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The Kinder-Garden

Steph Arpin
Ayer, MA
Days
Monday–Friday
Times
5:30 AM–4:00 PM
Ages
6 Months–8 Years
Days
Monday–Friday
Times
5:30 AM–4:00 PM
Ages
6 Months–8 Years
Coming Soon!

Steph is currently working hard to get her Family Child Care license with the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) in Massachusetts.

What is a Family Child Care License?

A Family Child Care license will allow Steph to legally operate a program out of her home. She must undergo a rigorous, state-mandated process, including:

  • A 3-part background check for every person in the household
  • Home inspection and unannounced visits from EEC Licensors at least once per year
  • 10+ hours of continuing education per year
  • Pediatric CPR & First Aid certification
  • Medication Administration training
  • Training in Safe Sleep, Childhood Health & Nutrition
When will The Kinder-Garden open?

Steph should have her program up and running within a few months, but she is pre-booking enrollment now. to save your spot!

Enrollment

Accepting applications for openings in early summer.

Testimonials

I've known Steph for 5 years. We worked together as co-teachers at The Learning Experience, where she was my son's teacher. He can be, let's say, "off the wall" and Steph was the only teacher, including myself, who could reliably engage and bring him back down. She just had that ability to...

Alexis B.Parent & Co-Teacher - Stoneham, MA - January, 2019

I am a veteran educator and have worked with Steph for 9 years. She’s the one I turn to for help planning creative and engaging activities, and she is one of the only educators I know who is excellent at both planning activities and then leading those activities with the kids. As a professional, I...

Elizabeth S.Preschool Director - Ayer, MA - January, 2019
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Schedule
Calendar
Year Round
Meals and Snacks
No Meals / 1 Snack
Calendar
Year Round
Meals and Snacks
No Meals / 1 Snack

5:30 AM

Drop Off

5:30 AM

Drop Off

Location

The Kinder-Garden

2 Markham Circle

Ayer, MA 01432

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What is Licensed Family Child Care?

Licensed Family Child Care is when one experienced educator operates out of her or his home with a maximum program size of six to ten students.

To become licensed, a provider must go through:
  • A 3-part background check for every person in the household
  • Rigorous home inspection & unannounced visits from EEC Licensors at least once per year to ensure a healthy & safe environment
  • 10+ hours of continuing education per year
  • Pediatric CPR & First Aid certification
  • Medication Administration training
  • Training in Safe Sleep, Childhood Health & Nutrition

NeighborSchools partners meet or exceed all EEC licensing requirements, and many have 10+ years of professional experience prior to opening their own program.