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Ms. Kelsey

You Are My Sunshine Family Childcare

Licensed home daycare
Haverhill, MA
7am–5pm, M - Th

Helping all children reach their milestones

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.

Circle time
Reading time
Arts & crafts
Sensory play
Gross motor skills development
Fine 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 #9037701

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. Kelsey

Tell us about your experience working with young children?

I am a stay-at-home mother to two awesome children. Through becoming a mother, I have found a passion in raising children. I believe that children are little people and they deserve to be treated as such. I value and respect children. I use gentle guidance, redirection, and positive reinforcement. I encourage being mindful and deep breathing to process and understand big feelings. My program is rooted in the Montessori philosophy that I use with my own children. I guide children in a way that focuses on play and exploration and also fosters independence through everyday, practical life activities. My goal is to have an environment that is enriching, fun, and warm, like home. I believe children need to feel comfortable and respected to truly thrive to their fullest potential.

What are the key areas of focus at your daycare?

I work with kids in a very child-focused way. I provide some structure, and I balance that with allowing children to guide their learning through their interests. We have a topic of the week and engage with that topic through many of our activities, which can include sensory bins, projects, art activities, baking, and outdoor observation. We do lots of hands-on, fun activities that emphasize independence and encourage each child’s natural desire to learn. My vision for the program is to guide children into becoming compassionate, independent, confident, intrinsically motivated humans. All children are different, but all children love to play! Here, we play to learn, and we follow each child’s lead.

Can you tell us a bit about your home environment?

The program takes place in the first level of my home. There is a classroom/playroom that reflects the Montessori philosophy we follow. There is a reading nook, an infant shelf, a sensory bin table, a practical play kitchen, and a toddler/preschool shelf. Everything is accessible to the children in a way that encourages independence. The available toys and activities all promote age-appropriate physical and mental development. I’m in the process of fencing in my yard and having it licensed, but in the meantime, we go on neighborhood walks and on trips to the local playground.

Think Ms. Kelsey might be a good fit?

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It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.

~ Maya Angelou

Reviews & References

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

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Kayla

Welcoming and caring environments are key to the success in young children and that’s just what Kelsey provides. I value her teaching methods, some of which, encourage children to think on their own two feet and learn to become independent little people. This in turn gives the opportunity for children to learn and develop the way that works best for them and at their own pace while still having fun. Highly recommended!

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Allie

The atmosphere is warm and welcoming for children of all ages. Learning through play is encouraged as well as children are given opportunities to learn from each other and have a cohesive play/educational experience. It is a great place for kids to be kids and safely monitored to learn!

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Denise

Kelsey's philosophy in child development is what draws me to her. She provides a safe, fun, loving environment while focusing on helping children reach major developmental milestones.

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Samantha

Ms. Kelsey is amazing with children would 100% recommend to others.

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. Kelsey’s NeighborSchool166 Groveland Street Haverhill, MA 01830(351) 215-0143(351) 215-0143

There are 82 home daycares in Haverhill. 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

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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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