Aster is a family daycare, licensed by the Dept. of EEC for 10 children. It is located in a friendly and children-safe neighborhood in Acton. We are like an extended family for your child. We provide a safe, play based environment for infants, toddlers and preschool children. We offer rich social, emotional, cognitive, and physical challenges within predictable daily schedules.
We encourage creativity of young brains through free play, reading, arts and craft, music, singing, dancing, dramatic play, pretend activities, and puzzles.
Jaya established Aster in 2015 with her heart overwhelmed with love for children. She herself is a mother of two children. Extremely caring and full of empathy, Jaya finds great joy in nurturing every child with the utmost care. It gives her immense pleasure to care for the children which gives working parents peace of mind while they are hard at work.
She has designed Aster with a holistic mindset. It is her endeavor that the child spends every moment with joy and at the same time is exposed to a learning environment which is crucial for their mental and physical development.
She has undertaken child care training from the dept. of EEC to get her family day care license. She has a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Physics, and Electronics. She has a diploma in multimedia and is extremely fond of graphic designing. She likes to draw, play the piano, read, walk, go biking, and practice yoga.
The team at Aster is well experienced and trained to take care of every child. They are attentive and ever ready to assist our Aster children with great love and enthusiasm. Their friendly approach makes the child comfortable and joyful. They are very creative and well organized. They help them in developing their creativity and refining their motor skills by assisting them with art projects and circle time.
They respond to the overwhelming and difficult situations in a calm manner. They are supercharged with a lot of energy and are never tired to cater to children’s demands.
"We moved to Acton from New York City where our son had a nanny from the time he was 3 months old until he turned 15 months. When we started considering childcare options in Massachusetts, we knew that we wanted more socialization for our son, but we weren't quite ready to make the jump from a 1:1 nanny experience to a large "institutional" daycare setting. As we began researching home daycares we were referred to Aster by a few different local families (and even another home daycare owner who highly recommended Jaya).
Immediately upon meeting Jaya we knew that Aster would be the perfect place for our son to feel at home, make friends (from infants to 4 year olds), develop new skills, and generally have fun in a safe and loving environment. Jaya is such a warm, welcoming and nurturing childcare provider who treats each child like her own. She and her staff are very professional and provide frequent updates through the BabyConnect app which made us feel connected to our son when we were at work. The space is wonderful - set in a beautiful home with a large backyard full of toys for a variety of ages. There were so many fun activities both indoors and out. Not to mention the generous holiday/birthday celebrations, where Jaya really outdid herself. Another luxury of Aster is that all milk, snacks and lunch are provided which makes the morning rush a lot less hectic. Most importantly, our son thrived at Aster - he was happy, safe, learned a lot, and had a blast. He's now in preschool, but still talks about Jaya a year after graduating from Aster. We'll always treasure the days he spent at Aster, and we're forever thankful to Jaya and her family for welcoming our son (and us!) into their home as if we were their extended family".
"My now 16-month old has been coming here since she was 2 months. She loves it and we love the care and professionalism of Jaya and her assistants. They spend the day reading, doing artwork, playing outside and all the things you would want/expect. There is transparent communication, creative activities for the kids, and you can tell that they really care about our daughter and the other kids in their care. We are so lucky to have found her and highly recommend".