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Ms. MaeJean

MJ’s Play Place

Licensed home daycare
Little Falls, NY
6:45am–5:30pm, M - F

Growing imaginations one day at a time!

Great for parents who want...

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
Fine motor skills development
Gross motor skills development
Reading time
Seasonal activities
Outdoor play
Music
Drawing & illustration

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


Prior Experience
  • Nurturing Parenting Program Specialist @ ICAN

    1 year experience with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age

  • Assistant Director @ Dolgeville Rec Program

    0 years experience with school age

  • Assistant Director @ Dolgeville Rec Program

    0 years experience with school age

Education
  • Associate’s Degree - 2019

    Human Services @ Hudson Valley Community 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. MaeJean

What inspires you to care for young children?

Getting to know each child is such a unique joy. Even at this young age, they have formed personalities and preferences and dreams. There is nothing quite like the experience of helping a kid discover their passion, overcome a fear, or make a new friend. The important thing, though, is to meet them where they are. The kids in my program are on their own journeys, and it’s exciting that our paths get to come together for a little while here. Working with young children is, in some ways, a lot like working with adults. Everyone is their own person, and we need to celebrate and respect their individuality.

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

For a child to really thrive, it’s important for them to have a consistent, supportive environment. Children need to feel comfortable in order to come out of their shells and really be open to new experiences, and having normal routines helps with that. Our rotating cycle of activities involves a good balance of fun and developmentally advantageous activities, like arts and crafts, singing, dancing, and free play. The kids usually love spending time outside, and they’re delighted to find out that we’re located right down the street from the park. Around the holidays or the change of seasons, we do special projects. Within each scheduled activity, though, the children are encouraged to use their wildest imaginations, to get creative, and to really express themselves.

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

We really stress the beauty of community in this program. Once a child is part of our group, their whole family is welcome. I opened this daycare because I love working with kids and I thought it would be a great way to give back to local families and strengthen our neighborhood bond. After working with summer youth programs, becoming a Nurturing Parenting Program Specialist, and raising children of my own, I am eager to share what I have learned with other parents. I strive to make parents feel comfortable coming to me for guidance and encouragement. They are not alone in this! In fact, one of the best things we do at this program is Family Time, which is an opportunity for us all to get to know one another and to cheer the kids on as they shine and develop connections with others.

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Find out if she has a spot for you. It’s 100% free and takes just 5 minutes.

A child must know that they are a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like them.

~ Pablo Casals

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. MaeJean’s NeighborSchool22 Petrie St Little Falls, NY 13365(315) 940-3883(315) 940-3883

There are 6 home daycares in Little Falls. 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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