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Ms. Marian

HAPPY Family Daycare

Licensed home daycare
Boston, MA
8am–1pm, M - F

Learning can be and should be fun!

Great for parents who want...

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.

Circle time
Arts & crafts
Sensory play
Reading time
Outdoor play
Seasonal activities
STEAM activities
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

Licensed Family Child Care Educator
License #9039261

Education
  • Associate’s Degree - 2005

    Early Childhood Education @ Urban College of Boston

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. Marian

Tell us about your experience working with young children?

I’ve always loved children. I have a huge family, so ever since I was young, I’ve been taking care of children. If I didn’t have my own family child care program, I’d likely be babysitting for one of my family members! I’ve worked in foster care, as a nanny, and in children’s ministry at my church. I truly feel that child care is my calling. Children are the future, and they’re such interesting little people. I love their honesty and their ability to bring joy every day. I have so much love for them and enjoy seeing them grow. I opened my own family child care program when my son was young, because I loved child care, I wanted to be home with my son, and I wanted him to have play partners. I’m glad I opened it because it’s been such a fun journey so far.

What are the key areas of focus at your daycare?

I want to see growth and development in the kids. That is the key aspect of my program for me. I believe that communication, consistency, and structure are key elements to growth and development. I also value the communication and relationship with parents, because that’s where everything starts. I know that if the children see a good bond between the parents and me, it is easier for the children to bond with me too. I even encourage parents, when they can, to stay with the kids in my home for an hour or so the first couple of days in the program so that the children ease into it better. I strive for both parents and children to feel comfortable to ensure the highest level of care, growth, and development. I am always there for the parents, whether they need my help as an emergency on a weekend or want to drop by the program anytime during the day. They might catch us doing some of our favorite activities, like circle time where they all can participate, floor activities, or playing music. I treat each child as my own but adhere to what parents say is best. I am very attentive to allergies and am happy to give the children preferred snacks provided by the parents.

Can you tell us a bit about your home environment?

I make sure that the environment is very appealing to the kiddos. I’ve got little fruits on the walls, which introduce the children to different fruits in a playful way. Because every kid loves colors, the space is very colorful and fun. I’ve got enough space too which is important, so the children aren’t bumping into each other! We’ve got a block area, puzzles, manipulative and hand coordination toys, soft animals, a quiet area, a chalk board the kids can scribble on, and a reading area with so many books. The space is very comfortable as I want not only parents to feel safe leaving their children in my care, but also to encourage learning and development for the kids.

Think Ms. Marian might be a good fit?

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

A child must know that they are a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like them.

~ Pablo Casals

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. Marian’s NeighborSchool647 Massachusetts Ave Apt 3c Boston, MA 02118(781) 661-5956(781) 661-5956

There are 3 home daycares in South of Washington. 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

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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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