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Our Story

Our Story

Elizabeth’s Daycare and Preschool Center is a family-owned and operated business that provides quality childcare services.

We started as a licensed home childcare facility in East Arlington, MA, in October 2006. Due to the high demand for our services, we expanded to two other family child care in Arlington Heights in 2016 after a waiting list of over 22 families in one year. We understand that there is an increasing need for quality childcare in the Arlington area, which is growing rapidly.

What Makes Us the Best Choice?

Outdoor Play

Children can enjoy outdoor playtime in a large, fenced-in yard with a variety of outdoor toys. Additionally, walks around the neighborhood in a stroller or wagon are taken.

Age-Appropriate Curriculum

We offer a comprehensive, research-based, age-appropriate, learn-through-guided play bilingual curriculum that is taught daily. Our lesson plans and daily activities for the children cover cognitive, language, physical, social-emotional, and adaptive/self-care learning domains.

Open When You Need Us!

Our childcare facility is open for 10 hours every weekday, from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, which is much longer than most family child care providers. We offer year-round childcare with a planned program calendar.

Healthy Food Included In Package Option

Our childcare facility offers healthy and all-natural foods and drinks, including trained kitchen staff with a Serve safe certificate. Breakfast, lunch, and PM snack are included in the option package.

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How Old Is Your Child?

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Preschool

Philosophy

We have developed a blended approach that incorporates play-based learning to foster the overall development of children. Our curriculum is based on an emergent approach, where children are gradually introduced to elements and best practices

from progressive curriculums such as Reggio Emilia and Pedagogy of Play. We encourage self-directed play, which helps children to develop decision-making and planning skills. Our curriculum is co-constructed with the children, and their interests guide our topics of investigation.At our center, we believe in creating a loving and supportive community. We are committed to being engaged and involved in the child’s everyday learning, and we strive to provide a welcoming, nurturing, and enriching environment where children can live, grow, play, discover, develop, dream, and learn.We created a blended approach rooted in play to nurture the whole child. Beginning with an emergent curriculum, children are gradually exposed to components and best practices from progressive curriculums like Reggio Emilia, and Pedagogy of Play. We encourage self-directed play to give children the opportunity to hone decision-making and planning skills. Curriculum is co-constructed with the children and their emergent ideas and interests guide our topics of investigation.
We believe in building a loving and supporting community. We are committed to be engaged and involved in the child’s everyday learning where they can enjoy a welcoming, loving, and rich environment in which children can live, grow, play, discover, develop, dream, and learn.

Mission

Our aim is to equip your children with the skills to communicate effectively with people from diverse cultures, backgrounds and countries, providing them with broader educational, professional and social opportunities throughout their lives.

Pedagogy and Approach

Our school provides a unique combination of challenging academics, emotional support, and creative stimulation that lays a solid foundation for our students' future. We incorporate daily practices to develop practical life skills and sensorial activities.

Our hands-on, project-based approach engages children in interactive ways to connect with the Spanish narrative. This includes science experiments, gardening, cooking, arts, and crafts. We follow the Reggio Emilia philosophy, which values child-led learning and team communication. Our environment serves as the “Third Teacher,” allowing children to express themselves through “drawings, sculpting, dramatic play, writing, and painting” and learn through “The Hundred languages.” We document each child’s journey through pictures, videos, and portfolios.
We also prioritize global and community awareness and cultural sensitivity, celebrating diversity, heritage, and differences. Our small ratio allows us to provide individualized support for each child’s emotional, physical, and cognitive needs.

Fun Activities For Your Little One

Kind Words From Parents

Ariane Blondin2008 (East Arlington Family Daycare)
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My daughter Lola was enrolled at Elizabeth's day care from September 2006 to July 2008, between the ages of 5 months to 2.4 years. I was always satisfied with the level of care that Lola received from Elizabeth and her staff. Lola enjoyed playing music, reading book, drawing pictures and playing outside in a safe environment. Most of all, Lola loved to go to day care and got very attached to Elizabeth and her staff and for our family, learning Spanish was an additional incentive to sing her up. Now Lola is big enough to go to preschool but she will keep found memories of her early experience outside of home.
Molly & Ben Sandrof2020 (Arlington Heights Family Daycare)
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Dear Ms. Liz and the Elizabeth's Daycare team, In the summer of 2018, our son William started as a three month old baby at Elizabeth's Daycare. From enrollment to his first day, the process to felt easy, manageable and supportive. Throughout William's time at Elizabeth's, he was showered with love and attention from the detail oriented staff. He developed relationships with his teachers and other children. The Elizabeth's Team helped us navigate important developmental milestones and were communicative about his progress. William always slept great at daycare. We had a lot of fun with the curriculum, and William's first word was "agua." We felt lucky that he was embracing learning Spanish. In the fall of 2019, our second son Miles started at Elizabeth's Daycare. Despite the chaos, we felt really great about leaving both boys with the team at Elizabeth's. They provided daily updates on both boys, and William learned to look in after his younger brother Miles. When I would go to pick them up, Ms. Alisa always helped me bring Wiliam to the car as it was hard to carry them both! We had to make a change in childcare after the pandemic, but we highly recommend Elizabeth's daycare. They are warm, compassionate, through and the curriculum was great for both William and Miles.
Erica Capozzi10/2008 (East Arlington Family Daycare)
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66 "We have been with Elizabeth's Day care for 2 year 1/2. We are very happy with our day care. Its is very important to us that the instructions that we provided on our daughter's care are followed. Elizabeth always follows our instructions and provides our daughter with the love and care that are so integral when you have your child enrolled in a full time day care. Also, physical activity and learning are also important to us. Every day there must be hours of playtime and learning so that our child can develop and have fun. Our daughter is doing wonderfully both in her physical and educational development. Elizabeth's Day care and staff love our child like she is their own. My husband and I are very grateful to have found Elizabeth and hope that she and her family continue to do the great work they do. I am happy to be a reference for any new parents looking into day care!
McCarthy Family2023 (Arlington Heights Family Daycare)
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We are so grateful for our friends at EDC who have done somuch for us. We have been scrolling through the first pictures in Brightwheel and having all the feels. We hope to keep intouch with all of you! Ps - Ailais obsessed with her hello kitty, wouldn't put it downall night. "
Lianna SwansonEast Arlington Family Daycare
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My name is Lianna Swanson and my 2 year old son Damian Swanson has been attending Elizabeth's Daycare since March of 2008.Throughout his tenure at the day care, I've had no complaints and no incidents. Elizabeth gives me a detailed account of his activities during the day, including meals and nap time. She also keeps me updated about up to date caretaker licenses and safety training (such as CPR & First Aid). Any issue or concern I have regarding his time in day care is addressed in a helpful, non-confrontational and reassuring manner. I feel comfortable communicating with my day care provider and confident that any question will be solved to my satisfaction. Above all, my son was healthy and happy in Elizabeth's daycare."
Lai Ying & Gowri2019 (Arlington Heights Family Daycare)
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To Elizabeth's Daycare Ms. Liz Thank you so much for all your support and care for Arjun! We feel so lucky to have had such a warm and caring place.We are sad to leave such a wonderful daycare behind. Wishing you and staff a great holidays 2020!
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