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BGCW Full Day Child Care Starts Sept. 14

The Oakland Beach Branch of the Warwick Boys & Girls Clubs at 340 Oakland Beach Ave.

WARWICK, RI— Starting Sept. 14,  the Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick will offer full-day child care at Norwood and Oakland Beach for students from any city or town in grades K-6.

BGCW aims to give children opportunities to thrive with distance learning support, socialization — and fun — when school begins this year, said executive director Lara D’Antuono.

As it did with its successful summer camp programming, BGCW is instituting stringent health and safety best practices to keep children and staff safe at all times.

Financial aid, based on need, is available to reduce costs.

Services run from 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Friday. Support includes:

  • Assistance with distance learning
  • All-day programming
  • Stable groups allowing boys and girls to build friendships while remaining safe
  • Socialization
  • Physical education, including non-contact sports, skill drills, etc.
  • And of course, lots of FUN while maintaining appropriate distancing

To reduce the anxieties and struggles some youngsters are feeling by not being in a classroom, during school time, students will be grouped by grade, supervised and encouraged by BGCW trained staff. Before and after school hours will be filled with fun and enriching athletic activities, games and crafts. STEAM projects will reinforce learning and inspire kids to be creative, problem solve and collaborate.

“When the school year begins the Boys & Girls Club will do whatever it takes to help children maintain their social, emotional health and academic progress,” said D’Antuono. “At the same time, our remaining open throughout the entire day will help working parents get the outstanding and dependable child care they need for their sons and daughters in order to work every day.”

To learn more or to reserve a spot, please visit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick’s website:

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