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Ms. Gennica

Ms. Gennica's Montessori School

Licensed home daycare
Abington, MA
Finding joy through learning

Great for parents who want...

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A Few Favorite Activities

Activities are designed to help children develop social, emotional and cognitive skills as they sing, dance, play, and learn in a small group setting.

Music
Gross motor skills development
Outdoor play
Reading time
Sensory play
Sensory tables
Puzzles
Neighborhood walks

Activities are designed to help children develop social, emotional and cognitive skills as they sing, dance, play, and learn in a small group setting.

Each program is led by a licensed child care professional. While they each have their own expertise and approach, they all share a genuine love for educating and helping young children grow & thrive. Being licensed also means they have done a series of state-required trainings and they’ve passed a government background check.

About the Provider


Prior Experience
  • Daycare @ Torit montessori

    2 years experience with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age

  • Daycare @ Village montessori

    8 years experience with infants and toddlers

Education
  • Associate’s Degree - 2020

    Human services @ Quincy college

  • Professional Certificate - 2009

    EEC certification

Each program is led by a licensed child care professional. While they each have their own expertise and approach, they all share a genuine love for educating and helping young children grow & thrive. Being licensed also means they have done a series of state-required trainings and they’ve passed a government background check.

Q&A with Ms. Gennica

What inspires you to care for young children?

I'm a Montessori teacher and I got inspired by its method of education which is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. In Montessori classrooms children make creative choices in their learning, and as teachers we offer age-appropriate activities to guide the process for them, but what makes it most satisfying is the concentration that they put into their work, and when they give you that I did it face! It's amazing!

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

Arrival: Toddlers arrive for the school day between 7:30am and 8:15am They start their day by hanging up their coats, putting on their indoor shoes, and greeting their teachers and friends. Work Cycle: Children have an uninterrupted morning of hands-on activities, and the teachers work with children one-on-one or in small groups. Types of activities include: Practical Life: Children delight in doing activities from everyday life that are scaled down to toddler size. Examples include peeling and slicing bananas for snacks, pouring own water or juice, flower arranging, and practicing zippers. Fine Motor: We have variety of manipulatives, such as puzzles, shape sorters, and stringing beads. Language: We offer language objects, pictures, songs, books, poems, and flannel board stories. Art: The Montessori philosophy is “process oriented, not product driven” and we have all kinds of media for children to explore including paint, clay, finger crayons, and chalk. Outdoors: Weather permitting, we spend a lot of time outdoors in our spacious playground equipped with a play structure, gigantic sand box, tricycles, water table, basketball hoop, balls of all kinds and an ever popular parachute. Lunch: We have a group lunch at noon. Hot lunch is available for purchase, or children can bring a packed lunch from home. Weather permitting, we eat our lunch on the benches under a large shady tree. Toddlers set the table, pour milk for themselves and clean up afterwards. Half-day children go home at 12:15pm Nap: Children start napping at 12:30pm Afternoon: Toddlers eat a snack, go outside again or continue exploring the classroom until their parents pick them up. The school day ends at 3:15 pm and after school care ends at 6:00pm Toileting: Using the toilet is part of the routine throughout the day. To facilitate toilet learning, all children wear pull-ups or underwear, no diapers. We help with toilet training.

What’s one thing parents should know about your program?

We encourage parents to also practice Montessori at home.

Think Ms. Gennica might be a good fit?

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We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.

~ Maria montessori

Reviews & References

Here’s the inside scoop from other parents that have worked with Ms. Gennica.

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Yvane

She's the greatest, my grandson loves miss Gennica, she was his teacher since he was a baby now 6 years old and still talk about her. She's very professional, respectful and loving. She takes great care of the children, and she is very reliable.

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Cliff

The owner was my son teacher when my son used to go to Montessori school. She’s very professional, and my son adores her.

Rates & Openings

Daycare rates depend on how old your child will be and what your schedule looks like. 5 days / week might get a slight discount, and infant rates are usually more than toddlers’. Finding a spot also depends on age and schedule because each daycare has a limited number of openings for each age range.

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Location

Ms. Gennica’s NeighborSchool209 High Street Abington, MA 02351(774) 380-8474(774) 380-8474

There are 9 home daycares in Abington, MA. Most care for 6 to 10 children and take both infants and toddlers. All home daycares are licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care, just like preschool centers.

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