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Ms. Ana

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

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
Neighborhood walks
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 #9077676

Prior Experience
  • Preschool Teacher @ Little Blessings Preschool

    5 years experience with infants, toddlers and preschoolers

Licensing Requirements
  • Background record checked

    Government-level CORI, SORI, and fingerprinting

  • Home inspected for child safety

    Thorough assessment by a licensor from the EEC

  • Health & safety training

    Includes annual professional development hours

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. Ana

What inspires you to care for young children?

Every child is different, especially when it comes to learning! It is my mission as a daycare provider to get to know each child and use my knowledge and experience to create wonderful experiences for all kinds of learners. I started my own home daycare program after working in a childcare center because I wanted to offer this kind of individualized learning, and from the growth and development I see in my kids every day, I think I’ve succeeded in that mission! My own children are grown now, and it brings me so much happiness to be around little ones – they bring so much light to the world and to my life!

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

Structure is so important in a child’s life, and kids learn better when their routine is predictable. Our schedule includes educational activities, arts and crafts, movement and running, and songs and music. Kids at this age soak up so much information, and I take advantage of that! Our curriculum changes from month to month and covers subjects like geography, math, science, and Spanish. There are also lots of chances for active movement and fine and gross motor skill development - the kids run, jump, do obstacles, and have fun outdoors. My program centers on a monthly theme that we always have a lot of fun with. For example, Hispanic Heritage month in October was a great way to learn more about Hispanic culture and the Spanish language. Monthly holidays are big events here too, and we all get excited when these special days roll around and we can celebrate together!

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

Parents should know that most children leave my program fully prepared for their next stop – kindergarten! I make it a point to really get to know each child and help them learn based on their own style and preferences. After all, no two kids are alike! We learn something new every day in my home, and I offer a lot of extras – the program is bilingual (English and Spanish), we do lots of active play, and we often cook together and share food as a group. The most important ‘extra’, though – is that the children who come to my program are loved and cared for, each and every day.

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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. Ana’s NeighborSchool405 Cedar Street Dedham, MA 02026(857) 703-1918(857) 703-1918

There are 6 home daycares in Dedham. 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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