Home Daycares in Bowdoin North / Mount Bowdoin

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Small-scale child care in Bowdoin North / Mount Bowdoin

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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. 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. 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. 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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Bowdoin North / Mount Bowdoin

There are 17 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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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’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.
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.
Nereida Fernandez

69 Hamilton St Apt 1, Dorchester, MA

License # 9036793

Licensed for 10 since 2006


Family child care provider Ms. Nereida runs this daycare out of her home in Dorchester, 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.
Maria M. Otero

93 Hamilton St Fl 1, Dorchester, MA

License # 9043207

Licensed for 8 since 2001


A small, local home daycare in nearby Dorchester, Massachusetts led by Ms. Maria. 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.
Coretta Brown

302 Washington St, Dorchester, MA

License # 9028735

Licensed for 6 since 2005


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

21b Blakeville St., Dorchester, MA

License # 9025133

Licensed for 10 since 2006

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

Medlor Pauline Edwards

304 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA

License # 9031801

Licensed for 10 since 2005

Lisa Zuniga

333 Quincy Street Apt 3, Dorchester, MA

License # 9049051

Licensed for 6 since 2019

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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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