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Ms. Dince

Little Munchkins Learning Playhouse

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

"A warm and loving environment for your child to learn and grow"

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
Fine motor skills development
Gross motor skills development
Music
Outdoor play
Reading time
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 #9094803

Prior Experience
  • Assistant Director @ Two Little Owls Schoolhouse

    1 year experience

  • Assistant Director @ Little Dragon Early Education

    1 year experience

  • Administrator @ Happy Space Academy

    0 years experience

  • Daycare @ Two Little Owls Schoolhouse

    1 year experience with preschoolers

  • Daycare @ Two Little Owls Schoolhouse

    1 year experience with toddlers

  • Daycare @ Petit Pas Family Child Care

    1 year experience with infants, toddlers and preschoolers

  • Toddler Teacher @ Sunshine Academy, Brookline

    1 year experience with toddlers

  • Teacher @ Vocational High School, West Sumba

    2 years experience with school age

  • Middle School Teacher @ Christian Middle School, Indonesia

    3 years experience with school age

Education
  • Professional Certificate - 2020

    Director II @ Massachusetts Early Education and Care

  • Professional Certificate - 2020

    Director I @ Massachusetts Early Education and Care

  • Professional Certificate - 2019

    Preschool Lead Teacher @ Massachusetts Early Education and Care

  • Professional Certificate - 2017

    Infant/Toddler Teacher @ Massachusetts Early Education and Care

  • Bachelor’s Degree - 2013

    Elementary Education @ Indonesian Terbuka University

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. Dince

What inspires you to care for young children?

Daycare providers should respect each child as an individual! I have been taking care of young kids – siblings, nieces, and nephews - since I was very young myself. When I moved to the US, all that experience led me to a toddler teaching position, and eventually to my own daycare program. I’ve always known that I love being around young children and caring for them - and doing this in my own home, for people in my community is a blessing. My program reflects my vision of a place where children are loved and accepted as they are. Every child is unique and deserves the chance to be safe and loved as they explore the world around them. Working with families who feel the same way makes what I do even more special!

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

A daycare program should be built around the kids! Our schedule is structured, and built around four things - learning, development, quality and safety. Our curriculum meets these goals and is based on the children's unique needs and interests! The kids really enjoy gathering as a group at circle time, and using their wild imaginations during pretend play. My favorite time of the day is when the kids arrive in the morning – we are always so happy to see each other again – and the hugs I get to start the day are full of joy! We do a lot of special activities that benefit the children like yoga and birthday celebrations, and we also have gatherings and events for families - a family barbecue in the summer and free date nights on long weekends. My program is all about growth, development, exploration, and community.

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

It’s so important for children to spend time outdoors! My home has a large backyard that is really a small playground designed just for my daycare kids - complete with a swing set and toddler appropriate climber and slider. The kids absolutely love getting energy out and having fun on these play structures! The outdoors is a wonderful place for learning, too - and when the weather warms up we do lots of lessons and activities outside in the fresh air. Parents should know that I really treat every child with special care – like they are my own. Kids look forward to coming here because they know that the day will be full of fun, activity, and positivity. Our community is so special in so many ways!

Think Ms. Dince might be a good fit?

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

If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings, and grow.

~ Alfie Kohn

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. Dince’s NeighborSchool50 Judson St 1st fl Malden, MA 02148(978) 981-2905(978) 981-2905

There are 10 home daycares in Malden. 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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