Playful Practicum Participants

Providence Children’s Museum
Position: Playful Practicum Participants
Reports to: Director of Education
Status: Temporary, Stipend
Location: In-person/Remote

Rhode Island’s Elementary School Educators (PreK-4th) are invited to apply for PCM’s 2nd Annual Playful Practicum. Expand your teaching toolkit, help other teachers by creating standard-aligned resources that promote playful learning, and receive a $1,000 stipend for sharing your thoughts and expertise.

What is it?

Providence Children’s Museum (PCM) is building a library of digital resources, aligned to RIDE standards, that support children’s creative development through open-ended, process-based learning.

Educators will receive in-depth training led by PCM educators on the fundamentals of creativity and play-based learning. They will then collaborate with PCM to create lesson plans that fuel children’s creative thinking and problem-solving abilities. Lessons created through this partnership will be shared via our digital library to educators across local school communities, state-wide, and nationally.


  • Participate in PCM’s Playful Practicum 5-part workshop with access to the Museum’s experts while building their own networks of play-based educators.
  • Write 2 standards aligned lesson plans for PCM’s digital library for teachers.
  • Receive approval from their principal to field test activities in their classroom.
  • PCM is excited to work with pairs of teachers from the same school and candidates who demonstrate an interest in embedding playful learning in classroom and hybrid model instruction.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be a certified teacher currently working in an public or publicly funded charter school in Rhode Island.
  • Must be a current PreK-4th grade teacher

Application Instructions:

Click here to complete the application.

Applications due by February 1, 2022.

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Providence Children’s Museum is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and  employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status,  physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic  protected by law.

About Us

Our mission is to inspire lifelong learning for all through play, creativity, and exploration.

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Group Visits

Providence Children’s Museum is the ideal place for school field trips, camp outings, homeschool and community group trips and Scout excursions.

About Play

While society often overlooks and undervalues play, we are here to celebrate and elevate it. Because we know play isn’t frivolous. It’s foundational.

For Families

We’ve collected an extensive resource of creative activities that will engage kids and their caregivers wherever you may be.

PCM Lesson Plans

Check out our library of lesson plans for teachers and families. PCM has created a variety of lesson plans for teachers by teachers for children pre-k through early elementary.

Become a Partner

PCM has brought the magic of learning to life for over 40 years. As a trusted resource for families and children in southern New England, PCM is an anchor in our community.

More than a Museum

PCM is committed to serving the children of southern New England – regardless of their financial ability. 40% of the Museum’s budget is dedicated to welcoming one-third of the Museum’s total audience free of charge or at greatly reduced rates through a variety of outreach programs.