Home Daycares in Massachusetts

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Small-scale child care in Massachusetts

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Ms. Janelle

Play-Based Learning

When it comes to childcare, a provider's experience and education can make all of the difference. I have my Bachelors of Science degree in Early Childhood Development from Salem State University. Over the past decade I have worked in various childcare settings. Aside from years of babysitting, my first childcare job was at a big center with children ranging from infants to school age. Over my four years there I spent time in each classroom acquiring a plethora of experience. Most importantly I was able to oversee and take part in my niece and nephew’s care as they attended. Family is very important to me and it meant so much to me to have such an influential role in their lives on a daily basis. I left the center to work as a nanny for three young boys while I finished up my degree. As a graduation requirement I was also spending time in two commercial childcare centers. When I graduated, I knew that working in a large childcare center was not for me. Post graduation I met a new family and worked as their nanny for four years. Nannying was a wonderful profession and I have developed strong relationships with the families I have worked for in the past. I was able to care for my nieces and nephews occasionally with my nanny children and create wonderful friendships amongst them. My nanny children became part of my family. While nannying, my continuing education became more focused on mindful practices and emotional intelligence through childhood development. It is my goal to run a program that incorporates the values of family and community while fostering child development and education. I am confident that my vast experience with children and educational background has prepared me for this next step in my career. It has been my goal to open a family child care center in my home for many years and I am very excited to get started!


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Ms. Ashley

Play-Based Learning

My favorite thing about caring for children is watching them learn and grow. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 15 years of experience. I have worked as an early childhood educator in early childhood education programs, and most recently I have been taking care of my own children. People have said that I create an environment that is nurturing and comfortable. I focus on children's wellbeing, and I especially love to sing and dance with them. I’m proud when I think about all the children and families I've impacted over the years. That's what makes this work so special.


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Ms. Nadine

Play-Based Learning

Being a nanny years ago really planted the seed in my head that I love working with children. Now with two littles of my own, I know I'm meant to be here for the families that are seeking care. Seeing the progression in children, witnessing and encouraging them to reach milestones is such a gift! My favorite thing about caring for children is that they provide so much joy. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 10 years of experience. I have worked as a nanny in private homes and I'm a mom. People have said that I create an environment that is warm and nurturing. I focus on learning through play, and I especially love to sing and dance with them. I’m proud when I think about all the children I've helped grow and learn. That's what makes this work so special.


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Ms. Donna

Play-Based Learning

Caring for children is something that has always come naturally to me, from my siblings to family members to neighbors, even winning a motherly award at the young age of 8. I have always been nurturing to others, and people say my personality exudes that. I have two children of my own, a Girl and Boy (born 2009 and 2010) and they have been the light of my life. I graduated from college in 2015 with High Honors, becoming a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and was granted the Certificate of Outstanding Achievement. Upon graduation, I got a job in a childcare center and fell in love with the children! It was there I stayed for 6 years, working as the Lead Teacher in their Infant classroom and certified as an Early HeadStart teacher for the past 3. I am currently still taking classes and am working towards my Director's Certification. Only one class to go! My favorite thing about caring for children is to watch them grow and learn. The wonder in their eyes amazes me! That has been the highlight for me throughout my life's history of caring for children. People have said that I create an environment that is nurturing and calm. I focus on learning through play, and I especially love to see them start to walk, and talk.


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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. Ilham

Play-Based Learning

I have 20 + years of experience taking care of young children. For me, one of the best parts of working with children is watching them explore and discover. I feel so fortunate to experience that every day and to share my skills and experience with families through my home-based child care program, where I focus on learning through play. I aim to create an environment that is nurturing and happy for the children I care about so much. So many parts of this job are fun, but I especially love to watch them express themselves. I can't imagine spending my days any other way. I’m also proud to do this important work. That’s especially true when I think about all the children I've taught and watched grow.


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Ms. Sabina

Play-Based Learning

I have always loved children, babysitting for my nieces and nephews whenever I had the chance. I didn’t know it could be a career for me, as I was working for John Hancock Financial Services, until my sister-in-law introduced me to family child care programs and gave me the information to start my own. This decision was spurred not only by my love for working with kids, but because of my own experience having two young children and knowing how hectic and overwhelming it is to get to work and do the drop offs. I wanted to offer a program that could relieve stress on parents and also be something I love to do. I’m also always trying to further my own education. Currently I am enrolled in Early Childhood Education courses that are enhancing the program already and I have a Child Development Associate Degree.


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Ms. Carolle

Play-Based Learning

I have always had a passion for working with children, and after staying home for several years to raise my own children I decided to open my own family daycare. I figured if I can raise triplets, I can do anything! More than ten years later I have learned I was right—there’s nothing else I would rather do. I have worked with all types of children, and building trust with each child and their parents is one of the most important parts of my work. One of my most memorable children was a four-year-old girl, who started off very angry and on her second day ripped the wallpaper off of my wall. When I asked her why, she answered, “Because I’m mad. I’m not a good girl. Everyone is always telling me how bad I am.” I was sad to hear this from such a small child, and made sure that every day she was with me I gave her lots of hugs and kisses and told her what a good girl she was. She changed dramatically as a result. Every day she told me she loved me. With her newfound positive attitude she was able and excited to play with other children, learn, and explore. I aim to ensure every child in my care knows that they are loved, supported, and able to do whatever they set their mind to.


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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. Mahmuda

Play-Based Learning

I am a proud mother of two young children, ages 2 and 5, and I am passionate about childhood development. Young children are like sponges, and what they learn when they are little will shape their whole lives. Combining my love for working with children and my business experience, I aim to bring a high-quality Family Child Care program to our neighborhood in Woburn.


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Ms. Beth

Play-Based Learning

Hello, Families! Thank you for taking the time to learn about Peachtree Playschool! I'm Beth, and I come from a background including 14 years experience as a group child care provider, ultimately serving as a program director, and 6 years as an Early Intervention Developmental Specialist. Working with children has always been my favorite way to spend my time. I believe that when you run a child care program, you become an extension of the family. I know it can be hard to leave your child each day, but through my program, I hope parents will see that their children are not only well cared for, but they are also learning and growing with their friends.


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Ms. Esther

Play-Based Learning

I’ve always loved caring for children, but I really became interested in child care as a profession when I had my twin daughters. I placed them in a Family Child Care program when they were one, and I volunteered to help as much as possible. When they went to pre-K at a local child care center, I decided to get a full-time position at the same facility. Almost a decade later, I am still passionate about child care. I just love working with kids, helping them learn, and watching them grow. It’s so rewarding. I think people often don’t realize how much children are capable of, so they don’t give kids the chances they deserve. I love giving kids the time to explore and realize their potential. Even before I opened my program, people in my neighborhood would always come to me for advice about their children, like how to monitor television time or how to encourage kids to read. With my daughters and in my career, I’ve picked up a lot of tips and tricks, and I love to pass them along. It’s up to the parents to decide what works best for their family, but I love to share my own perspective whenever it might be helpful. I think when children succeed, we all benefit.


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Ms. Kanchan

Play-Based Learning

When I was growing up, I was always taking care of the younger kids in the family. Later, I went to boarding school, where I also helped care for the kids in younger grades—so I was really drawn to children right away! After I graduated from school, I taught second grade and worked as a social worker with low-income, at risk youth in India. Then, I had two children of my own, and I wanted to make sure they received a high-quality education. I also wanted to keep working in child care, so I decided I could achieve both goals by opening my own program in my home. It was a great decision—I love teaching the children in my program and supporting local families. I feel very lucky that I was able to discover my passion at such a young age and dedicate my entire life to working with young children! Being around kids motivates me to work harder every day. No other job can give you that.


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Ms. Lauren

Montessori Approach

I’m a mom of two, who used to work full-time in the healthcare industry and in public health, so I have first-hand experience of what it’s like to find child care. I know how frustrating the process can be! So when I opened Day Street Discovery School, I wanted to create the child care program that I wish I’d been able to find for my own daughters. At Day Street Discovery School we put families first, and we see parents as crucial partners in developing a child care experience that best fits their families’ needs. We do this by developing open lines of communication, so no questions ever go unasked or unanswered. From nap schedules to potty training concerns, I am always willing to collaborate with parents and families to find a solution that works for everyone! I feel very lucky to be able to draw on the passion I have for my children’s education and development, my own experiences with navigating child care, and my professional healthcare and public health knowledge to provide a service that I know is really needed for local families.


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Ms. Carla

Play-Based Learning

We opened our doors in June of 1996, so I’ve been licensed and up and running for 24 years now! I earned a Child Development Associate (CDA) and also an Early Childhood Education Associate’s degree. I am a part of a provider’s food program, where we follow USDA guidelines and are subject to 3-4 unannounced monitoring visits per year. I’m also an Early Head Start provider, from whom I’m also subject to two unannounced monthly visits to ensure I am teaching the kids what they recommend. Additionally, I’m a member of the National Association of Education of Young Children (NAEYC). So how did I get here? It began in high school, when I participated in a program teaching early childhood education. Even before then, as a little girl I’d always be playing teacher, taking the lead in taking care of the children that were around when we had company over. I decided to start my own program when I had children, because daycare was so expensive and working with children was something I loved to do and wanted to invest time into. I had experience, education (studying Early Childhood Education during undergraduate studies), a passion, and felt motivated by the ability to help my own children and the larger community of parents and kids. I love everything about kids, how can you not?! I love helping them build confidence in themselves and making learning fun. I take a lot of pride in building caring relationships with both the children and their caregivers. I value healthy communication and I strive to listen and not always offer advice! I am friendly, approachable, and have a deep knowledge and passion for the kids. I look at every child that walks into the door and see them as my own. I treat each child like I’d want my own to be treated. I want every parent to drop their child off and feel comfortable that their child is safe and well cared for. I put a lot of passion into what I do, and after over two decades of experience, I am proud of the program that I’ve built and the care I give to the children.


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Ms. Elisa

Play-Based Learning

I went to college for psychology and afterward began working with senior citizens first. Over time, my positions took me to younger and younger people until I was working with children who had gone through trauma. I worked with these children for four years before nannying for two years while I had my own children. By 2011, I was ready to have something of my own and continue in the child care field that I loved. Having a family child care program allowed me to not only work with children but also have the consistency that my family and the families I work with needed. I’m so glad I did because it is the most rewarding job anyone could have! We also just received an award for Best Child Care in Peabody in 2019, which is a huge affirmation of the work we’re doing.


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Ms. Cynthia

Academic Prep

I have been a Licensed Family Child Care Provider in the Dorchester Community since 2008. Before opening my program, I worked as a Paraprofessional in special education at Franciscans and Boston Public Schools. I worked with all age groups and when I saw the impact on children that were not assessed during early stages or were misdiagnosed, it encouraged me to focus my attention on young children moving forward. I also wanted to help parents identify if anything was wrong developmentally and help them find early intervention and support. It can be detrimental to a child’s development and ability to fit in when problems are discovered later. I love children’s curiosity. They are constantly learning and exploring new things in their environment. Then, they’re using what they’ve learned to help them become more independent. It’s a joy to watch for me! I’m also motivated to find the best ways to teach the kids and foster a high level of learning. To this end, I’ve nearly completed my Early Childhood Education Associate’s degree and Childhood Development Associate’s (CDA). I am also a mother of 5, which helps me relate to parents and support them as well! My assistants and I consider ourselves as part of the village that it takes to raise each child, in partnership with the parents. We focus on nurturing the children and supporting each of their developmental domains, giving them a better chance of success when they reach a school setting. We have been open for a long time, nurturing and supporting families since 2008 and we love what we do. We love teaching the children and watching them grow. Even when children leave us, we’re still a part of the village. We get updates and visits all of the time because the bond continues throughout life, and it’s so fun to see how the kids have grown! I have two assistants, one full-time and one part-time. We rotate so that in case someone is sick or cannot come in, we always have two of us there every day. We are all mothers too! My full-time assistant and I are both engaged fully in professional development, continuously taking courses to learn more and better the program. We’re all CPR and first aid certified, as well as licensed by the EEC.


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Ms. Kelsey

Montessori Approach

I am a stay-at-home mother to two awesome children. Through becoming a mother, I have found a passion in raising children. I believe that children are little people and they deserve to be treated as such. I value and respect children. I use gentle guidance, redirection, and positive reinforcement. I encourage being mindful and deep breathing to process and understand big feelings. My program is rooted in the Montessori philosophy that I use with my own children. I guide children in a way that focuses on play and exploration and also fosters independence through everyday, practical life activities. My goal is to have an environment that is enriching, fun, and warm, like home. I believe children need to feel comfortable and respected to truly thrive to their fullest potential.


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Ms. Krystina

Academic Prep

I am an experienced early childhood educator who started working with children when I was in high school. I took a child development course and worked as a volunteer at the preschool that was associated with the program. I fell in love with the age group and continued on to get a degree in Early Childhood Education. I’ve now worked in a few different settings, including a Special Education setting and at the Franklin Early Childhood Center in Melrose, MA Center for 6 years. I treat all children in my care like they’re my own, and I love them like family. That’s why it’s so important to me to focus on the whole child.


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Ms. Lili

Montessori Approach

I live for educating children! With a focus on a Montessori approach in my Spanish immersion program, the little ones will enjoy independence and culture while I nurture their curiosity and encourage their development! My favorite thing about caring for children is watching them learn and grow. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 31 years of experience. I have worked as an early childhood educator in early childhood education programs, and most recently I have been running my own program. People have said that I create an environment that is encouraging and welcoming. I focus on giving children personalized attention, and I especially love to read books to them. I’m proud when I think about all the children I've helped grow and learn. That's what makes this work so special.


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Ms. Audrey

Play-Based Learning

Children have this magical ability to constantly surprise you. After many years of babysitting and having three children of my own, you would think I’ve seen it all, but every child really is a unique puzzle. It is so rewarding to put the pieces together—to find out what makes them click, what makes them comfortable, and what makes them happy. Every child learns a little differently, but once we work together to find the environment and methods that work best for them, there is no limit to what they can accomplish here.


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Ms. Resharia

Great Outdoor Space

Every child has a special light inside them, and a warm and happy environment can make that light shine even brighter! My home daycare is welcoming, comfortable and safe. This makes it a great place to learn! The children I care for become so precious to me, and the relationships that form with their families are just as precious. I feel that happiness is all about learning experiences and growth, and I love being a part of those things in a child’s life. Each little one that walks through my front door adds something special and important to the Lil I Am Miracles family.


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Ms. Dottie

Play-Based Learning

I've been working with families and children for more than 15 years and have run my own program for more than a decade. I am committed to creating an enriching environment that fosters the growth of all children. Through my formal education and ongoing training, I am able to support each child's unique personality and development. I believe in providing outstanding service, and I cherish the relationships that I build with all of the children and families in our care.


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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. April

Play-Based Learning

There are so many stories from over the years. One that comes to mind and inspires me every day involves these two adorable sisters who joined the daycare where I was working about five years ago. They came from a foster home, the oldest was 6 and the youngest was 4, they spoke very little English. The youngest clung to me right away, always wanting to be held and seeking my love and attention. However the older immediately started to lash out and cause trouble. She would scream at nap time, tell me she was going to hurt me, and was mean to the other children as well. Every child is different, and with her I realized that the more I ignored that negative behavior, the more she learned to show me how good she could behave. It took time, but within several months she was telling me she loved me and hugging me. She was happy to see me and would share stories with me at nap time. Reflecting on the difference I made in this one child’s life made me realize that I could do this for so many others. I want to create a safe, loving, and healthy environment for all kinds of children. I hoping I help them as much as they help me!! Since these early experiences, I have worked with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers for over a decade with an emphasis on finding activities that engage a group of children and, simultaneously, create opportunities for me to pull aside each child and work with them 1:1 at some point during the day. Most recently I have worked as a licensed assistant in a Family Child Care program. Building on my experience and years of working with mixed age-ranges, I am beyond thrilled to be running my very own program. Personally, I am a mother of two great kids, ages 5 and 13. Exercise and nutrition are very important to our family, and healthy meals are a core component of my program.


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Ms. Meredith

Academic Prep

I have been working with young children since my teen years. I have taught and coached swimming and other sports as well as been a day camp counselor and classroom assistant. Upon completing my undergrad I started my teaching career in the Boston Public Schools as a teacher of young children with autism in 2002. After teaching that class for four years I moved on to teaching K1 for four years. At the conclusion of those four years, our school model was shifting to the inclusion model and I began teaching a K0/K1 full-day inclusion program. This is the class I taught until the end of the 2018/2019 school year. Something I loved about my job was watching kids grow over not only our time together but watching them through their elementary school career. Getting to know the kids and families in our school community was something I looked forward to every year! I'm thrilled that this is something I can look forward to as children age in and out of my daycare program. I love having a small group in my home where there is more time for free play, art, exploration, sensory activities as well as social and emotional learning.


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Ms. Letoya

Play-Based Learning

From a young age, I helped to care for the younger children in my family and neighborhood. Child care really became a passion for me—my heart belongs to kids. When I had my son and started looking for child care for him, I was so discouraged by what I found. None of the programs felt like the quality of care I would provide. I realized this was a wonderful opportunity to create my own program. Through Aiden’s Little Munchkins Home Daycare, I am able to offer local families the high quality, convenient child care I believe all children deserve.


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Ms. Jocie

Play-Based Learning

Before I opened Little Heavenly Moments Daycare, I worked for thirteen years as a medical assistant—with a specialty in pediatrics—and raised two daughters of my own. I love taking care of people, and I bring that same mindset to my program. I want children and their parents to feel safe, understood, and nurtured. It’s about getting on their level and meeting kids where they are. I think my love for kids and caretaking comes from growing up as the youngest of seven siblings. By the time I was old enough to care for children, I had lots of nieces and nephews running around. Now I have twenty-seven! I think it’s such a treat to help children grow into beautiful adults.


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Ms. Austrialia

Play-Based Learning

I am the mother of three (my youngest is fourteen!), and I have seven years of professional experience in child care—most recently working as an assistant at a home daycare in Brookline. Rosie’s Family Child Care is a culmination of everything I have learned over the years, while also remaining flexible to meet the needs of the unique children in our program. To me, child care is so much more than a job—it’s a passion. Of course, the days are filled with hard work, but it is such a joy to be with the children and learn from them. I never lose sight of how lucky I am to be able to help children grow into healthy and happy adults.


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Ms. Jane

Play-Based Learning

I opened Jane’s Family Child Care five years ago when my two kids were in different schools and their schedules were really hard to figure out with the job I had. I love children, and this allowed me to help parents who needed good care while also having the schedule I needed for my own family. Now, my passion for early childhood development continues to grow, inspiring me to provide quality care for the children. My family also has grown so much because the children in my program feel like family to me. I have always loved kids, and running my program has given me a special opportunity to watch so many kids learn and grow. When they have individual breakthroughs and they show tremendous personal growth, it makes me so proud!


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Ms. Yenny

Play-Based Learning

I love kids, and I’ve always wanted to open a daycare. I have two kids who are older, and now I’m raising my granddaughter. Some of my passions include cooking and gardening, and I love seeing those activities through her eyes. She has learned a lot about taking care of plants and little details like cleaning up from watching me and helping me, and that feels so rewarding. I want to offer that same excitement and care to other kids as well. I speak English and Spanish and some Italian. In addition to sharing my passions with the children, I will share those languages with them as well.


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Ms. Valeria

Play-Based Learning

Growing up in Puerto Rico, a neighbor of mine would always bring her daughter over to our house for me to babysit. I was young watching another kid, but I loved it. After I moved to the states, my mother-in-law had her own home daycare and I worked there for nearly three years. Now I work as an Assistant Teacher at a preschool nearby and have a two-year-old son named Diego. I’ve been working with children my whole life and wouldn’t want to do anything else. I decided to start my own program because I’ve been able to learn more while being an Assistant Teacher, plus I’ve done training and received certifications, which has been hugely motivating.


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Ms. Dachiella

Play-Based Learning

I grew up in Haiti and moved to the United States in 2004 and am now settled in Easton, MA. I have a son who is 3 years old and is preparing for kindergarten! I have completed all of the required training with help from NeighborSchools and am in school for Early Childhood Education. I am so excited to be advancing my education and starting my career working with children because what’s not to love about them? They are so innocent and we can all see versions of ourselves in the little ones.


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Ms. Amy

Play-Based Learning

I have been working with children since I was in elementary school when I was a Mother’s Helper for the first time. There I learned how to properly care for a child, from diapers and play to best practices for safety. Since then I have devoted my life to working with children, specifically special needs children. I have held positions in the daycare field as well as being a nanny, a behavioral therapist, and a teacher. I hold a bachelors degree in psychology and a Masters degree in Education from Simmons college in Boston Ma. My concentration was in special education. I feel the important responsibility of helping children grow and develop while they are in my care. I also have two children myself, who are 7 months and 2.5 years old, who participate in my program.


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Ms. Petrice

Play-Based Learning

I have a deep love for working with children and seek to provide the highest quality of care for them. I absolutely love watching the kiddos grow! Every single hour with them is different. Within our daily routines, they are constantly learning and developing new habits. I care for each individual child as if he or she were my own. Children have so much love within them that it’s impossible not to love them and want to give them the best education and care possible. Whatever mood I might be in, the kids immediately make everything feel full of light and joy. It is an honor to nurture the kids through the developmental stages and the rewards are endless for both the children and me. I’m also very attentive to the needs of parents and do everything I can to make their days easier. I want parents to feel relaxed and happy knowing their child is in my care. It is my duty and privilege to teach children through play and help them develop all of the emotional, cognitive, social, and physical skills they need. I not only want to prepare them for school, but also set them up for a successful night when they leave my program each day and return home.


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Ms. Shilpa

Play-Based Learning

I have over 15 years of experience working with children and am excited for many more ahead! After completing a Master’s degree in Home Science Specialization in Extension Education in 1999, I was an owner and Director of a Toddler Preschool Center for 3 years. I then earned my Early Childhood Education Certification as Lead Teacher for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. I also worked as a substitute teacher in public schools in Foxborough, Walpole, and Sharon for a year, before getting a great opportunity to work in Early Intervention as a Group Coordinator and Lead Teacher for babies and toddlers for 3 years. While there, I worked on case studies and did assessments and evaluations. I also got certified as a Development Specialist through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. It was always my dream ton pursue my own family child care program. Since the time of my master’s, I knew it was my goal. After gaining experience in the field and taking EEC credit courses, I got my EEC license in 2018 and was very excited to open my family child care program in my home setting. I have always focused on my dream of working with children and making an impact on their little minds to nurture learning through fun-based activities. Within my therapeutic environment for playing and learning, I treasure helping the children transition to being independent. What could be better than a day that begins and ends with a smile!


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Ms. Dinusha

Academic Prep

Working with children is such a joy for me! I have been licensed through the EEC since 2016. Before having my own program, I was a certified in-home daycare assistant for a year. I later worked at an after school program for another year before moving into a preschool teacher role. I decided to open my own family child care program when the preschool I worked at had to decrease hours for its employees. I wanted to be with the children more of the time and thought that opening my own program would lead me to be able to work with children all day long!


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Ms. Julie

Play-Based Learning

I was born and raised in Haverhill, MA and have had my family childcare program out of my home there since 1998. I have many qualifications and have been involved with family child care since the late 1980s, when I took a child study course in high school. In this course, we assisted preschool and kindergarten teachers and I fell in love with working with children. After high school, I pursued and earned an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education. I have been a licensed family child care provider through EEC for 21 years. I am certified in first aid and CPR, I have my Child Development Associate (CDA), am an Early HeadStart Educator, a Safe Sleep Ambassador, and a member of the National Child Care Association (NCCA). I have two children of my own, who are now 26 and 28, and have two grandchildren who are four months and seven years old. I enjoy working with children to foster their growth and development. I love how curious, innocent, and willing to learn the children are. I am excited to be partnered with NeighborSchools to spread the word about my program.


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Ms. Madge

Play-Based Learning

I just love children so much that I opened my family childcare 20 years ago! It is so special to see these little ones grow right before my eyes. I have such strong relationships with my families that I care for the children of kiddos that graduated my program years ago! My favorite thing about caring for children is that they all need love and care. People have said that I create an environment that is nurturing and friendly. I focus on learning through play, and I especially love to watch them express themselves. I’m proud when I think about all the children I've helped grow and learn. That's what makes this work so special


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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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Ms. Elizeth

Play-Based Learning

I started working with children in a home child care program in 2007, and I have been working as a teacher in various daycare programs ever since. I love to work with kids, and it has always been my dream to open my own program. I have so much experience to share with children. It’s so exciting that now I do it in a program that I design and direct. Working with children is incredibly rewarding for me because every child is different. When they’re little, I love to watch them start talking and walking. When they’re a little older, I love to teach them and see their progress as they learn shapes and numbers. I have helped so many children work through their individual challenges and achieve personal gains. I love to see them happy when they’re learning.


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Ms. Sarah

Play-Based Learning

My favorite thing about caring for children is knowing that I influence their growth and development. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 26 years of experience. I have worked in private homes as a nanny and I’m a mom. People have said that I create an environment that is nurturing and warm. I focus on building independence, and I especially love to sing and dance with them. I’m proud when I think about all the children and families I've impacted over the years. That's what makes this work so special.


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Ms. Maggie

Infant Care

Watching them learn and grow. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 13 years of experience. I have worked as an early childhood educator in daycare centers, and most recently I have been working in a daycare program. People have said that I create an environment that is nurturing and welcoming. I focus on learning through play, and I especially love to sing and dance with them. I’m proud when I think about all the children I've helped grow and learn. That's what makes this work so special.


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Ms. MaryJane

Play-Based Learning

Every child is a gift. After having two children of my own and taking care of my nephew full-time after he was diagnosed with leukemia, I can honestly say that there is no more rewarding place to be than at the side of a child who needs you. Children are so genuine, and they really appreciate the quality time you spend together. That bond is special—something we should cherish and never take for granted. (My nephew is doing much better now. It’s amazing to think that I had a part in his recovery.) The best feeling in the world comes from seeing a happy, healthy child grow.


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Ms. Ellen

Play-Based Learning

I believe that providing a positive and nurturing environment will instill lessons that will last a lifetime! As an avid practitioner of play-based learning, I am always looking for fun themed activities, games and crafts that will be interesting for infants and toddlers using a lot of materials that is readily available around the house. I also use Funshine Express buttercups curriculum for themed arts and crafts designed for ages one to three years old. With a background in Business Administration and long-time business owner, I run my daycare with a healthy mix of flexibility and the predictable structure that children thrive on. I like to spend my free time with my two teenagers and husband traveling to different places, cooking healthy foods, trying international cuisines and watching movies together as a family.


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Ms. Deb

Play-Based Learning

I earned my BA in Early Childhood Education from Salem State University and I’ve been working with young children ever since. Over the course of my career I have been an Educator, operating my own Family Child Care program in California when my children were younger. I then spent over a decade as a Developmental Specialist working in Early Intervention to help young children and families. My licensed Family Child Care program will cater to children ages one to three, providing development and learning activities specifically tailored to those formative years.


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Ms. Mamyrah

Play-Based Learning

I am my cousin’s baby’s godmother, and I have a brother who is much younger than I am. When I was a teenager and young adult, I spent a lot of time taking care of both babies when they were really young and as they grew older. Even before I had kids, I was taking care of kids, and that was great because I love being around them. I find so many things that kids do to be funny and joyful. I have always wanted a career that would allow me to teach and care for kids, and now I know that leading my own daycare program is how I will accomplish that dream.


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Ms. Idolina

Montessori Approach

Even before I had children of my own, I knew I wanted to work with kids. I began at a child care center thirteen years ago, and later worked as a nanny for families around the Boston area. When I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, doctors thought she might be born with special needs. That didn’t end up being the case for her, but it sparked a desire in me to learn everything I could about early childhood development. Since then, I’ve been taking classes at the Urban College of Boston, so I can better support my own daughters and other children. The opportunity to open my own program and use everything I’ve learned—in classroom lessons and through hands-on experience—to nurture local children and families is truly a dream come true.


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Ms. Marlene

Play-Based Learning

I have five sons, and it was always my dream to have my own child care center - it is truly a passion of mine. I first opened my own FCC in 2001, and I have been caring for children for 19 years. Through these years, I have been committed to continuous learning and improvement. I focus on the importance of children’s education and on how to have good relationships with parents.


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Ms. Carine

Academic Prep

I have always known I was meant to work with children. Growing up, I loved going to work with my mom, who was a teacher, and I volunteered with children as often as I could. Since graduating college I have worked in different preschools and daycares, all while setting goals to start my own child care program. I am thrilled to implement all that I have learned into my own program. When children are in my home, I treat them as if they are mine. I nurture and care for them, and celebrate every achievement, however big or small.


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Ms. Dina

Play-Based Learning

I have always been around kids! I was the oldest girl in a family of seven children, and so I was always taking care of my younger siblings as well as kids in the neighborhood. I also raised five children of my own, and so moving into a professional family child care program was a completely natural progression. Over the years, as more and more families have dual income homes, childcare has become a greater necessity. When I opened my program in 1992, there was a huge need and I knew I could fill it. I love working with children because of the discoveries they make every day. It makes everything new for me too, and I enjoy participating in their development. I believe that my over twenty years of experience working with young children enables me to bring the highest level of care to them every day. I can see how everything the kids do, from singing and dancing to playing with water in the sunshine is bringing them new skills. My comfort with kids allows them to have an easy day of play and learning, and eases the parents minds that their children are safe, happy, and receiving an education that will set them up for success for years to come.


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Ms. Gennica

Montessori Approach

Children have so much potential inside them! Bringing out that potential and allowing it to grow is at the heart of why I do what I do. I started working with children in high school and realized childcare was so much more than just a job for me. How children grow and learn really interests me – and when I discovered Montessori I became even more inspired! My home daycare program follows many Montessori methods – we encourage independence and do a lot of hands-on activities and learning. It is simply amazing what children are capable of when given time, space, and the right materials and support. There is nothing that makes me happier than seeing that ‘I did it!’ expression on a child’s face after an accomplishment. Every single one of these moments is important and special, and I feel thankful that I get to be a part of them.


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Ms. Nonaliza

Play-Based Learning

My mother was a teacher in DR for her whole life and now owns her own school. I grew up just loving working with little children - teaching them and guiding them. It's no wonder I had to open my own home daycare, it's in my genes! My favorite thing about caring for children is watching them learn and grow. That has been a highlight for me throughout my experience. I have worked as a nanny in private homes, and most recently I have been taking care of my own children. People have said that I create an environment that is welcoming and comfortable. I focus on helping children work through challenges, and I especially love to take children outside to explore and play. I’m proud when I think about all the children I've taught. That's what makes this work so special.


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Mr. Andy

Play-Based Learning

Having fun while teaching and seeing them grow and reaching many milestones is rewarding.


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Ms. Delisa

Infant Care

Connecting with children at their own level is so important! In my home daycare, we learn in many different ways – through songs, art, books, and play, and I’m usually right alongside them during these activities! I feel a lot of joy being part of so many learning experiences and milestones. The small size of my program means that I really get to know what makes each child unique. I was lucky enough to discover at a young age how rewarding it is to interact with and teach young children every day. My very first job was at a daycare center! Having my own program doubles those rewards because of the trust and relationships that develop with caregivers and families. We really work together to make sure their children are happy, thriving, and excited to come to ‘school’ every morning.


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Ms. Yolanda

Play-Based Learning

I am an experienced childcare provider with expertise in Early Childhood Education. Twenty-five years ago, I started working with children as a parent volunteer at my children’s nursery school, and I loved it so much that I became certified as a teacher’s aid at Head Start. From there, I earned my associate degree and then my bachelor’s degree in human services. I’ve worked as a teacher in homes and in traditional classrooms, a social worker with children and families, a family advocate, and an early intervention developmental specialist. I love my work with infants, toddlers, and families, and now it’s time to bring the classroom to my own home.


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Ms. Malika

Play-Based Learning

My favorite thing about caring for children is witnessing their curiosity and joy. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 20 years of experience. Working with children is my absolute passion! I raised all my siblings and three of my own children. Nothing brings me more joy than opening my home to the families in my community.mom in my home, and most recently I have been running my own program. People have said that I create an environment that is comfortable and friendly. I focus on academic and social readiness, and I especially love to watch them express themselves. I’m proud when I think about helping so many children work through their individual challenges and achieve personal gains. That's what makes this work so special.


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Ms. Gail

Play-Based Learning

I have always been passionate about working with children. When I had my own children, I looked for child care in my area and didn’t find a program that I felt comfortable with, so in 1984 I opened my own family child care program, which I had for 15 years. I then worked at the YMCA first as a toddler teacher, through various roles, all the way to the Center Director of child care in East Boston and eventually running the child feeding program. I started the YMCA food programs for after school and summer and took it from six sites to sixty-one. I have a bachelor’s in Human Services, have worked with children for many years, and am licensed and certified for family child care. After years working for YMCA, my first grandchild was born and I decided to start a new program for parents in the community looking for high quality care for their children.


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Ms. Linda

Play-Based Learning

Before I became a child care provider and educator almost twenty years ago, I was an area sales manager for a large department store. Ready for a change and looking for a more meaningful career, I decided to pursue a career as an educator in the child care field. I had always enjoyed being around children, and I wanted a child of my own as well. So, in November of 2002, I was first issued my Family Child Care Provider License, and I opened my own family child care business. During those early years, I also worked part-time as an on-call substitute assistant teacher in various public, private, group, and family child care programs and preschools. I learned so much from those years of experience, and I realized how much I enjoy teaching children. I found that what I liked best about my job and working with children was seeing how much children, even at a very young age, thirst for knowledge, are eager to learn, and truly enjoy learning.


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Ms. Marina

Play-Based Learning

I’ve always wanted to work with children. I began my journey with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I then worked in schools, preschools, and daycare centers before deciding to open a smaller daycare of my own. I’ve never wanted to do anything else and now have been working with children for more than 25 years! I love all of the hugging and smiling! But especially, I love that when working with children, I can see them beginning to understand, grow, and learn. It’s the most exciting part of my job!


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Ms. Amy

Academic Prep

I started taking care of children when I was in high school and I got a job as a teacher’s assistant at a nearby daycare. After college, I got teacher certified and worked in daycare once again. After an interim period in the corporate and small business worlds, I returned to Early Childhood Education, this time directing a literacy program in public schools and then teaching in a local preschool. Opening a child care program in my own home gives me an opportunity to use my experience and my teaching skills in a new setting. I provide a safe and loving atmosphere, and I value every child’s uniqueness. I recognize that I’m a really important adult for kids who spend time with me every day, and I focus on making kids feel cared for and loved. I’m so excited about this new chapter!


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Ms. Frances

Play-Based Learning

I just cannot live without working with children! I have a huge family with 7 grandchildren of my own and have been doing this incredible work for nearly 2 decades. I'm never happier than when I'm playing with little ones. I became a Mom over 18 years ago, and I have been caring for children ever since. Opening my own child care program in my home gave me the opportunity to create the nurturing, welcoming environment that I think is so important. I especially love to watch them express themselves, but the truth is that so many parts of the day and the week bring me a lot of joy. Through it all, I focus on learning through play. One of the best parts of working with children is watching them learn and grow. The work is incredibly rewarding, especially when I think about all the children I've watched learn and grow. It's such a gift to guide the children in my program as they develop.


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Ms. Kettly

Play-Based Learning

I have always loved children, and prior to working as a branch manager in a bank for many years, I worked as an elementary school teacher for four years. I left my position at the bank in 2003 to start my own family child care program because I wanted to return to doing what that I loved and create something that was my own. I love working with children because they are so genuine and show me how easy life can be. Plus, they make friends in about five minutes! I watch them in action and it’s so inspiring, I wonder why can’t everyone be like that. Truly, I draw insight from their playfulness, curiosity, and kindness and it inspires me to be as happy as a child is!


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Ms. Maribel

Play-Based Learning

I have been working with children professionally since 1992 when I began as a teaching assistant in a daycare. I then went to school to earn a teaching certificate and taught at both daycares and preschools. After many years, the commute from Milford to Boston became too much! I knew there weren’t a lot of options in my area for child care, and that with my experience I could provide high quality care for young kids in my area. So in 2014 I opened my own family child care program. My daughter Jessica aids in the program as a clinical assistant as well and is there part-time, which is a great help and fun for the children.


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Ms. Angie

Play-Based Learning

I have 11 years of experience taking care of young children. Previously, I worked as a nurse at a children's hospital , and most recently I have been running my own program. For me, one of the best parts of working with children is watching them learn and grow. I feel so fortunate to experience that every day and to share my skills and experience with families through my home-based child care program, where I focus on building independence. I aim to create an environment that is welcoming and comfortable for the children I care about so much. So many parts of this job are fun, but I especially love to watch them express themselves. I can't imagine spending my days any other way. I’m also proud to do this important work. That’s especially true when I think about all the children I've helped grow and learn.


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Ms. Juliana

Play-Based Learning

I have 4 years of experience taking care of young children. For me, one of the best parts of working with children is that they all need love and care. I feel so fortunate to experience that every day and to share my skills and experience with families through my home-based child care program, where I focus on learning through play. I aim to create an environment that is friendly and happy for the children I care about so much. So many parts of this job are fun, but I especially love to read books to them. I can't imagine spending my days any other way. I’m also proud to do this important work. That’s especially true when I think about all the children I've helped grow and learn.


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Ms. Stephania

Play-Based Learning

My favorite thing about caring for children is watching them explore and discover. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 10 years of experience. I have worked as an early childhood educator in early childhood education programs. Children are my life and I love them like family! It's my dream to provide quality care to the kiddos of Lawrence and I'm uniquely qualified to do so with my medical background. People have said that I create an environment that is engaging and nurturing. I focus on learning through play, and I especially love to watch them express themselves. I’m proud when I think about all the children and families I've impacted over the years. That's what makes this work so special.


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Ms. Marie

Play-Based Learning

It has always been an absolute dream of mine to have my home daycare. I’ve raised my three children and have an associate, bachelor and master’s degrees in early childhood education. I did pre-practicum in preschool and kindergarten in the public schools. I started working with children as a teacher in a daycare center 4 years ago. I have so much to provide to little ones. I especially love to read books, sing and to tell stories to the children, but the truth is that so many parts of the day bring a lot of joy and fun. Through it all, I focus on allowing children to express themselves. One of the best parts of working with children is that they are all different. The work is incredibly rewarding, especially when I think about all the children I’ve helped grow and learn. It’s such a gift to guide the children in my program as they grow. I am very proud to be a part of my community. This gives me the opportunity to create the welcoming. Nurturing environment that I think is so important. I believe children learn best when they have a good relationship with their teachers. This creates a positive interaction with secure attachment that make the children feel good about themselves in their surroundings. The children learn how to play cooperatively, take turns, improve their language as they communicate with one another.  Having 2-5 years old in my program requires me to know zone of proximal development of each child in order to I use modeling, and scaffolding strategies with visual aids to support an individual child’s learning. This experience will give them unforgettable feelings of being loved that they will carry into their adulthood, and help them to build a positive relationship with others. As a teacher, of young children, I must meet goals and expectations for each child’s learning.


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Ms. Natalia

Play-Based Learning

I have 4 years of experience taking care of young children. For me, one of the best parts of working with children is that they start to show you their little personalities. I feel so fortunate to experience that every day and to share my skills and experience with families through my home-based child care program, where I focus on children's wellbeing. I aim to create an environment that is nurturing and welcoming for the children I care about so much. So many parts of this job are fun, but I especially love to watch them express themselves. I can't imagine spending my days any other way. I’m also proud to do this important work. That’s especially true when I think about all the children I've helped grow and learn.


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Ms. Entela

Play-Based Learning

I have a gift for working with children! As a mother of two precious kiddos myself, and with 10 years of working with littles under my belt, I feel so happy to be able to share my gift with the families in my neighborhood! I started working with children as a child care professional in a home-based daycare 10 years ago, and I have been caring for children ever since. Opening my own child care program in my home gave me the opportunity to create the comfortable, warm environment that I think is so important. I especially love to crawl around with them on the floor, but the truth is that so many parts of the day and the week bring me a lot of joy. Through it all, I focus on exploration and imagination. One of the best parts of working with children is witnessing their curiosity and joy. The work is incredibly rewarding, especially when I think about helping so many children work through their individual challenges and achieve personal gains. It's such a gift to guide the children in my program as they grow.


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Ms. Nilsa

Play-Based Learning

I became a mother 13 years ago and I went to school to study early childhood to be a preschool teacher. My favorite thing about caring for children is watching them explore and discover. That has been a highlight for me throughout my7 years of experience. I have worked as an early childhood educator in daycare centers, and most recently I have been working in my own daycare program. People have said that I create an environment that is comfortable and happy. I focus on building independence, and I especially love to watch them express themselves. I’m proud when I think about all the children I've helped grow and learn. That's what makes this work so special.


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Ms. Danila

Academic Prep

Children are rays of sunshine! At this age, they really have an ability to look on the bright side of things. They approach each day with incredible energy and excitement. Every morning, when they come in the door eager to learn, I find that their optimism and curiosity is contagious. My program really focuses on fostering their positivity.


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Ms. Tasha

Play-Based Learning

My name is Tasha Raye Ryan and I have been a Massachusetts Licensed Family Childcare Provider since December of 1990. I offer integrated childcare in my home, a “home away from home” atmosphere, in Haverhill, MA for children age newborn – 16 years; over 30 years experience in caring for both typical children and children with varying needs. I am certified in CPR, First Aid, and MACC (Medication Administration in Child Care), I am a CNA and a CHHA, with experience and special training in various learning, developmental, social-emotional, and medical needs (including, but not limited to, Developmental Delay, Intellectual Disability, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, ADHD, PTSD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anxiety/ Depression, Epilepsy, Juvenile Diabetes, CHARGE Syndrome, Hearing and Visual disabilities, Asthma, and a number of severe allergies including food, medication, latex and environmental). I am a wife to Jim ~ a proud mother of three grown children, Ashleigh, Justin, and Joshua ~ and a doting grandmother to four amazing little ones, Mark, Stella, Jackson, and Anita. I began my journey in early childhood as a Nanny. After the birth of my daughter, the family I was caring for agreed to bring their son to my home and my business grew from there. Based in Methuen at that time Dependable Kid Care saw many children pass through our doors, most of whom I am still in contact with today. After the birth of my first son, Dependable Kid Care moved to our current location in 1994 and has been proudly serving families from Haverhill and the Merrimack Valley ever since. I have been very fortunate to have been able to stay home with my children and grandchildren. I have also been blessed to have had a hand in helping to raise hundreds of other people’s children over 30 years. Open and honest communication and trust are undoubtedly two of the most important factors in childcare. I want you and your child to feel comfortable in my home and I want you to know that when you go to work that your most precious gift is in capable and loving hands!!! I take a “Learn Through Play” approach to early education and childcare and offers “Hands on Learning”. In my integrated environment I encourage communication and problem solving, the development of social and emotional skills, healthy self-esteem, and creativity. I consistently promote being a responsible member of a “group” and a “good friend” to all, no child is too young to learn these principles and values, and encouraging this from a young age helps prepare your child for the future. I am an active member of The Family Child Care Association of the Merrimack Valley (FCCA), The Massachusetts Association for the Education of Young Children (MAAEYC), and The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). I am a Pillar Provider though Neighbor Schools. I am involved in my community and I am affiliated with a number of local charitable organizations, such as, Ozzie’s Kids, It’s in the Bag, and Liam Nation. Personally and through Dependable Kid Care, I participate in a number of local charitable events. In 2018, Dependable Kid Care participated in a college scholarship program through the Valley Patriot, and was able to assist 2 young ladies in their dream to attend college by donating a generous donation to the 1st Annual Dan Coady Scholarship Fund. I also organized and hosted a large fundraiser in 2014 for one of my daycare families “Tricia’s Pink Ribbon Fund” where we raised over $6500 that went directly to the family. I am very passionate about helping others and paying it forward and always try to encourage others to do the same.


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Ms. Claudette

Play-Based Learning

As an Infant/Toddler Educator, I am dedicated to creating and maintaining the highest quality of care that encourages children to develop their fullest potential in all areas of development, socially and emotionally. With more than 13 years of experience, I believe each child is a uniquely important individual.


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Ms. Doris

Play-Based Learning

After emigrating from Ecuador with my young daughter, I dedicated my career to child care more than 15 years ago. I quickly established myself as an accomplished businesswoman, high-quality educator, active community member and tireless advocate for early childhood education. I enjoy working with children every single day, and I approach each interaction with love and patience. I am dedicated to this beautiful profession, and I recognize the important responsibility I have in each child's life. I continue to advance my skills and in addition to all of my training, I participated in the Boston Healthy Child Care Initiative to support healthy eating and physical activity.


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Mr. John

Montessori Approach

Mr. John’s home daycare in Malden caters to infants and toddlers, ages 1 year 2 months–3 years. As with every Massachusetts daycare on NeighborSchools, his program is licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care. That way you know providers have completed a 3-part background record check, and that their home environments have passed a detailed health and safety inspection. Mr. John’s daycare is a great option for parents that want that small-scale, personal feeling with a daycare provider you can develop a real relationship with. Take the survey to see if he has a spot that works for you or check out the full profile for more details.


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Ms. Mich

Infant Care

A small-scale daycare in Wakefield, Ms. Mich provides care for just 6 children at a time. As with all home daycares, her program is licensed by the state and she’s completed training in childhood ages & stages, medication administration, and food safety. In this mixed-age group program, children get the socialization, stimulation and support they need to learn and grow. Parents are often surprised to discover home daycares like Ms. Mich right in the neighborhood. See more details and take the survey to see if she has an opening for your little one.


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Ms. Nadine

Reggio Emilia Approach

My favorite thing about caring for children is knowing that I influence their growth and development. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 16 years of experience. I have worked as an early childhood educator in daycare centers, and most recently I have been teaching pre-K. People have said that I create an environment that is engaging and warm. I focus on building independence, and I especially love to read books to them. I’m proud when I think about all the children I've helped grow and learn. That's what makes this work so special.


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Ms. Kendra

Play-Based Learning

I have a bachelor’s degree in medicine, and I worked as a doctor in the Dominican Republic. I have always loved helping people and caring for people, but I never thought I would end up working with kids other than my own. Three years ago, I started working as a behavioral therapist, specifically helping kids with autism and related disorders, and I fell in love with it. I have two kids, and I’m expecting another one. I know the challenges that come with finding the right fit for my own kids, and I have the professional skills to offer a lot of what they’re not getting in their current daycare settings. I know there are other parents who have difficulty sending their kids to daycare, and I want to help solve that problem. I want to be the person who makes the difference.


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Ms. Blanca

Play-Based Learning

I have a wonderful bilingual home daycare program where I get the joy of sharing my Spanish culture with the little ones. Educating children through play and continuing my own education through classes and training enrich my family daycare and the lives of the families I work with! For me, one of the best parts of working with children is that they are all different. I feel so fortunate to experience that every day and to share my skills and experience with families through my home-based child care program, where I focus on giving children personalized attention. I aim to create an environment that is comfortable and friendly for the children I care about so much. So many parts of this job are fun, but I especially love to read books to them. I can't imagine spending my days any other way. I’m also proud to do this important work. That’s especially true when I think about all the children I've helped grow and learn.


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Ms. Kerrie

Play-Based Learning

I started working with children as a mom in a home-based daycare 19 years ago, and I have been caring for children ever since. Opening my own child care program in my home gave me the opportunity to create the welcoming, nurturing environment that I think is so important. I especially love to see them start to walk and talk, but the truth is that so many parts of the day and the week bring me a lot of joy. Through it all, I focus on learning through play. One of the best parts of working with children is watching them learn and grow. The work is incredibly rewarding, especially when I think about all the children I've helped grow and learn. It's such a gift to guide the children in my program as they grow.


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Ms. Eileen

Small Class Sizes

I was in corporate and when my second child was born and the company folded, I was thrilled to be able to be home with my children. Thus began my family child care almost 30 years ago! I wouldn't have it any other way - helping children grow in a warm and loving environment is my passion! For me, one of the best parts of working with children is watching them learn and grow. I feel so fortunate to experience that every day and to share my skills and experience with families through my home-based child care program, where I focus on allowing children to express themselves. I aim to create an environment that is happy and engaging for the children I care about so much. So many parts of this job are fun, but I especially love to sing and dance with them. I can't imagine spending my days any other way. I’m also proud to do this important work. That’s especially true when I think about all the children and families I've impacted over the years.


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Ms. Sabah

Play-Based Learning

I’m a Mom who started my home-based daycare 12 years ago, and I have been caring for children ever since. Opening my own child care program in my home gave me the opportunity to create the welcoming, friendly environment that I think is so important. I especially love to sing and dance with them, but the truth is that so many parts of the day and the week bring me a lot of joy. Through it all, I focus on learning through play. One of the best parts of working with children is that they all need love and care. The work is incredibly rewarding, especially when I think about all the children I've watched grow and learn. It's such a gift to guide the children in my program as they grow.


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Ms. Gina

Play-Based Learning

I have been an Early Educator since 2001. I am Lead Teacher Certified for Infants, Toddlers and Preschool, along with Director I & Director II Certified. I am a member Of NAEYC, MAAEYC & FCPRA organizations where I attend monthly developmental trainings. I am also a member of Early Childhood & Elementary Education Club, an outreach program to children and families through Mount Wachusett Community College. My CPR & First Aid Certifications are current. In 2014 earned my CDA (Child Development Associate) credential through the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington. I am currently working towards Level 3 on the Massachusetts QRIS (Quality Rating and Improvement Systems) state rating scale. This program guides Educators to continue improving quality in Family Childcare. My outdoor program is certified by The National Wildlife Federation. We spend time outdoors everyday (weather permitting) where the children can fully engage all their senses, free to explore in a safe, fenced in backyard, and inspire an appreciation for the natural world.


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Ms. Becky

Play-Based Learning

My favorite thing about caring for children is that they provide so much joy. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 7 years of experience. I have worked as a teacher in an elementary school, and most recently I have been running my own program. People have said that I create an environment that is happy and warm. I focus on giving children personalized attention, and I especially love to read books to them. I’m proud when I think about all the children I've helped grow and learn. That's what makes this work so special.


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Mr. BeiBei

Play-Based Learning

We are Wei and JianJun. My wife, JianJun, and I began our Family Child Care program in August of 2019 and have loved it more and more every day. My wife previously worked at a large child care center for a year and a half with more than 100 children enrolled. While there, she found it difficult to provide as high quality of care as she’d like with such high enrollment. We decided to bring her high level of care to children in a smaller setting, thus starting our own family child care program. We have both worked in the academic world for most of our lives and raised a daughter who is now in her early 20’s. JianJun has the Child Development Associate Credential and we are licensed through the EEC. We’ve taken courses in Child Development and continue to study different theories of how best to educate the children. We feel that we are learning just as much as the children are!


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Ms. Felsy

Small Class Sizes

Children and parents love Ms. Felsy’s daycare in Watertown for its small-scale, personal feel. Fully licensed by the state, her program focuses on infants and toddlers, and the mixed-age range helps children learn to socialize in a small group setting. Parents often prefer home daycare when looking for options that are closer to home, where they can develop a long-term relationship with the provider. Many come to see the provider as an extension of the family, leaning on them for advice on all sorts of parenting questions. Check out Ms. Felsy’s full profile and take the survey to see if she is a good match for your family.


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Ms. Dixil

Play-Based Learning

I started working with children as an early childhood educator in daycare centers 24 years ago, and I have been caring for children ever since. Opening my own child care program in my home gave me the opportunity to create the welcoming, nurturing environment that I think is so important. I especially love to see them start to walk and talk, but the truth is that so many parts of the day and the week bring me a lot of joy. Through it all, I focus on giving children personalized attention. One of the best parts of working with children is watching them learn and grow. The work is incredibly rewarding, especially when I think about how I've prepared children for pre-K. It's such a gift to guide the children in my program as they grow.


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Ms. Brenda

Play-Based Learning

My favorite thing about caring for children is watching them explore and discover. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 40 years of experience. I have worked as an early childhood educator in early childhood education programs, and most recently I have been running my own program. People have said that I create an environment that is welcoming and friendly. I focus on exploration and imagination, and I especially love to take children outside to explore and play. I’m proud when I think about all the children I've helped grow and learn. That's what makes this work so special.


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Ms. Shirley

Play-Based Learning

I started working with children as a teacher in an elementary school 25 years ago, and I have been caring for children ever since. Opening my own child care program in my home gave me the opportunity to create the nurturing, encouraging environment that I think is so important. I especially love to read books to them, but the truth is that so many parts of the day and the week bring me a lot of joy. Through it all, I focus on learning through play. One of the best parts of working with children is watching them learn and grow. The work is incredibly rewarding, especially when I think about all the children I've helped grow and learn. It's such a gift to guide the children in my program as they grow.


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Ms. Khadija

Play-Based Learning

My favorite thing about caring for children is that they all need love and care. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 12 years of experience. I have worked as a child care professional in a home-based daycare, and most recently I have been working in my own daycare program. People have said that I create an environment that is happy and comfortable. I focus on allowing children to express themselves, and I especially love to watch them express themselves. I’m proud when I think about all the children I've helped grow and learn. That's what makes this work so special.


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Ms. Marita

Play-Based Learning

Children and parents love Ms. Marita’s daycare in Worcester for its small-scale, personal feel. Fully licensed by the state, her program focuses on infants and toddlers, and the mixed-age range helps children learn to socialize in a small group setting. Parents often prefer home daycare when looking for options that are closer to home, where they can develop a long-term relationship with the provider. Many come to see the provider as an extension of the family, leaning on them for advice on all sorts of parenting questions. Check out Ms. Marita’s full profile and take the survey to see if she is a good match for your family.


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Ms. Sabrina

Play-Based Learning

My whole life has been dedicated to providing the best childcare possible. From nannying, to completing my degree in Early Childhood Education, to mothering my own two precious little ones, to home daycare - I've done it all and I love it all! Having just moved to a new neighborhood, I can't wait to share all I know and provide with new kiddos in Methuen. People have said that I create an environment that is friendly and warm. I focus on learning through play, and I especially love to watch them express themselves. I’m proud when I think about all the children I've helped learn. That's what makes this work so special.


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Ms. Yohanny

Play-Based Learning

Children learn and grow so much in a positive, loving environment. Offering my home as a happy, nurturing space in my community – a place where children look forward to spending time - brings me a lot of joy. I believe personal attention and loving care result in happy children who are ready to learn! I have seen this firsthand with my own children and with the many little ones I have taught over the last decade. The smiles of pride as they learn something new, the laughter when we sing a funny song, the creativity that blooms when we do art – these are all moments I feel lucky to be part of. The families in my program know I consider caring for their children to be a privilege!


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Ms. Juliet

Play-Based Learning

My favorite thing about caring for children is watching them learn and grow. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 20 years of experience. I have worked as a nanny and most recently I have been running my own program. People have said that I create an environment that is nurturing and welcoming. I focus on helping children work through challenges, and I especially love to read books to them. I’m proud when I think about all the children and families I've impacted over the years. That's what makes this work so special.


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Ms. Subhaga

Play-Based Learning

I started working with children as a teacher in private homes 16 years ago, and I have been caring for children ever since. Opening my own child care program in my home gave me the opportunity to create the comfortable, friendly environment that I think is so important. I especially love to take children outside to explore and play, but the truth is that so many parts of the day and the week bring me a lot of joy. Through it all, I focus on learning through play. One of the best parts of working with children is witnessing their curiosity and joy. The work is incredibly rewarding, especially when I think about all the children I've helped grow and learn. It's such a gift to guide the children in my program as they grow.


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Ms. Helen

Play-Based Learning

When I say I've been doing this for over 30 years, I mean that my own children grew up in my childcare and now I have my grand babies, too! I find so much joy in creating a safe and warm environment for little ones to grow and learn - it's my true passion! My favorite thing about caring for children is witnessing their curiosity and joy. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 35 years of experience. I have worked as a mom in my home, and most recently I have been running my own program. People have said that I create an environment that is welcoming and happy. I focus on allowing children to express themselves, and I especially love to watch them express themselves. I’m proud when I think about all the children I've helped grow and learn. That's what makes this work so special.


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Ms. Gersey

Play-Based Learning

I worked as a teacher after university, and then I spent several years working in the healthcare industry. Now I have returned to what I was trained to do and what I love so much: working with children. Before I opened my program, I volunteered in a friend’s program and took some courses to refresh my knowledge and my certifications. Now that my program is open, I am reminded of how much fun I have with children. And they have fun with me, too! I have one parent who is always telling me that her daughter asks to come to my house on the weekends.


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Ms. Janine

Play-Based Learning

I have 13 years of experience taking care of young children. For me, one of the best parts of working with children is that they start to show you their little personalities. I feel so fortunate to experience that every day and to share my skills and experience with families through my home-based child care program, where I focus on learning through play. I aim to create an environment that is friendly and calm for the children I care about so much. So many parts of this job are fun, but I especially love to sing and dance with them. I can't imagine spending my days any other way. I’m also proud to do this important work. As a mother myself, I know how sacred time is with our children. I bring that same love, attention and nurturing to the little ones that I welcome into my home daycare!


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Ms. Cathy

Play-Based Learning

I have 20 years of experience taking care of young children. For me, one of the best parts of working with children is that they start to show you their little personalities. I feel so fortunate to experience that every day and to share my skills and experience with families through my home-based child care program, where I focus on learning through play. I aim to create an environment that is nurturing and warm for the children I care about so much. So many parts of this job are fun, but I especially love to take children outside to explore and play. I can't imagine spending my days any other way. I’m also proud to do this important work. That’s especially true when I think about all the children and families I've impacted over the years. I love children so much that I just can't imagine waking up each morning without having fun activities to plan and little munchkins to play with! The sounds coming from my home are joyful and giggly and even after the decades I've spent caring for littles, I wouldn't have it any other way!


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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.

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