The Block Island Times


The Block Island Early Learning Center is a licensed facility committed to meeting each child's developmental needs by creating an ongoing curriculum, which incorporates all of the RI Early Learning Standards with an emphasis on play and school community.  We strive to provided affordable childcare for all Block Island Residents.




The original center was founding in 1977 and operated as a private nursery school by the Town of New Shoreham. In September of 2002, the facility moved to the new complex at Older Harbor Meadow where services were expanded to included a pre-school and childcare program. Funding comes from tuition, Town of New Shoreham tax appropriations and donations. The Center is governed by the Block Island Early Learning Center Board of Directors.

Don't miss the Great Toy Boat Race!!!!

Join the BIELC for the Great Toy Boat Race!!!
Lots of Pasta Dinner and Sundae Bar

On Tuesday, May 14 from 5pm-8pm. Join BIELC at The Oar for the food and fun. All you can eat pasta dinner, raffles, and silent auction art items!!! Dinner $15 adults, $8 kids.
2nd Annual First Step Auction

The Block Island Early Learning Center Presents The 2nd Annual First Step Auction “Looking To The Future” Local artisans and crafters have beautifully decorated numerous picture frames that will be available for purchase through silent auction on May 11, 2013 from 4-6 p.m. at The Atlantic ...
Gift Wrapping and Holiday Cheer Basket Raffle

Let us help you wrap your gifts during Last Minute Shopping on Tuesday nights and the Old Island Pub and Juice & Java. We will be selling tickets for our beautiful Holiday Cheer Basket Raffle too. The drawing will by on New Year's Day at the Kittens following the Polar Plunge.
Shopping Stroll BIELC Gift Wrapping Fundraiser

Help support the island’s daycare and preschool this holiday season. For a donation to the BIELC, parents, staff and board members will wrap your gifts at the Chamber of Commerce office in the afternoon during the Shopping Stroll, November 23rd, 24th, and 25th . They will also be at The Old ...