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Ms. Ami

Blooming Butterflies

Licensed home daycare
West Boylston, MA
7am–4:30pm, M - F

Blooming Butterflies

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.

Arts & crafts
Circle time
Sensory play
Reading time
Music
Fine motor skills development
Gross motor skills development
Outdoor 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 #9081730

Prior Experience
  • Teacher @ Little Ones

    1 year experience with toddlers and preschoolers

  • Preschool Teacher @ Primrose School Of Natick

    2 years experience with preschoolers

  • Preschool Teacher @ Next Generation Children's Center

    2 years experience with preschoolers

  • Teacher @ Penn Children's Center

    7 years experience with toddlers and preschoolers

Education
  • Graduate Degree - 2011

    Reading, Writing , Literacy @ University of Pennsylvania

  • Bachelor’s Degree - 2008

    Elementary Education @ Temple University

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. Ami

What inspires you to care for young children?

There is a moment in every child’s life where they learn how to step out of their comfort zone and try something new. It’s so exciting knowing that you’ve helped them come out of their shell! For example, there was one student in my program who struggled around lunchtime. He had a hard time eating on his own, but we worked on it together, and then it was one his favorite parts of the day. Working with young children means that I am often there to cheer on these personal triumphs.

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

Every day, the children in my daycare program are actively engaged, having fun, and learning! Children have so much energy, so it’s important to keep them entertained with new activities. Our days are always full of singing, dancing, and arts-and-crafts. On days with good weather, we sometimes take walks to the horse barn nearby, so the kids can enjoy a piece of nature. Sometimes we also do home cooking projects, which are such a blast! Working in small groups allows the children to get comfortable enough to express themselves and teaches them to collaborate with other kids. 7am- 8;30am - Arrival and Free Play 8:30-9am - Diapering and Potty 9:00am- 9:30- Am Snack 9:30 - 10:30am Small Group Activities 10:30-11:30 Outdoor play/ Gross Motor 11:30- 12:00pm - Diapering and Potty 12:00-1:00pm- Lunch 1pm- 3:00pm - Rest time /Quiet Activities 3:00pm - 3:30pm- Diapering and Potty 3:30pm-4:00pm- PM Snack 4:00pm- 4:30pm- Outdoor play/ Gross Motor 4:30pm- 5pm - Pick Up and Free Play

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

Children are the future, and guiding the next generation is a passion and a responsibility that I take seriously. I even worked part-time at a childcare center while I was in college. I am now Director II certified and have dedicated several years to caring for children of all ages. Children in my program benefit from my expertise and years of experience in childhood education. But parents should also know that their kids will have a lot of fun here, too. Our goal is to create an environment where children feel comfortable and excited to learn. Children often tell me that they feel like it’s their own home.

Think Ms. Ami might be a good fit?

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

If the child is not learning the way you are teaching, then you must teach in the way the child learns.

~ Rita Dunn

Reviews & References

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

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Emily

Such an amazing small scale daycare with the experience and expertise of one of the larger facilities. Ms. Ami has gone above and beyond for our son helping him intellectually as well as socially. She works with an app so you can receive pictures and updates of all the fun learning activities your child takes part in throughout the day helping put nervous parents minds at ease. I highly recommend and hope to return with my second child as well. 😃👍

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Jennifer

Ms. Ami has done a wonderful job making her home daycare into a warm, enriching and fun environment for my kiddo. She send pictures and videos throughout the day and I loved seeing my child do yoga, work on preacademic skills, and play outside with friends.

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. Ami’s NeighborSchool90 Sterling St Unit N West Boylston, MA 01583(774) 703-3665(774) 703-3665

There are 5 home daycares in West Boylston. 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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