Jane, Certified Assistant
About Ellen's Home Day Care
I started my daycare business eighteen years ago because I absolutely love being around young children! I am passionate about providing families with a safe and loving environment for their children to develop and grow.
As a committed early childhood educator, my purpose is to make children feel comfortable, happy, safe, nurtured and loved while in my home.
The children provides me endless opportunities for self-expression of love, understanding, patience, warmth, creativity, fun and simple joy. Taking care of children is hard work, but they truly spice up my life and keep me feeling young at heart.
I'm licensed to care for up to ten children in my daycare from newborn to 3 years old; am very excited to meet new families and to provide their children with quality care in my home!
Ellen believes that providing a positive and nurturing environment will instill lessons that will last a lifetime!
As an avid practitioner of play-based learning, she is always looking for fun themed activities, games and crafts that will be interesting for infants and toddlers using a lot of materials that is readily available around the house. She also uses Funshine Express buttercups curriculum for themed arts and crafts designed for ages one to three years old. With a background in Business Administration and long-time business owner, Ellen runs her daycare with a healthy mix of flexibility and the predictable structure that children thrive on.
She likes to spend her free time with her two teenagers and husband traveling to different places, cooking healthy foods, trying international cuisines and watching movies together as a family.
Jane is passionate about young children! She is very dedicated, loving and always put safety first as the most important consideration when dealing with children. She helps Ellen implement all planned activities and identifies ways to make sure that everything runs smoothly as possible. Jane is highly organized and disciplined with implementing routines and scheduled activities yet flexible enough to go with the flow of ever changing moods of all the children in their care.
As a former physical education teacher in China –Jane has about 15 years of diverse experience in both daycare and school settings. She likes to spend her free time exploring New England with her two lovely daughters, ages 5 & 7, and husband.
"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
1 Part time: Wednesday and Friday
Newborn to 36 months
Full/Part Time: $80/day