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Daycare matches, personalized for you

Every daycare has its own specialties and approach, and each program is led by an experienced and licensed child care provider. So it’s all about finding the right daycare for you.

Emily W.

Flight Attendant & mom of 1, loves to travel

Close to Home
Spanish Speaking
Within a Budget
Emily W., NeighborSchools parent

Emily W.

Flight Attendant & mom of 1, loves to travel

Emily W., NeighborSchools parent
Close to Home
Spanish Speaking
Within a Budget
Ms. Idolina, home daycare provider

Ms. Idolina

Licensed home daycare
Bilingual English-Spanish
Montessori Approach
It’s a match!
Ms. Idolina, home daycare provider
It’s a match!

Ms. Idolina

Licensed home daycare
Bilingual English-Spanish
Montessori Approach

Megan G.

School Adjustment Counselor & mom of 2, loves to run

Small Setting
Toddlers to Play With
Kindergarten Readiness
Megan G., NeighborSchools parent

Megan G.

School Adjustment Counselor & mom of 2, loves to run

Megan G., NeighborSchools parent
Small Setting
Toddlers to Play With
Kindergarten Readiness
Ms. Jocie, home daycare provider

Ms. Jocie

Licensed home daycare
10+ years experience
Great Outdoor Space
It’s a match!
Ms. Jocie, home daycare provider
It’s a match!

Ms. Jocie

Licensed home daycare
10+ years experience
Great Outdoor Space

Vanessa L.

Architect and first-time mom; loves to make pottery

Close to Home
Attentive, personal care
Within a Budget
Vanessa L., NeighborSchools parent

Vanessa L.

Architect and first-time mom; loves to make pottery

Vanessa L., NeighborSchools parent
Close to Home
Attentive, personal care
Within a Budget
Ms. Mahmuda, home daycare provider

Ms. Mahmuda

Licensed home daycare
Play-Based Approach
Half-mile from home
It’s a match!
Ms. Mahmuda, home daycare provider
It’s a match!

Ms. Mahmuda

Licensed home daycare
Play-Based Approach
Half-mile from home

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Ms. Martha

Play-Based Learning

I’m originally from Bogota, Colombia, where I earned my degree and started my career in the business world, visiting customers and helping them adopt new products and services - I’ve been helping others ever since. In 2007, I decided to devote myself to working full-time with young children. I started as a nanny and tried hard to bring love, joy and energy into all of the homes where I worked. Over the years, I've worked with families across Needham, Newton & Dedham. Because I’m fully bilingual, I’ve led programming in both English and Spanish, including full immersion at the request of multiple families. At one point, while coordinating playdates with 3 children in one household, and 2 in another, I discovered that children could learn so much more from socializing with a mix of ages, and that's when the idea for Patico's Home Daycare was born. As a mother, and now a grandmother, I cherish every child’s uniqueness, and I treat each child as if they were my own because I know how precious they are. I’m thrilled to welcome families in Dedham to Patico’s Home Daycare, and I look forward to meeting you and your little one.


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Ms. Geralyn

Play-Based Learning

I have worked within the educational system for 18 years. I began in early childhood education, it is my passion, and I have always wanted to return to my roots. My working career began in travel and tourism. I then transferred to health care as a Facilitator and Coordinator at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. My career then took me to banking in the Commercial Lending Division at Fleet and Sovereign Bank, now (Santander). During this time period I decided to enter the teaching profession so that I could spend more time with my children, go on longer vacations, and have a similar schedule. I have been an educator for 18 years. I first began as a 5th Grade resource teacher and then became a kindergarten teacher / resource kindergarten teacher. I was also a Family Community Field Coordinator for Boston Public Schools. Family involvement and family engagement are important for the development of children. I also incorporate a variety of cultures by having food , cultural days, and reading various books from around the world. I encourage families to get involved through participation.


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Ms. Amanda

Play-Based Learning

As a mom of three, life can be busy, but I am at my happiest when I’m around kids. The more you work with kids and help them learn, the more you learn yourself. I started my program because I wanted to create a career around my passion for child care. Plus, I love supporting other parents and sharing my knowledge. When my daughter was in child care, I remember how helpful it was that the program had her on a consistent nap schedule—it made our life at home so much easier! I want to offer that same support to the families in my program and help figure out what works best for their children and their home. I hope parents see Miles of Smiles Childcare as an extension of their family.


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Ms. Coren

Reggio Emilia Approach

Hello my name is Miss Coren. I am so excited to meet all of you! This will be an exciting year with new friends, adventures, and learning. I have been working in childcare for 8 years. I completed my bachelors degree at Walden University. I look forward to growing alongside with you. Endless Skies Childcare offers hourly and weekly rates


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A note from Bridget

Becoming a mom was an identity crisis for me. I was trying to learn what it means to be a mom, but I didn’t want to “lose myself” either. But who am I? What is really important to me? How do I take care of my son, and myself?

Today, I love my two boys more than anything, but these questions are still with me. I have my own interests, my career, my friends, and I’ve learned that to be happy I need some time and space for me, and it makes me a better mom too.

Which is why I need really good child care. I need to know that every day they’re getting the socialization, stimulation, and support they need to learn and grow. That their daycare provider wakes up every morning excited to spend the day teaching and loving on them.

That’s what child care is all about to me. It’s about me being the best version of myself when I am with my sons, and then having the freedom to be fully present when I drop them off and go to work and focus on me.

And that’s why we created NeighborSchools. To help moms and dads find child care that is really good for our children and good for us too, as parents, and as people. If you can relate, I hope you’ll join us on this journey.

Bridget Garsh

Co-founder of NeighborSchools
Mom to Hudson & Brooks

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EP. 39 with

Quiana Agbai

Raising the Next Generation: Moms as Activists and Advocates

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Hosted By Bridget

Q: What’s your advice for parents looking for daycare?
There’s a good match out there for everybody! Make sure you talk to a few providers and find somebody you connect with.

Virginia T.

OBGYN, mom of 1, loves running on the weekends

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FAQs

Your family is unique to you, but some of your questions might not be. 😉 Here’s what most parents want to know when starting out.

What is NeighborSchools?

Hey there, nice to meet you 👋 We’re a new-ish startup that helps new-ish parents find daycare.

We know how hard finding good child care can be - especially for first-time parents. But really good care is what gives you the peace of mind to go back to work and feel confident that your child is getting the stimulation, socialization, and support they need to learn and grow.

So we created NeighborSchools to make this piece of parenthood a whole lot easier. We say “easier” because, let’s be honest, it’s still a big thing to figure out, but working together we can help you find some good options, understand the whole process, and choose a program you’ll feel really good about.

Most first-time parents don’t know exactly what they’re looking for, so we created a simple survey that will ask you questions about your lifestyle, your daily routines, and your preferences for child care. We’ll then share 3 personalized recommendations that we think might be a good fit. We’ll also give you a timeline that maps out when we would suggest you start touring programs, choose a daycare, and pay a deposit to secure a spot. Your timeline is based on when you want to start care - so you set the pace, and you decide when you’ve found the right match.

Nope. Our daycare recommendation service is free for parents. The other half of our business is helping these small-scale daycares with software and services that handle all their administrative tasks, like online contracting, payment processing, and licensing requirements. Before NeighborSchools, services like these were only designed for large corporate child care centers, and part of our mission is to level the playing field for small, independent child care programs. That’s why we picked the name NeighborSchools - we’re all about making child care more personal, more human, and more equitable for the incredible individuals who do this work and care for our children.

Generally, if you’re here, you’re ready. The survey lets us give you 3 recommendations to consider, but it’ll also help you better understand what factors to consider, and what questions to be asking right now. It’s simple things like where you live, your child’s date of birth, when you want to start care, and if you have any preferences around program philosophy or language of instruction. If you’re planning 6+ months ahead, it’s a great way to get started, and if you’re hoping to start daycare in the next 2-4 months, it’s definitely time to get started. Click here to start the survey.

Each program has a limited number of spots for each age range, so we need to know your schedule and child’s age before we can share availability. The survey covers these basics, as well as factors like drop-off and pick-up times to make sure that recommended programs fit your daily routine. Once we know your child’s age and schedule we can share rates and costs as well.

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