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Ms. Laura’s NeighborSchool

West Street Learning Center

Dedham, MA

Days
Monday–Friday
Times
7am–5pm
Ages
8 months–5 years
Days
Monday–Friday
Times
7am–5pm
Ages
8 months–5 years
About Laura

Laura is a home daycare provider licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC). Her license allows her to care for up to 6 children in a warm home environment in Dedham.

Laura has been a provider since 2019. As a licensed provider, Laura receives training in safe sleep, childhood nutrition, medication administration and childhood development. Every year she is required to renew her pediatric CPR certificate and attend at least 10 hours of professional development training.

Every year, a Licensor from the EEC’s regional office does an unannounced home-visit to assess program quality, health & safety practices, and make sure Laura is meeting the EEC’s requirements, including regular progress reports, daily attendance tracking, monthly evacuation drills, etc...

NeighborSchools
What is NeighborSchools?

NeighborSchools helps experienced caregivers launch and operate licensed home daycares in New England. With better ratios and experienced caretakers, home daycare allows for more individualized attention for infants and toddlers. As a parent, you get a trusted partner for the long-term care of your child, right in your neighborhood, at a price you can afford.

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Testimonials

In the nearly 15 years I have known Laura, I can say I trust her absolutely! She is amazing - upbeat, great with kids, responsible and timely. She has helped my family and my sister's family, going above and beyond with all their activities and schedules. she always keeps the kids occupied with fun...

Todd R.
Parent

Laura is an exceptionally well trained child care provider! She has experience working with children of all ages, and truly loves the experience! She has helped me understand the expectations I should have with my infant son. I would have been lost without her input! I was prepared for every...

Kathleen W.
Parent
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Environment

Schedule
Calendar
Year Round
Meals and Snacks
2 Meals / 2 Snacks
Calendar
Year Round
Meals and Snacks
2 Meals / 2 Snacks
Location

Laura Kelly 302 West Street Dedham, MA 02026 (617) 263-7500

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NeighborSchools
The NeighborSchools Difference

Unlike Care.com, Yelp, or SitterCity, here at NeighborSchools we only partner with Licensed Home Daycare & Preschool Providers. These high-quality small-scale programs allow for better ratios, meaning more individualized attention for your little one. In Massachusetts, all Providers are licensed by the Dept. of Early Education & Care (EEC).

In order to receive and maintain a license from the EEC, Providers must:
  • Complete training in Safe Sleep, Childhood Nutrition, Medication Administration, and Transportation Safety
  • Undergo a rigorous home environment inspection & unannounced monitoring visits from EEC Licensors throughout the year
  • Maintain current Pediatric CPR & First Aid certificates
  • Complete a 3-part background record check, including fingerprints
  • Complete 10+ hours of professional development training annually

Many parents don‘t realize that Licensed Home Daycare & Preschool is regulated just like center-based child care. The biggest difference is that with Home Daycare your child is in the care of one experienced Provider who is wholly devoted to the children in their program. Children get the individualized attention and continuity of care they need to thrive; you get a more affordable child care option conveniently located right in your neighborhood.