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Ms. April

Brickhouse Daycare

Licensed home daycare
Sutton, MA
Skilled educator providing individualized care

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.

Gross motor skills development
Outdoor play
Reading time
Circle time
Cooking
Seasonal activities
Puzzles
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 #9045708

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. April

Tell us about your experience working with young children?

There are so many stories from over the years. One that comes to mind and inspires me every day involves these two adorable sisters who joined the daycare where I was working about five years ago. They came from a foster home, the oldest was 6 and the youngest was 4, they spoke very little English. The youngest clung to me right away, always wanting to be held and seeking my love and attention. However the older immediately started to lash out and cause trouble. She would scream at nap time, tell me she was going to hurt me, and was mean to the other children as well. Every child is different, and with her I realized that the more I ignored that negative behavior, the more she learned to show me how good she could behave. It took time, but within several months she was telling me she loved me and hugging me. She was happy to see me and would share stories with me at nap time. Reflecting on the difference I made in this one child’s life made me realize that I could do this for so many others. I want to create a safe, loving, and healthy environment for all kinds of children. I hoping I help them as much as they help me!! Since these early experiences, I have worked with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers for over a decade with an emphasis on finding activities that engage a group of children and, simultaneously, create opportunities for me to pull aside each child and work with them 1:1 at some point during the day. Most recently I have worked as a licensed assistant in a Family Child Care program. Building on my experience and years of working with mixed age-ranges, I am beyond thrilled to be running my very own program. Personally, I am a mother of two great kids, ages 5 and 13. Exercise and nutrition are very important to our family, and healthy meals are a core component of my program.

What are the key areas of focus at your daycare?

From my experience working in daycares over the years, I have seen that children do better when there is some structure and routine to the day. In my home, we have a blend of both gross-motor activities and sensory / dramatic play activities. One of my favorite activities to do with the kids is actually yoga. It all started when I was at work several years ago and stretching my legs, simply because I was sore from exercising. I noticed the kids starting to imitate me. Watching how they moved their bodies in different ways and learned how to control their bodies, seemed very interesting. Since then I've researched kid-friendly yoga practices, including some fun activities like the Alphabet Poses, where we act out each letter with our bodies. For infants that can't hold the poses, they'll play in my lap and I'll help guide them towards certain movements that help them explore their limbs and bodies. It's really good healthy fun for all ages. Lastly, another key pillar of my program is centered around nutrition. I am a true believer in the importance of healthy habits, and eating healthy meals is a big part of that.

Can you tell us a bit about your home environment?

Our home offers a spacious open floorplan with a large play / activity area. At the end is my kitchen, with a table and chairs for meal-time and our arts & crafts activities. Our private backyard has a great lawn and plenty of space for outdoor activities.

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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. April.

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Dawn

I used to drop my son off at April's all the time. He was two at the time, and with April I knew there would always be engaging activities. He'd always be excited to see her, and I would come back to find them doing arts & crafts or some activity together, typically with April right down on the ground with him. She always talked about opening her own child care program, and I'm thrilled that she's getting her chance - she'll be great, and those parents and children will be very lucky to have her.

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Kasey

April is most definitely the best teacher my daughter has had. She always has a great time, and her skills have improved so much since being enrolled. I was so impressed that I had to refer my friend to bring her daughter there. It's great to know that April takes care of my daughter as if she was her own child. Play area, and home are so clean and perfectly spaced. I literally have no worries when dropping my daughter off in the morning. Updates, and photos are probably my favorite part.

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Kara

I'm a preschool teacher and a mother of four - there are not many people that I trust with my kids, and April is one of them. April knows how to read kids behavior and I've seen her have a really positive impact on children. She gets down on their level, she connects with kids, and she's a really positive, upbeat, high-energy educator. I would absolutely recommend April to parents looking for a high-quality child care program.

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. April’s NeighborSchool12 Whitins Road Sutton, MA 01590(617) 263-7500

There are 5 home daycares in Wilkinsonville, MA. 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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