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Ms. Vanessa

PBnJ's Family Daycare

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

When learning is fun, we grow and thrive TOGETHER ❤

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
Fine motor skills development
Gross motor skills development
Neighborhood walks
Outdoor play
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 #9100629

Prior Experience
  • Parent

    4 children

  • School Bus Driver @ Valley Opportunity Council

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

  • Daycare Assistant @ Valley Opportunity Council

    3 years experience with infants, toddlers and preschoolers

  • School Bus Driver @ Giggle Gardens

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

  • Preschool Teacher @ Giggle Gardens

    3 years experience with infants, toddlers and preschoolers

  • Preschool Teacher @ J.C Learning Center

    1 year experience with infants, toddlers and preschoolers

  • Daycare Assistant @ Valley Opportunity Council

    2 years experience with infants, toddlers and preschoolers

Education
  • Associate’s Degree - 2020

    Associates in arts @ Springfield technical community College

  • Professional Certificate - 2008

    Infant, toddler, preschool certified @ Springfield technical 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. Vanessa

What inspires you to care for young children?

Every child is unique and needs a different type of care. I know this from personal and professional experience - I have four kids, each with their own personality, interests, and needs – and I’ve worked in childcare for the past fifteen years! I also have a degree in elementary education and a preschool certification. Between my education and my life experiences as a caretaker and mom, I really know how to interact with kids, bring out the best in them, and give them patience and care on days when they need it. Having my own home daycare is the perfect way for me to use all my skills and knowledge so that children can learn and grow!

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

Young children are busy and inquisitive – they love to get into all sorts of activities! My program has a set schedule for easier transitions and so kids feel safe and secure. I plan lots of arts & crafts projects, play music during the day that we can sing and dance to, and come up with interesting projects that kids learn from while having fun. We also get plenty of time outdoors and take time each month to celebrate holidays together. I am a very high energy person and love being actively involved with the kids as we move through the day. There will never be a dull moment in my program!

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

Parents know they can trust me to care for their kids. I’ve been a caretaker and a mom for over a decade and know all about creating a loving environment where kids can learn and thrive. I’m so happy to be able to welcome children into my home – it’s the perfect place for fun and activity! We have a great big backyard with a sandbox, swing set, and plenty of room to run around, and we get outside every day – working out all that kid energy and soaking up the fresh air. Parents should know that when kids leave my program, they are usually all ready for kindergarten – and I’m just as proud as they are to see their children move onward and upward!

Think Ms. Vanessa 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

Reviews & References

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

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Jeannette

Knowledgeable, dependable, and clean family-oriented daycare with a Caregiver that has extensive history in caring as well as educating children. Fun place for the kids with ample room to learn, play and rest.

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Jossie

Always provide a warm humble loving and safe environment in which your child can learn the basics. Responsible and educational place.Really reliable. ( PB N J FAMILY DAYCARE) I LOVE IT.

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Phylicia

She is a very Nice Person, VERY responsable, Respectful,Always Clean.Energetic and Make Everything Fun for the Kids.My kids and I LOVE her So Much💕🥰

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. Vanessa’s NeighborSchool108 New York Ave Chicopee, MA 01020(860) 847-7350(860) 847-7350

There are 59 home daycares in Chicopee. 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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