" To provide a quality, loving and nurturing place for young children to grow, to develop, to learn and to explore through play in a fun and safe home environment".
"As new parents the idea of searching for daycare was a daunting task. We were immediately at ease after meeting Ellen and decided she was the right fit to care for our newborn son, Charlie, who started coming to Ellen's at 10 weeks old. As Charlie approaches one year old, we are even more confident that we made the right choice. Ellen and her staff are an extension of our family, and they care for our son as if he was their own. They get just as excited as we do when Charlie reaches another milestone or learns a new skill. We love the small, home environment and the opportunity to get to know the other families as well. Knowing Charlie is being well cared for makes a huge difference as working parents and we could not recommend Ellen more!"
Trevor and Erin Bell, Acton, MA
"We are so glad that we found Ellen's daycare! Our son started at a larger daycare center, which we found impersonal, disorganized, and unclean. Ellen's daycare is the exact opposite of all these things. She and Jane are loving, encouraging, and patient, and all the kids have so much fun with them. I am a university educator, so I am particularly impressed by how much our son learns at Ellen's. Every day he plays new games, does new crafts, learns new letters and words and songs, reads books, and has a blast doing it all. He loves going to Ellen's home and its wonderfully stress free for us, too, like dropping off our beloved toddler at a trusted relatives house for the day. Ellen is a fantastic communicator and regularly shares stories, pictures, and important information about our kids with us parents, which is also much appreciated. If we have a second child, we can only hope that Ellen will have space for him or her!"
Zach and Nick Hansel-Snider, Maynard, MA