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The SKP Lottery Opens March 9th!


“…for children, play is serious learning. Play is the real work of childhood.” -Fred Rogers


It is the mission of the South Kingstown Preschool (SKP) to create a loving, nurturing, and productive environment, which respectfully embraces the value of each child, family, faculty member, and community partner. We maintain high expectations for all children with the fundamental understanding that each child can learn given instruction that is built upon his or her unique strengths and learning style. By committing to putting the needs of children first and pooling our resources as needed, we strive to assist each child in reaching his or her full potential during these precious and important early years. 

The South Kingstown Preschool (SKP) educates a diverse group of children, including those with and without disabilities. During the 23-24 school year, SKP will provide half-day preschool sessions for 3 and 4-year-olds and full-day classrooms for 4-year-olds.

Play is the primary means by which children demonstrate early learning accomplishments. We have created a learning community that promotes literacy, communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, civic responsibility, and the skills necessary for participating in a culturally diverse society.

As part of the South Kingstown School Department, our program is aligned with the district Kindergarten curriculum. We have also established transition meetings with the SKSD school of entry when your child is ready for kindergarten. This collaboration between SKP and the elementary schools makes for a smooth transition with a clear understanding of your child on the first day of kindergarten.



- Are staffed by an experienced, Rhode Island Department of Education certified teacher and paraprofessional.
- Provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum in implementing the RI Early Learning Developmental Standards.  
- Have a maximum of 15 or 20 children depending upon the preschool model
- Provide a multidisciplinary approach to learning through program-wide collaboration.    
- Include Social-Emotional Development (SEL) as part of the instructional goals for all students.
WHAT SETS US APART - Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapy services are embedded within the school day for students who require such as part of their special education services.
- Our School Psychologist and/or Social Worker are available to work with children and their families.
- At SKP, we have access to a full-time school nurse/teacher.

South Kingstown Preschool has participated in the BrightStars quality assessment process and SKP was awarded  4 out of 5 stars. We were assessed across several quality standards and criteria including Health and  Safety, Early Learning and Development, and Family Engagement. For further details regarding this rating, please visit www.BrightStars.org.



The Lottery for SY 23/24 Opens March 9th!  


2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR


In order to assure a fair and equitable system, any vacancies open to community peers who are typically developing will be filled through a lottery each school year.

All Community Peers must have a Child Outreach screening, and pass in all areas, and must be potty trained prior to attending SKP. For additional information about CO Screenings use this link: Child Outreach Brochure.
Children who are 3 years old shall be eligible to attend half day sessions
Children who are 4 years old (and not yet 5) before 09/01/23 shall be eligible to attend our half day session or full-day session based on lottery results and selected parent preference



AM Session: 3 year-olds   8:53 - 11:33 *

3 year olds are eligible for three or four half days (T-Th or M-Th)
PM Session: 3 and 4-year-olds 12:33 - 3:13*
3-year-olds are eligible for three or four half days (T-Th or M-Th)
4-year-olds are eligible for four or five half days (M-Th or M-F)
Full Day: 4-Year-Olds Only 8:53-3:13*
4-year-olds are eligible for four or five full days (M-Th or M-F)
* approximate, times may vary slightly
PROGRAM COSTS per School year (Sept-June)
payments may be paid in monthly installments or paid in full at the start of the school year.

3 half days per week = $1260.00/sy | Tuesday - Thursday

4 half days per week = $1680.00/sy | Monday - Thursday

5 half days per week = $2100.00/sy | Monday - Friday

4 full days per week = $3360.00/sy | Monday - Thursday

5 full days per week = $4200.00/sy | Monday - Friday

There is no school on the third Friday of each month 






For any additional questions please contact:

Brooke Degidio, Early Childhood Coordinator, South Kingstown Preschool (SKP) at bdegidio@sksd-ri.net

Wakefield School 101 High Street Wakefield, RI 02879

Phone: 401 360-1414

Fax: 401 360-1210

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