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Dependable Kid Care

Tasha Ryan
Haverhill, MA
Days
Monday–Friday
Times
7:30 AM–5:00 PM
Ages
2 Months–16 Years
About Me

My name is Tasha Raye Ryan and I have been a Massachusetts Licensed Family Childcare Provider since December of 1990. I offer integrated childcare in my home, a “home away from home” atmosphere, in Haverhill, MA for children age newborn – 16 years; over 28 years experience in caring for both...

Qualifications

Owner/Licensed Childcare Provider for over 28 years

Background Checked

Reference Checked

Home Safety Inspection

Health & Safety Trained

EEC License #178580

About Jessica
Licensed Assistant

Jessica Naun is a full-time Certified Assistant, licensed through MA EEC. Jessica became a Regular Assistant in 2012, then upgraded her certification to a Certified Assistant in 2016, and again upgraded in 2018, as she is now certified for 10 children and can replace the provider as needed. She...

Qualifications

Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Northern Essex Community College '15 - AND - Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a concentration in Child and Adolescence from Southern New Hampshire University '18

Background Checked

Reference Checked

Health & Safety Trained

Program
Where Kids Come to Grow and New Friendships Blossom
Philosophy
Play Based
Size
10 students

Infants, toddlers, and school-aged children need individualized care by people who know them well and are committed to their development and happiness… …which is exactly the quality care you child will receive from this responsible, energetic, loving, and devoted provider. I am a wife, a proud...

Enrollment

I currently have a waitlist. Please contact me to learn more or schedule a tour.

Testimonials

I was home with my first son until he turned two and it was difficult for me to go back to work. I looked at some of the bigger centers and they didn't feel right. Tasha just made me feel comfortable right off the bat, like a family member is taking care of my son. She keeps in contact, she's loving with the kids,...

Kadie GParent of 2 students

We first discovered the benefits of Family Child Care when we were living in Salem. I'm a teacher, so when we moved to Haverhill I asked the other local teachers where they send their kids, and that's how we found Tasha. We're so glad we did, and we're thrilled that both of our boys are with her. One thing I love...

Valerie D. Parent of 2 students
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Environment

I would love to open my EEC Licensed home to you and your child. In my home, Dependable Kid Care has it’s own separate childcare area, with a recently remodeled entryway, a large recently updated playroom/learning space, separate nursery/sleeping area for infants and younger children, and an...

Schedule
Calendar
Year Round
Meals and Snacks
2 Meals / 2 Snacks

7:30 AM

Arrival times, settle in with musical activity, educational video (helps with transitions), books, and/or freeplay (manipulatives and fine motor options).

8:30 AM

Breakfast (USDA approved).

9:00 AM

Craft time; this activity will be geared to the children in care for the day and may include seasonal crafts, coloring, painting, cutting, textural-play, cooking/baking.

10:00 AM

Morning Snack (USDA approved).

10:15 AM

Play time/Learning activity; this may include age appropriate toys, games, puzzles, reading, writing, flash cards, sorting/matching.

11:00 AM

Walk and/or Outdoor activity (weather permitting)/freeplay (creative movement and gross motor options).

11:30 AM

Lunch (USDA approved).

12:15 PM

Clean up, freeplay, and prep for rest time.

1:00 PM

Rest time; nap time for younger children and quiet time for older children (older children will not be forced to nap however according to EEC Regulations, they must be offered a rest/quiet time. They will be expected to rest quietly for at least 1 of the 2 hours, they may read, watch a video, or quietly play their tablet (not provided). During the second hour that time will be used for additional learning activities (helping to prepare them for Preschool/Kindergarten).

3:00 PM

Clean up from rest time and prep for snack.

3:15 PM

Afternoon Snack (USDA approved).

3:30 PM

Craft time; this activity will be geared to the children in care for the day and may include seasonal crafts, coloring, painting, cutting, textural-play

4:15 PM

Clean up, prep for pick up (gather belongings, craft projects, and notices), discuss any plans for the next day, walk and/or Outdoor activity (weather permitting)/freeplay (manipulatives and fine motor options), chat with parents, and say our good-byes.

7:30 AM

Arrival times, settle in with musical activity, educational video (helps with transitions), books, and/or freeplay (manipulatives and fine motor options).

8:30 AM

Breakfast (USDA approved).

9:00 AM

Craft time; this activity will be geared to the children in care for the day and may include seasonal crafts, coloring, painting, cutting, textural-play, cooking/baking.

10:00 AM

Morning Snack (USDA approved).

10:15 AM

Play time/Learning activity; this may include age appropriate toys, games, puzzles, reading, writing, flash cards, sorting/matching.

11:00 AM

Walk and/or Outdoor activity (weather permitting)/freeplay (creative movement and gross motor options).

11:30 AM

Lunch (USDA approved).

12:15 PM

Clean up, freeplay, and prep for rest time.

1:00 PM

Rest time; nap time for younger children and quiet time for older children (older children will not be forced to nap however according to EEC Regulations, they must be offered a rest/quiet time. They will be expected to rest quietly for at least 1 of the 2 hours, they may read, watch a video, or quietly play their tablet (not provided). During the second hour that time will be used for additional learning activities (helping to prepare them for Preschool/Kindergarten).

3:00 PM

Clean up from rest time and prep for snack.

3:15 PM

Afternoon Snack (USDA approved).

3:30 PM

Craft time; this activity will be geared to the children in care for the day and may include seasonal crafts, coloring, painting, cutting, textural-play

4:15 PM

Clean up, prep for pick up (gather belongings, craft projects, and notices), discuss any plans for the next day, walk and/or Outdoor activity (weather permitting)/freeplay (manipulatives and fine motor options), chat with parents, and say our good-byes.

Note: We may adjust the daily schedule to respond to the needs of the children in care

Location

Dependable Kid Care

Western Avenue

Haverhill, MA 01832

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