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Ms. Patricia

Licensed home daycare
Swansea, MA

Curiosity is nurtured and children are loved

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.

Circle time
Reading time
Outdoor play
Music
Arts & crafts
Sensory play
Fine motor skills development
Gross 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 #9078124

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. Patricia

What inspires you to care for young children?

Children are naturally curious and creative, and it is so important to nurture both of those things. A safe, welcoming space is a key part of that. My home is comfortable, bright, and joyful, with something new to discover on every shelf and bookcase. My program is play based, so the children are usually having too much fun to notice how much they are learning, but I certainly notice! It never fails to amaze me how much children at this age are able to take in and absorb! Our community is a place where children can relax and be themselves. For me, it is a gift to be part of so many learning experiences and to provide a happy space where children can grow and thrive.

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

Kids really enjoy variety! My daycare has a little bit of everything – lots of outdoor play and creative activities, time with friends, book reading and art projects. We are all about flexibility, the children lead the way through our day – but we almost always end up singing, dancing and giggling! We approach the day with a sense of fun that makes even the occasional pre-kindergarten worksheet enjoyable. I love celebrating with the kids during holidays, and they love bringing holiday themed works of art home to share with family. They take such pride in their work! Being around children is such a joy to me, and they really feel that joy as we go about our day.

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

All children deserve to be loved and supported, and I am honored to be able to spend my days doing just that. Caring for my own children, and now my grandchildren, has given me so much insight into how little minds work – and I am always willing to go the extra mile to figure out how I can make a child happy and proud of their accomplishments, and of who they are. This is really what inspires me every day, and why I started my daycare in the first place! My home is comfortable, cozy, and set up for all different types of play and exploration. The floors are soft and colorful, the shelves are full of toys and games, and there are a number of stations set up for creative imaginative play. We also have a beautiful, fenced-in outdoor space – the children in my program get plenty of activity and fresh air every day!

Think Ms. Patricia might be a good fit?

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Anything you can teach in an indoor classroom can be taught outdoors, often in ways that are more enjoyable for children.

~ Cathy James

Reviews & References

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

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Wendy

Patricia is such an AMAZING, FRIENDLY, KIND PERSON. She was a good customer of mine. Just such an amazing person. Great energy ALWAYS happy smiling. I highly recommend her daycare for sure. So much so that my sister is calling for a spot in her daycare for my Goddaughter/ my neice. Highly recommended

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. Patricia’s NeighborSchool85 Anthony Ave Swansea, MA 02777(401) 293-2887(401) 293-2887

There are 2 home daycares in Ocean Grove. 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

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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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