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Ms. Valery

Coming Soon!
Springfield, MA
8am–5pm, M - F

Where little rascals become big winners.

Great for parents who want...

Each daycare has its own approach and specialties based on the provider’s expertise. Take the survey to see daycares that match your preferences and work best for you.Each daycare has its own approach & specialties. Take the survey to see 3 good matches for you.

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.

Neighborhood walks
Outdoor play
Reading time
Arts & crafts
Drawing & illustration
Circle time
Music
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

Family Child Care Educator
License #: Coming Soon

Prior Experience
  • Behavioral Therapist @ Judge Rotenburg Center

    8 years experience with school age

Education
  • Professional Certificate - 2012

    Home Health Aid @ Red cross

  • Associate’s Degree - 2004

    Hospitality management @ Bunker hill Community college

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. Valery

What inspires you to care for young children?

Young children make the world feel new and exciting. A good caregiver is eager to see things from new perspectives, and kids have such a unique point of view! As an experienced educator and mother of four, I can honestly say that no two children are alike. It’s a joy to see what they’re passionate about and what subjects or activities make them glow with wonder. After working in public schools for a while and raising my own kids, I decided to open a daycare so I could combine my love of caregiving with my passion for early childhood education. There is no better way to spend the day than by introducing a great group of kids to something that might be really meaningful to them.

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

Every day, we make learning a fun, collaborative process. Education is really exciting, and all of our activities are designed to make the kids feel engaged and invested in what we’re working on. Arts and crafts, for example, is such a joyous time for the kids to practice their self-expression and motor skills. Circle time and reading encourage cooperation and active listening. Kids are so social, and they can really thrive when they’re developing skills alongside their peers, in a supportive environment. When it’s warm out, we’ll go for walks around the neighborhood. They love being out in the world, and these walks are such a perfect time to teach the kids about the importance of community.

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

Every single child in my program will get the attention and care they need. The wonderful thing about small daycares is the individualized support. Every kid is unique, which means they have a way of learning and socializing that is unique to them. At my program, we really honor that and meet the kids where they’re at, with regards to their development and education. I started working with young kids in public schools, focusing specifically on children with special needs. At first, several of them had a hard time adjusting to new things and concentrating in the classroom. But with time and patience, we were able to work together to establish trust and an environment and routine that they felt comfortable in. Moving forward, I really hope to work closely with children and their families to ensure they’re getting what they specifically need out of this daycare program. It’s all about approaching learning with understanding and care, being flexible, and putting the kids first!

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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. Valery’s NeighborSchool11 Elaine Circle Springfield, MA 01109(413) 666-2001(413) 666-2001

There are 2 home daycares in Pine Point. 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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