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Ms. Funmi

FreshStars group day care

Coming Soon!
Bronx, NY
8am–6pm, M - F

where learning is exciting and children grow together

Great for parents who want...

Each daycare has its own approach and specialties based on the provider’s expertise. Take the survey to see daycares that match your preferences and work best for you.Each daycare has its own approach & specialties. Take the survey to see 3 good matches for you.

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
Drawing & illustration
Fine motor skills development
Music
Neighborhood walks
Outdoor play
Reading time
Arts & crafts

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
  • K-12 Teacher @ NYC Departmentof Education

    3 years experience with school age

  • Substitute Teacher @ Get Ready set daycare center

    1 year experience with infants, toddlers and preschoolers

  • Preschool Teacher @ Southbronx head start Early childhood education

    2 years experience with preschoolers

  • Parent

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

Education
  • Graduate Degree - 2022

    (MESD) Early Childhood Special Education ( inview) @ Hunter College. THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

  • Professional Certificate - 2018

    NYC Subtitute teacher certificate @ NYDOE

  • Professional Certificate - 2015

    NYC Assistant Teacher Certificate @ NYC Teaching Initiatives

  • Bachelor’s Degree - 2009

    (BA) philosophy @ Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago iwoye Ogunquit state Nigeria

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. Funmi

What inspires you to care for young children?

Every day is different when you’re working with young children. Their enthusiasm for learning is exciting. It’s incredible to be able to combine my passion for teaching with my natural inclination towards childcare. Childhood is such a special time, and kids deserve the attention and support they need to get ahead. My own three kids (ages 5, 7, and 8) are a joy to raise, and it was my hope that I could assist local families and give them some flexibility by opening this daycare in our neighborhood.

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

The kids in my program will get a jumpstart on their education! Children have a natural sense of wonder, and at this daycare, we really encourage them to keep asking questions. They love discovering the world through science lessons and exploring outside. They have a blast expressing themselves through arts and crafts. One of the other really great parts of the day is when we read together. Books can open so many doors and inspire so much empathy and creativity in the kids. The children in my program will hopefully benefit from my years as an educator in the public school system. There is nothing more rewarding than teaching kids and helping them find independence and insight through education.

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

Every child will get the care they need! We strive to be an inclusive program, where kids with special needs can fully participate and feel comfortable here. Parents should know that I understand and relate to their situation. It’s hard to find quality child care—and even more difficult with a particular diagnosis. After my first son was diagnosed with developmental delays, I became a teacher to assist kids like him. With the right combination of empathy and patience, a lot of children under my care were able to overcome many challenges and truly thrive. Every kid deserves this chance to be set up for success.

Think Ms. Funmi 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. Funmi’s NeighborSchool544 Pugxley Avenue Bronx, NY 10473(845) 403-1412(845) 403-1412

There are 7 home daycares in Castle Hill. 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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