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Ms. Melania

Fátima Family Daycare

Licensed home daycare
Jamaica Plain, MA
8am–5pm, M - F

In here we are all familia and love to learn

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
Circle time
Drawing & illustration
Music
Outdoor play
Puzzles
Reading time
Seasonal 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.

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 #9031561

Prior Experience
  • Daycare @ Melania Flores

    17 years experience with infants and toddlers

  • Daycare Assistant @ Cesar Flores

    17 years experience with infants and toddlers

Education
  • Graduate Degree - 1996

    Diploma @ El Consejo Nacional de Educación

  • Bachelor’s Degree - 1988

    Certificación @ Secretaria De Estado Educativo

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. Melania

What inspires you to care for young children?

It’s so important to find a daycare provider that you trust. I began my program after searching for a daycare for my own young daughter – this turned out to be so much more difficult than I’d imagined! Nothing felt right and none of the places I visited seemed like a good fit for my precious girl. That’s when I decided to open my own home daycare, so I could create the kind of place I was searching for – where children like my daughter could learn and grow in a safe, happy environment. I had no idea then how much I would love it! There is nothing more rewarding than helping a child develop and learn, and I get to be part of that amazing process every single day!

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

Flexibility, fresh air, and fun – that’s what my daycare program is all about. You never know how a child will be feeling or what they will need from one day to the next, and it’s important to be there for them through these changes. I realized very quickly when I opened my daycare how important it is to go with the flow. There is a lot of freedom built into our schedule, and a lot of fun too! I believe that we all feel happy when we are active and learning new things, and it’s my goal to make sure the children do both every day. We spend a lot of time outside and share an afternoon meal together every day which I provide. It makes me so happy to offer nourishment to the children in my program and to know that I’m making families’ lives easier.

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

My home has a great setup for a daycare program. Our space is open and roomy, with an entire floor dedicated to my daycare kids, and a backyard area for daily outdoor time. We have lots of fun every day, and it shows in those pickup time smiles! Children are usually ready for kindergarten after their time with me, and I am always so proud to watch them move on. But the goodbyes are hard too – every little one that comes to my daycare holds a special place in my heart, and their families are just as special to me. The memories we share and the bonds we build really last a lifetime.

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They may forget what you said, but they will not forget how you made them feel.

~ Carl Buechner

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. Melania’s NeighborSchool28 Danforth Street # 28 Jamaica Plain, MA 02130(857) 663-0724(857) 663-0724

There are 27 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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