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Ms. Donna

Little Loves Daycare and Learning

Licensed home daycare
Stoughton, MA
8:30am–4:30pm, M - F

Caring for life's most precious treasures

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.

Circle time
Outdoor play
Reading time
Fine motor skills development
Music
Sensory play

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 #9079345

Prior Experience
  • Lead Teacher @ Westfield Child Center

    6 years experience with infants and toddlers

Education
  • Child Development Associate - 2017

    Early Headstart Teacher

  • Associate’s Degree - 2015

    High Honors, Phi Theta Kappa, Certificate of Outstanding Achievement @ Massasoit 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. Donna

Tell us about your experience working with young children?

Caring for children is something that has always come naturally to me, from my siblings to family members to neighbors, even winning a motherly award at the young age of 8. I have always been nurturing to others, and people say my personality exudes that. I have two children of my own, a Girl and Boy (born 2009 and 2010) and they have been the light of my life. I graduated from college in 2015 with High Honors, becoming a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and was granted the Certificate of Outstanding Achievement. Upon graduation, I got a job in a childcare center and fell in love with the children! It was there I stayed for 6 years, working as the Lead Teacher in their Infant classroom and certified as an Early HeadStart teacher for the past 3. I am currently still taking classes and am working towards my Director's Certification. Only one class to go! My favorite thing about caring for children is to watch them grow and learn. The wonder in their eyes amazes me! That has been the highlight for me throughout my life's history of caring for children. People have said that I create an environment that is nurturing and calm. I focus on learning through play, and I especially love to see them start to walk, and talk.

What are the key areas of focus at your daycare?

I want the children in my program to be engaged, learn social communication, and have fun. I have a schedule, but it is flexible to allow children's interests and needs to determine what happens next. I am trained in child-directed play and responsive scheduling. Usually, days begin with drop off and free play and may include morning snack, circle time, and motor skills development. One of my favorite times of each day is storytime, where we can work on our cognitive development and listening skills, during the most relaxing time of the day. I am so grateful to parents for trusting me with their children! I want all families to know that their child will receive lots of love and care while they are here with me, and the extra education I provide is always a bonus :)

Can you tell us a bit about your home environment?

My program takes place in the main classroom area of my Stoughton home, where the children can find toys for all ages and a special place designed just for them. I want the children to feel at home here, so the space is child-friendly and inviting, with designated areas for changing, circle time, projects, eating, and dramatic play. The children also have access to my backyard, which is completely surrounded by a fence. I live on a very quiet street and would also love to take them for walks in the stroller if the occasion permits. Come take a tour with me, and see if my program is right for you :)

Think Ms. Donna might be a good fit?

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

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.

~ Maya Angelou

Reviews & References

Here’s the inside scoop from other parents that have worked with Ms. Donna.

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Marci

Ms. Donna is an amazing teacher/childcare provider, my son was in her class at just a young age of 3 months old, all the way up to 15 months old when he transition to toddlers. My little one had quite the health issues and as a mom it was very hard to bring him to daycare everyday so I can work knowing he was a severe asthmatic, who had RSV 2x, but Ms. Donna and the other staff of his room made me feel so at ease because they provided the best care for him day in and day out. She treated him and all the other little ones as her own. I would call all hours of the day to check on him and she and the other staff were always right there to take my call and give me a run down of his day. I would spend my lunch breaks daily with him in his room and they welcomed me everyday with no hesitation. Ms Donna is so amazing and would recommend her care to everyone.

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Cordell

Here is my testimonial for Ms. Donna’s NeighborSchool: I've always been sceptical about leaving my kids in the care of anyone license or not because I've heard so many stories. Well, when I met Ms Donna all that changes. Ms Donna is the most caring person that I've come across to take care of my daughter. She went above and beyond to see that all her babies are cared for and yes, I said all her babies, because she cared for them like they were her very own. My daughter loves Ms Donna immensely and didn't want to leave her. Ms Donna not only care about the kids but the parents also, she has a very big heart. For all who needs someone to care for your children,Ms Donna is the right person. ❤Thanks Ms Donna much love from the Cameron family.

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Ciara

Ms. Donna has been taking care of my son since he was four weeks old. She has played a big part in my sons development. Ms. Donna is very attentive to my son and it shows she truly cares about him. I have also worked alongside her for three years in a childcare center. I have seen her being able to multitask and meet the needs of each child successfully. Ms. Donna is loving to all the children and is able to help each child individually to meet their milestones. I have enjoyed working with her and will be sad to see her leave the center. She is an asset to any classroom she is in. I would recommend Ms. Donna to anyone who is looking for a home daycare to send their child!

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Jessica

I have had the pleasure of working alongside Ms. Donna for several years. She is an amazing teacher with a loving heart that radiates through the classroom. Her passion for caring for children is evident by the adoration they show her. She goes above and beyond to make sure her babies are cared for. While she will be missed, I know the care she will continue to provide will be an amazing asset to any family that chooses to attend her program. I would absolutely recommend her services to anyone seeking childcare.

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Erin

Ms. Donna has watched my son several times in the 10 years I have known her. She is one of the most caring individuals I have met. My son adores her. He is on the autism spectrum and has anxiety. She has always made him feel safe and supported in her presence. While she made expectations clear, she also made him know his feelings were respected and validated. He is older now but we still visit her often. I highly recommend her as a provider. Caring for children is her calling.

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Jennifer

Ms. Donna is one of sweetest, most kind hearted people I know. I have known her since our daughters were babies, almost 12 years ago. She has looked after my kids many times and they absolutely adore her! She has two wonderful children of her own that prove just how amazing of a mother she is. The patience and love she has for children is admirable, and it truly shows that she has found her calling. I would highly recommend Ms. Donna to anyone looking for childcare!

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. Donna’s NeighborSchoolCorbett Rd. Stoughton, MA 02072(781) 886-7257(781) 886-7257

There are 14 home daycares in Stoughton. 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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