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Ms. Cindy

Cindy's Family Child Care

Licensed home daycare
Dorchester, MA
6:30am–4:30pm, M - F

Where We Take Care of Each Other

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.

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

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 #9027600

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. Cindy

Tell us about your experience working with young children?

I grew up teaching in my church from children, junior’s, youth ministry, and seniors. As I got older and had my daughter, I began helping out and working at my relatives’ family child care programs. Three people in my immediate family have programs of their own, so I felt encouraged to start one myself! It allowed me the flexibility I wanted and the ability to be home with my daughter. This coupled with the fact that my background was in teaching early age children, it was a perfect fit. When I decided to start my program, I also pursued a degree in Early Childhood Education so that I would be able to better meet the needs of the children. I knew there was something special in the smaller group setting of family child care and it’s been great so far. Especially because my favorite part of working with children is seeing that little lightbulb go off in their minds when they learn something new. This is what drives me to flexible, restructure my own thinking and teaching styles to fit each individual child. Each child challenges me to continually learn and think, how can I help this child today based on their abilities, skills, and learning style?

What are the key areas of focus at your daycare?

My goal always is and has been to make sure children leave my program equipped with all the skills they need for life and to be ready to enter a bigger classroom. I strive towards this goal by focusing on each child specifically. In my home, the kids have a safe place to be, something to eat, all of their needs met, plus all of the fun learning tools to have them ready for school and life. Family engagement is also very important to me. I love when parents come visit the program, whether they’re coming to read or they have a special skill they can share with us. Overall, I want the child to get a holistic approach, so it’s critical that what I’m doing in my program and what parents do at home support one another. One of my favorite activities that we do is a zoo day. Every summer, parents and children and I have lunch in the park, visit the zoo, and make a fun day out of it. At the end of the school year, we also will have parents come and enjoy some of my cooking. I try to do as much as I can to ease parents’ minds and give them some fun too.

Can you tell us a bit about your home environment?

My home is fully equipped! From cubbies when you walk in, pencil cases and folders, to kitchen place sets, blocks, musical instruments, arts and crafts, books, chalkboards, a feelings wall, a jobs chart for learning responsibility, a birthday area, dramatic play toys, a cozy reading corner, and fun learning materials for math, science, letters, numbers, and more, we have it all! We also have an area for dancing and yoga, then one for nap time too. The children have tons of opportunities in order to learn and have fun all day long. Depending on what age range I have, I may change the space to fit what is appropriate. I also decorate our areas based on the holidays and put all the children’s artwork up on the walls. The kids really enjoy the space and so do I!

Think Ms. Cindy might be a good fit?

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Teaching is not about answering questions but about raising questions – opening doors for them in places that they could not imagine.

~ Yawar Baig

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. Cindy’s NeighborSchool385 Park Street apt #3 Dorchester, MA 02124(781) 562-3673(781) 562-3673

There are 6 home daycares in Fields Corner West. 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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