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Ms. Tasha

Dependable Kid Care

Licensed home daycare
Haverhill, MA
Where kids grow and friendships blossom

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.

Outdoor play
Circle time
Reading time
Music
Gross motor skills development
Sensory play
Fine motor skills development
STEAM 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.

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 #178580

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. Tasha

Tell us about your experience working with young children?

My name is Tasha Raye Ryan and I have been a Massachusetts Licensed Family Childcare Provider since December of 1990. I offer integrated childcare in my home, a “home away from home” atmosphere, in Haverhill, MA for children age newborn – 16 years; over 30 years experience in caring for both typical children and children with varying needs. I am certified in CPR, First Aid, and MACC (Medication Administration in Child Care), I am a CNA and a CHHA, with experience and special training in various learning, developmental, social-emotional, and medical needs (including, but not limited to, Developmental Delay, Intellectual Disability, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, ADHD, PTSD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anxiety/ Depression, Epilepsy, Juvenile Diabetes, CHARGE Syndrome, Hearing and Visual disabilities, Asthma, and a number of severe allergies including food, medication, latex and environmental). I am a wife to Jim ~ a proud mother of three grown children, Ashleigh, Justin, and Joshua ~ and a doting grandmother to four amazing little ones, Mark, Stella, Jackson, and Anita. I began my journey in early childhood as a Nanny. After the birth of my daughter, the family I was caring for agreed to bring their son to my home and my business grew from there. Based in Methuen at that time Dependable Kid Care saw many children pass through our doors, most of whom I am still in contact with today. After the birth of my first son, Dependable Kid Care moved to our current location in 1994 and has been proudly serving families from Haverhill and the Merrimack Valley ever since. I have been very fortunate to have been able to stay home with my children and grandchildren. I have also been blessed to have had a hand in helping to raise hundreds of other people’s children over 30 years. Open and honest communication and trust are undoubtedly two of the most important factors in childcare. I want you and your child to feel comfortable in my home and I want you to know that when you go to work that your most precious gift is in capable and loving hands!!! I take a “Learn Through Play” approach to early education and childcare and offers “Hands on Learning”. In my integrated environment I encourage communication and problem solving, the development of social and emotional skills, healthy self-esteem, and creativity. I consistently promote being a responsible member of a “group” and a “good friend” to all, no child is too young to learn these principles and values, and encouraging this from a young age helps prepare your child for the future. I am an active member of The Family Child Care Association of the Merrimack Valley (FCCA), The Massachusetts Association for the Education of Young Children (MAAEYC), and The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). I am a Pillar Provider though Neighbor Schools. I am involved in my community and I am affiliated with a number of local charitable organizations, such as, Ozzie’s Kids, It’s in the Bag, and Liam Nation. Personally and through Dependable Kid Care, I participate in a number of local charitable events. In 2018, Dependable Kid Care participated in a college scholarship program through the Valley Patriot, and was able to assist 2 young ladies in their dream to attend college by donating a generous donation to the 1st Annual Dan Coady Scholarship Fund. I also organized and hosted a large fundraiser in 2014 for one of my daycare families “Tricia’s Pink Ribbon Fund” where we raised over $6500 that went directly to the family. I am very passionate about helping others and paying it forward and always try to encourage others to do the same.

What are the key areas of focus at your daycare?

Infants, toddlers, and school-aged children need individualized care by people who know them well and are committed to their development and happiness… …which is exactly the quality care you child will receive from this responsible, energetic, loving, and devoted provider. I am a wife, a proud mother of three grown children, and a doting grandmother to four amazing little ones. I would love to open my EEC Licensed home to you and your child. In my home, we provide a separate childcare area, with a recently remodeled entryway, a large recently updated playroom/learning space, separate nursery/sleeping area for infants and younger children, and an amazing fenced-in playground with age appropriate play spaces. Dependable Kid Care is a Licensed Family Child Care serving the Merrimack Valley and surrounding areas since 1990. At Dependable Kid Care we take a “Learning Through Play” approach to childcare and offer “Hands On Learning”. It’s back to the basics here at Dependable Kid Care; we play, communicate, and solve problems together. I speak clearly to the children to encourage proper speech. We describe the basic things around us to encourage recognition of letters, numbers, colors, shapes, etc. There is a lot of emphasis on the basics, manners, sharing, empathy, being a good friend, responsibility, and respect, both for themselves and others. I encourage them to work with others to learn relationship building skills. DKC is like a home away from home and the DKC Kids are like family, I love and nurture and lead by example. I've created an environment that encourages experiential learning, fostering the development of social & emotional skills, healthy self-esteem, growth & development, cognition, and creativity. A natural development of gross motor skills is promoted by allowing freedom of movement at the child's own pace and readiness. Children learn by exploring, touching, feeling, and experimenting. My goal is to take the interests of the children and base learning around that. These methods have proven to be beneficial to the children that have been through my program. Dependable Kid Care is located in a single family home on a quiet dead-end street in a rural neighborhood. Conveniently located just off Route 110, exit 49 off of Route 495, with easy access to other local major highways. For those that choose to remain at DKC once their children are school aged, Moody School, Bartlett School, Tilton School, Silverhill School, and Constantino busses pick up and drop off at the end of our driveway. If you have an IEP other school’s buses will pick up and drop off here as well.

Can you tell us a bit about your home environment?

I would love to open my EEC Licensed home to you and your child. In my home, Dependable Kid Care has it’s own separate childcare area, with a recently remodeled entryway, a large recently updated playroom/learning space, separate nursery/sleeping area for infants and younger children, and an amazing fenced-in playground with age appropriate play spaces. We offer age-appropriate activities, a special “summer-fun” program for school aged children, field trips and more!

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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. Tasha’s NeighborSchool1035 Western Avenue Haverhill, MA 01832(351) 215-0343(351) 215-0343

There are 85 home daycares in Haverhill, MA. 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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