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Ms. Christine

Chris' Daycare

Licensed home daycare
Worcester, MA
7:30am–5pm, M - F

A fun place where children learn and grow!

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
Gross motor skills development
Fine motor skills development
Sensory play
Sensory tables

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 #9028495

Prior Experience
  • Daycare @ Self Employed - Chris' Daycare

    32 years experience with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age

Education
  • Child Development Associate - 2003

    CDA

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. Christine

What inspires you to care for young children?

The best part of being a daycare provider is caring for and nurturing so many amazing children. There is nothing more rewarding, and the relationships that form with families are a special added bonus! Kids learn so much in my program, while having fun and spending time with friends. My home is a place where kids can be kids – and I am there to guide them with the same patience and love I gave to my own three children. Having a home full of joyful kids and supporting families in my community is just wonderful.

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

Above all else, a daycare environment should be joyful. In my child-led program, we love to have fun! I encourage imagination and exploration through singing, music, dress up, games, and art projects. Our schedule is flexible, with time set aside for free play. Arts & crafts are a favorite activity - the kids love to paint and use their imaginations to create. I always look forward to music and movement time and just love seeing the kids express themselves through songs, dance, and instruments. We spend a lot of time outdoors, having fun with seasonal activities and games. There is always something fun to do in my daycare!

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

It takes a village to raise a child, and I love being part of that village for so many families. I’ve been a mother for thirty-six years, and a daycare provider for thirty-one – and I truly cannot imagine my home without kids in it! My house has a spacious play area set up just for my daycare - with lots of easily accessible activities and toys. Our space is set up so kids can explore, follow their interests, and choose their own activities and toys. This really fosters independence, creativity, and growth – three things that are important for kids as they move along in school and life! Parents should know that their children will be happy here.

Think Ms. Christine 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

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. Christine’s NeighborSchool20 Saint Kevin Rd Worcester, MA 01603(860) 792-5386(860) 792-5386

There is 1 home daycare in Hadwen Park. 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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