Home Daycares in Boston

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Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Boston

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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. 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. Carmen

Play-Based Learning

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 15 years of experience. I’m a mom and I’ve always run my own program. People have said that I create an environment that is nurturing and welcoming. I focus on academic and social readiness, 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. 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. Jacqueline

Play-Based Learning

A home daycare is like a family, and my journey to becoming a daycare provider began with family too. While helping at my aunt’s child care center in the Dominican Republic I quickly discovered that taking care of little ones is my passion, a passion that has led me to my own home daycare program! I treat every child like my own, my daycare is very welcoming, and I try to build connections between families, starting with a celebration where they are able to meet and get to know each other. These kinds of connections are so important and what I do is so rewarding, especially when families tell me about the positive impact I have made in their lives.


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Ms. Cryselle

Great Outdoor Space

A good daycare program is an important piece of the puzzle for many families, especially single parents. As a young mother, I really had to work things out on my own, and it wasn’t always easy! I want to help parents who are in that same situation and offer a support system that they can count on. I have lots of experience with kids – I’m a mother of two and worked as a monitor in the Boston Public Schools and in a personal security position at Boston Children’s Hospital. Having my own program and working with young people every day is a lifelong dream, one I am so happy to be fulfilling!


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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. Jenny

Play-Based Learning

I started working with children as a child care professional in early childhood education programs 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 happy, nurturing 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 academic and social readiness. 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 and families I've impacted over the years. It's such a gift to guide the children in my program as they grow.


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Ms. Nathali

Bilingual Daycare

Every child that walks through my door is unique. In my small home daycare, I can take the time to really get to know what interests a child and what I can do to make them feel loved and make learning fun. Discovering the different personalities of each child and how they learn is so much fun! As a new mother, it just amazed me how much my children absorbed in the pre-school years – they are truly little sponges, soaking up information at every turn. It’s so rewarding to see the children in my daycare do this too, and to be part of those special ‘I got it!’ moments. I am always amazed by how much the children progress and grow after even just a few months in my home.


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Ms. Ronique

Play-Based Learning

With four children of my own, I know how challenging it is to find a local daycare you love and trust. I have worked in the education and mental health fields since the age of 14, and decided to give back to my community by opening a daycare of my own. I care for children and families like they are my own, and I am very flexible and happy to help with any needs that may arise—from special circumstances and extra hours to meals—my husband is even licensed to drive a van and can assist with transportation. Every child is welcomed in my home, regardless of race, religion, or gender. I believe our community is better when we work together!


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Ms. Marisela

Arts & Music

As any parent knows, children just bring so much joy into your life. Everything is so new to them, and their excitement about the smallest things makes everyone around them excited, too. They make you realize how special it is to be in the world. Children have always been a big part of my life. I’ve worked as a daycare assistant for three years, and I’ve also had three kids of my own. Watching them grow up is so rewarding, and I decided to open a daycare so I could help local families. As a mother, I know it’s not easy to find caregivers you can trust. The kids in my small program will have the individual attention they need to really flourish.


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Ms. Claudette

Play-Based Learning

I love to see the joy that lights up their faces when they learn something new and how proud they are to not only tell you but show what they are able to do. I believe young children need to be natured


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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. Eridania

Play-Based Learning

Giving back to my community is a great feeling, especially supporting working families and their children. I love what I do – it’s always been my passion - I just love the energy I get from being around kids! I started my program over twenty years ago, after working as a nanny in my home country – and now I have a masters’ degree in education and three grown children – one of whom is my assistant, Erika. My daughter has worked with at-risk youth and brings many amazing skills and a love of children to the program. We love working together and supporting families!


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Ms. Aesha

Academic Prep

Working with kids brings so many rewards. I get so much out of helping children learn and grow – and love seeing their personalities emerge as they go about their days. Every child is unique in their own way and brings something special to our little community – and they are all valued here. Growing up, I watched my nieces and nephews all the time and learned a lot about how to care for kids at a young age. I now have a six-year-old daughter of my own and have been running my own daycare program for over ten years!


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Ms. Maria

Play-Based Learning

I come from a huge family and have always been surrounded by children. I love creating activities for them and watching them play outside. I've been in the field for 30 years and am still in love with it! My favorite thing about caring for children is that they start to show you their little personalities. I have worked as an early childhood educator in daycare centers, and most recently I have been running my own program. People have said that I create an environment that is comfortable and welcoming. 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 and families I've impacted over the years. That's what makes this work so special.


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Ms. Mireya

Play-Based Learning

A daycare can be a home away from home for children, and I’m happy to say that this is certainly true of my program! My daycare is a welcoming, educational, nurturing, and safe space where children grow and learn. I discovered my passion for childcare while working as a nanny, and after eight years of supporting families in this way, I became a parent myself. This is when I decided to open my own program – so I could stay home with my son but still provide support for families in my community. Having my own home daycare has been such a blessing! I believe in the power of positive reinforcement and love, and in the importance of allowing kids the freedom to follow their own curiosity. The best part of what I do is supporting and witnessing so many special moments and milestones.


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Ms. Melissa

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 11 years of experience. I have worked as a child care professional 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 engaging. 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. Nereida

Early Intervention Expertise

Children inspire playfulness and hope for the future. You can’t help but love them! Is there anything more rewarding than helping a child in need of guidance? Every experience, every story, every song feels new to them, and that makes every day exciting. But for them to be able to be the best versions of themselves, they need a safe environment. After raising children of my own, I realized that nurturing the next generation is what I was born to do. A passion for caregiving and working with children also runs in my family. In fact, the people that become part of my program tell me they feel like they are coming into a family.


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Ms. Fatima

Montessori Approach

Young children can be so wonderfully kind and considerate. They’re eager to make new friends and open to new experiences. After working as an assistant at a daycare program and having my own kids, I realized how powerful that positive energy is. Young kids are an inspiration, a reminder to us all to be our most caring selves.


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Ms. Melania

Play-Based Learning

It’s so important to find a daycare provider that you trust. I began my program after searching for a daycare for my own young daughter – this turned out to be so much more difficult than I’d imagined! Nothing felt right and none of the places I visited seemed like a good fit for my precious girl. That’s when I decided to open my own home daycare, so I could create the kind of place I was searching for – where children like my daughter could learn and grow in a safe, happy environment. I had no idea then how much I would love it! There is nothing more rewarding than helping a child develop and learn, and I get to be part of that amazing process every single day!


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Ms. Joselyn

Academic Prep

I’ve been a mom for over 16 years, 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, happy 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 that they all need love and care. 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. Aracelis

Play-Based Learning

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


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Ms. Vileisis

Play-Based Learning

Prior experience is important when it comes to taking care of children. Childcare has been part of my life for as long as I can remember! Growing up, my mom had her own daycare program in our home, and I learned a lot from watching her and from being part of a care community at a young age. As a result, I know just what it takes to make a home daycare work! As a mother now myself, I understand even more about providing quality care at all times and working together with parents as partners. I work hard to make sure my home is a place where children are happy and learning every day, and where parents can feel sure that their child is safe and receiving the best care possible.


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Ms. Ivette

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 happy and friendly 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. Ramona

Potty Training Support

A small-scale daycare, Ms. Ramona provides care for just 10 children at a time. As with all home daycares, her program is licensed by the state and she has 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. Ramona 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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Mr. Gabriel

Play-Based Learning

I started working with children as a child care professional in my home 15 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 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 exploration and imagination. One of the best parts of working with children is watching them explore and discover. 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. Daysi

Play-Based Learning

I started working with children as a teacher in a home-based daycare 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 welcoming, nurturing 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 giving children personalized attention. One of the best parts of working with children is watching them explore and discover. 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. Alba

Special Needs Experience

Daycare programs support parents and families, and that is so important!! When my own kids were young I felt called to help others in my community - and caring for their children seemed like the best way to do that. When I started out in 1994, I had no idea how much I would love working with kids everyday – or that I’d still be running my own program almost thirty years later! In that time, I also raised my own three kids and now have five grandkids. Caring for kids is just what I was meant to do, and it brings so much joy and meaning to my life.


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Ms. Emmy

Play-Based Learning

Working with children is so heartwarming because they encourage community. When children feel safe and supported, they can be so beautifully social and welcoming. At this age, they are learning how to make new friends and starting to make connections. Through play time, it’s incredible to see what they come up with together. Lunch is also a great opportunity for them to come out of their shells and get to know one another. A good day here is one full of laughter and good conversations.


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Ms. Yina

Play-Based Learning

All children are special and deserve to have a safe and happy place to spend their days. In my home, children are loved and cared for, and I am here to help and support families. When my daughter was very young, we began looking for a daycare for her and became so discouraged - there weren’t any that met our expectations! This is when I decided to start my own program – a home daycare that parents could feel good about and where children would get lots of love and attention. And that’s exactly what I am still doing every day. I love being able to offer this kind of care to the families in my community.


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Ms. Amnelbi

Play-Based Learning

Children learn best from each other, even just when they are playing! I work hard to create a good balance of social time, play, and learning. Having my own home daycare means spending time with all types of children with different personalities and ways of learning. It is a challenge for me to get to know what makes each unique child tick and to figure out the best way to teach them, and this challenge is really what makes me excited for each day. As a mother myself, I know what it is like to be a caregiver at home, and that helps me be even better at what I do.


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Ms. Dulys

Small Class Sizes

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


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Ms. Joycelyn

Play-Based Learning

I am a licensed childcare provider and a graduate of Lesley University, operating in Dorchester since 2011.  I am committed to providing quality, affordable education and care for children and families.


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Ms. Marian

Play-Based Learning

I’ve always loved children. I have a huge family, so ever since I was young, I’ve been taking care of children. If I didn’t have my own family child care program, I’d likely be babysitting for one of my family members! I’ve worked in foster care, as a nanny, and in children’s ministry at my church. I truly feel that child care is my calling. Children are the future, and they’re such interesting little people. I love their honesty and their ability to bring joy every day. I have so much love for them and enjoy seeing them grow. I opened my own family child care program when my son was young, because I loved child care, I wanted to be home with my son, and I wanted him to have play partners. I’m glad I opened it because it’s been such a fun journey so far.


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Ms. Ana

Play-Based Learning

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 5 years of experience working with young kids. I’m a mom and most recently I have been running my own program. People have said that I create an environment that is friendly and comfortable. I focus on children's wellbeing, 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. Cindy

Play-Based Learning

I grew up teaching in my church from children, junior’s, youth ministry, and seniors. As I got older and had my daughter, I began helping out and working at my relatives’ family child care programs. Three people in my immediate family have programs of their own, so I felt encouraged to start one myself! It allowed me the flexibility I wanted and the ability to be home with my daughter. This coupled with the fact that my background was in teaching early age children, it was a perfect fit. When I decided to start my program, I also pursued a degree in Early Childhood Education so that I would be able to better meet the needs of the children. I knew there was something special in the smaller group setting of family child care and it’s been great so far. Especially because my favorite part of working with children is seeing that little lightbulb go off in their minds when they learn something new. This is what drives me to flexible, restructure my own thinking and teaching styles to fit each individual child. Each child challenges me to continually learn and think, how can I help this child today based on their abilities, skills, and learning style?


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Ms. Ylonka

Early Intervention Expertise

These are the days when the children are finding themselves, figuring out who they want to be, and discovering what interests them. Even at this young age, you can see their personalities emerging. The interactions that they have every day really matter. They’re learning how to make friends and how to take in the world. It’s such a special time in their lives, and it’s an honor to be with them at such a formative stage.


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Ms. Pauline

Small Class Sizes

Every child is unique, and I love seeing their personalities unfold! I began to imagine having my own program while working as the director of a daycare center. I wanted to create a safe, happy place for kids to spend their days - and in 2005, I made that happen! In my home, kids have space to use their imaginations, be creative, and learn through play. Getting to know each child in my program is so special, and I can always see what they will be like as grown ups! I love knowing that I have a part in guiding them during these important early years.


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Ms. Nakia

Montessori Approach

I’m Nakia Reyes, born and raised in Greater-Boston. Since I was a young girl, I’ve dreamed and prepared to open a school. As a little one in foster care, I naturally fell into a motherly, yet collaborative role of helping my younger foster sibling learn about the world around them and how to move through it. Encouraged by my foster mother, who was a natural teacher and encouraged independence, I knew by age 10 that I wanted to be a teacher and open my own school. Now, 25+ years later, I’ve taken my years of education, New England Montessori Teacher Education Center training, and experience in a variety of roles in schools throughout Boston to bring the holistic Montessori educational experience to children in the Dorchester and surrounding neighborhoods. I love everything about children. I enjoy talking with them about what they’re experiencing and listening to the funny things they say. I also appreciate how honest they are. My favorite part of working with children is navigating life with them and learning who each child is as an individual. My favorite activities to do with the kids are anything that involves a smock. Long-term messy projects are the best - anything that gets the sensory skills of the kids working and growing. These types of activities with the Montessori teaching method help me connect with the children and dive deeper into their learning.


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Ms. Frankie

Play-Based Learning

Home daycare programs are a great first step in a child’s life outside the home, and I’m so happy to be able to use my training and experience to start young kids off on the right foot! I worked as a personal care attendant with children on the autism spectrum, have a degree in psychology and a certification in art therapy, and have two kids of my own – and all along my journey had the dream of opening my own home daycare. What I love most about what I do is that I get to help children learn and move forward in their development every day. There is nothing more rewarding than that!


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Ms. Lakeisha

Play-Based Learning

Children learn best when they are having fun. Planning exciting activities that I know kids will love and learn from is a real passion for me. Every child is so unique, and I offer many different types of activities that vary from week to week. There is always something to get excited about and dive into in my program! Arts & crafts, reading, and singing and dancing all bring joy to the children’s hearts and to mine. I’ve wanted to be a teacher from a young age - my first ‘students’ were my sisters, in a classroom I would set up for them in our home after school. Little did I know how much practice I was getting for my future career!


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Ms. Yolanda

Infant Care

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


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Ms. Elena

Play-Based Learning

Children greet the day with such good energy and unconditional love. They are excited to learn, and it’s been a lifelong joy to teach them and be a part of their growth. When they hear a story for the first time, it’s like you’ve opened a door into a whole new world for them. When they make a piece of art they’re really proud of, it’s like they’ve figured out how to create a world of their own. (My favorite part of the day is watching the kids light up when they try new foods!) Through a child’s eyes, everything is exciting and magical. It’s incredible to be able to help fuel their imagination and to make sure their bodies are getting everything they need.


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Ms. Luz

Special Needs Experience

Parenting can be challenging, and a daycare provider should help lighten the load for the families who attend! My program began when I was looking for a place to send my own children. I had so much difficulty finding a place that felt safe and right for them, and it was such a stressful experience! This is when I decided to start a program of my own in my home, so that I could offer an amazing standard of care to them and to other children at the same time. I am proud to provide this type of safe and loving space in my community, a space where children come to learn and grow.


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Ms. Erika

Arts & Music

Children are at the heart of every community. They are so caring and open to new friends, and that warmth and generosity is so nice to be around. Every child also comes with their own community. They have a family and friends and other mentors who really care about them. If we all work together, we are capable of creating a safe and happy environment for our kids. I was inspired to start my own daycare after watching my mother run hers for 25 years. A love of caring for others runs in the family, and it’s a passion I look forward to passing on to future generations.


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Ms. Nurby

Play-Based Learning

Every child is different, and it’s always such a joy to get to know them on an individual basis. Even at this young age, their personalities really start to shine through. It’s my job to help facilitate their growth and guide them. I’ve worked at daycares and as an educator, and it’s a responsibility I take very seriously. Of course, every child has their own needs and brings something unique to the table, and that’s what keeps this work so interesting. The connections I form with the kids (and that they form with each other!) are so special.


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Ms. Rose

Play-Based Learning

Sometimes people treat kids like blank slates, but I really believe they have their own personalities and passions, and it’s a joy to help them figure out what those are. In the right environment, kids can really thrive. Young children are so generous with their trust, their attention, and their goodwill, and every child deserves a caretaker who is going to mirror that back to them. As a parent myself, I’m a firm believer that children shouldn’t be punished, but they should be redirected. With a little guidance and patience, they can really accomplish anything.


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Ms. Nia

Infant Care

A small-scale daycare, Ms. Nia provides care for just 6 children at a time. As with all home daycares, her program is licensed by the state and she has 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. Nia 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. Jennifer

Arts & Music

A good home daycare program can make the whole experience a lot better for kids and parents. Working as a lead teacher in a larger daycare center for infants and preschoolers made me realize how much I love being around little ones - and made me think a lot about how I would run a daycare of my own. This became my dream, and making it happen has been amazing! My program is small and welcoming – just like I imagined it - and I love teaching the kids new things every day.


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Ms. Angela

Sleep Training Specialist

A small-scale daycare, Ms. Angela provides care for just 6 children at a time. As with all home daycares, her program is licensed by the state and she has 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. Angela 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. Thayshi

Infant Care

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


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Ms. Chelsea

Play-Based Learning

All young children have so much potential. Figuring out what each individual needs from their education and caregiver to untap that potential is like a puzzle, and it keeps every day different and engaging. Looking after kids is a lifelong passion of mine. It comes very naturally, because growing up, I would always help take care of my younger siblings. One of my sisters is actually severely dyslexic and struggled at school. Once I stepped in as her tutor, we spent a lot of time together getting her schoolwork done. Our one-on-one sessions were a fun way to learn that took away some of the pressure and frustrations that come from having a learning disability. It was inspiring to see her progress. Children who come to my daycare will find this same patience, understanding, and dedication to their education.


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Ms. Nercida

Play-Based Learning

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


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Ms. Ajanee

Infant Care

A small-scale daycare, Ms. Ajanee provides care for just 6 children at a time. As with all home daycares, her program is licensed by the state and she has 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. Ajanee 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. Genesis

Outdoor Education

Working in childcare is so special! As someone who worked as a pediatric dental assistant, I know just how to make kids feel comfortable and cared for. Let’s face it, if I can make the dentist fun for young kids, I can do anything! Owning my own daycare is a path I feel I was meant for - many of my family members are daycare owners, and I truly love watching the kids grow and teaching them new things. I am a very loving person because that’s how I was raised – and I extend this to the kids in my care and treat them as if they were my own.


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Ms. Deborah

Potty Training Support

Caring for kids is so gratifying! The motivation to open a daycare twenty-seven years ago was that it allowed me to spend more time with my own kids while caring for others, too. All these years later, I still love taking care of kids and am still very family oriented! In fact, my adult daughter is the one who inspired me to open up my daycare again - in my new hometown. She knows how much I love being around little ones, and that it’s my purpose to give kids a safe haven to learn and grow!


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Ms. Fatima

Language Immersion

Young children are such a source of joy! With 5 kids and 16 grandkids, I am no stranger to the variety of needs that a large family requires. Of course, every child is unique, and it’s a blessing to be able to take the time to figure out what specific things they need to help them thrive. The kids in my program will be treated with patience and empathy. They won’t just be babysat or taught—they will be understood. As a daycare owner, it’s my job to really get to know every child and understand what they’re passionate about, what makes them excited to be here.


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Ms. Maria

Healthy Meals & Snacks

A small-scale daycare, Ms. Maria provides care for just 10 children at a time. As with all home daycares, her program is licensed by the state and she has 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. Maria 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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Other daycares near Boston

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.

Belgica Altagracia Marte Reynoso

9 Harvard Park #2, Dorchester, MA

License # 9078955

Licensed for 6 since 2021


Belgica Altagracia Marte Reynoso runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Dorchester. 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.
Dawne Brown

18 Prescott Street, Hyde Park, MA

License # 9072000

Licensed for 6 since 2021


This home daycare in Hyde Park is led by Dawne Brown, 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 6 children, this program is a good option for parents close to home near Hyde Park.
Luisa Castillo De Falcon

82 Westview Street, #40, Dorchester, MA

License # 9059185

Licensed for 6 since 2020


Home daycares like Luisa Castillo De Falcon’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Dorchester. 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.
Epifania Mejia

444 Hyde Park Ave #1, Roslindale, MA

License # 9047199

Licensed for 6 since 2020


Family child care provider Ms. Epifania runs this daycare out of her home in Roslindale, 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.
Rosa Perez

49 Corey St Apt 678, Charlestown, MA

License # 9039861

Licensed for 6 since 2012


A small, local home daycare in nearby Charlestown, Massachusetts led by Ms. Rosa. 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 6 kids.
Loretta Jacobs

95 Harvard Street, Dorchester, MA

License # 9052605

Licensed for 6 since 2010


Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Loretta in Dorchester, 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 6 kids total!

Even more home daycares in Boston

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

Hope Fitzgerald

38 Harvard Street, Dorchester, MA

License # 78

Licensed for 8 since 2008

Clara Ortega

2962 Washington St # 8, Roxbury, MA

License # 9046553

Licensed for 8 since 2007

Danette Greenaway

18 Angell St # 2, Dorchester Center, MA

License # 9050825

Licensed for 8 since 2004

Rocio Herrera Ortiz

393 Meridian St Apt 1, East Boston, MA

License # 9056151

Licensed for 8 since 2003

Jessica Diaz

72 Alexander St, Dorchester, MA

License # 9046928

Licensed for 8 since 1998

Lynn Narotski

203 Wren Street, West Roxbury, MA

License # 9054018

Licensed for 6 since 1986

Brenda Neptune

72 Hamilton Street # 1, Dorchester, MA

License # 9071361

Licensed for 6 since 1985

Doriane Exil

45 Monadnock Street, Dorchester, MA

License # 9085177

Licensed for 10 since 2021

Juana Feliz

15 Rector Road #1, Mattapan, MA

License # 9059041

Licensed for 8 since 2021

Yanira Reyes-De Pena

183 Princeton Street #2, East Boston, MA

License # 9073117

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Emely Pimentel

139 Washington Street Apt 1, Dorchester, MA

License # 9077950

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Gleicione Ferreira Dias Oliveira

210 Maverick Street #2, East Boston, MA

License # 9092748

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Cindy Miranda

751 Washington Street #4, Dorchester, MA

License # 9082048

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Steven Muneton

106 Everett St. #1, East Boston, MA

License # 9090091

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Aviva Kornbluth

70 Beechcroft St, Brighton, MA

License # 9087806

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Angela Matthews

134 Warren Street, Apt #1, Boston, MA

License # 9088929

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Vilma Figuereo

279 Rosindale Ave, Roslindale, MA

License # 9083456

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Adriana Das Dores de Oliveira

163 Bennington St #1S, East Boston, MA

License # 9091162

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Ai Fei Wu

34 Saunders Street, Allston, MA

License # 9086212

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Cesarina Calderon Guerrero

3 Randlett Place #2, Dorchester, MA

License # 9089501

Licensed for 10 since 2021

Ivelisse Avila

27 Harvard Street #2, Dorchester, MA

License # 9077226

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Petronila Ventura de cruz

55 Hollowell Street, Mattapan, MA

License # 9083604

Licensed for 6 since 2009

Kam Leung

45 Oak Square Ave, Brighton, MA

License # 9051792

Licensed for 6 since 1998

Solange de Lima Leite

369 Border st Apt #2, East Boston, MA

License # 9095022

Licensed for 6 since 2022

Vanessa Denaud

64 Radcliffe RD, Hyde Park, MA

License # 9049579

Licensed for 10 since 2021

Marcia Rodrigues de Aguiar

173 Lexington St Apt #1, East Boston, MA

License # 9097402

Licensed for 6 since 2022

Li Si Zhou

7 Larose Place, Brighton, MA

License # 9099604

Licensed for 6 since 2022

Sery L. Baez de Gonzalez

488 Hyde Park Ave, #1, Hyde Park, MA

License # 9061526

Licensed for 6 since 2022

Marie Baez Vicente

30 Wyoming St #2, Dorchester, MA

License # 9060659

Licensed for 6 since 2022

Alba Bodden

66 Astoria Street, Mattapan, MA

License # 9061755

Licensed for 6 since 2022

Sindy Chavez Brooks

10 Ridgewood Street #2, Dorchester, MA

License # 9053946

Licensed for 6 since 2022

Altagracia De Los Santos

154 Garfield Ave #106, Hyde Park, MA

License # 9071072

Licensed for 6 since 2022

Keisha Marshall

15 Hollingsworth Street, Mattapan, MA

License # 9058098

Licensed for 6 since 2022

Dani Yanett Perez Mejia

16 Sunnyside Street #1, Hyde Park, MA

License # 9054224

Licensed for 6 since 2022

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FAQs

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

What is NeighborSchools?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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