Little Crickets - Northfield VT Licensed Family Child Care Home - Licensed Provider

198 South Main Street , Northfield VT 05663
(802) 917-8449
1 Review

About the Provider


     Little Crickets All Day School of Play is a wholesome year round child care program with a focus on the developmental needs of the busy preschooler.  We are professional experienced parents and educators who have pulled from years of early child development teaching ideas and strategies to create something very special for our kids. While you work to care for your family, you will feel confident that your child is safe and that all of their health, nutritional, social, and academic needs are being met.                                                           

         We are a licensed child care and private preschool with small ratios, convenient location and whimsical indoor and outdoor play spaces. Our professional center style operations allow us to provide high quality care within a dedicated homey space while maintaining high standards as well as reasonable tuitions.  We put deep intention on our play space, it is clean, inviting, and provides a variety of opportunities to meet the interest and developmental needs of all our children. We engage in open ended play as well as guided activities daily, with many opportunities to practice a wide range of physical and cognitive skills that will help foster peer relationships and make for an easy transition to school.               

       We recognize that supporting parents in the pursuit of their own interests, career, and family goals is also an important part of strengthening our children's lives.  At LC we look at our relationship with parents as a team effort with the mutual goal to create healthy early experiences for our children and a sense of community. 

      Some of the conveniences you will enjoy as a Cricket family are; nutritious meals and snacks provided, reliable quality care with limited closed days, opportunities to socialize as a family, and the joy of witnessing your child’s day through ongoing updates and monthly photos of your children hard at work and play. 

    Little Crickets is a place where our children get to be happy little humans, where they get to participate in all that joyful play which builds a positive foundation of self and prepares them for a successful transition to kindergarten and beyond!.

Welcome to the Cricket Family ~ Chirp! 

Additional Information:

Please visit our Web site and explore our programs, philosophies, tuition, and photo gallery. At Little Crickets you can look forward to: News Letter and Individual Progress Reports and Parent Conferences available at or on request. Convenient access to our Hand Book, Enrollment, Policies and forms on our Website Social Media account and access to photos and events. * Social and Community Outing Opportunities for you and the kids, like: weekly trips into the community, library, fire/police dept, local business and town common...Initial License Date: 02/02/2020; Area Description: Fenced Yard, Smoke Free; Pets: Cat; Program Meals: Special Diets; 3 Star Licensed Family Child Care Home - Licensed Provider;

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 416280
  • Capacity: 12
  • Age Range: Toddler, Preschool, School Age
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations BA- Early Ed & CDA
  • Rate Range $54 day
  • State Rating: 2
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, Toddler
  • Type of Care: After School, Daytime, Full-Time, Part-Time
  • Transportation: School Bus Route
  • Schools Served: Northfield Elementary School
  • Initial License Issue Date: Feb 02, 2020
  • District Office: Vermont Child Care Consumer Line
  • District Office Phone: 1-800-649-2642 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)

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Inspection/Report History

Where possible, ChildcareCenter provides inspection reports as a service to families. This information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed. We encourage families to contact the daycare provider directly with any questions or concerns, as the provider may have already addressed some or all issues. Reports can also be verified with your local daycare licensing office.

Type Create Date Due Date Corrected Date Status
Violation 2021-08-09 2021-08-27 2021-08-20 Final
Regulation/Restriction: The licensed FCCP shall ensure that the number of staff present meets requirements described in the chart below for ages of children, maximum group size, and staff/child ratios at any time of day.

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S. Davis Sep 09, 2018
I have used this provider for more than 6 months

I worked with Christa (Owner) for over 6 years with Head Start as her supervisor and became friends and colleges while working together at the NLFD Elementary School. Her friendly caring nature makes families and children comfortable with her. She brings vast knowledge and experience in caring and teaching children. I have seen her creative abilities, professionalism, and love for children, intimately for almost a decade and highly recommend her care!

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