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Home is Where the Heart is Family Child Care/ Daycare

54 Healdville Rd
Hubbardston, MA 01452

(978) 402-4324


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Very flexible and fun with direct supervision and guidance. One on one with the children. A lot of conversation and love.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
  • playskool gym
Other subjects taught The Bible and God, Jesus and the power within. There is no direct set plan for this, take it as it comes just keeping God first. Being thankful, honest, loving, generous and disciplined. Singing worship songs and listening to Bible stories! Free-play based with some teacher encouragment.

From the Director:

I follow my heart. I am very watchful and have a knack at reaching children. My patience is great and my teaching approach is well balanced. I like no extremes, some freeplay, some structured educational time. Constantly teaching them, however, the best way to be a light in this world.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Day to day, the quality of care your child will be given in great. Diversity is important. I try to embrace everything and bring it to the children's level.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our love for God encourages us to share it with everyone we meet, especially children. Children are ever so important and we desire to help raise them with faith, value, dignity and discipline. Nothing over the top, just following our hearts.

A Typical Day

Arrival, table toys, puzzles
Breakfast and clean-up
Circle time
Music, movement and dance
Art project time
Mid-morning snack
Outside free play
Story time
Nap time, rest time
Midafternoon snack
Dress-up, free play, outside play

Hours: 630-530 (flexible)
Monday through Friday

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Handling Separation: From the Director

Stop by anytime parents! You are welcome here.