Baby Steps Newport
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Niko Merritt, Program Coordinator
1 York Street, Office 8B
Newport, RI 02840
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 curriculum organized around the parent as teacher, child developing as an independent learner and the Rhode Island Early Learning Standards. The three curriculums are centered on: approaches to learning, social and emotional development, language development and communication.
In addition to the educational components of the Saturday Programs participants are provided breakfast and have access to baby supplies, grocery gift cards and donated clothing. In support of in home teaching each family has access to a children’s lending library and book donation program. Transportation to Education Programs is provided in cooperation with the Boys & Girls Club of Newport County.
To participate in the Saturday sessions - as a parent/care giver or volunteer - please contact Niko Merritt at 401-533-1160.