Welcome Interns!

This summer we would like to welcome four talented young people to our Dr. Day Care and Kids Klub Team! Dr. Day Care and Kids Klub have worked with Skills for Rhode Island’s Future and the Prepare RI program to bring new and creative ideas to the classroom at Kids Klub Stephen Olney, DDC Home Office, and DDC Pawtucket locations. We have worked with Prepare RI for three years to engage with the wonderful young people in our communities. In welcoming these young people to our team, we wish to bring innovative ideas and concepts to our classroom. 

About Prepare RI

Prepare RI has been working hard to create real-world learning opportunities for Rhode Island’s youth. They are strong believers in the importance of getting real-world work experience for young people and early exploration of career options. All Prepare RI interns attended a 40-hour work readiness boot camp that focuses on the importance of teamwork, community building, and professionalism.

Meet the Interns!

Julia Butera is an up-and-coming senior at Smithfield High School and has been helping at Kids Klub Stephen Olney and their STEM Advantage Program – World of Water lessons. 

Intern Julia Butera making paper and popsicle stick animals with three children
Our intern Julia helping Kids Klub learn about the importance of watershed animals through arts and crafts.

She has been a wonderful asset to the Kids Klub team at the summer camp here at Kids Klub Stephen Olney in North Providence. This curriculum is developed by Mystic Aquarium, with hands-on experiments each week focusing on testing local water, what a watershed is, and the importance of not polluting. 

Julia also is a great team player! She always has a positive attitude and is ready for activities with the kids! She has assisted in many group games and crafts, as well as special visitors’ activities. The theme for summer camp is Discovering Life Lessons from the Magic of Disney, with a different Disney movie theme/focus each week. Julia is always ready to help the kids with projects that go along with these lessons.”

— Aria Suzman

Intern Kamila reads with three children
Our intern Kamila is working with the kids to develop literacy skills.

At Dr. Day Care Pawtucket, Kamila Soto Miranda has been doing an amazing job working with the kids to develop their teamwork skills through water play and outdoor activities. Kamila has been exceptional in the classroom and continues to encourage children to explore new concepts and ideas.

I enjoy working with the kids and meeting all the kids was one of the best things that ever happened to me, I love them all so much!”

— Kamila Soto Miranda

Intern Kyanna engages with two infants and playing with purple, blue, and green balls
Kyanna engages with Dr. Day Care infants to build connections and tune motor skills.

Kyanna Gomes has also been helping with Dr. Day Care Pawtucket – encouraging the development of gross motor skills, thinking, and communication through play. She has been a valuable part of our team and has done well connecting with the kids.

I enjoy working at Dr. Day Care, because I like the family aspect that this center has between everyone involved.”

— Kyanna

At our Home Office, India Gaffney is starting her role in marketing and will be creating informational and eye-catching pamphlets and posts for our Facebook page, blog, and other platforms.

Intern India sitting at a desk in a white shirt in front of a laptop
India working on this blog post.


We are looking forward to spending the rest of the summer working with our interns!