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Ms. Jennifer

Ms. Jenn's play & Learn

Licensed home daycare
Jamaica Plain, MA
8am–6pm, M - F

Where we play and Learn together

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.

Arts & crafts
Circle time
Drawing & illustration
Fine motor skills development
Gross motor skills development
Music
Neighborhood walks
Outdoor 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


Prior Experience
  • Daycare @ Little Sprouts

    4 years experience with toddlers and preschoolers

  • Daycare @ Wee Care

    1 year experience with preschoolers

Education
  • Professional Certificate - 2020

    childcare @ cares

  • Associate’s Degree - 2018

    Liberal Arts @ Massasoit Community College

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. Jennifer

What inspires you to care for young children?

A good home daycare program can make the whole experience a lot better for kids and parents. Working as a lead teacher in a larger daycare center for infants and preschoolers made me realize how much I love being around little ones - and made me think a lot about how I would run a daycare of my own. This became my dream, and making it happen has been amazing! My program is small and welcoming – just like I imagined it - and I love teaching the kids new things every day.

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

Kids thrive when there is a structure to the day. We will have a daily schedule here with a great mix of learning and fun, and a curriculum that is interesting to the kids and helps them grow in leaps and bounds. We have tons of fun here with music and movement, walks in the neighborhood, group and individual activities, and daily circle time. Seeing the kids engage with their surroundings is so motivating, and our days go by in a flash because we are always busy and having fun!

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

Kids feel safe and comfortable in a small, cozy environment – and a home daycare can really offer that. A smaller program also means more one-on-one time with each child, which makes it easier to see their personalities and see how they learn. When a child needs skill support or help meeting milestones I am always there for them - helping kids gain skills and confidence is a big part of what I do. My home is located in a wonderful community, and we take full advantage of all the lovely parks and places to go here in Jamaica Plain!

Think Ms. Jennifer might be a good fit?

Find out if she has a spot for you. It’s 100% free and takes just 5 minutes.

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

~ Maya Angelou

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. Jennifer’s NeighborSchool27 Dane Street Fl#2 Jamaica Plain, MA 02130(351) 666-5149(351) 666-5149

There are 26 home daycares in Jamaica Plain. 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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