Home Daycares in Bowdoin North / Mount Bowdoin

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Small-scale child care in Bowdoin North / Mount Bowdoin

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


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.


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!


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.


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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Bowdoin North / Mount Bowdoin

There are 18 licensed home daycares in Bowdoin North / Mount Bowdoin. Most parents don’t know that home daycare is regulated by the Department of Early Education and Care, just like the big preschool centers.

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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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Other daycares near Bowdoin North / Mount Bowdoin

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.

Reneca Benn

20 Richfield Street, Dorchester, Ma

License # 9032715

Licensed for 4 since 2012

Reneca Benn 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.
Stacy Williams

40 Norton St Apt 3, Dorchester, Ma

License # 9038254

Licensed for 10 since 2010

This home daycare in Dorchester is led by Stacy Williams, a licensed Family Child Care educator. By choosing licensed child care, you can rest assured that the provider has passed a government-issued background record check, and that the home daycare environment has been inspected by the state licensing department. With a maximum of just 10 children, this program is a good option for parents close to home near Dorchester.
Lisa King

264 Geneva Ave #2, Dorchester, Ma

License # 9027675

Licensed for 10 since 2004

Home daycares like Lisa King’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 10 children, so each child gets lots of individualized care while learning to socialize in a small group setting.
Maria M. Otero

93 Hamilton St Fl 1, Dorchester, Ma

License # 9043207

Licensed for 8 since 2001

Family child care provider Ms. Maria runs this daycare out of her home in Dorchester, Massachusetts. She is licensed by the state to care for up to 8 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.
Coretta Brown

302 Washington St, Dorchester, Ma

License # 9028735

Licensed for 6 since 2005

A small, local home daycare in nearby Dorchester, Massachusetts led by Ms. Coretta. 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.
Madeline Penaloza

21b Blakeville St., Dorchester, Ma

License # 9025133

Licensed for 10 since 2006

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Madeline 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 10 kids total!

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

Marybelle Justiniano

30 Norton Street, Dorchester, Ma

License # 9031510

Licensed for 8 since 2005

Cynthia Qualls

55 Richfield Street, Dorchester, Ma

License # 9029851

Licensed for 8 since 2002

Rachelle Objio

28 Bowdoin Ave, Apt. 20, Dorchester, Ma

License # 9042988

Licensed for 5 since 2019

Carolina Vasquez

19 Morse Street, Dorchester, Ma

License # 9041487

Licensed for 6 since 2019

Janet Figueroa-Petty

61 Richfield Street, Dorchester, Ma

License # 9035963

Licensed for 10 since 2002

Diane Rayford

39 Stanley Street, Dorchester, Ma

License # 9033489

Licensed for 10 since 2009

Lisa Zuniga

333 Quincy Street Apt 3, Dorchester, Ma

License # 9049051

Licensed for 6 since 2019

Brenda Neptune

72 Hamilton Street # 1, Dorchester, Ma

License # 9071361

Licensed for 6 since 1985

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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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