The Children’s Workshop in Lincoln offers high quality child care and learning for infants, toddlers, preschool, pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and school-age children. Our “surround care” program also offers care for school-aged children before and after school and a full day program for school vacations, summer vacation, holidays and school closings. We also provide transportation to and from Lincoln and Cumberland schools!
The center is located in the business park between the Lincoln Mall and Lincoln High School, behind Amica Insurance. Our building includes bright, developmentally appropriate classrooms and large outdoor playgrounds. We also offer the Itty Bitty Sports program and KinderDance weekly.
We offer affordable rates, convenient hours and a great location minutes off all major highways. In addition, we utilize a nationally recognized curriculum and approach to education that you will see in action in all our centers, which provides a strong foundation for children’s academic success. Our teachers provide a warm, nurturing environment in which every child can be successful. Children retain more when they’re having fun so our programs emphasize learning through play.
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 BrightStars rated program! For more information about BrightStars and the high quality standards they demand of their rated programs, please Visit the BrightStars website!
Our center is open from 6:30am to 6pm and tuition includes breakfast, hot lunch, daily snack and beverages, as well as formula for infants. We invite you to visit our center. We’d love to give you and your family a tour. For more information or to schedule a visit, please call us at 401-334-2210.
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Preschool & Pre-K
Hi! My name is Heather Grocott, Director of The Children’s Workshop here in Lincoln, RI. I first started my journey with the TCW family in 2007 in our Smithfield location as a Kindergarten teacher. I then entered the company’s Management in Training Program, working in several of our locations while also training staff in various areas of early childhood education. I made my home in Lincoln in February of 2010 as the Education Coordinator of the site. I later became the Director of our school in May of 2011.
I am a graduate from Providence College in Elementary and Special Education, where I obtained a bachelor’s degree. I also have a Master’s Degree from Rhode Island College in Early Childhood Education. My true passion is not only working with children, but sharing knowledge with families and teachers in order to provide high quality early learning experiences. I make it my mission to stay current and active in the field of Early Childhood Education here in Rhode Island. I am a proud member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the Rhode Island Childcare Director’s Association, as well as the Rhode Island College Early Childhood Advisory Board. I have had the honor and privilege to deliver professional development opportunities at both the local and national levels throughout my career. I also share my passion for early learning as an adjunct professor at two local colleges. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, the beach, and teaching dance.
Please stop by and visit our Lincoln site at any time, we look forward to meeting you!
Tracy has been in the field of early childhood education for 22 years. She started with The Children’s Workshop in September 1999 as an assistant director for one of the Massachusetts sites and has since served as director, regional, and currently as a VP regional overseeing seven facilities throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Tracy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Early Childhood education from the University of RI. Besides overseeing sites she has also managed successful fundraisers including golf tournaments, developed and given countless training sessions, and served on boards and committees. Tracy is currently one of the faces of The Children’s Workshop appearing on segments of “The Modern Parent” on Fox Providence’s morning television show, The Rhode Show. In her role, Tracy enjoys most supporting and helping the staff, families, and children she works with every day. When she is not working, she enjoys gardening, cooking, and spending time with her husband and children.
I have sent my 2 sons here and the staff has been wonderful for their entire tenure from infant through pre-k. Both of them have been ready for kindergarten. I couldn’t be any happier.