Home Daycares in Centre-South

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Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Centre-South

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

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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. 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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Mr. BeiBei

Play-Based Learning

We are Wei and JianJun. My wife, JianJun, and I began our Family Child Care program in August of 2019 and have loved it more and more every day. My wife previously worked at a large child care center for a year and a half with more than 100 children enrolled. While there, she found it difficult to provide as high quality of care as she’d like with such high enrollment. We decided to bring her high level of care to children in a smaller setting, thus starting our own family child care program. We have both worked in the academic world for most of our lives and raised a daughter who is now in her early 20’s. JianJun has the Child Development Associate Credential and we are licensed through the EEC. We’ve taken courses in Child Development and continue to study different theories of how best to educate the children. We feel that we are learning just as much as the children are!


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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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Centre-South

There are 6 licensed home daycares in Centre-South. 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 Centre-South

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.

Christine Bortolotto

10 Rhoda Street, West Roxbury, MA

License # 9033102

Licensed for 8 since 2009


Christine Bortolotto runs a licensed Family Child Care program in West Roxbury. 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.
Ana Ruiz

21 Walworth Street, Roslindale, MA

License # 9033523

Licensed for 10 since 2000


This home daycare in Roslindale is led by Ana Ruiz, 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 Roslindale.
Margaret Grealish

68 Tyndale Street, Roslindale, MA

License # 9031242

Licensed for 6 since 1996


Home daycares like Margaret Grealish’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Roslindale. 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.
Isabel Blanco

6 Brookfield Street # 1, Roslindale, MA

License # 9031244

Licensed for 10 since 2002


Family child care provider Ms. Isabel runs this daycare out of her home in Roslindale, 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 Campbell

26 Ardale Street, Roslindale, MA

License # 9030933

Licensed for 8 since 1997


A small, local home daycare in nearby Roslindale, 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.

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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.

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