, and summer. Full biweekly fees are charged for these days.
  • What does a day at Club Tora look like?
    The child’s day is planned and organized to allow children freedom of choice throughout their play. Children can engage in 1- 15 activity centers or in the kitchen area, choose a teacher directed activity or sensory play. Circle time is a mixture of stories, learning games, music, and sharing time. Outside play at the Coggeshall School playground is an important part of our day. Even in the winter, we love to go sledding at the schoolyard. Program activity calendars with reminders are distributed monthly.
  • Do the children have quiet time?
    Yes. After lunch the children gather their blankets for 30 minutes of quiet time with a book, a puzzle, or a fun-for-one busy box.
  • Do children have to be toilet trained?
    Yes, children must be toilet trained. Children “on the fence” learn quickly as they model their peers and follow the bathroom routines. Clothing that encourages independence is most helpful. Accidents are expected along with help wiping. We will work together to make sure this is a positive part of the day.
  • Does Club Tora provide lunch and snacks?
    Parents provide morning and afternoon snacks along with lunch. Club Tora does provide milk with lunch. Water is served with snack and is readily available to the children throughout the day.
  • Do you participate in programs outside of Club Tora?
    Occasionally with our parents help, Club Tora will go on field trips that include The Farmer’s Daughter (Fall fun and hayride), apple picking, the fire station, and Pell School kindergarten classroom. In addition, swim lessons at the Boys and Girls Club have been offered. Club Tora is always open to new adventures!
  • What to bring to Club Tora?
    At the beginning of the school year, each child will need the following items to be left left at Club Tora: a resting blanket a change of clothes a pair of slippers Each child will need a backpack that will be big enough to hold the child’s lunchbox and snack. Once a week, the child will have "Show and Share" in which they bring something in from home to share with their friends.
  • Drop off and Pick up
    We begin our day at 7:00 AM but drop off can be anytime thereafter. Our hand hygiene and sign-in station will be set up at the entrance to Club Tora. It’s helpful if your child is here by 9:00 AM. The children will be greeted at the top of the stairs. If your child is needing more comfort upon arrival, please feel free to escort your child into the playroom. Pick up is by 3:30 PM Earlier pick up will be at the Coggeshall School playground from 2:45 - 3:20 PM
  • Do we celebrate birthdays?
    We love a party! For birthdays, Club Tora will bake cupcakes for each child.
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