Provider Bios

EDUCATOR BIOS

The Massachusetts Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) is a systemic approach to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in early education and school-age care programs.  Similar to rating systems for restaurants and hotels, QRIS awards quality ratings to early education and school-age programs that meet a set of defined program standards. These program standards and indicators of quality are determined by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and experts in the field of early education and child development.  Educators enter the QRIS system at Level I and strive to advance to a Level 4 rating.  By participating in the Massachusetts QRIS, educators embark on a path of continuous quality improvement.  In choosing to participate in the Massachusetts QRIS, even North Shore Family Daycare Educators at the lowest QRIS Level have made a commitment to achieve a level of quality in their programs that exceeds the minimum licensing requirements.

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Dania Is a QRIS Level 2 educator who speaks both English and Spanish fluently. She is licensed for 8 children, which includes two children who are school-aged, and has worked with North Shore Family Daycare since 2008. She is a former Head Start Assistant Teacher and holds a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. Dania is very health-conscious, and focuses on nutritious foods and developing healthy habits. Music, dancing, and exploring the outdoors are among Dania’s favorite activities.
Bethania is a QRIS Level 2 educator who is bi-lingual in Spanish/English. She is licensed to work with ten children and works with a full-time assistant. A former assistant elementary school teacher in her native Dominican Republic, Bethania has a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from North Shore Community College. She has been with North Shore Family Daycare since 2004. Bethania utilizes her knowledge of how children grow and learn to create curriculum and a learning environment that helps children to develop their social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills.
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Rebeca is a QRIS Level 2 educator who speaks both Spanish and English. She has worked with North Shore Family Daycare since 2001 and was a teacher in her native country of Columbia before that. She holds a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, an Associate’s degree from North Shore Community College and a Bachelor’s degree from “Normal Nacional” Ibaque Tolina in Columbia. A talented artist, Rebeca livens her child care environment with hand-painted murals with child-centered themes. Rebeca is always attentive to the well-being of each child in her care and creates an atmosphere based on responsibility, safety and respect.
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Patricia is a QRIS Level 3 and NAFCC Accredited educator and former teacher/lead teacher in a child care center.  She is licensed to care for ten children. She speaks both English and Spanish and has been with North Shore Family Daycare since 2007. Patricia holds an Associate’s degree from North Shore Community College and a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Salem State University.  Her program is accredited by the National Association of Family Child Care (NAFCC). Her mother, Esperanza, works as Patricia’s assistant.  Esperanza has Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Pharmacy from her native Dominican Republic and has taken Early Childhood Education classes. Patricia believes in giving children opportunities to freely express themselves through art, and also focuses on literacy and mathematics. She offers love, care, a healthy environment and a fun way to learn.
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Laura is a QRIS Level 2 educator who speaks both English and Spanish. She is licensed for ten children and has worked with North Shore Family Daycare since 2007. Her husband Jose is her full-time assistant.  Prior to 2007 Laura worked as a teacher in Puerto Rico.  Laura has both a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, and a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Dancing, especially zumba, and traveling are two of her interests. Laura enjoys cooking, and feeds her child care children the same healthy meals she prepares for her own family. Laura offers an educational program that teaches children independent skills and prepares them for kindergarten.
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Cinthia is a QRIS Level 2 educator who speaks both English and Spanish.  She has been a licensed family child care assistant since 2009.  She worked in her mother’s family child care program while attending college.  She also worked at a local child care center as a substitute teacher and after college worked as a private nanny.  Cinthia has provided substitute care in other North Shore Family Daycare educator’s homes to cover vacations and extended periods when educators were unavailable.  She earned a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Salem State University.  She opened her own Family Daycare (like her mother) and joined North Shore Family Day in 2014.  She provides a rich curriculum that fosters children’s social/emotional skills and cognitive and physical development.
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Iris is a QRIS Level 2 educator licensed to care for six children and speaks both Spanish and English. She has been affiliated with North Shore Family Daycare since 2010 and, prior to that time, worked in a Head Start program. Iris has both a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, and an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education/Human Service Worker from Urban College. Good communication with families is a priority for Iris, as is planning programs for young children that include a strong multicultural component.
 
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Sonia is a QRIS Level 2 educator who speaks English and Spanish.  She is licensed for ten children.  She holds a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from North Shore Community College as well as a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Special Education from Lesley University. Sonia loves working with children and their families to help children reach their full potential. Sonia has also taught courses at North Shore Community College for other child care Educators applying for their Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. She has worked with North Shore Family Daycare since 2006.
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Nohemy is a QRIS Level 2 educator who has worked with North Shore Family Daycare since 2004, and is licensed to care for 8 children, including two who are school-aged. She is a Spanish/English bilingual speaker who has earned a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from North Shore Community College. Nohemy enjoys exploring all types of art with children, and her program has a strong focus on literacy. She also offers an extensive Block Area with many kinds of blocks and accessories. Her biggest priorities are to provide healthy, homemade foods, a safe environment and a flexible curriculum. Establishing good working relationships with families is also important to Nohemy.
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Annette is a QRIS Level 2 and NAFCC Accredited educator that has worked with North Shore Family Daycare since 1999. She is licensed to care for 8 children, including two who are school-aged. Annette has earned a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and her program is accredited by the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC). She is working on her Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education at North Shore Community College. Annette began providing child care in order to be home for her own children. Now that her children are grown, she is still in the business!  Annette believes that good nutrition and family involvement are very important. The mission of her program is to offer a bright, safe learning environment where children can be themselves while experiencing hands-on activities that prepare them for kindergarten and society.
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Elizabeth is a QRIS Level 2 educator that is bilingual in Spanish/English.  She is licensed to care for ten children and works with a full time assistant. Prior to joining North Shore Family Daycare in 2006, Elizabeth worked as an assistant kindergarten teacher. She holds a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and an Associate’s degree, and is beginning to work towards a Bachelor’s degree in Education. Her assistants are trained to work with children of different ages and enjoy having fun with children. Elizabeth is very patient and loves to watch children grow and progress. She particularly enjoys art activities. She has a large back yard for the children to enjoy, and offers a program where children both learn and have fun.
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Florentina is a QRIS Level 2 educator that speaks both Spanish and English. She is licensed for ten children and has worked with North Shore Family Daycare since 2005. She holds both a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She works with experienced, certified assistants who relate well to children and are attentive to their safety. Florentina has an interest in the arts, including singing and dancing, and believes in teaching children to respect others. She is able to establish good working relationships with children and families, and always welcomes children with a smile.
  
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Reina is a QRIS Level 2 educator who speaks both Spanish and English. She has worked with North Shore Family Daycare since 2007.  Reina is licensed to care for ten children and her mother, Eloina, works as her full-time assistant.  Reina has a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and her Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Reina loves daily Group Time and believes it is the most important activity for developing children’s cognitive skills. She especially enjoys incorporating books into this activity, and helping children associate what they learn from books with real life.

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Patti is a QRIS Level 2 educator licensed to care for eight children, including two who are school-aged. She has worked with North Shore Family Daycare since 1996 and holds an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from North Shore Community College.  Patti plans literacy based curriculum and enjoys providing opportunities for children to express themselves through art activities.  She feels good relationships and open communication with the parents of children in her care help her to provide the best experience for children.
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Vanessa is a QRIS Level 2 and NAFCC Accredited educator who speaks both Spanish and English. She is licensed for ten children and works with a full-time assistant. She holds both a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education.    Her program is National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) Accredited.  Vanessa offers a dynamic, developmentally appropriate curriculum and values close working relationships with the parents of children in her care.   Early in her career Vanessa worked with North Shore Family Daycare before exploring opportunities with another child care system.  We welcomed her return to North Shore Family Daycare in 2013.
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Lucy is a QRIS Level 2 educator who speaks Spanish and English.  She is licensed to work with ten children although she does not always have ten children enrolled.   She works with a full-time assistant whenever more than 6 children are present.  She earned a Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.  Lucy provides a loving, fun and educational environment where each child can develop their social skills and kindergarten readiness skills.  Lucy has been with North Shore Family Daycare since 2014.
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Silais a QRIS Level 2 educator, originally from Guatemala, who speaks both English and Spanish.  She has been a licensed family childcare provider since 2012.  Sila has a Teaching Degree from Guatemala, a Associate’s degree in Theology from Theological International University, and has earned a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.  She has worked with North Shore Family Daycare since 2016.  Sila takes pride in tailoring her curriculum, through observation and assessment, to meet each of her student’s individual educational and social emotional needs.

Atika

Atika is a QRIS Level 2 educator, who speaks both English and Arabic.  She joined North Shore Family Daycare in 2016.  Atika has worked with preschool children since 2011.  She started her career as an assistant in a family day care.   After a year, she learned that teaching children was her passion and decided to work in a local preschool.  While working at a preschool center for a year as an assistant, she earned her teaching certificate.  Before opening her own daycare, she worked in a preschool center for 4 years, 3 of which were as a lead teacher.  Atika prides herself on creating a fun-loving-educational environment for the children in her care.  She is currently licensed for 6 children.

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Carol is a QRIS Level 2, who speaks both English and Spanish.  Carol is currently working on completing her CDA.  She joined North Shore Family Daycare in 2017.    She has a multitude of experience in working with young children.  In addition to having three daughters of her own, Carol learned from her mother how to create a safe nurturing day care environment when she helped her mother in her own in-home day care.  Carol loves to read and dance and incorporates these passions into her educational activities.  She looks forward to helping children learn so they can become the next leaders of our community.  She is licensed to care for 6 children.

       

Isabel is a QRIS Level 1 Educator who speaks both English and Spanish.  She joined North Shore Family Daycare in 2018. Isabel has a Marketing Degree from Ecuador.  She has a school age son and has additional childcare experience in caring for her nephews. Isabel teaches children in her care how to be respectful, share, and to enjoy playing games, whether they win or lose, to learn new concepts.  She is licensed to care for 6 children.