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Ms. Phara

Coming Soon!
Fitchburg, MA
8am–5pm, M - F

Where children come to play and learn!

Great for parents who want...

Each daycare has its own approach and specialties based on the provider’s expertise. Take the survey to see daycares that match your preferences and work best for you.Each daycare has its own approach & specialties. Take the survey to see 3 good matches for you.

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
Gross motor skills development
Fine motor skills development
Seasonal activities
Sensory play

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

Family Child Care Educator
License #: Coming Soon

Prior Experience
  • Parent

    null children

  • Volunteer @ Community Coalition Academy

    2 years experience with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age

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. Phara

What inspires you to care for young children?

A good daycare program can jumpstart a child’s learning! Kids take in so much in the preschool years and nurturing that natural brain power is something I really focus on. My journey began with my own family - when my nephew and kids started school, their teachers were so impressed by the reading and writing skills I had taught them they offered me a tutoring position! Something clicked from that moment, when I realized that my passion for teaching could be shared with other children in my community. I am so dedicated to what I do and so proud to have a part in educating the next generation.

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

My program is all about giving kids a well-rounded experience and setting them on the path to a bright future! I want my daycare kids to excel in everything they do, find joy in learning, and reach their highest potential before moving on from my program! To make this happen, I mix academic work and problem solving with fun, play, and social interaction. I incorporate sensory and social emotional development into our daily activities, and we have plenty of playtime - inside and outdoors. Lastly, I am always checking in with the kids about how they are feeling and what they enjoy doing so that I can shape our days in a way that works for every child

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

Parents should know that their child will grow in leaps and bounds here. Most kids stay with me right up until it’s time to move on to kindergarten, and my program is all about getting them (and their caregivers) ready for this step! The dream of having a job where I could teach young children was first inspired by my nephew, who I taught to read and write at a very young age. I found so much joy in helping him learn, and he was so proud to be noticed by his teachers for his knowledge and skills. This is really what planted the seed for my home daycare, and to this day I still feel so passionate about what I do!

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They may forget what you said, but they will not forget how you made them feel.

~ Carl Buechner

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. Phara’s NeighborSchool18 Pacific St Fitchburg, MA 01420(351) 247-8865(351) 247-8865

There are 3 home daycares in Fitchburg. 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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