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Ms. Mariela

Little Helper Family Daycare

Licensed home daycare
Yonkers, NY
7:30am–5:30pm, M - F

A fabulous bilingual program where we learn, sing, dance & play!

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
Cooking
Drawing & illustration
Fine motor skills development
Gross motor skills development
Music
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

Licensed Family Child Care Educator
License #883550

Prior Experience
  • Nanny

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

  • Pediatric Dental Assistant @ NY Pediatric Dentistry

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

Licensing Requirements
  • Background record checked

    Includes government-level fingerprinting

  • Home inspected for child safety

    Thorough assessment by a licensor from the OCFS

  • Health & safety training

    Includes annual professional development hours

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. Mariela

What inspires you to care for young children?

Children learn so much from interacting with each other. Our environment is set up for learning and growth, and I work with parents to make sure every child is happy here! I started working with kids as a babysitter to my nieces – and now I have children of my own as well. As an auntie and a mother, I have learned how to give kids a nice balance of independence and guidance, and use this knowledge daily in my program. Kids in my program become more independent as the days go by!

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

A set schedule works well in a daycare because children thrive with routines. There are lots of activities ready to explore in my home – there are arts & crafts to work on, songs we sing together, and dancing and moving around to music. The kids love to be able to get creative without any boundaries - and I give them a lot of freedom when they are working on art projects. My favorite part of the day is welcoming everyone into my home in the morning, and the smiles on the children’s faces that tell me they are looking forward to our day together.

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

My daycare program is a wonderful community, and I treat every child like they are my own. My home is a great environment with a dedicated playground outside for fun and activities. Something special about my program is that children get the chance to learn Spanish here! Kids at this age really soak up a new language quickly and have fun doing it. They love being able to use new words to communicate with me! Parents should know that I will always try to find a way for any child to learn and gain confidence and that I will support children and their families in any way that I can.

Think Ms. Mariela 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. Mariela’s NeighborSchool70 Chelsea Place Yonkers, NY 10710(914) 745-7870(914) 745-7870

There is 1 home daycare in Northwest Yonkers. 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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