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Ms. Cassie

One Fine Daycare

Coming Soon!
Bay Shore, NY
8am–4pm, M - F

Where every day is a great day!”

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
Music
Seasonal activities
STEAM activities
Sensory play
Outdoor play
Reading time

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

Family Child Care Educator
License #: Coming Soon

Prior Experience
  • Special Needs Professional @ Western Suffolk BOCES: James E. Allen Elementary School

    10 years experience with school age

  • Student Teacher for Masters in Early and Special Education @ Western Suffolk BOCES

    2 years experience with school age

  • Early Interventionist @ Institute of Child Development of SUNY Binghamton

    1 year experience with preschoolers and school age

Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree - 2005

    English Language Arts @ State University of New York: Binghamton

  • Program Accreditation - 2005

    Applied Behavior Analysis Program @ Institute of Child Development at SUNY Binghamton

  • Graduate Degree - 2005

    Dual Masters in Special and Elementary Education @ Dowling College

  • Associate’s Degree - 2002

    Liberal Arts and Sciences @ State University of New York; Farmingdale

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. Cassie

What inspires you to care for young children?

My daycare program is a place where children learn! I go out of my way to work with parents and caregivers so that every child can thrive in our community. I began working with kids as a teen – babysitting for the children of neighbors – and this began a journey to a dual Masters degree in Elementary and Special Education - and my own home daycare program! My education and my experience with kids really helps me create an environment for learning, and this is what I love most about what I do – being able to use my skills, experience, and training to help kids grow.

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

Every child is special in their own way – and in my program this is celebrated! One way that I do this is by giving out a ‘Star Student’ award every couple of months. This ‘star’ gets their name and picture displayed on a poster board, and they get to pick a prize from the reward bin as a special treat. This is just one of the ways I make sure that kids feel valued and loved in my daycare program – and the look of pride on a child’s face when it is their turn is just priceless! We follow a schedule every day in my program with a mix of free play, songs and dancing, arts & crafts, and sometimes kindergarten prep work. The children in my program learn so much and get a great start to their education here!

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

Parents should know that children really enjoy coming to my home every day! I treat every child with love, like they are my own, and we have lots of fun in my program – playing and learning both indoors and out. My home has a large backyard with bikes to ride, age-appropriate toys, and plenty of room to run and play. Kids have so much energy and being outside is the best way to use it! In my ten years of experience with children, I have worked with many different families, and I always work hard to make sure every child’s needs are met. Parents and caregivers become part of our program too, and there is a wonderful sense of community in my program.

Think Ms. Cassie 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. Cassie’s NeighborSchool105 Utica Street Bay Shore, NY 11706(934) 333-5936(934) 333-5936

There are 7 home daycares in Islip. Most care for 6 to 10 children and take both infants and toddlers. All home daycares are licensed by the Office of Children and Family Services, 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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