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Ms. Deborah

Lil Lions Daycare

Licensed home daycare
Harford, NY
7am–5pm, M - F

Join our pride of cubs on adventures of learning!

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
Cooking
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 #875099

Prior Experience
  • Daycare @ Lil lions family daycare

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

  • Daycare @ Explore and learn group daycare

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

Education
  • Professional Certificate - 2020

    Early childhood certificate @ Penn foster college

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. Deborah

What inspires you to care for young children?

A daycare program should be a place where all children are able to learn and grow. This is my mission, and I will always go the extra mile to help, even when challenges pop up. I’m committed to using all types of tools and techniques to make sure children feel happy and thrive! I decided to open my own program after many years in retail management, and this second career has brought me so much joy. No two children are the same, and when you work with them no two days are the same either – this is what makes what I do so much fun! In my program, we make sure every child gains the skills they need to succeed in kindergarten and beyond.

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

A structured schedule is important! We follow the same routine each day, which gives the children comfort and a feeling of security. Some of the things we love to do are arts & crafts, singing, dancing, and kindergarten prep work. The children love being able to wiggle and move – and their favorite part of the day is when we play music, dance, and exercise! One unique part of my program is the role-playing activities we do, where children act out specific scenarios like caring for a baby, running a bakery, escaping a building in an emergency, or doing an obstacle course. These scenarios provide them with real life knowledge and skills and get them thinking about the world and where they fit into it. The kids in my program learn so much every day!

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

A home daycare program should feel welcoming to all children. My home is inviting, and full of color and warmth. The children really love spending time here and look forward to our days together. We go outside often, and our program is set up by age so kids can play safely with others at their own age level. It’s so important to me to be able to reach and teach every child and help them overcome obstacles. For example, for children with language barriers, we might use different methods of communication like basic sign language or picture charts. I will always go out of my way to make sure a child succeeds and feels cared for!

Think Ms. Deborah might be a good fit?

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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. Deborah’s NeighborSchool338 New York Route 38 Harford, NY 13784(607) 800-4694(607) 800-4694

There are 3557 home daycares in New York. 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

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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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