Welcome to Smithfield

(401) 233-2828


Why Choose TCW Smithfield

The Children's Workshop in Smithfield offers high quality child care and early learning for infants, toddlers, preschool, pre-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.

Our school age buses and vans provide transportation to and from Smithfield 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 school 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 classrooms and allows each age group their own learning experience. We have two large playgrounds nestled safely behind our school to allow for lots of outdoor experiences, natural exploration, and safe gross motor time outside with similar age groups.

Parent Communication App

We have an extraordinary Parent Communication App that our teachers use daily to relay information and send pictures to family members, send newsletters, and track developmental progress for each child’s portfolio! With this application, parents/guardians are able to opt into email or text alerts and they can receive any information, instantaneously, about their child and their child’s school day.

Teachers and staff can tag daily pictures with our Developmental Domains (Social/Emotional, Physical, Artistic, Cognitive, and Language/Literacy) and are then able to communicate with the parents/guardians by adding captions or sending quick little notes.

Families LOVE this feature and we’re utilizing it more and more each day! We are so excited to be able to communicate with our families throughout the day and to show them what their children are learning each day.

For more information about our Parent Communication, please visit our Family Communication page or contact the Director of the school you are interested in learning more about!

We are VERY proud to be a NAEYC accredited facility and a BrightStars rated program! 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 school is conveniently open from 6:30am - 6:00pm and our affordable rates include breakfast, hot lunch and daily snacks. We invite you to visit us 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:
Back Up Care
Preschool & Pre-K
School Age
Summer Program
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    Alicia & Dan
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  • "We both love it!"
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  • "...they have an outstanding foundation for life's many journeys."
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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!