Hello! Thanks for stopping by. My daycare is located in Turners Falls, MA near the Elementary School. First Friends Daycare is teacher friendly meaning no pay/no care during the summer. I started my daycare in March 2000 to be home with my own children. It has been one of the best decisions that I have made. I love my job and children. I have 6 children of my own and have been involved with children in one capacity or another for most of my adult life.
My goal is to make sure that all parents have peace of mind that your child is being properly cared for while you are at work. My daycare has been certified as an Eco-Friendly daycare for the use of our environmentally friendly cleaning products, commitment to recycling, reducing, reusing, composting, gardening, limiting waste, and our use of wholesome foods. We also avoid unnecessary toxins and chemicals through the use of all natural cleaning products, cloth diapering (if you choose), glassware for food storage, wooden toys and furniture/ limited plastics -recycled or reused, and healthy diets without excess packaging low in high fructose corn syrup, food dyes, artificial sweeteners (aspertame, splenda) etc.
I will do my very best to take care of your child and show them that they are very important and loved. Your child’s day will be filled with many activities that will stimulate him/her not only socially, but intellectually, emotionally, and physically as well. Through play, your child will learn the importance of cooperation and sharing. They will also learn social behavior and how to get along with others. They will learn how to understand their feelings, gain self confidence, respect for others and themselves. All these things will stay with them a lifetime.
My whole downstairs is set up for daycare. I have 3 playrooms with age appropriate toys, kitchen area, dress up corner and a little tykes climber. I have a child size table and chairs in the kitchen where we eat and do our crafts. I have a large fenced in back yard with sandbox, swings, and riding toys. Please feel free to look around my website and email me for more info. Gina