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Ms. Vileisis

Smiley Faces Family Childcare

Licensed home daycare
Dorchester, MA
8am–4pm, M - F

A place where your child will learn and have fun in a safe environment

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
Circle time
Drawing & illustration
Reading time
Seasonal activities
Fine motor skills development
Music
Puzzles

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 #9034180

Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree - 2016

    Finance and Accounting Management @ Northeastern university

  • Associate’s Degree - 2010

    Business Administration @ Bay State College

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. Vileisis

What inspires you to care for young children?

Prior experience is important when it comes to taking care of children. Childcare has been part of my life for as long as I can remember! Growing up, my mom had her own daycare program in our home, and I learned a lot from watching her and from being part of a care community at a young age. As a result, I know just what it takes to make a home daycare work! As a mother now myself, I understand even more about providing quality care at all times and working together with parents as partners. I work hard to make sure my home is a place where children are happy and learning every day, and where parents can feel sure that their child is safe and receiving the best care possible.

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

Providing many different activities for children to take part in is a big part of a successful daycare program. Every child is different and has different interests, and in my home daycare there are plenty of activities to enjoy and learn from. Arts & crafts, singing songs, playing games, sharing stories – these are just some of the things we might do in a day. We follow a schedule, but each day there is time set aside for children to choose an activity they are interested in and have fun with it – this free play time is often the children’s favorite part of the day! A time of day I really enjoy is reading time. Discovering new stories is so much fun, and so important! Books develop so much imagination, help kids recognize words and letters, and give us all a chance to learn about people that might be different from ourselves. Sharing books and stories with children is just one of the many reasons why I love what I do.

What’s one thing parents should know about your program?

Children should be treated with care, love, and respect. This is what my program is built around, and I treat every child in my program like they are my own. As a mother myself, I can relate and try to help when a parent is having an issue or problem with their child – sometimes I may have even been through the same issue with my own child. Because I’ve been working with children for so long, I also know how to guide parents toward additional help and resources if needed. I am so happy to be able to offer my home as a place for children to learn and grow – and we have plenty of open space for kids to move around freely and socialize with each other. My program offers a comfortable, safe, and supportive environment for all children.

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If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings, and grow.

~ Alfie Kohn

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. Vileisis’s NeighborSchool153 Glenway Street 2 Dorchester, MA 02121(857) 663-8211(857) 663-8211

There are 90 home daycares in Roxbury. 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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