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Ms. Ms.

STBD

Licensed home daycare
Mattapan, MA

A fun-loving and educational program!

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
Music
Reading time
Outdoor play
Neighborhood walks
Seasonal activities
Fine motor skills development

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 #9031930

Prior Experience
  • Daycare Teacher

    8 years experience with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age

  • Daycare

    8 years experience with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age

  • Sitting @ Parent In A Pinch

    1 year experience with infants and toddlers

  • Student Teacher @ Child Study Center

    2 years experience with infants, toddlers and preschoolers

Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree - 2002

    Early Childhood Education

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. Ms.

What inspires you to care for young children?

Knowing what makes a child tick really matters in a daycare program! I always make a big effort to get to know families and children and offer opportunities for them to get to know me too. Once we are all comfortable with each other, it’s much easier to observe a child, understand their interests, and build learning and activities around who they are and how they learn - this is so important! My program has a high-quality curriculum because of my background in education and child development, and that curriculum mixed with my love for children and dedication to their well-being is really a great recipe for learning and growth.

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

Young children love being busy and having lots of activities to pick from! Our schedule is structured so the kids know what to expect – but we do all kinds of fun activities – from art to movement to fun with music to kindergarten prep worksheets. The children love to sing songs together, (especially the alphabet song) and they enjoy counting, dancing, reading books, playing musical instruments, and driving their little cars outside in the backyard. They really have boundless energy, and it’s contagious! I love that I get to sing, dance, create art, listen to music, and go for walks right alongside the kids. We all get so much out of every day. Seasonal activities and traditions are something we all look forward to – a winter favorite is building our tire snowman!

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

The preschool years are really a special time. The children and I love getting outside, and my home has a wonderful outdoor space with lots to do. The kids love driving toy cars, playing with ride-along toys, using the teeter totters and wagons, and acting out stories in our playhouse. There is just no way to be bored in my yard! If we want a change of scenery or nature walks, we can head to the Ryan playground and Neponset Trail – both are directly behind my house! My program builds a wonderful foundation for children. Nothing makes me happier than the photos and emails I get from former daycare families sharing milestones, letting me know how much success their children have had, and thanking me for kickstarting their child’s love of learning.

Think Ms. Ms. might be a good fit?

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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. Ms.’s NeighborSchool15 Southmere Road Mattapan, MA 02126(351) 666-4532(351) 666-4532

There are 20 home daycares in Southern Mattapan. 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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