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Alba's Child Care
A warm and loving environment for your child.
Each daycare has its own approach and specialties based on the provider’s expertise. Take the survey to see daycares that match your preferences and work best for you.Each daycare has its own approach & specialties. Take the survey to see 3 good matches for you.
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.
Daycare @ Little People's Playhouse
4 years experience with toddlers and preschoolers
Associate’s Degree - 2004
Associate of Arts @ Urban College of Boston
Daycare programs support parents and families, and that is so important!! When my own kids were young I felt called to help others in my community - and caring for their children seemed like the best way to do that. When I started out in 1994, I had no idea how much I would love working with kids everyday – or that I’d still be running my own program almost thirty years later! In that time, I also raised my own three kids and now have five grandkids. Caring for kids is just what I was meant to do, and it brings so much joy and meaning to my life.
Children do well with a set schedule and lots of outdoor time – these two things are so important in a daycare setting! There are lots of things to do in my home program, and every day we have circle time, read together, and play outside. Celebrations are big here – we do a lot of fun things around the seasons and holidays and always take time to celebrate the kids’ birthdays and make them feel special. Sometimes we do worksheets with the goal of getting the kids ready for kindergarten – it’s good to give them a feel for that early on and they always enjoy their ‘work time.’ Children are happy here, and always learning.
A good program is well rounded, and I do my best to make sure our curriculum gives the kids a little bit of everything – activities that incorporate culture, interesting projects, time outside, language learning, and exercise and movement outside. I have a licensed backyard space for the kids to play in and we often take trips to the park as a group and play there too. My program is bilingual – Spanish and English, so the kids learn Spanish words and phrases in our time together - and they love putting them to use! I started this program in order to help my community, and that’s still why I do it today. It means so much to me to give kids a safe space to learn and grow.
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“If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings, and grow.”~ Alfie Kohn
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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There are 11 home daycares in Hyde Park. 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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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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