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Ms. Ana

Delma's Daycare Center

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

where we make our first friends.

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
Circle time
Gross motor skills development
Music
Puzzles
Sensory play
Outdoor play
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 #9096864

Prior Experience
  • Preschool Teacher @ Tartts Daycare

    22 years experience with infants, toddlers and preschoolers

Education
  • Professional Certificate - 2012

    Child growth and development @ Roxbury Community 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. Ana

What inspires you to care for young children?

Childhood is a special time, and a program for little ones should be about play! In my program, we have a lot of fun playing, socializing with each other and learning new things. I began caring for children when a family friend asked me to join her daycare center as a teacher – at the time I had no idea this would lead to my own home program, but I’m so glad it did. I really love creating an environment where kids can feel comfortable, enjoy their time together, and learn something new every day.

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

Children at this young age should be given the space to have fun! We follow a daily schedule with lots of activities to choose from, and the kids learn through play. The children really enjoy the mornings and starting out their day with friends. After that, we usually spend time singing, dancing, doing arts and crafts, going outdoors, or playing with educational toys. In the afternoon, the children have a chance to nap and refresh - they always wake up energized and ready for afternoon fun! A favorite thing to do is to play dress up with silly themes – this activity brings us all lots of laughter and enjoyment, and that’s exactly what my program is all about!

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

A good daycare provider offers support to children and to their families. I have a lot of experience with children and am here to assist parents and caregivers in any way that I can. I am always willing to make time and go out of my way to help. The parents in my program know that I really care about the well being of their child, even after they’ve moved on from my home. My program is fun-filled and full of activity, and my home is comfortable and welcoming. Children really look forward to spending time here. A favorite spot in the backyard is a big leafy tree that gives us plenty of shade on warm days, and inspires lots of fun projects and activities!

Think Ms. Ana might be a good fit?

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

Play is the highest form of research.

~ Albert Einstein

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. Ana’s NeighborSchool94 Bowles St Springfield, MA 01109(959) 255-9781(959) 255-9781

There is 1 home daycare in McKnight. 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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