The 100th day of school at the Robertson Kindergarten School at Central Falls was truly a special day. Kindergarten students in Ms. Acosta’s bilingual classroom received nearly 150 Learn-to-Read Spanish picture books. The books were donated by through the generosity and kindness of Joseph Armendarez, URI PhD candidate in School Psychology. He asked his family and […]
News from Central Falls Program
Central Falls teachers at Robertson Kindergarten School and Capt. Hunt Preschool Center under the caring leadership of Beth Tanner spent a morning of their professional development day discussing the important issue of equity in education. Paul and Kay spoke to the group about two factors of educational equity – fairness and inclusion. They gave a […]
Julissa Garo in Central Falls made fantastic Parent Bags to help parents assist their Kindergarteners with reading readiness. All hands-on, manipulatives that make learning engaging and fun. Kudos Julissa! Paul and Kay have been having weekly parent meetings to discuss ways parents can support their child’s social and emotional learning. They have brought literacy readiness […]
The Center is completing six years of supporting Central Falls School District in Rhode Island using the Second Step Violence Prevention Program to teach social and emotional skills to Kindergarten students at Robertson Elementary School. Paul & Kay teach parent groups at Capt. Hunt (pictured) and Robertson. See full story by Center intern, Jeremy Giglio.
The violence prevention team from the URI Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies visits with the amazing parent volunteers in the Family Room at the Captain Hunt Preschool and Early Childhood Development Program in Central Falls. Weekly social skills lessons, taught by URI students, are matched with weekly parent training sessions, which began this month. […]
Center Staff, volunteers, and students are connecting with parents at Central Falls! Paul Bueno de Mesquita, Kay Johnson, Lacey Feeley, Jenni Barrientos, Meena McGowan, and Jenna Porcaro are enjoying the weekly Parent Meetings at Central Falls Captain Hunt Preschool and Robinson Kindergarten schools. We are making the home-school connection with the Second Step Violence Prevention […]
Second Step Violence Prevention Program The highly acclaimed Second Step – Violence Prevention Program, kicks off the year in Central Falls as the Center begins its 6th year of service in this school district. Under the direction of Prof. Paul Bueno de Mesquita and Center graduate intern Lacey Feeley, the URI violence prevention team of Jenni Barrientos, Meena […]