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Ms. Sandra

Sandy's Tiny Tykes Daycare

Licensed home daycare
Haverhill, MA
6:30am–4:30pm, M - F

Taking Care Of Life’s Most Precious Treasures

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
Arts & crafts
Reading time
Music
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 #9047130

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. Sandra

Tell us about your experience working with young children?

I am a mother of three wonderful children and just recently became a grandmother. I know how hard it can be to find child care that feels right, and I want to be that person parents can trust, especially if the children have special needs. When you come into my home, you are a part of my family. Through my many years of managing and leading teams in a customer service environment, I have been able to capitalize on how to change my techniques of teaching to each individual's specific needs. Everyone learns at different speeds and in different ways. My previous experience helps me teach your child at his or her speed, and I just love learning how each child thinks and learning what's on their minds. One of my favorite games is to begin a story and then ask the kids to continue it. As adults, we’re so preoccupied with life obligations, schedules, grocery lists. But kids are fascinated by all these amazing little things. It really brings you back down to earth, and I feel so lucky that I get to take care of little ones, prepare them for school, and be a part of their lives.

What are the key areas of focus at your daycare?

Daily activities at Sandy’s Tiny Tykes Daycare focus on encouraging the imagination. I have a reading area, art and coloring space, and lots of opportunities to play with different sensory items. My program space has a really comfy rug, so we can have fun playing games on the floor. I think it’s important for kids to have activities that trigger their imagination. I’m so excited to have my own program and the ability to cater to the unique needs of each child. Every child is different, and I’m a firm believer in letting the kids be themselves. I’ve created general schedules for the day, but everything will be tweaked once I’ve met the kids, and I’m able to see what they respond to. I love introducing different activities to explore their little minds. You can see them really thinking and processing, and it’s so rewarding when something clicks.

Can you tell us a bit about your home environment?

Our indoor area consists of a separate reading area with two different bean bags to promote reading and also gives a little one a moment to themselves should they need it. There is a toy kitchen with many accessories, sensory toys, duplos (Large Legos), Foam blocks, stuffed animals, dolls, etc. We also have an infant area that has two playmats, multiple toys that are age appropriate and a very soft rug so your little one is always comfortable. We also have a 50" television should we have a movie day on a rainy day. Outdoors is just as fun with a very large back yard that is completely fenced in with many balls, gardening tool toys, sandboxes, and a water table. We also have a built in sprinkler system for those hot days as well. For nap time, each child will have their own pillow nap sack with their name on it and every infant will have their own crib or pack and play to sleep in as well. Children will be encouraged to take a nap; however, should they not want to, they will be given a book to read quietly while the others sleep.

Think Ms. Sandra might be a good fit?

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If the child is not learning the way you are teaching, then you must teach in the way the child learns.

~ Rita Dunn

Reviews & References

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

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Becky

Whenever I need coverage for my infant daughter, Sandy is the first person I call. She's so flexible and always helps me out when my schedule fills up. She'll often go out of her way to come pick up my daughter in a pinch and it's so great to see how excited my daughter gets when she arrives! She builds strong relationships, not just with the kids she cares for but also the families she works with. She's always creating fun activities like the time she put paint in a ziplock bag and it was the new hit toy for that week! My daughter is now 8 months old and she continues to learn something new every day that she's with Sandy.

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David

I met Sandy 12 years ago when she took me under her wing as store manager. She’s simply unbelievable and I would not be where I am today without her guidance. She really enjoys taking people under her wing to help them develop and succeed in life. Sandy’s true passion is for kids and whenever we had children in the store, she was always the first one to get on the floor and start playing! Her compassionate nature and relationship building skills make her a dream to work with.

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. Sandra’s NeighborSchool5 Manners Ave Haverhill, MA 01830(351) 215-0060(351) 215-0060

There are 83 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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