OCYL: The Mayor's Office of Children, Youth and Learning

OCYL: The Mayor's Office of Children, Youth and Learning


Parents of children who will be 3 years old on September 1st or 4/5 year olds entering Kindergarten in 2022, we'd like to meet with you! We have a 2 year Early Childhood Program. Contact us to schedule an appointment in February so we can have one family in the classroom at a time. (401) 475-0929 X1 REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 3rd.
When all 3 kiddos have OCYL ornaments on the tree! Thank you to the amazing Mrs. Sanford & Mrs. Neves! We love you! Xo 2017 & 2020!
Any thoughts of bringing back any programming for the little ones. Our son was living the music and motion classes pre-COVID.
Dear OCYL, will you be having chess in some capacity in the fall? Please say "yes"!
Love seeing the fabulous work coming in from our OCYL Early Childhood kiddos! Super colors and creativity!
Lucas completed his abc yard challenge.
Thank you Mrs. B
Thank you OCYL fpr our first STEAM package!!! We had a GREAT time doing this together!!!
Thank you so much for FUN FRIDAYS😍
One of our favorite OCYL songs and such a great reminder right now ❤️
Maxwell was asking to send mail to some of his friends at OCYL. He is in Ms. B and Ms. Coyne’s class on Tuesday and Thursday’s If your child would like mail from Maxwell please private message me your address. Max would love to receive mail too if your child wants to send him something I’ll reply with our address. Hope everyone is safe.
Aksel says hi to Mrs B, Mrs Coyne, Mrs Sanford, Mrs Neves, Miss Liz, Mrs Boisvert, and all his friends at the OCYL! He misses you all (and so does Mommy!). We feel so fortunate to be part of this community. Mommy and Isaac say hi to Miss Ashli from music class!
Jack is missing Mrs B and Mrs Coyne-and of course all his friends!!!! Stay well everyone.

OCYL: Expanding your child's opportunities to learn and achieve with classes for children and youth. It is the first of its kind in Rhode Island.

Expanding Your Child's Opportunities from PreK thru HS to Learn and Achieve through early childhood programs, the [email protected] and teen leadership, college planning and wellness programs. The Office of Children, Youth and Learning is a Cumberland municipal department created by Former Mayor Daniel McKee, established by ordinance in February 2007. OCYL offers programs for children of all ages. T

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Saturday morning fun for the kids and parents too! Check out this one-time Saturday program this Fall. Content is geared toward Grades K-2, but younger siblings will benefit too! Need help registering? Call us at (401)475-0929 x1

Photos from OCYL: The Mayor's Office of Children, Youth and Learning's post 10/18/2022

Photos from OCYL: The Mayor's Office of Children, Youth and Learning's post


It's going to get cold soon- can you help?


Love Cumberland? We're seeking a self-motivated designer for social media & direct customer service person for 2-3 shifts per week for an average of 8.5 hours including one late afternoon/evening shift and at least one Saturday morning a month when programs are in session. Year-round, including summers.


OCYL will be closed on Monday, October 10th for the holiday. Enjoy the long weekend!


We're so excited to be going to start our newest program at the middle schools this week! OCYL's Expressive Arts Club starts right afterschool for those who have already registered (Mondays @ NCMS, Tuesdays @ McCT). Pick up is at 4 PM. We plan to offer it again in January, so if you're on the waiting list, don't worry- you'll get a chance too! Registration for Winter will be announced in November.


Catch Robotics: Basics this Fall @ OCYL! The next session will be Robotics: Systems, so be sure to get into the Basics class NOW! Register @ www.ocyl.org


Great opportunity to learn one of the top 4 most used languages! American Sign Language will be offered on Wednesdays this Fall @ OCYL. Register now at www.ocyl.org


Teens LOVED this creative class this past summer! It's BACK - afterschool! Register TODAY- class starts in 2 weeks! www.ocyl.org


Is your teen interested in any aspects of theater? Register them for this sure-to-be fantastic experience with an award-winning educator that will include a peformance! www.ocyl.org


For 3 Saturdays students will learn all about the mystical glowing creatures that live deep down at the bottom of the ocean. Students will immerse themselves in the effect of the bioluminescence experience while creating paintings using fluorescent paint under black light.

Grades K-1 10/8, 10/15 & 10/22
Grades 2-4 11/5, 11/12 & 11/19

Register today at www.OCYL.org!


Does your child like to build? If so, this is the class for them! Join Miss Debra as she leads a new upcycle build each month. The builds could be: LEGO based, recycled & upcycled materials, creating simple tools, and using everyday household items in unique and creative ways.

Grades 1-5
10/15, 11/19 & 12/17 Sat 9-11 AM
$25/$10FA each session

Register today @ www.OCYL.org!


Do you love art? Come and spend Saturday mornings making art! Each Open Art Studio will explore new subjects and exciting art materials. Fiber arts, clothing design, junk journals, 3d Art and sculpture, jewelry making, painting, alcohol inks and more will all be explored. Wear art-making clothes!

Grades 3-8
10/08, 11/2 & 12/10 Sat 9 - 11 AM
$25/$10 FA each session

Register today at www.OCYL.org!

Photos from OCYL: The Mayor's Office of Children, Youth and Learning's post 09/15/2022

HURRY HURRY! Registration is open and these classes start SOON! Online registration is at www.ocyl.org. Financial Assistance is available for Cumberland Residents who qualify with Free/Reduced Lunch approval or via our Sliding Scale.


Monday/Wednesday Level B families: Please check your email today for a new message!


Feel the freedom of abstract art-making! Mrs. Cindy Dixon bring her very popular class back for the Fall! Paint, collage, sculpt, print and more. Use a variety of materials like inks, acrylic paint, watercolor and clay to learn new techniques like flowing poured paintings and painting on fabric. Wear clothes for making art!

Grades 4-8
10/05 - 11/30 Weds, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
$95/$15 FA

Register today at www.OCYL.org!


Does your teen Grade 8-12 want to get involved with the community? Helping others? Learning how to lead? They're invited to check out the Cumberland Youth Commission @ OCYL! Register them online so we have all your contact info and they can plan on coming October 3rd @ 6:30 PM! www.ocyl.org


We're so excited to see our Literacy and Number Sense kids and their families tomorrow morning! Check below for your time!


Registration will open on Wednesday, September 21st at NOON for this all-time-favorite class at OCYL! www.ocyl.org


New start date while we wait for enrollment to increase: Starts Friday, Sept. 16th! We're so excited that Mr. Geden is available this Fall to teach Rocketry! Don't miss it- register now: Grades 5-8, Fridays, 4:30 - 6 PM @ OCYL. $150/$65 FA. www.ocyl.org click on "Register Now" and you'll find the class in the Fall 2022 Session.


School may start next week... but registration for after-school, evening and Saturday K-12 programs IS NOW OPEN! Check it all out online when you click "Register Now" @ www.ocyl.org


Fall registration is coming! Watch for all the details when registration opens on September 1st! Keep an eye out for some additions in the coming weeks too!


Early Childhood School Year families: If you need a backpack for your child, stop by this event at BF Norton on Saturday!


Students will learn all aspects of putting on a theatrical production, from crafting the plays to auditioning, acting, directing, stage management, marketing, and finally producing an original performance for an audience. This collaboration inspires confidence and teaches an array of skills, including public speaking and vocabulary building. This class will be taught by Martha Douglas-Osmundson, an award-winning teacher in the arts.

Ages 12 - 18, Fridays 2 - 4 PM, 9/09 - 10/28
Register today at www.OCYL.org!


Does your child like to keep on the move and to be outside? Wild Child Literacy, an adult/child experiential learning class is held outdoors rain or shine! Each class includes a guided read-aloud of a children's book led by Mrs. Tiffany Mendez, a literacy and language teacher, with a sensory, play-based activity that reinforces the vocabulary and STEM concepts in the book. Children will see how literacy and the outdoors go, quite literally, hand-in-hand. Each child will make a nature-based craft each week. Parent/guardian is required to attend with their child.

Grades K-2, Thursdays 11 AM - Noon, 9/08 - 10/27
Register today at www.OCYL.org!


Class will be run by a certified middle school and high school math teacher, Mrs. Christine Domen. Review and introduce progressive development of new algebra readiness concepts and provide support for students who need extra attention.

Grades 6 - 9, Wednesdays 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM 9/21 - 11/09
Register today at www.OCYL.org!


Mrs. Kelsey Day will help students think in three dimensions. This class is designed to learn about sculpture as an art and science! Each week students will make a 3D sculpture and will use many types of art and building materials to create a new masterpiece each week.

Grades K - 4, Tuesdays 12:30 - 1:30 PM, 9/06 - 10/25
Register today at www.OCYL.org!


Persuasive writing is all around us - on television, billboards, and even social media! Did you know that there are "secret" techniques people use in persuasive writing that date back thousands of years to the time of ancient Greece? Students will learn about a new speech each week, and produce their very own “TEDtalk” by the end of the session.

Grades 4th to 7th, Mondays 1 - 3 PM, 9/12 - 11/07
Register today at www.OCYL.org!


Does your child love science? Does your child enjoy experimenting? If so, this is the class for them! Certified Science teacher Mrs. Christine Domen will lead safe -and sometimes messy- activities with common kitchen supplies to allow exploration of many areas of science including gases and solids, chemical reactions, forces, tension, gravity and air pressure.

Grades 4th to 7th, Mondays 9/12 - 11/07 11AM - Noon
Register online at www.OCYL.org

OCYL: Creating Lifelong Learners

As a municipal education center for children age 0- Grade 12, OCYL offers Early Childhood Programs in Art, Literacy, Math, Music and Science for preschool children; STEAMshop classes and workshops for school age youth and Career/College programs for teens, a summer leadership academy and Youth Commission for teens.
For program details and fees, please see the website. Cumberland children who qualify for free/reduced lunch for the current school year receive 90% financial aid (unless otherwise noted: FA does not cover Private Lessons or materials fees).
All of our programs are run through grants, donations and program fees. If you would like to make a donation in support of OCYL's efforts, please contact us.

Videos (show all)

Imagine what you can do- take a look at these hand-drawn animations from our first ever Animation Workshop last Saturday...
What a week! More photos to come, but here is one of the 20+ rocket launches this week!
We love your ladybugs and your singing! 🐞 It's great seeing our friends enjoying Bugging Out! Science Bundle!
Sneak Peek: Summer Music and Movement Class with Miss Ashli
OCYL Summer 2020 Update
Storytime: Ellie by Mike Wu
Song: Take Me Out to The Zoo




Preschool classes, STEAMshop programs, Leadership Academy, Youth Commission, summer learning programs & camps



1464 Diamond Hill Rd, Ste 2
Cumberland, RI

General information

The OCYL administration office is open M-F 8:30 am- 4:30 pm.
Classes and programs for children and youth are offered by session throughout the year. Please use the "Register Now" button found on our Facebook aps or go to our website https://www.cumberlandri.org/office-of-children-youth-and-learning/

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 9am - 4:30pm
Thursday 9am - 4:30pm
Friday 9am - 4:30pm

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