Children's Connection

Quality child care in Belmont Massachusetts

Introduction

Welcome to Children's Connection! We are a small child care facility committed to offering high quality child care in Belmont, Massachusetts since 2003. We are licensed by the State Department of Early Education and Care and by the Town of Belmont.

We provide:

Children's Connection has an experienced teacher and the best references. It is conveniently located at 614 Trapelo Road, a ten minute walk from Waverley Square and a two minute walk to Beaver Brook Park and its well equipped children's playground.

Call today to schedule a visit: (617) 489-4443 or (617) 4897958. Walk-ins welcome

Philosophy

At Children's Connection we celebrate childhood as a special time in one's life. We provide a learning environment focused on the unique needs of young children. Throughout the day at CC the children will take part in a variety of activities, some of which provide for free exploration, all with emphasis on play. Our aim is to allow each child to discover his or her own unique talents through activities that foster intellectual, social and physical growth. At CC we strive to create strong connections, both amongst the group of children and staff at school, and between the families. We operate as a small community - a smaller classroom community and the larger community of school families.

Our staff

Luciane Ribeiro Luciane Ribeiro: Owner and head teacher. A licensed teacher in Portuguese and Literature for grades 5 through 12 by the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. A licensed bilingual teacher (Portuguese/English) for grades 1 through 4 by the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a holder of a Master's degree in Children's Literature from Simmons College, Boston. Happily married to George Manetas and mother of two children, Maria Alice and Gabriel. Luciane has been living in the US since 1989.

George Manetas: Licensed assistant teacher since 2003. George holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University, Boston, MA. George is a very talented and versatile cook.

Our Children: Maria Alice is a sophomore at Belmont High School and Gabriel is in sixth grade at Chenery Middle School also in Belmont, MA. Both share our love for sports, in particular soccer.

A typical day

Our day is structured in order for the children to have a routine and feel comfortable transitioning from one activity to another.

8:00 Arrival time. Free play.
9:00 Art activities. Projects & clean up.
9:45 Circle time.
10:00 Snack time*. Bathroom & diapering.
10:30 Specialist class (piano weekly).
11:00 Outdoor play.
12:00 Lunch Time. Bathroom & diapering.
01:00 Dismissal.
01:00 - 03:00 Nap time.
03:00 - 04:00 Wake-up time. Bathroom & diapering. Snack time*
04:00 - 05:00 Free time & dismissal.

*Weather permitting we may picnic in the yard.

The children will enjoy as much outdoor play as possible. We will try to go out for a morning walk and play at the park every day.

Activities


Snacks and meals

Children's Connection is committed to a healthy diet every day. The children will be served homemade hot lunches daily. Snacks will include fresh fruits and a variety of goods. Birthdays are, of course, an exception: we will celebrate them with cupcakes!


Hours of operation

We are open 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Half day: 8am to 1pm Monday to Friday

If you prefer, you can choose the early-bird special: 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

During the school year Children's Connection will be closed on the following days:

Children's Connection will be closed from July 1 through Labor Day.


Snow day policy

In the event of a snow storm Children's Connection will still be open. Parents should use their best judgment about whether or not to bring their child.


Address

The Children's Connection
614 Trapelo Road
Belmont, MA, 02478
Phone: (617) 489-4443
Map and directions