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Ms. Krystina

Little Blue Nursery School

Licensed home daycare
Wakefield, MA
A place to learn to love learning!

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
STEAM activities
Reading time
Music
Arts & crafts
Seasonal 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.

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 #9058470

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. Krystina

Tell us about your experience working with young children?

I am an experienced early childhood educator who started working with children when I was in high school. I took a child development course and worked as a volunteer at the preschool that was associated with the program. I fell in love with the age group and continued on to get a degree in Early Childhood Education. I’ve now worked in a few different settings, including a Special Education setting and at the Franklin Early Childhood Center in Melrose, MA Center for 6 years. I treat all children in my care like they’re my own, and I love them like family. That’s why it’s so important to me to focus on the whole child.

What are the key areas of focus at your daycare?

The Little Blue Nursery School, my new program, is a traditional pre-school nursery school with a focus on the whole child. I focus on both academic preparation for kindergarten and social l and emotional well-being. My program is play-based and incorporates cooking, mindfulness, and yoga, all of which help reduce anxiety in young children. We follow a curriculum that is divided into thematic units guided by Massachusetts Department of Early Education Frameworks, the Massachusetts Common Core Standards, student interests, and time of year. Days include cooperative learning activities, free-choice centers, outdoor exploration, arts and crafts, circle time, music and movement, mindfulness activities, and whole-group learning projects. For more information on regards to our curriculum , follow this link www.tinyurl.com/bluenurseryschool

Can you tell us a bit about your home environment?

The Little Blue Nursery School takes place in my finished attic, which is a large open space just under 300 square feet. We also use another play area on the second floor of my home and my large backyard, which is fenced in and includes a grassy area, a paved area for bikes and scooters, and a garden for planting. Kids also can use the sandbox and can play endless games in the open space, using cars and sports equipment or just their imaginations. A short walk on all side streets gives us access to local programming for kids, so we also are able to take regular small adventures from the house.

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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. Krystina.

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Steve

Our son was in Krystina's classroom when he was in preschool. She was fantastic! She is extremely outgoing, articulate, and fun. When you meet her, you immediately get the sense that she loves what she is doing, that she is excited by what she is doing. Her enthusiasm is completely genuine - her passion is palpable, and consistent. Since this was our first experience of sending our son to school, we had our own anxieties, but she made us confident that he was in great hands. She made sure to communicate with us her observations so we could make sure our son was supported in his individual needs. When we heard she was opening her own program, we were so happy for her - it makes perfect sense! It is hard to imagine somebody like her not being active in children's lives - families in her program are going to be very lucky to have her!

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Jade

Ms Krystina was my son's preschool - preK teacher for two years. Hands down the best teacher, care giver and overall person! She was an incredible first teacher for my son (even for us parents). My son was hesitant to start school and Ms Krystina was kind, helpful, encouraging and empowering with the transition into preschool. She created an incredible foundation and a love for learning in my son. I can’t thank her enough for the wonderful memories and lessons learned when my son was in her class. Highly recommend Ms Krystina’s ❤️

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Lianne

I worked with Krystina for four years. She is very passionate about education and dedicated to the children. She has a great sense of humor, and and she is very creative in finding out what each child needs. When I heard she was opening her own program, I thought it was perfect. This allows her to create the developmentally-appropriate curriculum she is passionate about - anyone who has their child(ren) in her care will be very happy!

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Kristen

I taught along side Krystina at the Melrose Early Childhood Center. She was one of the most caring, informative and thoughtful teachers I have ever met. She was very dedicated to her students and had a great rapport with parents. She is a wonderful person.

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. Krystina’s NeighborSchoolWakefield, MA 01880(617) 263-7500

There are 17 home daycares in Wakefield, 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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