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. 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. 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. 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. 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.


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Ms. Elaine

Play-Based Learning

A small-scale daycare in Roslindale, Ms. Elaine provides care for just 10 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. Elaine 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. 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. Maria

Play-Based Learning

A small-scale daycare in Roxbury, Ms. Maria provides care for just 8 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. 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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Ms. Francia

Play-Based Learning

I've been a licensed provider for over 7 years and a certified assistant for 8 years. I'm a loving, doting mother & grandmother who runs a fabulous bilingual program. I started working with children as a mom in my home 6 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 engaging, happy environment that I think is so important. I especially love to read books to 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 watching them learn and grow. 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. 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. 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. Isabel

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 7 years of experience. I have worked as a child care professional in daycare centers, and most recently I have been working in a daycare program. People have said that I create an environment that is comfortable and warm. I focus on learning through play, 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. Aracelis

Play-Based Learning

Children and parents love Ms. Aracelis’s daycare in Mattapan 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. Stephanie

Play-Based Learning

I’m a mom and I started working with children in a home-based daycare 12 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, engaging 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 allowing children to express themselves. 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 helped grow and learn.


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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. 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. Kenia

Play-Based Learning

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


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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. Dulys

Small Class Sizes

Children and parents love Ms. Dulys’s daycare in Hyde Park 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. Sofia

Play-Based Learning

A small-scale daycare in Roxbury, Ms. Sofia 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. Sofia 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. Rita

Language Immersion

Ms. Rita’s home daycare in Hyde Park caters to infants and toddlers, ages 1 year–5 years. As with every Massachusetts daycare on NeighborSchools, her program is licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care. That way you know providers have completed a 3-part background record check, and that their home environments have passed a detailed health and safety inspection. Ms. Rita’s daycare is a great option for parents that want that small-scale, personal feeling with a daycare provider you can develop a real relationship with. Take the survey to see if she has a spot that works for you or check out the full profile for more details.


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Ms. Catalina

Play-Based Learning

Children and parents love Ms. Catalina’s daycare in Hyde Park 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. Catalina’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

Originally, I opened my own daycare because I wanted to be able to care for my own daughter, and now I have been running my program for almost 20 years! I am committed to continuous improvement, and I take advantage of opportunities to engage in new training. As an Early Childhood Education professional, I really focus on the well-being of the children in my program. I also value manners and politeness, and I teach the children how to practice good manners through everything we do.


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Ms. Bridget

Play-Based Learning

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


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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. 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. Tatyanah

Infant Care

A small-scale daycare in Dorchester, Ms. Tatyanah 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. Tatyanah 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. Yolanda

Infant Care

Children and parents love Ms. Yolanda’s daycare in Dorchester 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. Sara

Infant Care

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


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Each daycare provider designs their program based on their unique background & child care experience.

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.

Reyita Lara

19 Shandon Road, Dorchester, MA

License # 9027678

Licensed for 10 since 2014


Reyita Lara 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’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.
Marcia Alvarez

256 North Beacon St #77, Brighton, MA

License # 9031559

Licensed for 9 since 2008


This home daycare in Brighton is led by Marcia Alvarez, 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 9 children, this program is a good option for parents close to home near Brighton.
Jasmine Cox

376 Norfolk Street #1, Dorchester, MA

License # 9030468

Licensed for 8 since 2017


Home daycares like Jasmine Cox’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 8 children, so each child gets lots of individualized care while learning to socialize in a small group setting.
Carmen Santana

119 Homestead Street, Dorcester, MA

License # 9027786

Licensed for 10 since 2007


Family child care provider Ms. Carmen runs this daycare out of her home in Dorcester, Massachusetts. She’s licensed by the state to care for up to 10 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.
Janet Greene

245a Norfolk St, Dorchester Center, MA

License # 9035677

Licensed for 8 since 1997


A small, local home daycare in nearby Dorchester Center, Massachusetts led by Ms. Janet. 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.
Juana Tafur

23 Walk Hill Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

License # 9032762

Licensed for 10 since 2009


Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Juana in Jamaica Plain, 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!

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.

Esmeralda Adames

43 Oldfields Road 2nd Floor, Dorchester, MA

License # 9033372

Licensed for 6 since 2018

Yesenia Martinez

38b Annunciation Road, Roxbury, MA

License # 9033052

Licensed for 8 since 2009

Reneca Benn

20 Richfield Street, Dorchester, MA

License # 9032715

Licensed for 4 since 2012

Khadija Chahiba

849 Saratoga Street # 2, East Boston, MA

License # 9030113

Licensed for 8 since 1999

Ana Rodriguez

301 Huntington Ave # 2, Hyde Park, MA

License # 9038785

Licensed for 8 since 2000

Mery Dominguez

264 Reservation Road Apt 1, Hyde Park, MA

License # 9028504

Licensed for 10 since 1996

Maria Estevez

618 Beech Street, Roslindale, MA

License # 0000483

Licensed for 10 since 2006

Haydee Acevedo

75 Saint Alphonsus St Apt 1007, Roxbury, MA

License # 9027059

Licensed for 10 since 2001

Katherine Montas

575 Park Street #3, Dorchester, MA

License # 9032958

Licensed for 6 since 2008

Fadumo Kheire

95 Archdale Rd Apts 391-392, Roslindale, MA

License # 9031951

Licensed for 6 since 2008

Shayndel Zaklos

16 Piedmont Street, Boston, MA

License # 9030470

Licensed for 6 since 2017

Rachel Wingert

170 Sherrin Street, Hyde Park, MA

License # 0000530

Licensed for 10 since 2018

Yat Oi Young

835 Huntington Avenue #905, Boston, MA

License # 9031526

Licensed for 6 since 1999

Patricia Hubbard

94 Sprague Street, Hyde Park, MA

License # 9031109

Licensed for 6 since 1986

Mariluz Pimentel

56 Bower Street, Roxbury, MA

License # 9027233

Licensed for 8 since 1998

Gloria Mendez

227 Lexington Street #2, East Boston, MA

License # 9031022

Licensed for 6 since 2017

Estanailda Mejia

73 Camden Street, Boston, MA

License # 9031400

Licensed for 8 since 2002

Sandra Sanchez

55 Neponset Avenue, Hyde Park, MA

License # 9032452

Licensed for 6 since 2018

Catalina-Sanchez Evelyn

106 Everett St #1, East Boston, MA

License # 9031888

Licensed for 10 since 2014

Myrl Bramwell

230 Kennebec St, Hyde Park, MA

License # 9027306

Licensed for 6 since 2004

Sherie Seymore

703 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA

License # 0000561

Licensed for 6 since 2001

Santa Martinez

82 Westview St Apt # 39, Dorchester, MA

License # 9025318

Licensed for 8 since 2010

Lilliana Pizarro

112 Magnolia Street Bldg.2 Apt. 3, Dorchester, MA

License # 9031640

Licensed for 4 since 2005

Theresa Praileau

122 Taunton Ave, Hyde Park, MA

License # 9027408

Licensed for 10 since 2001

Pamela Haye

37 Duke Street #2, Mattapan, MA

License # 9032013

Licensed for 6 since 2018

Angela Salazar Barbosa

5 West Cottage Street, Dorchester, MA

License # 9025270

Licensed for 8 since 2004

Junia Marcelin

68 Edwin Street, Dorchester Center, MA

License # 9030446

Licensed for 6 since 2005

Dariela Gonzalez

10 Ellison Ave, Mattapan, MA

License # 9046383

Licensed for 10 since 2013

Norma Perez

40 Ramsdell Ave, Roslindale, MA

License # 9028300

Licensed for 10 since 2002

Joyce Brown

62 Dent St, West Roxbury, MA

License # 9045383

Licensed for 8 since 2004

Mary Phillip

36 Rockingham Road, Mattapan, MA

License # 9029305

Licensed for 6 since 2014

Gloria Valentin-Denson

80 Ayles Road, Hyde Park, MA

License # 9031740

Licensed for 8 since 2003

Latia Brown-Coley

3 Remington Street, Dorchester, MA

License # 9030800

Licensed for 6 since 2017

Greter I Andujar

3 Esmond Street, Apt #2, Dorchester, MA

License # 9024636

Licensed for 10 since 2003

Inge Tucker

557 Norfolk St, Mattapan, MA

License # 9028137

Licensed for 6 since 2007

Bianca Huggins

27 Speedwell Street # 1, Dorchester, MA

License # 0000142

Licensed for 6 since 1989

Jacqueline Perez

34 Hale Street, Hyde Park, MA

License # 9038361

Licensed for 8 since 2013

Lissette Lapaix

26 Glen Road, Jamaica Plain, MA

License # 9031916

Licensed for 10 since 1999

Maritza Manrique

256 Bremen Street #101, East Boston, MA

License # 9031597

Licensed for 8 since 2005

Rose Marie Vancol

114 Fuller Street # 1, Dorchester, MA

License # 0000614

Licensed for 10 since 2006

Gabriela Covarrubias

281 Faneuil St # 1, Brighton, MA

License # 9029850

Licensed for 10 since 2011

Maria Acosta

98 Stanwood St, Dorchester, MA

License # 9026767

Licensed for 6 since 2004

Marileydis Cabrera

61 Oldfields Rd. Apt 1, Dorchester, MA

License # 9026510

Licensed for 10 since 2016

Juana Feliz

76 O&#39;callaghan Way, South Boston, MA

License # 9024118

Licensed for 8 since 2006

Melania Mejia

81 Mora Street Apt #2, Dorchester, MA

License # 9038116

Licensed for 10 since 2019

Beatriz Lopez Pena

45 Iffley Road, Jamaica Plain, MA

License # 9028175

Licensed for 6 since 2017

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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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