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Ms. Denise

Walki-in By Faith

Licensed home daycare
Springfield, MA
7:30am–4:30pm, M - F

Where little ones grow and learn

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.

Reading time
Music
Gross motor skills development
Arts & crafts
Circle time
Fine motor skills development
Outdoor play
Neighborhood walks

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 #9082054

Prior Experience
  • Teacher Director @ HeadStart

    12 years experience with infants, toddlers and preschoolers

Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree - 2017

    Psychology @ BayPath Universtiy

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. Denise

What inspires you to care for young children?

I love looking at the world through the eyes of children and being part of their growth and learning every day! I’ve been working with little ones since I was a teenager and have also raised three children of my own. Opening my own home daycare has allowed me to bring twelve years of professional daycare experience to families in my own community – this is so special to me! The very best thing about what I do is being part of so much growth – there is nothing like that smile on a child’s face when they have accomplished a task or the excitement that bubbles up when they are learning something new. This sense of discovery is truly priceless and is what makes me love what I do so much.

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

A daycare program should center around the children’s needs and should be built for exploration and discovery. Creating opportunities for children to learn is so much fun for me, and that sense of fun can really be felt every day by the children in my care. My program is child-led and full of activities that encourage hands-on learning – we love to explore letters and numbers, participate in building through blocks and Legos, get our imaginations going through creative play, read books together or have fun with music through singing and dancing. Working with children for so many years has given me a lot of insight into how they learn and how I can create a positive atmosphere and interesting experiences for them, day after day.

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

It’s so important to pay close attention to children, to find out what makes them tick and how they learn! I am patient and responsive - every child in my care knows that I will take the time to truly listen to what they have to say – and this leads to a feeling of mutual respect. Over the years, there have been many times where I was able to problem solve with a child through this kind of active listening to create a positive experience and build a supportive relationship. Children really just want to be heard and to know that they are cared for. My daycare is small and homey, and I work hard to make sure our space is comfortable and that every child is greeted at my door with a friendly smile that sets the tone for a fun day of learning and activity.

Think Ms. Denise might be a good fit?

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

Every day, through engagement in the arts, our children learn to open their imagination, to dream just a little bigger and to strive every day to reach those dreams.

~ Michelle Obama

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. Denise’s NeighborSchool62 Wexford St Springfield, MA 01118(413) 278-6822(413) 278-6822

There are 15 home daycares in East Forest Park. 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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