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Ms. Whitney’s NeighborSchool

The Learning Garden Daycare

Gloucester, MA

Days
Monday–Friday
Times
7am–5pm
Ages
3 months–8 years
Days
Monday–Friday
Times
7am–5pm
Ages
3 months–8 years
About Me

I am a mom of three children ages 20, 19 and 11. I also take care of my god son who is 3 and will be in the daycare with me. I started babysitting the neighborhood children when I was 10. One of my first jobs was in a daycare and I loved it. I loved interacting with the children and doing...

Qualifications

EMT-B license, certified EMT in the state of Massachusetts, Associates degree in human services

Background Checked

Reference Checked

Home Safety Inspection

Health & Safety Trained

EEC License #9043961

Program
Providing a safe space to allow your child to grow and be creative!
Size
6 students
Size
6 students

At The Learning Garden Daycare we strive to provide an environment that is safe and allows your child to grow and be creative through music, play, art, language, and physical activity. I want the children to laugh, learn and grow together in a family setting. I promise to provide a safe environment...

Enrollment

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Testimonials

I have known Whitney since I was a kid. She is pretty much a mom to me. Now that I am older, I get to see her interact with my son. He is three now and learning so much: stories, ABC's, numbers, fun facts, etc. Whenever I am surprised by how much he knows, I ask him where he learned this and he...

Cassie R - Haverhill - May 2019
Parent of student
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Environment

In my home, I have a finished basement fully dedicated to my daycare, it feels more like the first floor. You will enter in the updated kitchen, off the kitchen is a bathroom with a bathroom where we brush our teeth and wash our hands. Next to the kitchen is the open play area. Here we have circle...

Schedule
Calendar
Year Round
Meals and Snacks
2 Meals / 2 Snacks
Calendar
Year Round
Meals and Snacks
2 Meals / 2 Snacks

7:00 AM

Drop Off and Free Play

7:30 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM

Clean up/Bathroom/Change

8:00 AM

Free Play

8:30 AM

Circle Time/Stories

9:00 AM

Snack and bathroom

9:30 AM

Outdoor play

10:30 AM

Infant activities

11:00 AM

Theme Play/Story Corner/Lunch Prep

11:30 AM

Lunch

12:00 PM

Clean up/Bathroom/Change

12:30 PM

Nap & Quiet Time

2:00 PM

Snack & Bathroom

2:30 PM

Older children activity/sensory/craft

3:30 PM

Outdoor Activity

4:00 PM

Bathroom

4:00 PM

Clean up & Free Play

5:00 PM

Program Closes

7:00 AM

Drop Off and Free Play

7:30 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM

Clean up/Bathroom/Change

8:00 AM

Free Play

8:30 AM

Circle Time/Stories

9:00 AM

Snack and bathroom

9:30 AM

Outdoor play

10:30 AM

Infant activities

11:00 AM

Theme Play/Story Corner/Lunch Prep

11:30 AM

Lunch

12:00 PM

Clean up/Bathroom/Change

12:30 PM

Nap & Quiet Time

2:00 PM

Snack & Bathroom

2:30 PM

Older children activity/sensory/craft

3:30 PM

Outdoor Activity

4:00 PM

Bathroom

4:00 PM

Clean up & Free Play

5:00 PM

Program Closes

Note: I will try to stick to our daily schedule but, we all know that sometimes days don’t go as planned. If we get off track, I will quickly try to get back on track. I will let the children take the lead and if something isn’t going as planned, we may transition into another activity. Infants are the only ones that will lead on their own schedule.

Location

Whitney Connolly 5 Seaview Rd Gloucester, MA 01930 (617) 263-7500

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In order to receive and maintain a license from the EEC, Providers must:
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  • Complete a 3-part background record check, including fingerprints
  • Complete 10+ hours of professional development training annually

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