Home Daycares in Boston

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Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Boston

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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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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. 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. Heidi

Play-Based Learning

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


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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. 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.