Patch, as featured on NBC30 News.
My name is Sarah Rice and I am the owner of
home daycare. I am happily married to my husband Jay and
we have three beautiful children; Victoria, Matthew and
I have resided in West Hartford, CT since I was a small
child and I attended Webster Hill Elementary School, Sedgwick
Middle School and Conard High School where I graduated in
My dream of motherhood came true when I gave birth to my first child
in 1994. Becoming a
mother has been one of my greatest accomplishments and proudest
moments. I have always
enjoyed being surrounded by children and prior to opening my home
daycare I was a school bus driver for the West Hartford Public Schools
for fifteen years.
I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to open my own
child care business where I can spend quality time with my own children
while at the same time providing other families with tender loving
I have over a decade of experience with Juvenile Diabetes. My son
Matthew was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was two years
old. He has always had excellent control of his blood sugar levels
and is now working hard to become self-sufficient in managing his
Diabetes. I am happy to provide care for other children who have
Diabetes. Parents will have peace of mind knowing their child is
being cared for by a qualified trustworthy mother who understands
the commitment and dedication it takes to keep a child with Diabetes
safe and healthy.
I am very fortunate to have established
a thriving home daycare business where I truly look forward to welcoming
each child that enrolls into my daycare as part of my family.
Comments from Parents
"I have nothing but good things to say about The Toddler Patch.
The owner, Sarah, has cared for my daughter several times and I
have always felt comfortable and satisfied with the care she receives.
Sarah is kind, patient and professional. I recommend her without
hesitation to anyone looking for affordable quality daycare."
- Erin K.
"A wonderful and trusting environment!" - Fran S.
“Sarah is AMAZING!
She is patient, kind and loving. Being an educator myself, I know
how important a child's first "school" experience. Sarah teaches
the kids a variety of skills including fine and gross motor skills,
phonics, ABCs and allows the children freedom of expression through
various art projects and crafts. Sarah's daycare is MORE than a
daycare--it's family. I would highly recommend Sarah's daycare to
ANY parent looking for 5 star childcare.” – Caryn S.
“Sarah is wonderful!
She makes leaving my daughter not so bad. Clean, family feel, happy
kids, great hours. I was so lucky to find her.” – Angela Z.