Home Daycares in Athol

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Full Time
Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Athol

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


Ms. Laura

Play-Based Learning

Opening my own child care program in my home gave me the opportunity to create the friendly, welcoming 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 children's wellbeing. One of the best parts of working with children is that they start to show you their little personalities. 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.


Ms. Laurie

Play-Based Learning

We believe children need opportunities to be creative, have fun, explore, and discover the world around them in a safe and loving environment. Lincoln Log Childcare is a safe home where your child will be encouraged to play, to take chances, make mistakes, that are used as opportunities, to try again, and to learn. In these, they will find their interests, passions and struggles. Most of all, your child will feel valued, loved and become a part of our childcare family.


Ms. Tiffany

Potty Training Support

Taking care of kids is more than just a job to me, it’s a passion! I love kids - my very first job was babysitting as a teen and I’ve worked in many different childcare settings since and earned a lead teacher certification. Working with preschoolers and toddlers and as a nanny alongside caring for my own three kids has brought so much joy – and having my own program is a dream come true. I love being able to shape my program so that it’s the best that it can be, with a high standard of care.


Ms. Ounissa

Infant Care

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

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There are 18 licensed home daycares in Athol. 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 Athol

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.

Lianne Tourigny

178 Summer St, Athol, MA

License # 9041808

Licensed for 8 since 1992

Lianne Tourigny runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Athol. As with all home daycares in Massachusetts, her program is licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care, which ensures that she has completed trainings in childhood development, health & safety. Home daycares like this are a great option for parents looking for small-scale, personalized child care.
Kathleen Ann Girgenti

237 Ridge Rd, Athol, MA

License # 9032199

Licensed for 10 since 2000

This home daycare in Athol is led by Kathleen Ann Girgenti, 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 Athol.
Carol L. Cummings

372 Unity Ave, Athol, MA

License # 9027576

Licensed for 10 since 1995

Home daycares like Carol L. Cummings’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Athol. 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 10 children, so each child gets lots of individualized care while learning to socialize in a small group setting.
Alexandra Davis

53 D Street, Athol, MA

License # 9037172

Licensed for 6 since 2018

Family child care provider Ms. Alexandra runs this daycare out of her home in Athol, Massachusetts. She is licensed by the state to care for up to 6 children, which means she has 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.
Anna King

1711 White Pond Rd, Athol, MA

License # 0000947

Licensed for 10 since 2006

A small, local home daycare in nearby Athol, Massachusetts led by Ms. Anna. 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 10 kids.
Tina Mcintosh

200 Orange St, Athol, MA

License # 9032074

Licensed for 10 since 2006

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Tina in Athol, 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 Athol

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

Cheryl L. Sinclair

1581 Petersham Rd, Athol, MA

License # 9031204

Licensed for 8 since 2002

Joyce Nelson

180 Walnut St, Athol, MA

License # 9030082

Licensed for 10 since 2011

Christine M. Rouleau

404 Chesnut Hill Ave., Athol, MA

License # 9033930

Licensed for 6 since 2018

Kimberly A. Warrington

190 Templeton Rd, Athol, MA

License # 9021726

Licensed for 10 since 2003

Melissa L. Lafountain

383 Chestnut Hill Ave, Athol, MA

License # 9030380

Licensed for 10 since 2002

Samantha Beauvais

51 Adah St., Athol, MA

License # 9030231

Licensed for 6 since 2017

Jill Muzzy

491 Spring St, Athol, MA

License # 9043371

Licensed for 8 since 2004

Laurie Smith

177 Riverbend St, Athol, MA

License # 9041637

Licensed for 10 since 2001

Crystal Wilder

65 Chester St, Athol, MA

License # 9044328

Licensed for 8 since 2019

Kerri Sayarath

83 Jeanne Dr, Athol, MA

License # 9033005

Licensed for 10 since 2006

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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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