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Ms. Geralyn

BabyAnne's Early Childhood Extended Daycare

Licensed home daycare
Dorchester, MA
A fun, innovative approach to child care.

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.

Outdoor play
Reading time
Arts & crafts
Puzzles
Fine motor skills development
Circle time
Seasonal activities
Drawing & illustration

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 #9046459

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. Geralyn

Tell us about your experience working with young children?

I have worked within the educational system for 18 years. I began in early childhood education, it is my passion, and I have always wanted to return to my roots. My working career began in travel and tourism. I then transferred to health care as a Facilitator and Coordinator at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. My career then took me to banking in the Commercial Lending Division at Fleet and Sovereign Bank, now (Santander). During this time period I decided to enter the teaching profession so that I could spend more time with my children, go on longer vacations, and have a similar schedule. I have been an educator for 18 years. I first began as a 5th Grade resource teacher and then became a kindergarten teacher / resource kindergarten teacher. I was also a Family Community Field Coordinator for Boston Public Schools. Family involvement and family engagement are important for the development of children. I also incorporate a variety of cultures by having food , cultural days, and reading various books from around the world. I encourage families to get involved through participation.

What are the key areas of focus at your daycare?

My program is focused on giving children multiple learning platforms throughout the day. In addition, I use an expeditionary format which harnesses their critical and innovative thinking using technology, hands-on, and exploratory materials. Dramatic play (theatre), water play, painting, music, and dance are all utilized to add arts to the curriculum. It is important for the children to go outside for daily play and fun because outdoor play is necessary for child development. This adds to their growth and social-emotional well-being.

Can you tell us a bit about your home environment?

The daycare operates on one entire floor in my home on Mallon Road. We have one room dedicated to activities and play, and a separate room for napping and quiet time. The large eat-in kitchen is perfect for all meal-time and messy activities like arts and crafts and water tables. Families love the fenced-in backyard, with plenty of space to run and play outside every day.

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Anything you can teach in an indoor classroom can be taught outdoors, often in ways that are more enjoyable for children.

~ Cathy James

Reviews & References

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

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I had the pleasure of both working with Geralyn and having her as my son's K2 teacher at the Early Learning Center in Boston. She was an incredible asset to our school - she just has that touch with young children. For instance, on the first day of school there are often tears; Geralyn could connect with an upset child, and parent, and make everyone feel good about parting ways for the day knowing they're in good hands. Personally, she was fantastic with my son. She has a warm personality, a strong foundation in childhood education, and is great at communicating with parents. We all came to adore and depend on Geralyn, and I am very excited for her to open a program of her own.

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Sufiah

As a single mother of 2 working full time in the dental field during this pandemic, I was very worried About what I was going to do with my child when I started back to work, luckily Project Hope kept in touch and helped me get on top of things by introducing me to Geralyn Fagan and I’m so thankful to have her in my daughters life once we came to visit my daughter loved BabyAnnes early childhood program and she seems to continue to love going to school and enjoying our somewhat normal routine. I do encourage more parents to get back out there our kids will love it it will bring so much normalcy back into your life.

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Janine

Geralyn has supported and guided me and my daughter throughout the last 8 years. She always emphasizes the importance of education and has helped us find and take advantage of the right programs & opportunities for my daughter. She's positive, loving, calming, and always optimistic. I've seen her work with children of all ages and I know she will be an amazing educator and a great support to all the parents in her program. -

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. Geralyn’s NeighborSchool7 Mallon Road Dorchester, MA 02121(617) 263-7500

There are 51 home daycares in Grove Hall, MA. 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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