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Ms. Yolanda

Peniel Home Child Care

Licensed home daycare
Lawrence, MA
7:30am–5pm, M - F

Celebrating the uniquness of each child!

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.

Circle time
Outdoor play
Reading time
Arts & crafts
Seasonal activities
Puzzles
Seasonal activities
STEAM 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 #9054915

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. Yolanda

Tell us about your experience working with young children?

I am an experienced childcare provider with expertise in Early Childhood Education. Twenty-five years ago, I started working with children as a parent volunteer at my children’s nursery school, and I loved it so much that I became certified as a teacher’s aid at Head Start. From there, I earned my associate degree and then my bachelor’s degree in human services. I’ve worked as a teacher in homes and in traditional classrooms, a social worker with children and families, a family advocate, and an early intervention developmental specialist. I love my work with infants, toddlers, and families, and now it’s time to bring the classroom to my own home.

What are the key areas of focus at your daycare?

At Peniel Daycare, I implement all that I know from my experience as a teacher and family worker. I assess children's progress and provide family support. I create an environment of hospitality from the time children arrive all the way through the end of the day. I use a schedule and curriculum to structure the day, and I focus on emotional, physical, and cognitive development of infants, toddlers and Pre-K through everything we do. My curriculum is filled with activities that aid development, urge creativity, and facilitate exploration. I approach language development through reading and using music, creating personalized learning strategies, and motivating kids as individuals. I also focus on supporting parents. It can be hard to help kids develop, and sometimes parents need motivation, too.

Can you tell us a bit about your home environment?

My space is very inviting and includes areas that are specifically designed for certain activities. A literacy center includes books in English and Spanish, a writing area, and tactile letters and numbers. Another area is designed for socialization and morning meeting, and a music area has a piano and instruments for kids to play. There’s also space for dramatic play with a kitchen and dolls and other props and an area full of toys and activities like puzzles and blocks. I have little carts for painting and materials with different textures that encourage exploration. Kids will be able to sense that the space is for them, and I think it will make them say, “This is where I want to be!"

Think Ms. Yolanda might be a good fit?

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A child must know that they are a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like them.

~ Pablo Casals

Reviews & References

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

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Patty

Yolanda has so much experience with teaching and caring for young children - she knows early child development. She is so warm and just so caring. It goes beyond the kids, too, as she's able to easily connect with parents and families. I've never seen her overwhelmed by children - when something comes up or doesn't go to plan (the grape juice spills!) - she always has a plan B to keep things moving forward!

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. Yolanda’s NeighborSchool47 Pleasant Street Lawrence, MA 01841(351) 277-0787(351) 277-0787

There are 332 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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FAQs

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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.

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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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