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1. Dr. Day Care is committed to your family and child's education.
2. Dr. Day Care focuses on child development and quality care.
3. Dr. Day Care has been providing educational child care the longest in Rhode Island.
4. Dr. Day Care has highly trained and professional teachers.
5. What is my child learning through play? Every moment is a teachable moment! Dr. Day Care shows you how! (more)
Dr. Day Care's Child Development Center for Learning and Play is led by Mary Ann Shallcross Smith, Ed.D, known as "Dr. Day Care." Mary Ann began her career as an early childhood and school age professional in 1972 when she started her home - based day care in her home in Lincoln, RI.
In 1987 Dr. Shallcross Smith co-founded Kids Klub Inc., a non-profit day care, Kids Klub is located in various locations throughout Rhode Island. She has successfully operated early childhood centers for 37 years.
During her business career, she attended colleges CCRI, URI and RIC, and received her doctorate degree (Ed.D) in leadership and human development studies in 1995.
At this time, Mary Ann's passion is meeting the needs of children and their families by providing quality care and education for children. Together, she and her highly qualified team of professionals, are successfully accomplished leaders in the child care profession.
Mary Ann is married to Ronald R. Smith, RN, parent of Keith W. Shallcross, Christopher J Smith and Amy S, Vogel and grandmother to three wonderful grandsons. She writes many articles for publications in the area of child development and is known as "Dr. Day Care!".
Mary Ann's passion is children, she studies child development and child behavior. She has traveled all over the world visiting and staying in villages with families. She studies children's development and parent child interactions as it relates to how each country has their own unique way of raising kids!