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Ms. Esmirna

Small Blessings Child Care Inc.

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

A Teacher Takes a hand, Opens Minds and Touches a Hearts

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.

Outdoor play
Circle time
Reading time
Arts & crafts
Fine motor skills development
Sensory tables

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 #9028840

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. Esmirna

Tell us about your experience working with young children?

I started working with children when I was 17 years old and worked for catholic charities for 6 years. I’ve been licensed through the EEC for a decade and have been able to give a lot of time to improving my teaching methods over time. I embrace teaching as an opportunity to inspire and empower. As a teacher, it is my goal to enhance student learning as a transformative experience. I want the kids to feel personally changed and empowered by their time in my program. I like the kids to engage with the things they’re learning, and directly relating stories and activities to their lives is a great way to do that. I also strive to understand each child’s unique learning style and teach them as individuals. While the children might sometimes dictate what they want to learn that day, I have a responsibility to inspire them too. I tailor my activities to what the kids have taught me about who they are, how they learn, and what their interests are. I am passionate about finding the most effective ways to stimulate and sustain growth for the kiddos while they’re in my care. Throughout our time together, I am inspiring them to grow intellectually, cultivating curiosity, providing opportunities for developing relationships, clarifying values, and uplifting their spirits.

What are the key areas of focus at your daycare?

It is a qualified assistant and me working as a team in my program. We have a classroom setting where we assess the children individually to enhance learning. We observe how they learn and how we can help the child grow. Does the child need more tummy time? Things like this. Learning and safety are our top priorities here, starting with the question of how we can help. We feel so happy and rewarded to hear the positive words from parents. They know that we take care of their children as if they were our own, they’re all well-fed with real natural foods that I cook and we maintain a kind and loving environment. We care for and assist each child’s needs. If they need special assistance, I am the first to talk to the parents. Communication is key to me. I have a unique way of bonding with families and making them feel comfortable. Something unique about my program is that we give the children an opportunity to learn Spanish, a skill that is very useful for their futures! Our very favorite activities though are playing with bubbles, and then singing, dancing, and playing with instruments. We have so much fun!

Can you tell us a bit about your home environment?

We ensure that the environment is appropriate for all ages, so that when they’re exploring every single age group finds the environment interesting for learning and growing. We provide new, high quality age-appropriate toys in every area of the program space. We have a dramatic play area with a kitchen set with play food and utensils. It is so fun for the kids to pretend to cook! They also love the big trucks that I have. We have a sensory table with different toys in it, a reading area with many books, a block area, and a quiet area to sit down on comfy pillows and read books and such. In our art area, we have Play-Doh and have fun gluing and coloring for arts and crafts. Everything the kids create is hung up on the walls. They love seeing their own creations on display. We also have pictures of them up, which makes them feel important and know we care for them.

Think Ms. Esmirna might be a good fit?

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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

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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Ms. Esmirna’s NeighborSchool429 S. Union St., Apt#1 Lawrence, MA 01843(351) 277-0861(351) 277-0861

There are 7 home daycares in Lawrence. 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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