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Ms. Jillian

Miss.Jill's Homecare

Licensed home daycare
Cherry Valley, MA
8am–5pm, M - F

A place to explore, get messy, create, and learn at your own pace!

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
Fine motor skills development
Gross motor skills development
Reading time
Music
Sensory tables
Sensory 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 #9083925

Prior Experience
  • Nanny

    1 year experience with infants, toddlers and school age

  • Daycare @ The Learning Experience Of Shrewsbury, MA

    1 year experience with toddlers

  • Daycare @ The Learning Experience Of Milford, MA

    3 years experience with infants and toddlers

  • Daycare @ Pakachaog Acres

    4 years experience with infants, toddlers and preschoolers

  • Daycare @ Mother Hubbard's Daycare

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

Education
  • Professional Certificate - 2011

    Child growth and development @ Bay path community college

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. Jillian

What inspires you to care for young children?

A daycare program should be a place of joy and exploration! My program is all about free play, exploring the senses, and fostering a love of learning. I began working with children as a teen at my grandmother’s daycare – and that afterschool job quickly turned into a passion. Since then, I’ve worked with children as a cook, an art teacher, a one-on-one aide to a child with autism, and a teacher in a large classroom setting. These roles eventually led me to working with toddlers – and discovering that working with children this age is truly my calling! One of the best things about what I do is being apart of all the milestones (big and small) that happen every day. I love being able to support children, cheer them on, and celebrate their accomplishments – there is just nothing more rewarding!

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

Children need flexibility to flourish! My program is child led, and full of exploration. We use felt boards, musical books, puppets, bubbles, and other sensory materials throughout the day – the possibilities for learning are endless and I make the most of these materials by using creativity to plan activities. I believe children learn more when they are having fun! The children all look forward to daily circle time, where they express themselves through dance and music, enjoy animated songs and finger plays, and explore books in multiple ways. In my program, we celebrate every day to the fullest, and gather together for lots of special events as a community - parties, holiday celebrations, and plays and performances. I am also a photographer - and capturing all of these special moments and sharing them with families brings me so much joy!

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

My daycare program really nurtures children’s creative spirits. Art is a big part of my program – and this quote by Sydney Gurewitz Clemens reflects why: “Art has the role in education of helping children become like themselves instead of more like everyone else.” As a young person art gave me the freedom to express how I felt without judgement - and I feel blessed to be able to encourage this with children every day. There is no greater reward than seeing a child embrace their own unique self! Parents should know that I will care for their children like they are my own, and that my home is welcoming and safe, with a big backyard and a friendly dog who is excellent with kids. I have always been a caretaker and a protector, and I will always go above and beyond to make sure every child in my care is safe and feels loved. My daycare kids are my second family, and I treasure each and every one of them.

Think Ms. Jillian might be a good fit?

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

If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings, and grow.

~ Alfie Kohn

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. Jillian’s NeighborSchool103 McCarthy Ave Cherry Valley, MA 01611(774) 344-3283(774) 344-3283

There is 1 home daycare in Cherry Valley. 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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