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Ms. Chelsea

Ms. Chelsea's Daycare

Licensed home daycare
Oswego, NY
8am–5:30pm, M - F

A home away from home where you can thrive and grow!

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
Outdoor play
Reading time
Music
Drawing & illustration
Puzzles
Circle time
Seasonal 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.

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
  • Babysitter @ My home

    2 years experience with infants, toddlers and school age

  • Mother @ Home

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

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. Chelsea

What inspires you to care for young children?

Children are so naturally compassionate and expressive. The best part of every day is when we sit around for circle time and ask about each other’s days. It is such a joy to hear the kids talk about the activities and stories that matter most to them. They just light up when they’re sharing something they care about! It’s also a wonderful opportunity to learn more about one another and to practice kindness towards other people. The sense of community in moments like these is life-affirming.

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

We prioritize learning and having fun. After all, they’re only little once! There’s so much that can be discovered through play, and young children thrive with hands-on learning experiences. At my program, children will have access to a sandbox, where they can get creative and build things together. (It’s everyone’s favorite!) Arts and crafts are also usually a highlight of the day. Art allows the children to come together for a common activity while exercising their individuality. Crafts projects are also a great way for them to learn about one another and to show their unique points of view. Sometimes, we even do special scavenger hunts! Kids will surprise you with their enthusiasm, curiosity, and their eagerness to rise to a new challenge.

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

Once you’re in my program, you’re family. I am raising two children of my own and been a lifelong caretaker. The time spent with each individual child has been such a blessing and a memory I’ll cherish. There was this one boy who I looked after every other week that needed help with his schooling. At my program, he found an encouraging environment that promotes learning. He was coming home with gold stars in no time! This is just one small example of how every family’s interests and goals genuinely matter to me. There’s no limit to what we can accomplish when we join together.

Think Ms. Chelsea might be a good fit?

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

If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings, and grow.

~ Alfie Kohn

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. Chelsea’s NeighborSchool240 County Route 24 Oswego, NY 13126(617) 765-1972(617) 765-1972

There is 1 home daycare in Minetto. 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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