About Baby Steps Newport and Mission
Baby Steps and Its Mission Statement
September through May monthly Education Programs bring parents and their children together for an interactive Saturday morning of crafts, music, reading and speakers addressing parenting and educational topics. The educational component follows three independently developed curricula organized around the parent as teacher, child developing as an independent learner and the Rhode Island Early Learning Standards. The three curricula are centered on: approaches to learning, social and emotional development, language development and communication. The literacy program is lead and created by the Newport Public Library.
In addition to the educational components of the Saturday Programs participants are provided breakfast and have access to baby supplies, gift cards and gently used clothing and toys. In support of in home teaching each family has access to the book donation program (new and gently used books) and they are encouraged to leave with as many books as they wish. Transportation to the Saturday sessions is provided in cooperation with the Boys & Girls Club of Newport County.
The Baby Steps mission is to actively engage parents and caregivers with birth to 36 month year old children in activities that model effective parenting and learning strategies in a supportive community.