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Ms. Sabina

Licensed home daycare
Mattapan, MA
Strong foundations for curious little ones

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.

Reading time
Seasonal activities
Circle time
Arts & crafts
Outdoor play
Gross motor skills development
Music
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 #9030410

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. Sabina

Tell us about your experience working with young children?

I have always loved children, babysitting for my nieces and nephews whenever I had the chance. I didn’t know it could be a career for me, as I was working for John Hancock Financial Services, until my sister-in-law introduced me to family child care programs and gave me the information to start my own. This decision was spurred not only by my love for working with kids, but because of my own experience having two young children and knowing how hectic and overwhelming it is to get to work and do the drop offs. I wanted to offer a program that could relieve stress on parents and also be something I love to do. I’m also always trying to further my own education. Currently I am enrolled in Early Childhood Education courses that are enhancing the program already and I have a Child Development Associate Degree.

What are the key areas of focus at your daycare?

Every single day I am trying to give the children the basic foundations of life. Number one for me is good manners! From there we move to every academic piece that they must learn, like the alphabet, days of the week, to reading and writing on their own. We use phonics to teach reading and children excel at this. My favorite goal for the children is that they learn how to write the letters of their first name by the time they leave my program. Every day is new with the children, I love working with them precisely because they are so creative and full of ideas. I can lay out some supplies on a table and they turn it into a project I couldn’t even foresee. I’ve found that they already have all of the wisdom and knowledge within them, all I do is give them some guidance and they create beautiful things! I also have a full staff at all times in the program. Safety, health, learning, and fun are incredibly important to me with the children. I bring a level of love, attention, and care that every child deserves.

Can you tell us a bit about your home environment?

In my program, we have a long hallway upon first entering that has cubbies for all of the children’s belongings. Once in the home, we have our play area, shelves for all types of blocks, from alphabet blocks to different sizes of blocks, plus we have a community playhouse and hospital sets, with little people, cars, and trains. The playroom is filled with a variety of toys, plus different areas for different activities, such as dress up, reading, and manipulative activities. We also have age-specific toys, like walkers for babies. In the kitchen area we have a nice six seater table for the kids, where we do writing activities and meals. We also have different sizes of water tables for different seasons. I’m lucky to have a huge backyard where we bring our water tables, play with balls and balance tools, do chalk writing, and draw on easels. There’s a little patio kid-sized chairs and umbrellas that the kids enjoy when they’re not playing in the sprinkler during the summer!

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Every day, through engagement in the arts, our children learn to open their imagination, to dream just a little bigger and to strive every day to reach those dreams.

~ Michelle Obama

Reviews & References

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

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Melissa

Sabina has a heart of GOLD. She took care of my baby from 6m to 2.9 yrs old. My daughter was always so excited to go to ‘Bina’s house’ and it was a struggle getting her to leave. My daughter will be 4yrs old in February and to this day she makes me call so she can talk to ‘Bina’, even when she is sick, she has to update ‘Bina’ on what’s going on. Sabina opens up her heart, home and family to the children in her care and fosters the fundamentals of learning through play, music, etc. She teaches the children how to be gentle and caring with each other. Her work ethic and professionalism are every parent’s dream come true. I was able to leave my baby in her care and knew that she was in GREAT HANDS!

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Shekela

Sabina is an amazing child care provider! My Daughter looks forward to go to day care every morning! She has learned so much since she been attending - my child comes home speaking about what great day she’s had. Sabina keeps me updated with as the day goes which is great! I would recommend Sabina to anyone!

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Sherone

Miss Sabina is an awesome lady who has been caring for my son since February! My son has learned so much for the 11 months that he's been going to her day care. Sabina does a lot of different activities with the kids. I am happy that I found Sabina during my search when I was choosing child care for my son.

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Stacy

Sabina has been caring for our daughter since she was five months old. She is very caring provider. The daycare environment is very well organized, clean and is safe. My husband and I were very happy we found her and we are happy our daughter is happy and safe while we are at work.

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. Sabina’s NeighborSchool97 West Shelden Street #1 Mattapan, MA 02126(617) 263-7500

There are 43 home daycares in Mattapan, MA. 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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