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Ellen Moore's Child Care

12 Worthington Street, Roxbury Crossing, MA

Starting at $100/day

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My program is a small, mixed-age group, and we all become very attached to each other--it really is very much like a family. I am located in Boston, close to the Longwood Medical Area. I have a well-equipped home with three levels of interesting space and a small backyard. We also have a wagon-for-six for trips around the neighborhood, and a minivan filled with car seats (and with a triple stroller folded up in back) for field trips to the zoo, the science museum, and other cool places around Boston. The mixed-age grouping contributes to a cooperative rather than a competitive environment--it's the norm to have a different skill level, since children are different ages, and your friends will just naturally offer to help if you don't know how to do something.

The curriculum is child-centered and play-based, by which I mean that I guide activities mostly by preparing the environment and selecting the playthings. Then I let the children engage in play and discovery. I'm here to model appropriate behavior, set limits, read books, add or subtract materials, keep everybody clean, fed, safe, and loved, and generally keep things moving smoothly. We have a wonderful time!

I have three major goals for the children in my group: positive self-concept, social skills, and language skills. If you are confident and excited about your world and your ideas, know how to make and keep friends, and communicate well, you are well on your way to academic and personal success.

I am licensed for six children, but prefer to have a group of four or five per day, depending on the ages of the children. I sometimes do have six children, when alumni come to visit or when I simply can't work out the schedule any other way. Children typically start the program at age one and continue until age four or five.

I try to provide everything so that parents don't have to pack a huge bag each day. Food, diapers, and field trip expenses are all included in the daily rate--there are no extra charges. I serve a ovo-lacto vegetarian menu. There are lots of pets--turtle, geckos, fish--which provide a wonderful anchor for the science curriculum, since they all need different food and different environments. We also do things like hatching chicken eggs, planting seeds, making collections of pine cones and other natural objects. A dog and two cats live in the house, and petting and playing with them contribute a lot of comfort and interest.
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Tartts Day Care Centers

56 Wareham St., Boston, MA

Costimate: $205/wk

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A family-run enterprise since 1946, Tartt's is an industry leader, recognized for our enriching programs, exemplary facilities and accomplished staff. Our philosophy is straightforward: we place the experiences of children and families at the center of our business.

Tartt's remains in demand without having to advertise. Our extensive alumni base, in addition to enthusiastic referrals and testimonials make child care openings at Tartt's among the most sought after in Boston.

Our programs have been designed to promote whole-child development. Activities focus on developing social interaction skills, cooperation with others, recognition of self and others, and language development. Languages taught at Tartts include: English, Spanish, and American Sign Language.

At Tartt's we understand that you are looking for caregivers that are happy, engaged and love children. You are looking for a clean well-managed facility and ultimately you are looking for your child to have a safe, nurturing educational experience.

Infants and toddlers will have daily opportunities to explore their sensory environment. Educators will introduce children to different sights, sounds, textures and sensations. Books, sensory tables, songs and smiles will fill your child's day.

Preschoolers at Tartt's will explore Language Arts, Math, Science and Technology.

All Tartt's Centers have Music programs provided by Roman Music Therapy and Dance provided by Urbanity Dance Company.

Locations:
TARTTs SoWa
477 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
Infants & Toddlers to age 2 years

TARTTs South End
495 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
617-426-4300
Toddlers & Preschool to age 4 years

TARTTs at The Factory
56 Wareham St.
Boston, MA 02118
857-214-4500
Infants, Toddlers & Preschool to age 4 years
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Reviewed by Minnie K 5/5 stars
We love Tartts and were sad to leave. The teachers and staff were great--they were so caring and loving towards my son. He started at Tartts at 3.5 months old and the teachers were so helpful in getting him adjusted to daycare and even with starting on a bottle. They made me feel comfortable when coming back to work and were great at communicating with us where needed. We eventually had to leave because the location/commute was inconvenient, but both we and the teachers were sad when we parted. Thanks to Wanda, Ken and the teachers at Tartts!

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The Bilingual Montessori School of Boston

61 Rockwood Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

Costimate: $277/wk

The Bilingual Montessori School of Boston

A Private Independent Montessori School for Boys & Girls Serving Infants - Toddlers Preschool - Kindergarten

Founded in 1995 The Bilingual Montessori School of Boston is an international, multicultural, French bilingual school dedicated to guiding and nurturing children's' full development by providing a learning atmosphere that promotes peace, harmony and respect based upon Montessori principles of education.

The Bilingual Montessori School of Boston seeks to aid and inspire children of all races, color, gender creed, nationality and religion. The Bilingual Montessori School of Boston serves children ranging from Infancy to Kindergarten

Listen to the child with respect and humility; observe the child's rhythm, respect of the environment, the self, and all of us who make up mankind are the fundamental principles of our school.

The Bilingual Montessori School of Boston offers full-time, part-time, and after school program. During such time, the program includes series of activities that match the children's needs, encourage them to be independent, and help them develop physically, and emotionally. Our program is also designed to encourage the children explore, solve problems, and make them aware of the diversity of the world beyond their home.

Three basic tenets of our school:

Respect Yourself; Respect Others, Respect Your Environment

Our Music curriculum is designed around a composition of international songs, including classical, folk and children's songs. Musical concepts incorporated include: rhythm, pitch, form, dynamics, notation and harmony. The ear training involves singing and rhythmic training directly related to the pieces being taught.

Classes include: Developing piano techniques, strengthening dexterity and reinforcing ear training. Children are encouraged to freely explore the keyboard and are guided into improvising, or to creating a composition. Sometimes they simply "play" and sometimes they choose to work on certain pieces in their repertoire. The children regularly perform for one another, and at least once a year, are provided the opportunity to perform at larger concerts for parents and friends.

Dress Code

The purpose of a dress code is to minimize the influence of superficial matters in a Montessori community that places high value on the healthy development of mind, body, and spirit. A standard of appearance emphasizes the seriousness of our Montessori mission.
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FAQs for finding day cares in Boston

In 2021 what type of day care can I find near me in Boston, MA?
There are a variety of daycares in Boston, MA providing full time and part-time care. Some daycares are facility-based and some are in-home daycares operated out of a person's home. They can also vary in the degree of education and curriculum they offer. Additionally, some daycares offer bilingual programs for parents that want to immerse their children in multiple languages.
How can I find a day care near in Boston, MA?
If you are looking for day care options near you, start several months in advance of when you need care for your child. Care.com has 361 in Boston, MA as of October 2021 and you can filter daycares by distance from Boston or your zip code. From there, you can then compare day care rates, parent reviews, view their specific services, see their hours of operation and contact them through the website for further information or to request an appointment.
What questions should I ask a day care provider before signing up?
As you visit day care facilities in Boston, MA, you should ask the providers what their hours are so you can be prepared to adjust your schedule for drop-off and pick-up. Ask what items you are responsible for bringing for your child and what items you may be required to provide that will be shared among other children or the day care staff. Also, make sure to check directly with the business for information about their local licensing and credentials in Boston, MA.