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Ms. Joycelyn

Licensed home daycare
Dorchester, MA
7am–5pm, M - F

A warm, nuturing home to help children develop

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.

Arts & crafts
Sensory play
Seasonal activities
Neighborhood walks
Outdoor play
Reading time
Gross motor skills development
Fine 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 #9031929

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. Joycelyn

Tell us about your experience working with young children?

I am a licensed childcare provider and a graduate of Lesley University, operating in Dorchester since 2011.  I am committed to providing quality, affordable education and care for children and families.

What are the key areas of focus at your daycare?

My program offers an opportunity for children to remain in a home environment while providing them with developmentally appropriate activities to help their cognitive, language, social and motor skills. We are constantly striving to ensure a warm, nurturing, healthy, yet challenging home environment for children to develop emotionally, physically, socially, and mentally. Interaction with parents, provider, and other children will gender a wholesome environment in which your child will make great strides in his/her development. Also, my daycare have been recognized as a Boston Healthy Childcare Program by Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Public Health Commission.  I am fully licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.  You will feel comfortable that your child is being cared for and educated by EEC certified professionals who are CPR and First Aid certified.

Can you tell us a bit about your home environment?

My program takes place on the first floor of my Dorchester home. I want the children to feel at home here, so the space is colorful and child-friendly, with designated areas for eating, napping, reading, arts and crafts, and free play. We also go on neighborhood walks and on trips to the local playground.

Think Ms. Joycelyn might be a good fit?

Find out if she has a spot for you. It’s 100% free and takes just 5 minutes.

If we want our children to move mountains, we first have to let them get out of their chairs.

~ Nicolette Sowder

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. Joycelyn’s NeighborSchool6 Mt. Everett Street #1 Dorchester, MA 02125(339) 216-6164(339) 216-6164

There are 17 home daycares in Bowdoin North / Mount Bowdoin. 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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FAQs

Your family is unique to you, but some of your questions might not be. 😉 Here’s what most parents want to know when starting out.

What is NeighborSchools?

Hey there, nice to meet you 👋 We’re a new-ish startup that helps new-ish parents find daycare.

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.

So we created NeighborSchools to make this piece of parenthood a whole lot easier. We say “easier” because, let’s be honest, it’s still a big thing to figure out, but working together we can help you find some good options, understand the whole process, and choose a program you’ll feel really good about.

Most first-time parents don’t know exactly what they’re looking for, so we created a simple survey that will ask you questions about your lifestyle, your daily routines, and your preferences for child care. We’ll then share 3 personalized recommendations that we think might be a good fit. We’ll also give you a timeline that maps out when we would suggest you start touring programs, choose a daycare, and pay a deposit to secure a spot. Your timeline is based on when you want to start care - so you set the pace, and you decide when you’ve found the right match.

Nope. Our daycare recommendation service is free for parents. The other half of our business is helping these small-scale daycares with software and services that handle all their administrative tasks, like online contracting, payment processing, and licensing requirements. Before NeighborSchools, services like these were only designed for large corporate child care centers, and part of our mission is to level the playing field for small, independent child care programs. That’s why we picked the name NeighborSchools - we’re all about making child care more personal, more human, and more equitable for the incredible individuals who do this work and care for our children.

Generally, if you’re here, you’re ready. The survey lets us give you 3 recommendations to consider, but it’ll also help you better understand what factors to consider, and what questions to be asking right now. It’s simple things like where you live, your child’s date of birth, when you want to start care, and if you have any preferences around program philosophy or language of instruction. If you’re planning 6+ months ahead, it’s a great way to get started, and if you’re hoping to start daycare in the next 2-4 months, it’s definitely time to get started. Click here to start the survey.

Each program has a limited number of spots for each age range, so we need to know your schedule and child’s age before we can share availability. The survey covers these basics, as well as factors like drop-off and pick-up times to make sure that recommended programs fit your daily routine. Once we know your child’s age and schedule we can share rates and costs as well.

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