Welcome to Smithfield

(401) 233-2828


The Children's Workshop in Smithfield offers high quality child care and early learning for infants, toddlers, preschool, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and school age children. Our early learning program centers around our unique Children's Workshop Framework curriculum, which combines RI Early Childhood Standards with the Massachusetts state standards and centers around play to provide your child with an educational experience unlike anywhere else.

In addition, we offer a number of Kindergarten options, from a private, full day program to wrap-around care to continue your child's half day Kindergarten education. Our Kindergarten program is run by a certified teacher and has a low student-teacher ratio of 12:1, compared to 25:1 at the public schools. In this program, we teach to the Rhode Island GLE's as well as the common core standards. We also include our Social and Emotional curriculum to help ease the transition from pre-kindergarten.

Our school age buses and vans provide transportation to and from Smithfield, North Providence and Johnston Elementary Schools. In addition, we service areas of North Scituate. If you are unsure if we service your area, please give us a call!

Our center is located on Cedar Swamp Road, right off Route 44 about a mile past the Smithfield Crossings. Our spacious layout gives a one-of-a-kind feel to the center and allows each age group their own learning experience. We have two large playgrounds nestled safely behind our center to allow for lots of outdoor experiences, natural exploration, and safe gross motor time outside with similar age groups.

We are VERY proud to be a NAEYC accredited center! For more information about NAEYC, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and the high quality standards they demand of their accredited programs, please Visit the NAEYC website

Our center is conveniently open from 6:30am - 6:00pm and our affordable rates include breakfast, hot lunch and daily snacks. We invite you to visit our center at any time; we'd love to give you and your family a tour. For more information or to schedule a visit, please call us at 401-233-2828.

See us in action, please watch our video to see our motto of "Families Come First!" come to life at TCW Smithfield!

Programs Offered at Smithfield:
School Age
Summer Camp
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School Director

  • Kristin Johnston

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    Hi, My name is Miss Kristin and I am the Director at The Children’s Workshop in Smithfield.  I graduated from Rhode Island College with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary and Middle School Education.  I began working as a School Age Coordinator with The Children’s Workshop in Warwick in 2007.  It was there where I discovered my love for Early Childhood!  In February of 2009, I transferred to Rumford and pursued my certification in Early Childhood.  I served as Head Teacher, Kindergarten Teacher and Director  in Rumford before transferring to Smithfield in 2014 as the Director.  Please stop by for a visit!  I would love for you to meet our amazing children and teachers!