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Ms. Linda

Miss Lindy’s Family Childcare

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

Come Learn and Grow with us

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
Cooking
Drawing & illustration
Gross motor skills development
Outdoor play
Neighborhood walks
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 #9073234

Prior Experience
  • Daycare @ The Children’s Place Waltham

    1 year experience with infants and toddlers

  • Nanny

    2 years experience with infants, toddlers and school age

Education
  • Professional Certificate - 2022

    BLS Instructor ( CPR, AED, first Aide, ) @ Code one

  • Bachelor’s Degree - 1993

    Early Childhood Education @ Umass Boston

  • Bachelor’s Degree - 1993

    Art @ Umass Boston

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. Linda

What inspires you to care for young children?

The progress that young children can make in such a short time is remarkable. It’s inspiring to watch them grow, retain new knowledge, and hone their skills. Working with kids has been a lifelong love of mine—especially after helping with two stepchildren and three grandkids! In 2014, I got licensed to open a daycare, and every day since has been filled with beautiful new experiences. The kids in this program will learn so much in their time here, and my hope is that they also pick up important life lessons. They’ll gain confidence, independence, and a sense of self here, too. Every child wears these qualities differently, and it’s really nice to know you had a small part in helping them become this version of themselves.

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

Children should feel empowered by their education. Every day, we do a variety of fun activities that are designed to motivate them, engage them, and teach them something new. A typical day might include music, arts and crafts—and even sledding in the winter! There’s a spacious backyard (that includes a sandbox), so there’s plenty of opportunity for creative free play here. This program is child-led, which means that we take into consideration the things everyone is interested in. The kids in my program learn that their natural curiosities can lead them to awesome experiences and discoveries. Personally, I have been learning sign language, and it’s been a joy to incorporate that into my program. It’s beneficial for the children to learn other vital ways of communicating.

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

Open communication is a huge part of what makes this program successful. Along with their children, family members will be welcomed into our community. Hopefully, parents and guardians know that they can come to me with any questions or if they need any advice. We’re in this together. Similarly, parents should know that I will always be an honest advocate for their children, even when the conversation is a little uncomfortable. Once, I had a child in my program who was biting the other kids; thankfully, I was able to communicate my concerns to the family, and we found a specialized program that was an even better fit. At the end of the day, the wellbeing and development of the children is what matters most.

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

If the child is not learning the way you are teaching, then you must teach in the way the child learns.

~ Rita Dunn

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. Linda’s NeighborSchool37 Thayer St. Northborough, MA 01532(351) 247-4778(351) 247-4778

There are 8 home daycares in Northborough. 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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