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Ms. Jhumki

Little Acorns Home Daycare

Licensed home daycare
Chelmsford, MA
7:30am–5:30pm, M - F

A magical place to share, 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
Cooking
Drawing & illustration
Fine motor skills development
Gross motor skills development
Music
Outdoor play

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 #9095797

Prior Experience
  • Parent

    2 children

  • Preschool Teacher @ Teachable Moments At Melrose, MA

    5 years experience with infants, toddlers and preschoolers

Education
  • Professional Certificate - 2022

    Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED @ American Red Cross Training Services

  • Professional Certificate - 2015

    Early Childhood Education 101 @ North Shore Community College

  • Bachelor’s Degree - 2004

    Bachelor of Arts in History @ The University of Burdwan

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. Jhumki

What inspires you to care for young children?

It’s really rewarding to create an environment where young children can learn and thrive together. Daycare-aged kids are at such an exciting point in their lives: they are gaining independence, and they are figuring out how to make friends outside of their immediate family. In the nearly six years that I worked at daycare programs, it was great to work with so many different children, and to jumpstart their love of learning. I gleaned a lot about how to orchestrate a harmonious learning environment. It’s important to take every individual’s personality, strengths, and interests into account, and having a small program will really allow for that. Fostering a supportive program where children can be themselves can lead to remarkable things.

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

For kids this age, learning should always feel fun! There are so many things young children can absorb simply through play. We have a lot of sensory activities every day. Arts and crafts tends to be everyone’s favorite. Our projects are always a little different, which keeps the kids interested. Plus, they’re always so proud of their creations! It’s incredible to see that kind of confidence in their work. Additionally, we also love to celebrate national holidays and birthdays together. There’s nothing quite like the look on a child’s face when all their friends and peers are making them feel special!

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

Honesty is the best policy here! It’s so vital to have a strong pathway of communication. This applies both in the daycare program with the kids but also extends outward with their families. As a mother myself, I’m really looking forward to getting to know fellow parents so we can work together. For example, in the past, there was a child in a program I was working at who expressed his feelings mostly through physical outbursts and fighting with other kids. This kind of situation should always be handled with empathy and patience. I would separate the children and try to ease the tension so we could talk it all out. It was also helpful to keep the parents in the loop about this problem, so we could all discuss ways of making the adjustment into daycare easier for everyone involved. The parents in question were so receptive to our conversations, and they were grateful that we were able to work it out. The most important thing to always keep in mind is that we all have the same priority: the wellbeing of the children.

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It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.

~ Maya Angelou

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. Jhumki’s NeighborSchool7 Gallup Dr Chelmsford, MA 01824(978) 487-5091(978) 487-5091

There are 2 home daycares in Chelmsford. 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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