North Providence School Department’s Preschool Program


Our preschool program is 2.5 hours a day (morning or afternoon), 5 days a week following the school calendar.  Child must be age 3, 4, or 5, and be toilet-trained.  Families are responsible for transportation to and from school.  There is a yearly tuition fee. Classrooms are at Greystone and Centredale schools.


The first step in the enrollment process is a Child Outreach Screen.  Child Outreach is a free service sponsored by the Rhode Island Department of Education and offered through the North Providence School Department.  Child Outreach is a screening program designed for all children between the ages of three and five.  Families receive information about their child’s development after participating in the program.  The information is gathered in two ways.  First, your child will participate in a brief screening program conducted by trained personnel.  Screening takes about 45 minutes to complete.  It is a series of game-like activities that check your child’s vision, hearing, general development, and speech and language development.  Second, families complete two questionnaires about their child’s development in everyday activities (Family Questionnaire and Ages & Stages Questionnaire: Social-Emotional). 


We are currently full for this year, but we have started a waiting list.  


To schedule a screening appointment please call 401-349-4732 or email