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Ms. Elba

Bright Beginnings Bilingual Program LLC

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

Strengthening Young Minds to Build a Better Future

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.

Reading time
Neighborhood walks
Fine motor skills development
Arts & crafts
Music
Outdoor play
Gross motor skills development

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 #9034365

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. Elba

Tell us about your experience working with young children?

For more than 20 years, I have worked with children in some capacity or another, including as a preschool teacher and a Spanish teacher at a private school. Some of the young people I once taught are now in college, and nothing makes me happier than hearing from them and seeing how the skills I taught them and qualities I helped instill in them have taken them into adulthood. As a mother and a grandmother, I am very family-oriented. The families who join the program become part of my own. The children I care for call me “Titi” (“Auntie” in Spanish)—and even once they have moved on from my care, their families know they are always welcome to come and visit Titi’s house. I want all children to feel completely comfortable in my home—I love to see them be happy and feel like themselves. If all of “my babies” are good, I’m better.

What are the key areas of focus at your daycare?

When children learn in their own way they learn for life. Bright Beginnings Bilingual Program is committed in helping and guiding children to develop positive self-concept, enhance creativity, and enrich their own life socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. We recognize the importance of Play in a child’s life, and we give them the freedom to try new ideas, develop their skills, and form friendships in a safe and supportive environment. To help each child reach their full potential, activities are tailored to their own individual needs and interests, and combine play with cognitive activity. Favorite activities have included planting a garden and watching it grow over time, which not only teaches about the process of nature but also encourages patience and curiosity. In addition to teaching the basics, like letters, numbers and shapes, we place a lot of emphasis on developing each child’s social-emotional skills. As educators, we learn what makes each child happy and what helps each of them to feel comfortable learning and exploring freely. We teach them how to advocate for themselves and how to be a good friend to others. Our goal is to provide each child with the ingredients he or she needs to build a solid base and become a lifelong learner.

Can you tell us a bit about your home environment?

Our space is warm and welcoming, with plenty of room for reading, arts and crafts, and other activities. We also make great use of our neighborhood. A nearby soccer field offers a new adventure every day. There, we explore nature and use our imaginations to create stories about the things we observe, like the river, leaves and flowers. We practice our life skills and manners in public with occasional visits to the neighborhood pizzeria or other public places.

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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

Reviews & References

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

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Pratyusha

I couldn’t say enough good things about Elba and BBB program. We relocated from India and my 2 year old daughter can not speak or understand English. We were worried how she will thrive in her first day care. Though short, in our time with Elba, my daughter loved her and learnt communicating better. Elba always took time to tell us how Saanvi’s day went and we all loved her. The house is very spacious with lot of indoor and outdoor play area. Saanvi loved the lunch and snacks at the care. We really wish we could spend more time at her care but need to relocate to the other side of the city. We recommend Elba and BBB strongly to all parents looking for a loving and all play based care.

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Stephanie

My son has been under Elbas care since he was one and it was the best decision I ever made. I love the care and attention she provides to not only my son but to all the children in her program, she goes above and beyond for them. As a parent, it gives you great comfort to know your child is in good hands. This daycare has provided so much more than just care for my child it also provided an educational setting to help my son's development and for that I am very thankful and appreciative.

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. Elba’s NeighborSchool19 Denmark Street Unit 1 Dedham, MA 02026(339) 204-9643(339) 204-9643

There are 30 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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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.

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