Home Daycares in Ashland

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Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Ashland

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


Ms. Dawn-Jean

Play-Based Learning

Finding high quality childcare for my own children was such a nightmare that I realized I had to do it myself! I promise it was supposed to be temporary, and here I am almost 20 years later, having fallen into my calling. I've incorporated so many wonderful aspects into my daycare, from language to yoga, because I want the kiddos I care for to flourish! My favorite thing about caring for children is that they start to show you their little personalities. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 32 years of experience. People have said that I create an environment that is welcoming and engaging. 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.


Ms. Zilanda

Play-Based Learning

Children and parents love Ms. Zilanda’s daycare in Framingham 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. Zilanda’s full profile and take the survey to see if she is a good match for your family.


Ms. Dayse

Play-Based Learning

Every child blossoms in their own way. Getting to know the children as individuals is the most rewarding part of caregiving. After having my own son, I discovered how wonderful it is to watch a child grow. It’s an honor to be a small part of their journey. Each child in my program is treated as though they are my own, and the families of those children are also welcome!


Ms. Roseane

Play-Based Learning

A small-scale daycare in Framingam, Ms. Roseane 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. Roseane 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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There are 15 licensed home daycares in Ashland. 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 Ashland

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.

Maria Abreu

9 Dean Rd., Ashland, MA

License # 9033377

Licensed for 10 since 2012

Maria Abreu runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Ashland. 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.
Telma Xavier

35 Central St, Ashland, MA

License # 9030458

Licensed for 10 since 2008

This home daycare in Ashland is led by Telma Xavier, 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 Ashland.
Cassandra Caetano

19 Joanne Dr. - #1, Ashland, MA

License # 9030276

Licensed for 6 since 2017

Home daycares like Cassandra Caetano’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Ashland. 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 6 children, so each child gets lots of individualized care while learning to socialize in a small group setting.
Rosangela Nascimento

152 Front St. - 2nd Floor, Ashland, MA

License # 9027642

Licensed for 6 since 2016

Family child care provider Ms. Rosangela runs this daycare out of her home in Ashland, Massachusetts. She’s licensed by the state to care for up to 6 children, which means she’s completed required trainings and continuing education hours. Family child care programs can be a great fit for parents that want their child to get lots of individualized care and attention.
Roberta Araujo

45 Prospect St., Ashland, MA

License # 9041162

Licensed for 8 since 2013

A small, local home daycare in nearby Ashland, Massachusetts led by Ms. Roberta. Many parents choose home daycares because the small group sizes can be great for infant and toddler development, and they are often more affordable than preschool centers. This child care program takes just 8 kids.
Debra Lampasona

195 E Union St, Ashland, MA

License # 9032938

Licensed for 10 since 2003

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Debra in Ashland, Massachusetts. Better ratios, more flexible schedules, and lots of love for the little ones are the keys. Most daycares take a mix of ages, which helps with childhood development as infants learn from toddlers, and the preschoolers act as role models for the babies. And this daycare takes a maximum of 10 kids total!
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Even more home daycares in Ashland

You’d be surprised just how many small-scale child care programs there are in Ashland. to find options that work for you.

Dianna Hopper

30 Carl Ghilani Cir, Ashland, MA

License # 9028943

Licensed for 6 since 1999

Peggy M. Rodkey

140 Cordaville Rd, Ashland, MA

License # 9031336

Licensed for 10 since 1999

Virginia Thorsen

15 Donna Lee Ln, Ashland, MA

License # 9035658

Licensed for 10 since 2000

Maureen Iarussi

42 Williams Rd, Ashland, MA

License # 0000852

Licensed for 8 since 2000

Laura Jane Erwin

251 Winter St, Ashland, MA

License # 9020894

Licensed for 10 since 2006

Regina Mcnamara

13 Winter St, Ashland, MA

License # 9026186

Licensed for 8 since 1992

Anil Kumar

36 Annetta Rd., Ashland, MA

License # 0000345

Licensed for 6 since 2018

Hasmik Davtyan

43 Orchard Rd, Ashland, MA

License # 9042274

Licensed for 6 since 2019

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

What is NeighborSchools?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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