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Ms. Wirlla

Laugh And Learn Childcare

Licensed home daycare
Bellingham, MA
7am–5pm, M - F

Where It’s Fun to Learn and Grow!

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.

Arts & crafts
Circle time
Drawing & illustration
Music
Puzzles
Outdoor play
Reading time
Seasonal 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.

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

Licensed Family Child Care Educator
License #9091598

Prior Experience
  • Nanny

    6 years experience with school age

  • Nanny

    4 years experience with infants, toddlers and preschoolers

Education
  • Graduate Degree - 2003

    High School

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. Wirlla

What inspires you to care for young children?

All children deserve a devoted caregiver. Spending quality time with them, teaching them new things, and gently guiding them comes so naturally to me. It’s the most rewarding work I can think of—and a lot of the time, it feels like play, too! After helping out with my cousins and other family members, I worked as a nanny for eleven rewarding years. It’s so special when a family welcomes you in and trusts you enough to look after their loved ones. With my program, I hope to offer every child a supportive environment to grow in. With the right inspiration and education, there’s no doubt that they’ll reach their full potential.

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

Our days are a great balance of play and learning. Arts and crafts and reading time are amazing opportunities for them to work on self expression and some of the skills needed for kindergarten. The projects we work on together are also perfect outlets for their creativity. All over the daycare, the children will see their art displayed. It really encourages the children to take pride in their work and to remember all the fun times we had, too. Outside in the backyard, the kids really enjoy free play. Fresh air and sunshine are a great way to energize the children. This is also always an opportunity to teach them about the seasons and about how time changes things throughout the year. It’s particularly exciting when the children are able to start following a schedule, so they can get excited about what’s coming up next!

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

This is a bilingual program, so the children will have a chance to learn Portuguese as well! You’re never too young to take on a second (or third) language! Plus, at this age it’s easier to absorb. Hopefully it inspires a life-long interest in other languages and cultures as well. Being around people your own age for this process can really help the process. Children can learn so much from one another. The kids genuinely enjoy practicing vocabulary and communicating with their peers. It’s another way for them to express themselves!

Think Ms. Wirlla might be a good fit?

Find out if she has a spot for you. It’s 100% free and takes just 5 minutes.

Every day, through engagement in the arts, our children learn to open their imagination, to dream just a little bigger and to strive every day to reach those dreams.

~ Michelle Obama

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. Wirlla’s NeighborSchool2 Med St Bellingham, MA 02019(860) 792-5181(860) 792-5181

There are 2 home daycares in Bellingham. 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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FAQs

Your family is unique to you, but some of your questions might not be. 😉 Here’s what most parents want to know when starting out.

What is NeighborSchools?

Hey there, nice to meet you 👋 We’re a new-ish startup that helps new-ish parents find daycare.

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.

So we created NeighborSchools to make this piece of parenthood a whole lot easier. We say “easier” because, let’s be honest, it’s still a big thing to figure out, but working together we can help you find some good options, understand the whole process, and choose a program you’ll feel really good about.

Most first-time parents don’t know exactly what they’re looking for, so we created a simple survey that will ask you questions about your lifestyle, your daily routines, and your preferences for child care. We’ll then share 3 personalized recommendations that we think might be a good fit. We’ll also give you a timeline that maps out when we would suggest you start touring programs, choose a daycare, and pay a deposit to secure a spot. Your timeline is based on when you want to start care - so you set the pace, and you decide when you’ve found the right match.

Nope. Our daycare recommendation service is free for parents. The other half of our business is helping these small-scale daycares with software and services that handle all their administrative tasks, like online contracting, payment processing, and licensing requirements. Before NeighborSchools, services like these were only designed for large corporate child care centers, and part of our mission is to level the playing field for small, independent child care programs. That’s why we picked the name NeighborSchools - we’re all about making child care more personal, more human, and more equitable for the incredible individuals who do this work and care for our children.

Generally, if you’re here, you’re ready. The survey lets us give you 3 recommendations to consider, but it’ll also help you better understand what factors to consider, and what questions to be asking right now. It’s simple things like where you live, your child’s date of birth, when you want to start care, and if you have any preferences around program philosophy or language of instruction. If you’re planning 6+ months ahead, it’s a great way to get started, and if you’re hoping to start daycare in the next 2-4 months, it’s definitely time to get started. Click here to start the survey.

Each program has a limited number of spots for each age range, so we need to know your schedule and child’s age before we can share availability. The survey covers these basics, as well as factors like drop-off and pick-up times to make sure that recommended programs fit your daily routine. Once we know your child’s age and schedule we can share rates and costs as well.

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