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Ms. Dottie’s NeighborSchool

Dottie's Family Child Care

Dorchester, MA

Days
Monday–Friday
Times
7am–5pm
Ages
1 month–4 years
Days
Monday–Friday
Times
7am–5pm
Ages
1 month–4 years
About Me

I've been working with families and children for more than 15 years and have run my own program for more than a decade. I am committed to creating an enriching environment that fosters the growth of all children. Through my formal education and ongoing training, I am able to support each child's...

Qualifications

Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Currently enrolled at UMass Boston to obtain PhD. Certified Child Development Associate.

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Home Safety Inspection

Health & Safety Trained

EEC License #9028378

Program
Learning through Creativity and Play
Philosophy
Committed to the enrichment and fostering of all children
Size
10 students
Philosophy
Committed to the enrichment and fostering of all children
Size
10 students

Children learn best by doing, and each day, we give them new opportunities to explore, learn, and grow. We partner with Funshine Express to apply a curriculum that meets the social, physical, emotional, and cognitive needs of children at every age, and we help children to thrive with compassion and...

Enrollment

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Testimonials

As a kindergarten teacher, it was important to me to find a place for my daughter, Sofi, that would not only give her the love and care that she needs but also focus on her development. Dottie overdelivers on both! She is such a kind person, who treats all of the children with great respect and...

Amber K. - Dorchester, MA - January 2019
Parent

I was so impressed by everything that my son, Eddie, learned from Dottie that there was no question in my mind where Melvin would go once he was born... Miss Dottie's! She recognizes that each child is unique, and she pays close attention to their individual needs. She's constantly sharing ideas to...

Cherish F. - Dorchester, MA - January 2019
Parent

As a mother I was worried to put my daughter to any daycare, but when she was about to turn one years old amazingly one day I met a woman while getting coffee who told me about Dorothy's child care. She told me her friend had her son at Dorothy's program and was really happy. I contacted Ms....

Resinette J.
Parent
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Environment

Our brightly painted classroom includes separate areas for eating and playing. The walls are covered with lots of fun posters, and there's even a giant mural of a waterfall. When we're not in the classroom, we often walk to a nearby playground to make sure everyone gets some fresh air.

Schedule
Calendar
Year Round
Meals and Snacks
2 Meals / 1 Snack
Calendar
Year Round
Meals and Snacks
2 Meals / 1 Snack
Location

Dottie Williams 8 Gaston Street Dorchester, MA 02121 (617) 263-7500

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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.