First Steps Child Care

Raquel Desousa

Hyannis, MA

Days
Monday–Friday
Times
7:30 AM–5:00 PM
Ages
1–4 Years
Days
Monday–Friday
Times
7:30 AM–5:00 PM
Ages
1–4 Years
About Me

I love working with children, because they are our future. It’s so fun to watch them learn and develop. I decided to open my program after my daughter was born. I wanted to be able to spend more time with her, but even more importantly, I wanted to provide quality child care that other families...

Qualifications

Dedicated Mother of 2

Background Checked

Reference Checked

Home Safety Inspection

Health & Safety Trained

Program
Making kids' first steps a reality.
Size
6 students
Size
6 students

At First Steps Child Care, we provide lots of opportunities for children to grow. We play games to practice social skills and teamwork, learn numbers and letters, and develop our creativity through arts and crafts. Every day, we make sure that children know they can be themselves and express their...

Enrollment

Contact me to inquire about openings.

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. Raquel is the kind of person who wears her heart on her sleeve. She goes above and beyond to make sure whoever she is helping gets what they need. I...

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...

Amanda - Scituate - April 2019Parent
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Environment

The full bottom floor of my home is dedicated to ­­­First Steps Child Care, and the program has its own bathroom and kitchen. We have plenty of space for learning, games, quiet reading, and a full arts and crafts center with watercolors, crayons, pencils, and lots of other supplies to let each...

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

7:30 AM

Drop Off & Self-Directed Play

8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:30 AM

Circle Time/ Sensory Time

9:30 AM

Arts & Crafts

10:00 AM

Snack Time

10:30 AM

Outdoor / Gross Motor

11:30 AM

Prep for Lunch

12:00 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM

Nap Time/Quiet Time

2:00 PM

Story Time

2:30 PM

Snack Time

3:00 PM

Outdoor/Sensory Play

4:00 PM

Clean up

4:30 PM

Free Play & Pick-up

5:00 PM

Program Closes

7:30 AM

Drop Off & Self-Directed Play

8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:30 AM

Circle Time/ Sensory Time

9:30 AM

Arts & Crafts

10:00 AM

Snack Time

10:30 AM

Outdoor / Gross Motor

11:30 AM

Prep for Lunch

12:00 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM

Nap Time/Quiet Time

2:00 PM

Story Time

2:30 PM

Snack Time

3:00 PM

Outdoor/Sensory Play

4:00 PM

Clean up

4:30 PM

Free Play & Pick-up

5:00 PM

Program Closes

Note: Schedule may vary, based on children's wants/needs.

Location

First Steps Child Care

Hyannis, MA 02601

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NeighborSchools
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.