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Ms. Cindy

Cindy's Daycare

Licensed home daycare
Worcester, MA
6:30am–5pm, M - Th

Where its fun to 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
Fine motor skills development
Gross motor skills development
Music
Outdoor play
Puzzles

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 #9026579

Prior Experience
  • Provider @ Cindy's Daycare

    42 years experience with toddlers, preschoolers and school age

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. Cindy

What inspires you to care for young children?

A home daycare should be a warm, positive, safe environment for fun and learning. I've been working with children for forty-two years in a family childcare setting, and I’m also a certified medical assistant with some experience with early intervention. Children have always been a huge part of my life - I raised four children and three foster children who are all adults now – and I wouldn’t have it any other way! I teach children so many things - from academics to social/emotional skills - and I’m continuously inspired by the progress they make toward their goals and by how much they learn and grow every day!

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

A daycare program should be fun and should prepare children for the next steps in their education. That’s certainly what my program is all about! We do so many great activities - singing, dancing, arts & crafts, science experiments, reading, puzzles, and games. Children learn numbers, letters, colors, shapes, and so much more here! One special thing we do every year is our butterfly project - where we get to watch caterpillars grow and transform and then release them into the wild. This is such a wonderful experience for all of us! Teaching children and seeing them succeed is amazing – they really transform during their time here, just like our butterflies – and I feel lucky to be part of that.

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

Two of the most important things about my program are the strong relationships I have with parents and the kindergarten readiness of my ‘graduates.’ I work hard at what I do! My home is spacious, with a fenced in yard and lots of age-appropriate materials to choose from. Children create, socialize, construct, use their imaginations, and experiment here. They also eat great - I provide hearty, healthy meals every day. I've worked with so many types of children over the years and I’m proud to have received an award as an outstanding family childcare provider in my area. I’ve even had the joy of caring for children whose parents I took care of forty years ago – which really says a lot about my program and how special it is.

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They may forget what you said, but they will not forget how you made them feel.

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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. Cindy’s NeighborSchool3 Autumn St Worcester, MA 01603(860) 792-5412(860) 792-5412

There are 2 home daycares in Webster Square. 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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