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Ms. Katherine

Imagination Connection

Licensed home daycare
Quincy, MA
8am–6pm, M, W, F

Understanding the world through imagination

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
Fine motor skills development
Gross motor skills development
Music
Neighborhood walks
STEAM activities
Reading time

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 #9086172

Prior Experience
  • Full-time mom, Homeschool Teacher

    4 years experience with infants, toddlers and preschoolers

Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree - 2013

    Art Education @ University of Massachusetts

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. Katherine

What inspires you to care for young children?

Every child has so much potential inside them! My program is all about discovery – from learning about other cultures to focusing on fun and exciting STEAM based activities. It’s never too early to light a spark of interest, and children are naturally curious and eager to learn about the world. I incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics into our daily routine in a way that feels to the kids like they are simply just having fun. What really makes me love what I do is how enthusiastic children are and how excited they get when they are learning something new - being a part of that is such a joy.

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

Children appreciate set routines and like to know what is expected of them daily. We follow a structured schedule, but the activities we do change from day to day to keep things fresh and exciting. The children love to sing songs and dance, use their imaginations to create art, and put on their thinking caps for science projects or kindergarten prep work. I make it a point to seek out STEAM activities that inspire new ways of thinking and learning. We make time in my program for fun and celebration, too! We take trips to the park, enjoy special occasions like ‘national ice cream day’, and gather for world holidays - having fun while learning about cultures and traditions different from our own. My program is very enriching.

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

My home daycare is welcoming, fun and active! We learn a lot by doing, and there are so many activities to choose from every day. My daycare is set up for play and exploration, with a puppet theatre, costumes for dress up and imaginary play, a wonderful play kitchen, and so much more. I really believe in learning through investigation – whether that means putting on a play, taking part in a science experiment, or completing a craft project. I’m proud that my home is a space for enrichment, growth, and learning – and that the children in my program really look forward to being here every day.

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Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

~ Benjamin Franklin

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. Katherine’s NeighborSchool216 South Central Ave Quincy, MA 02170(781) 886-7265(781) 886-7265

There are 48 home daycares in Quincy. 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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