SK Integrated Preschool - SKIP

South Kingstown Integrated Preschool (SKIP) at Wakefield Elementary School, educates a diverse group of children, including those with and without disabilities or developmental delays. SKIP provides half-day preschool sessions for both 3 and 4-year-olds, and a full day classroom for 4 year olds.

  • As part of the South Kingstown School Department, our program is aligned with the district Kindergarten curriculum. We have also established transition meetings with the SKSD school of entry when your child is ready for kindergarten. This collaboration between SKIP and the elementary school makes for a smooth transition with a  clear understanding of your child on day one of kindergarten. 

All SKIP classrooms: 

Are staffed by an experienced, Rhode Island Department of Education certified teacher and paraprofessional. 

Provide developmentally appropriate curriculum in implementing the RI Early Learning Developmental Standards  

Have a maximum of 15 children 

Provide a multidisciplinary approach to learning through program-wide collaboration 

Include Social-Emotional Development (SEL) as part of the instructional goals for all students.  


  • It is the mission of SKIP to create a loving, nurturing, and productive environment, which respectfully embraces the value of each child, family, faculty member, and community partner. We maintain high expectations for all children,  with the fundamental understanding that each child can learn given instruction which is built upon his or her unique strengths and learning style. By committing to putting the needs of children first and pooling our resources as needed, we strive to assist each child in reaching his or her full potential during these precious and important early years.  


  • Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapy services are embedded within the school day to students who require such as part of their special education services. 
  • Our School Psychologist and Social Worker are available to work with children and their families
  • As part of Wakefield Elementary School we have access to a full-time nurse/teacher.


Play is the primary means by which children demonstrate early learning accomplishments. We have created a learning community that promotes literacy,  effective communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, civic responsibility, and the skills necessary for living and working in a culturally diverse society. 

South Kingstown Integrated Preschool has participated in the BrightStars quality assessment process and SKIP was awarded  4 out of 5 stars. We were assessed across several quality standards and criteria including Health and  Safety, Early Learning and Development, and Family Engagement. For further details regarding this rating, please visit 



Here at SKIP, we work in partnership with our families   to foster a love of learning.  We recognize the role of   family members as crucial in their child’s development and encourage open and frequent communication.  Volunteer opportunities may be available within each classroom and with the elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).

“…for children, play is serious learning. Play is the real work of childhood.”

-Fred Rogers

For any additional questions please contact:
Tracy Andrews-Mellouise, Assist. Dir. Pupil Personnel Services
Early Childhood/South Kingstown Integrated Program (SKIP) at 
South Kingstown School Department 307 Curtis Corner Road Wakefield, RI 02879
hone: 401 360-1322
Fax: 401 360-1210


The South Kingstown School Department will have openings in our preschool classrooms for the 2021-2022 school year. Our program is supported by educators who are certified in both Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education. Children participating in our classrooms will include both children with developmental delays and those who are typically developing. In order to assure a fair and equitable system, any vacancies open to peers who are typically developing will be filled through a lottery system.

  • Children who are 3 years old before 09/01/21 (and not yet 4) shall be eligible to attend an AM or PM session.                       
  • Children who are 4 years old before 09/01/21 (and not yet 5) shall be eligible to attend a PM session or the full day session based on lottery results and parent preference.

AM: 8:53 - 11:33
PM: 12:33 - 3:13
FULL DAY FOR 4 YR OLDS: 8:53 - 3:13


3 yr olds:
3 days: Wednesday - Friday
4 days: Monday - Thursday

4 yr olds:
4 days: Monday - Thursday
5 days: Monday - Friday

3 half days per week = $126/month Wednesday - Friday
4 half days per week = $168/month Monday - Thursday
5 half days per week = $210/month Monday - Friday
5 full days per week = $420/month Monday - Friday


The Lottery for 3 & 4-year-olds (1/2 day programs) for the current school year (21/22) is now open!



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