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Ms. Fatima

Fatima’s Family Child Care

Licensed home daycare
Medford, MA
8am–5pm, M - Th

Where children learn in a safe and happy environment!

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
Fine motor skills development
Gross motor skills development
Music
Outdoor play
Seasonal activities
Reading time
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 #9047121

Prior Experience
  • Provider @ Fatima’s Family Child Care

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

Education
  • Professional Certificate - 2020

    Lead teacher for infant and toddler @ Urban College

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. Fatima

What inspires you to care for young children?

Home daycares create wonderful connections! The partnerships I am able to create with the families in my program are incredibly strong and valuable - we work as a team so that children get the best care possible, always feel safe and comfortable, and learn new things every day. I’ve cared for so many special children since I opened my program in 1999, and raised my own two as well. I love all children, and they love me too! I treasure the bonds that have formed over the years because of my program.

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

Young children are full of fantastic energy! We do so many activities here - we’re always busy singing songs, creating art, and moving and dancing. We have a flexible schedule, and a different theme each week that promotes learning and grabs the children’s interest. Circle time is a wonderful time of the day where I ask lots of open-ended questions and then let the children talk and share ideas. We have so many great conversations, and also talk a lot over our meals together, especially about food and how it relates to culture and traditions. Children learn so much here, and they have fun doing it!

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

Great daycare programs are all about communication and connection. I always come up with a communication plan with families so that everyone feels comfortable and at ease during the day! Children get lots of loving care here and feel comfortable and safe, which is so very important. We share healthy homemade meals together every day and my home has lots of different areas for playing, like a science room and a reading area. Our space is carefully set up to engage the children’s interest so they have fun and learn as much as possible!

Think Ms. Fatima 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. Fatima’s NeighborSchool131 Spring St Medford, MA 02155(978) 547-7713(978) 547-7713

There are 3 home daycares in Medford. 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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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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