Home Daycares in South Kingstown

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Ms. April

Play-Based Learning

There are so many stories from over the years. One that comes to mind and inspires me every day involves these two adorable sisters who joined the daycare where I was working about five years ago. They came from a foster home, the oldest was 6 and the youngest was 4, they spoke very little English. The youngest clung to me right away, always wanting to be held and seeking my love and attention. However the older immediately started to lash out and cause trouble. She would scream at nap time, tell me she was going to hurt me, and was mean to the other children as well. Every child is different, and with her I realized that the more I ignored that negative behavior, the more she learned to show me how good she could behave. It took time, but within several months she was telling me she loved me and hugging me. She was happy to see me and would share stories with me at nap time. Reflecting on the difference I made in this one child’s life made me realize that I could do this for so many others. I want to create a safe, loving, and healthy environment for all kinds of children. I hoping I help them as much as they help me!! Since these early experiences, I have worked with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers for over a decade with an emphasis on finding activities that engage a group of children and, simultaneously, create opportunities for me to pull aside each child and work with them 1:1 at some point during the day. Most recently I have worked as a licensed assistant in a Family Child Care program. Building on my experience and years of working with mixed age-ranges, I am beyond thrilled to be running my very own program. Personally, I am a mother of two great kids, ages 5 and 13. Exercise and nutrition are very important to our family, and healthy meals are a core component of my program.


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Ms. Patricia

Play-Based Learning

Children are naturally curious and creative, and it is so important to nurture both of those things. A safe, welcoming space is a key part of that. My home is comfortable, bright, and joyful, with something new to discover on every shelf and bookcase. My program is play based, so the children are usually having too much fun to notice how much they are learning, but I certainly notice! It never fails to amaze me how much children at this age are able to take in and absorb! Our community is a place where children can relax and be themselves. For me, it is a gift to be part of so many learning experiences and to provide a happy space where children can grow and thrive.


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Ms. Donna

Play-Based Learning

Caring for children is something that has always come naturally to me, from my siblings to family members to neighbors, even winning a motherly award at the young age of 8. I have always been nurturing to others, and people say my personality exudes that. I have two children of my own, a Girl and Boy (born 2009 and 2010) and they have been the light of my life. I graduated from college in 2015 with High Honors, becoming a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and was granted the Certificate of Outstanding Achievement. Upon graduation, I got a job in a childcare center and fell in love with the children! It was there I stayed for 6 years, working as the Lead Teacher in their Infant classroom and certified as an Early HeadStart teacher for the past 3. I am currently still taking classes and am working towards my Director's Certification. Only one class to go! My favorite thing about caring for children is to watch them grow and learn. The wonder in their eyes amazes me! That has been the highlight for me throughout my life's history of caring for children. People have said that I create an environment that is nurturing and calm. I focus on learning through play, and I especially love to see them start to walk, and talk.


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Ms. Nadine

Play-Based Learning

Being a nanny years ago really planted the seed in my head that I love working with children. Now with two littles of my own, I know I'm meant to be here for the families that are seeking care. Seeing the progression in children, witnessing and encouraging them to reach milestones is such a gift! My favorite thing about caring for children is that they provide so much joy. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 10 years of experience. I have worked as a nanny in private homes and I'm a mom. People have said that I create an environment that is warm and nurturing. I focus on learning through play, and I especially love to sing and dance with them. I’m proud when I think about all the children I've helped grow and learn. That's what makes this work so special.


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South Kingstown

There are 3 licensed home daycares in South Kingstown. Most parents don’t know that home daycare is regulated by the Department of Human Services, just like the big preschool centers.

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Other daycares near South Kingstown

All of these nearby daycares are licensed by the Department of Human Services. While they don’t work with NeighborSchools, you can visit the government website here to try to contact them directly.

Reyna Fernandez

480 High St, South Kingstown, RI

Licensed for 8


Reyna Fernandez runs a licensed Family Child Care program in South Kingstown. As with all home daycares in Rhode Island, her program is licensed by the Department of Human Services, which ensures that she’s completed trainings in childhood development, health & safety. Home daycares like this are a great option for parents looking for small-scale, personalized child care.
Phyllis Neilsen

29 Dawley Way, South Kingstown, RI

Licensed for 8


This home daycare in South Kingstown is led by Phyllis Neilsen, a licensed Family Child Care educator. By choosing licensed child care, you can rest assured that the provider has passed a government-issued background record check, and that the home daycare environment has been inspected by the state licensing department. With a maximum of just 8 children, this program is a good option for parents close to home near South Kingstown.
Sandra Narkevicius

5 Westwind Rd, South Kingstown, RI

Licensed for 6


Home daycares like Sandra Narkevicius’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near South Kingstown. All daycares on NeighborSchools are fully licensed, so you know they’ve passed a background record check and educators have completed trainings in childhood development, health & safety. This daycare takes just 6 children, so each child gets lots of individualized care while learning to socialize in a small group setting.
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We know how hard finding good child care can be - especially for first-time parents. But really good care is what gives you the peace of mind to go back to work and feel confident that your child is getting the stimulation, socialization, and support they need to learn and grow.

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