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Ms. Meredith

Miss Mimi's Kiddie City

Licensed home daycare
Hyde Park, MA
8am–6pm, M - F

Where children learn, explore and make friends!

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.

Sensory play
STEAM activities
Reading time
Music
Gross motor skills development
Neighborhood walks
Arts & crafts

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 #9049614

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. Meredith

Tell us about your experience working with young children?

I have been working with young children since my teen years. I have taught and coached swimming and other sports as well as been a day camp counselor and classroom assistant. Upon completing my undergrad I started my teaching career in the Boston Public Schools as a teacher of young children with autism in 2002. After teaching that class for four years I moved on to teaching K1 for four years. At the conclusion of those four years, our school model was shifting to the inclusion model and I began teaching a K0/K1 full-day inclusion program. This is the class I taught until the end of the 2018/2019 school year. Something I loved about my job was watching kids grow over not only our time together but watching them through their elementary school career. Getting to know the kids and families in our school community was something I looked forward to every year! I'm thrilled that this is something I can look forward to as children age in and out of my daycare program. I love having a small group in my home where there is more time for free play, art, exploration, sensory activities as well as social and emotional learning.

What are the key areas of focus at your daycare?

My program combines the structure and schedule of a typical preschool classroom with the comfort of a home environment. This helps children prepare for a transition into a kindergarten classroom. There is sensory play such as play dough or finger painting, time for pre-academics with letter and math games, read alouds, storytelling/story acting and other pre-writing activities. We spend a lot of time outdoors at two nearby parks to encourage free play and exploration and gross motor movement. We will have daily whole group meetings and activities as well as plenty of time for independent and group play. I encourage kids to step outside their comfort zone and try new things, even if it's hard. Maintaining routines and order is greatly beneficial and something I take seriously. Having clear and consistent boundaries and expectations makes everyone feel safe and respected. But while I firmly believe in structures and routines, there will be plenty of time for spontaneity and lots of fun!

Can you tell us a bit about your home environment?

My home is a one level ranch with only two small stairs to enter from the back. It is small but well appointed with an open kitchen/dining room and living room. This is where the majority of time will be spent. There are shelves with books and toys and art materials. There is a big comfortable couch and soft foam seating on the floor as well. There is a quiet book nook and easel for drawing, painting or playing with magnets. Our outside space is great because there is a covered carport to get some fresh air even if the weather isn't great. There are outdoor seating options, ride on toys as well as a water table and a sensory tub. Four houses down the street is in an age-appropriate gated playground where we will go often. There are also two other very walkable playgrounds, one with a spray deck. Getting outside is a priority- even if only for a little bit! The room where children will rest has cots and pack and plays as well as room darkening blinds to provide a restful and calm space. My home is comfortable, colorful and has central air so we will always be cool!

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Teaching is not about answering questions but about raising questions – opening doors for them in places that they could not imagine.

~ Yawar Baig

Reviews & References

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

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Mark

We were so lucky to have Meredith help our son transition into her classroom. She eased his worries, and ours, and helped him get into a routine. She has excellent communication with parents, letting us know what was happening while they were in her care, and giving tips on incorporating learning objectives outside of the classroom. She is one of the more precise and understandable instructors we have worked with. Meredith knows our children and is the type of person who puts kids first. She even helped us discover that one of our children needed access to different kinds of sensory learning tools. Her ability to pick up on those social cues and inform us got him the help he needed. She treated everyone with care, as individuals.

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Emily

Meredith is completely amazing. Our three boys all attended her school and she was the teacher for two of them. We lucked out by having her implement a social-emotional curriculum for pre-schoolers. She taught us as well, so we were able to manage the emotions of three growing kids, all very close in age. She can see each child, knowing who they are, and she does so very quickly. With so many kids, it could be easy to have some get less attention but not with Meredith. Each of our children knew she had time for them, and she was someone they could go to for help. They each have a special relationship with Meredith. I would trust her with any child - certainly my three.

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Carolin

Our one year old son Max loves it here. The kids here are all so sweet and we have watched Max's language, physical and social development thrive because of Meredith and Marie. Our son is treated with love and patience here and during these COVID times, has given him a sense of normalcy. We are so grateful to have Meredith and Marie in our lives.

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. Meredith’s NeighborSchool5 Alwin St. Hyde Park, MA 02136(857) 342-4558(857) 342-4558

There are 3 home daycares in Georgetown. 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.

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