Home Daycares in Codman Square

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Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Codman Square

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


Ms. Sonia

Small Class Sizes

Coming from a big family is great preparation for having a daycare program! I always loved being around my nieces and nephews and volunteering with kids in daycare programs as I got older. Starting my own program was a great way to be home with my children when they were young, and twenty years later I still think this is the best job ever! It is so rewarding when a child begins to understand something you are teaching them - the looks of pride on their faces in those moments are truly priceless. There is nothing I’d rather do!


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.


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.


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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Codman Square

There are 21 licensed home daycares in Codman Square. 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 Codman Square

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.

Katherine Montas

575 Park Street #3, Dorchester, Ma

License # 9032958

Licensed for 6 since 2008

Katherine Montas 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.
Sherie Seymore

703 Washington Street, Dorchester, Ma

License # 0000561

Licensed for 6 since 2001

This home daycare in Dorchester is led by Sherie Seymore, 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 6 children, this program is a good option for parents close to home near Dorchester.
Melania Mejia

81 Mora Street Apt #2, Dorchester, Ma

License # 9038116

Licensed for 10 since 2019

Home daycares like Melania Mejia’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.
Hope Fitzgerald

38 Harvard Street, Dorchester, Ma

License # 0000078

Licensed for 8 since 2008

Family child care provider Ms. Hope 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.
Rosa Gomez

108 Norfolk Street, Dorchester, Ma

License # 9031377

Licensed for 10 since 2005

A small, local home daycare in nearby Dorchester, Massachusetts led by Ms. Rosa. 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 10 kids.
Daysi Rodriguez

68 Norfolk Street # 1, Dorchester Center, Ma

License # 9030302

Licensed for 10 since 2008

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Daysi in Dorchester Center, 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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Lydia Ortiz

118 Millet Street #1, Dorchester, Ma

License # 9047214

Licensed for 10 since 2016

Carmen Ortiz

11a Shafter St, Dorchester, Ma

License # 9037139

Licensed for 10 since 2001

Carmen Martrinez

17 Dunlap St #1, Dorchester, Ma

License # 9040497

Licensed for 8 since 2001

Loleeta Barnes

66 Colonial Avenue, Dorchester, Ma

License # 9033351

Licensed for 8 since 1999

Yvonne Malcolm

90 Fairmount Street #1, Dorchester, Ma

License # 0000652

Licensed for 8 since 2015

Keionia Jefferson

10 Greenwood Street Apt.c, Dorchester, Ma

License # 9030597

Licensed for 6 since 2009

Loretta Jacobs

95 Harvard Street, Dorchester, Ma

License # 9027517

Licensed for 8 since 2010

Maria Depina

15 Torrey St, Dorchester Center, Ma

License # 9026869

Licensed for 10 since 2010

Cheryl Whitaker

129 Wilmington Avenue, Dorchester, Ma

License # 9031722

Licensed for 8 since 1996

Gayle Sutton

43 Athelwold Street, Dorchester, Ma

License # 0000746

Licensed for 10 since 2000

Iraida Dominici

9 Harvard Park, Dorchester, Ma

License # 0000509

Licensed for 6 since 2018

Belgica Altagracia Marte Reynoso

9 Harvard Park #2, Dorchester, Ma

License # 9078955

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Loretta Jacobs

95 Harvard Street, Dorchester, Ma

License # 9052605

Licensed for 6 since 2010

Hope Fitzgerald

38 Harvard Street, Dorchester, Ma

License # 78

Licensed for 8 since 2008

Cindy Miranda

751 Washington Street #4, Dorchester, Ma

License # 9082048

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Ivelisse Avila

27 Harvard Street #2, Dorchester, Ma

License # 9077226

Licensed for 6 since 2021

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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.

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.

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