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Ms. Elena

Abuela’s Family Daycare

Licensed home daycare
Hyde Park, MA
7am–5pm, M - F

A bilingual program where we learn, play, dance and have fun !

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.

Arts & crafts
Music
Outdoor play
Reading time
Puzzles
Drawing & illustration
Sensory tables
Sensory play

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 #9087308

Prior Experience
  • Medical Assistant @ Boston Medical Center

    13 years experience with infants and toddlers

  • 4th grade teacher in my country @ Colegio Juan Pablo Duarte

    2 years experience with school age

Education
  • Professional Certificate - 2016

    Medical Interpreter @ Language Connections, Inc

  • Associate’s Degree - 2008

    Medical Assistant @ Kaplan Career Institute

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. Elena

What inspires you to care for young children?

Children greet the day with such good energy and unconditional love. They are excited to learn, and it’s been a lifelong joy to teach them and be a part of their growth. When they hear a story for the first time, it’s like you’ve opened a door into a whole new world for them. When they make a piece of art they’re really proud of, it’s like they’ve figured out how to create a world of their own. (My favorite part of the day is watching the kids light up when they try new foods!) Through a child’s eyes, everything is exciting and magical. It’s incredible to be able to help fuel their imagination and to make sure their bodies are getting everything they need.

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

Every child in my program is special. Our days are very much driven by the interests of the children. We do have a bunch of regular activities that they love and that also help them develop new skills. For example, the kids are usually drawn to hands-on things like arts and crafts, dance, and playing outside. (We even have a little playground in the backyard with a swing!) It’s so important that each child feels supported and loved every day, but we make sure of it on their birthday! At this program, we love to celebrate everyone’s individuality.

What’s one thing parents should know about your program?

Not only will the children be welcomed into this program with open arms, but their whole family will, too. We all want what’s best for the kids, and it’s such a pleasure to get to know the parents and to work with them as partners in caring for the children. After having four daughters and four grandkids, I understand how difficult it can be to look after small children on your own. I also know that it’s not always easy to find someone you connect with, who you can trust with your kids. Children have always brought such joy to my life, and I wanted to be able to offer them support at a young age while also helping local families. Parents should know that they will always be met with empathy and understanding. We will work together!

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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

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. Elena’s NeighborSchool118 Belnel Road Hyde Park, MA 02136(857) 598-7455(857) 598-7455

There are 57 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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FAQs

Your family is unique to you, but some of your questions might not be. 😉 Here’s what most parents want to know when starting out.

What is NeighborSchools?

Hey there, nice to meet you 👋 We’re a new-ish startup that helps new-ish parents find daycare.

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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