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Ms. Lili

Guaria Montessori

Licensed home daycare
Newton, MA
8am–4pm, M - F

Where curiosity blossoms

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.

Circle time
STEAM activities
Fine motor skills development
Gross motor skills development
Reading time
Neighborhood walks
Arts & crafts
Puzzles

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 #9076511

Prior Experience
  • Preschool Director @ Montessori Tortuga Verde - Costa Rica

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

Education
  • Postgraduate Degree - 1996

    Education Administration @ Universidad de Costa Rica

  • Bachelor’s Degree - 1992

    Early Education @ Universidad de Costa Rica

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. Lili

Tell us about your experience working with young children?

I live for educating children! With a focus on a Montessori approach in my Spanish immersion program, the little ones will enjoy independence and culture while I nurture their curiosity and encourage their development! My favorite thing about caring for children is watching them learn and grow. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 31 years of experience. I have worked as an early childhood educator in early childhood education programs, and most recently I have been running my own program. People have said that I create an environment that is encouraging and welcoming. I focus on giving children personalized attention, and I especially love to read books to them. I’m proud when I think about all the children I've helped grow and learn. That's what makes this work so special.

What are the key areas of focus at your daycare?

I want the children in my program to receive lots of individual attention, and having a small group of children allows me to make that happen. I focus on academic and social readiness, and I use my knowledge and prior experiences to adjust my program and meet individual children’s needs. We follow a daily routine that can vary according to child age and interest. Usually, days begin with our entrance routine and include circle time, curriculum-based lessons and activities, motor skills development, story time, and project time. One of my favorite times of day is story time. It's so much fun to watch them learn and grow. I'm so grateful to parents for trusting me with their children. I want all families to know that I am a teacher who will use my skills and experience to help their children develop.

Can you tell us a bit about your home environment?

My program takes place in the finished basement of my Newton home. As a Montessori teacher I want the children to feel at home, so space is stimulating and child-friendly, with designated areas for Montessori independent work, napping, circle time, dramatic play, and music and movement. We also go on neighborhood walks and on trips to the local playground.

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"The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.”

~ Maria Montessori

Reviews & References

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

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Finola

Ms. Lili is in her true vocation as an educator. She is a delightfully warm yet professional teacher that employs the Montessori method in the course of the day. Ms. Lili took care of our kids (6 and 2 years old) during the pandemic, she was even more careful than we were for COVID safety. Always on time, reliable to a fault, flexible when we had extra child-care needs. My kids flourished under her care - they still do some of the science activities she introduced to us and still speak some Spanish from her teaching them. She is easy to communicate with (in English for me) and provides that structure and rich environment in which children thrive. I would recommend Ms. Lili's school to anyone that wants their child to learn in a welcoming environment tailored to their child's interests.

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Anelise

My husband and I loved working with Ms Lili! She taught my 5 year old twin boys. She was professional, thoughtful, extremely patient, experienced and knowledgeable. She stroke an excellent balance—sweet and supportive of the kid’s wants and firm but loving guidance towards what they needed and we wanted for them. Ms. Lili is observant. She got to know my boys quickly and found creative ways to engage them in learning, fostering their interests. I love how she was respectful of the boys as individuals. My boys were more fluent Spanish after they spent time with Ms. Lili. I would have absolutely no hesitation working with her and trusting her with my children again.

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Sylvain

Ms. Lili is an amazing educator! She does a wonderful job making learning fun and engaging. She is also very caring--our boys bonded with her quickly and formed a special relationship with her. We feel fortunate that our children had the opportunity to learn with her.

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Yael

Lili’s approach to learning, her warm, caring personality and her dedication to the kids has been amazing. I can’t recommend her enough.

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. Lili’s NeighborSchool18 Beecher Pl Newton, MA 02459(857) 877-6120(857) 877-6120

There is 1 home daycare in Thompsonville. 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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