Ribbon cutting and grand opening to be held at Dr. Day Care in East Greenwich

New location – Dr. Day Care East Greenwich

East Greenwich, RI – After many months of planning, construction and licensing, the new Dr. Day Care Learning Center in East Greenwich – located at 88 Crompton Road – is now open and enrolling students, six weeks old through Pre-K. To mark this much-anticipated occasion, the new center will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 1 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., with the ribbon cutting at 10:00 a.m. The grand opening will be attended by members of the East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce, members of the East Greenwich Town Council, local business owners, and the Dr. Day Care teachers and management team.

The center recently underwent an accreditation visit to earn national accreditation from the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA). To earn NECPA accreditation, Dr. Day Care completed an intense self-study process, measuring the program and its services against the NECPA standards. These standards assess quality in the areas of adult and child interaction, staff qualifications, health and safety, physical environment, administration, and parent and community relationships. Accreditation is a vigorous process that can take up to two years to achieve. Early childhood centers are evaluated based on standards that ensure the center is providing children a clean, safe, and positive learning environment. National accreditation gives parents the peace-of-mind knowing that teachers are creating engaging learning experiences for all children. According to studies by Child Care Aware in America, only 10% of centers in RI are nationally accredited.

As an early childhood expert, the Dr. Day Care founder, Dr. Mary Ann Shallcross Smith, is excited to care for and educate children in East Greenwich. She has been in the profession for nearly 50 years and has received her doctorate in Education and Leadership. Dr. Shallcross Smith was named an “Exceptional Emerging Leader” by Exchange Press, Inc., the only recipient in Rhode Island to receive this prestigious international award. This combination of experience and education has allowed Dr. Day Care to provide the best quality care and education for the children and families that they serve.


Parents are encouraged to schedule a tour or stop by any time to view the newly remodeled facility. Call the center directly at 401-320-4882 or email info@drdaycare.com with any questions or to schedule a visit. Visit www.drdaycare.com for more information.


Ribbon cutting and grand opening to be held at Dr. Day Care in East Greenwich




Media Contacts:

Rebecca Compton, Marketing Director
Dr. Day Care
401-475-7707 x251

Dr. Mary Ann Shallcross Smith, Founder & President
Dr. Day Care
401-723-2277 x222


Amy Vogel, CEOO
Dr. Day Care
401-475-7707 x250