Home Daycares in Acton

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Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Acton

When smaller is better, home daycare is the best. Find great options for infants & toddlers near you.

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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. Mary

Play-Based Learning

I've always cherished being around little ones and encouraging them to learn while playing. My own children grew up around my home daycare and have gone into the education field, as well! You could say I was born to care for kiddos! My favorite thing about caring for children is that they are all different. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 30 years of experience. People have said that I create an environment that is nurturing and engaging. 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 taught and watched grow. That's what makes this work so special.


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Ms. Farzeen

Play-Based Learning

I am and always have been a kid-person! I just love them. I love giving children the structure they need without being too strict. I am loving and know that with love and fun is the best way for the children to learn good values and follow directions. I began working in child care when my children were very little. It all began when I looked at child care options for my first child and was disappointed with what I saw. I decided to open up my own daycare to give the highest quality of care I could to my own children as well as children in the community. I have been licensed and open with My Playschool Family Daycare since 1998. My four children are all grown, but I love having little ones running around all of the time. It truly fills my heart with joy and gives me a sense of purpose every day. I value becoming like family with the parents and children involved in my daycare. I give the children as much love and care as I give my own children. I also am happy to be available for parents if they have any questions about parenting or need help with anything. Each parent gets to know my family, seeing my values displayed throughout how I’ve lived my life and raised my children.


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Ms. Jill

Play-Based Learning

I started working with children as an early childhood educator in a home-based daycare 35 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, happy 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 helped grow and learn. It's such a gift to guide the children in my program as they grow.


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Acton

There are 4 licensed home daycares in Acton. Most parents don’t know that home daycare is regulated by the Department of Early Education and Care, just like the big preschool centers.

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Other daycares near Acton

All of these nearby daycares are licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care. While they don’t work with NeighborSchools, you can visit the government website here to try to contact them directly.

Ai Ping Bien

416 Main St, Acton, MA

License # 9033128

Licensed for 10 since 2006


Ai Ping Bien runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Acton. As with all home daycares in Massachusetts, her program is licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care, which ensures that she’s completed trainings in childhood development, health & safety. Home daycares like this are a great option for parents looking for small-scale, personalized child care.
Jaya Laxmi

14 Henley Rd., Acton, MA

License # 9036878

Licensed for 10 since 2015


This home daycare in Acton is led by Jaya Laxmi, a licensed Family Child Care educator. By choosing licensed child care, you can rest assured that the provider has passed a government-issued background record check, and that the home daycare environment has been inspected by the state licensing department. With a maximum of just 10 children, this program is a good option for parents close to home near Acton.
Ruth Pires

18f Strawberry Hill Rd Apt 14, Acton, MA

License # 9030965

Licensed for 8 since 2008


Home daycares like Ruth Pires’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Acton. All daycares on NeighborSchools are fully licensed, so you know they’ve passed a background record check and educators have completed trainings in childhood development, health & safety. This daycare takes just 8 children, so each child gets lots of individualized care while learning to socialize in a small group setting.
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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.

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.

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