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First Step Family Child Care

Raquel Desousa
Hyannis, MA
Days
Monday–Friday
Times
8:30 AM–6:00 PM
Ages
1–3 Years
Coming Soon!

Raquel 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 Raquel 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 First Step Family Child Care open?

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

Testimonials

Raquel has a gift with children. It's hard to explain the looks from my kids when they see her, they light up every time. She is an excellent teacher, running her own program is a natural next step for her. Raquel is the kind of person who wears her heart on her sleeve. She goes above and beyond to make sure whoever...

Bruno - Hyannis - April 2019Parent

I have known Raquel for seven years. In that time I have seen her raise her children, care for her nieces and nephews, and been lucky enough to have her support as I started my own family. She has cared for my son as her own, bathing and feeding him when we were in a bind, always giving him what he needs to grow. Her...

Amanda - Scituate - April 2019Parent
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Location

First Step Family Child Care

362 Old Strawberry Hill Rd

Hyannis, MA 02601

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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.