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Ms. Idolina

Red Cardinal Bilingual Daycare

Licensed home daycare
Framingham, MA
7:30am–5:30pm, M - F

Busy kiddos learning, playing, and growing

Great for parents who want...

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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.

Circle time
Arts & crafts
Seasonal activities
Fine motor skills development
STEAM activities
Gross 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 #9034457

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. Idolina

Tell us about your experience working with young children?

Even before I had children of my own, I knew I wanted to work with kids. I began at a child care center thirteen years ago, and later worked as a nanny for families around the Boston area. When I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, doctors thought she might be born with special needs. That didn’t end up being the case for her, but it sparked a desire in me to learn everything I could about early childhood development. Since then, I’ve been taking classes at the Urban College of Boston, so I can better support my own daughters and other children. The opportunity to open my own program and use everything I’ve learned—in classroom lessons and through hands-on experience—to nurture local children and families is truly a dream come true.

What are the key areas of focus at your daycare?

At Red Cardinal Bilingual Daycare, we are busy all day having fun and learning! We always begin with circle time. We talk about the daily lesson, sing songs, dance, and just wake up our minds and bodies. From there, we do a variety of different activities throughout the day; arts and crafts, science experiments, reading, outside games—and, of course, we take time for nap and snack break. As a bilingual program, most of the daily activities are in Spanish. I think learning a different language helps children develop their minds and provides so many benefits throughout their lives. Plus, kids feel so proud of themselves when they pick up new words or learn a song in another language.

Can you tell us a bit about your home environment?

Red Cardinal Bilingual Daycare comprises the full 1,200-square-foot ground floor of my Framingham home. With all of that space, there are lots of different areas for play and learn. We have the drama area, where the kids can dress up and use their imaginations; a science table, where we talk about everything from plants to planets; a sand and water table, where we can get a little messy; an arts and crafts table; a special corner for reading and quiet time; and an area for open circle. The nap room, bathroom, and kitchenette are all on the same floor and used exclusively for the program. We also have a beautiful, fenced-in yard for spending time outside. The kids love playing in the sandbox, filling up the water buckets, learning about the plants in the garden, and enjoying running and exploring. Even the little ones love to sit out on a picnic blanket and blow bubbles. We definitely stay busy!

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Let the child be the scriptwriter, the director and the actor in his own play.

~ Magda Gerber

Reviews & References

Here’s the inside scoop from other parents that have worked with Ms. Idolina.


We love Idolina! Her school is amazing. Every day she has wonderful activities and adventures planned for the kids. She even plans out meals! She keeps families updated through a great app with tons of photos and information about each day. Her daycare is large and the yard is even bigger and allows for children to run and play and have fun. We feel very lucky to have found Idolina and it truly feels like she’s an amazing family friend taking care of our son. We recommend her to anyone looking for a great home daycare.


I can’t say enough great things about Ms. Idolina and her preschool! Not only is it always so clean but she is fantastic with kids. She always has different learning activities through out the day. She provides all meals which are healthy and my daughters love the food. It doesn’t feel like I am sending them to someone’s house but an actual preschool the way she has it set up. I highly recommend her daycare. We feel so lucky to have found her!

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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Ms. Idolina’s NeighborSchool1 Whiting Road Framingham, MA 01701(774) 469-2281(774) 469-2281

There are 12 home daycares in Framingham. 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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