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About Butterfly Child Care
 
My name is Ms. Marie and I am the Owner/Provider of Butterfly Child Care established in 2004.  I currently have a licensed substitute who works with me.

I possess the CDA (Child Development Associate) Credential and work with specific needs of children, their parents or guardians to help nurture the children's individual developmental growth.
 
I am part of a network called All Our Kin which provide support services and ongoing professional development for family child care providers.  Through this support service, I attend workshops, classes, and other resources to continue to provide quality inner city childcare.
 


About The Children
 
The children are encouraged to learn through play working toward their individual milestones or age-specific tasks that most children do by a certain age.  This is done in a variety of ways such as themes, developmentally appropriate activities, and field trips just to name a few.  These activities are provided in a child-centered environment and our small mixed age group gives more one-on-one time with each child.  In addition, each child will learn about their world through observing, comparing, classifying, reasoning-through, and self-correcting.  The children are encouraged and are happy to explore their world inside and outside; therefore, they don't miss the television because I don't use one.
 



F.A.Q.
 
CHILDCARE SPACE:  The childcare space is roomy and has been set apart specifically for your child.  The yard is very large with a fenced-in playscape. They can also enjoy biking, using the scooter, basketball, and gardening to name a few.
 


NAP-TIME: The children sleep on cots with clean sheets, pillows, and blankets which are provided by Butterfly Child Care.  Cribs are available for infants.  
 
MEALS:  By enrolling in a free nutrient program, your child will enjoy free home-cooked meals and snacks and infant formula while attending Butterfly Child Care.  
 
CARE 4 KIDS: Care 4 Kids is accepted.
 
APPLICATIONS:  There is a $35 cash non-refundable application fee for full-time or part-time children and $5 for each additional siblings enrolling at the same time. This fee is expected at the time of enrollment.  

BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL:  Our before and after school program serves children from Kindergarten to upper grades.  For your convenience, arrangements can be made for your child's bus to pick up and drop off at the daycare.

SUMMER CHILD CARE FOR OLDER CHILDREN:  Available if slot is open.
 
EARLY HEADSTART:  It is free childcare with diapers and meals included; however, there are guidelines for Early Head Start.  Please call for more information.  Slots are limited for Early Head Start. 

FEE:  Range $0 - $260 per week


Directions
 
Located in New Haven on the West Haven line.  

Traveling I-95S to exit 44, turn right at traffic light, next light go straight through traffic light (in passing, you will see a gas station at your left on the corner) then make quick right onto Plymouth Street.  Third house on the left with butterflies on the fence.     

Traveling I-95N exit 44, turn left at the light, you will go straight two more lights.  At the second light go straight through traffic light (in passing, you will see a gas station at your left on the corner) then make quick right onto Plymouth Street.  Third house on the left with butterflies on the fence.    

Bus Route:   Most 271 Bus Route formerly the "J" Bus, corner of Kimberly Ave. and Grant Street.  Bus stop located across from Betsy Ross Magnet School on Kimberly Ave.  Walk down Grant Street, turn left at the corner onto Plymouth Street walking towards the Boulevard.  We're about four houses down next to the church, look for butterflies on our fence.




 
Location:
64-66 Plymouth Street
New Haven, CT 06519
(203) 497-9678
 
Hours:
Mon - Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (If possible, alternative hours could be available)
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed
 
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