Home Daycares in Mattapan

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Small-scale child care in Mattapan

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

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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. 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. 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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Mattapan

There are 70 licensed home daycares in Mattapan. 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. 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. Ronique

Play-Based Learning

With four children of my own, I know how challenging it is to find a local daycare you love and trust. I have worked in the education and mental health fields since the age of 14, and decided to give back to my community by opening a daycare of my own. I care for children and families like they are my own, and I am very flexible and happy to help with any needs that may arise—from special circumstances and extra hours to meals—my husband is even licensed to drive a van and can assist with transportation. Every child is welcomed in my home, regardless of race, religion, or gender. I believe our community is better when we work together!


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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. Ms.

Small Class Sizes

Ms. Ms.’s home daycare in Mattapan caters to infants and toddlers, ages 11 months–6 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. Ms.’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. 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. 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. 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. 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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Other daycares near Mattapan

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.
Jasmine Cox

376 Norfolk Street #1, Dorchester, MA

License # 9030468

Licensed for 8 since 2017


This home daycare in Dorchester is led by Jasmine Cox, 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 8 children, this program is a good option for parents close to home near Dorchester.
Janet Greene

245a Norfolk St, Dorchester Center, MA

License # 9035677

Licensed for 8 since 1997


Home daycares like Janet Greene’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Dorchester Center. 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.
Santa Martinez

82 Westview St Apt # 39, Dorchester, MA

License # 9025318

Licensed for 8 since 2010


Family child care provider Ms. Santa runs this daycare out of her home in Dorchester, Massachusetts. She’s licensed by the state to care for up to 8 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.
Pamela Haye

37 Duke Street #2, Mattapan, MA

License # 9032013

Licensed for 6 since 2018


A small, local home daycare in nearby Mattapan, Massachusetts led by Ms. Pamela. 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.
Dariela Gonzalez

10 Ellison Ave, Mattapan, MA

License # 9046383

Licensed for 10 since 2013


Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Dariela in Mattapan, 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 Mattapan

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

Mary Phillip

36 Rockingham Road, Mattapan, MA

License # 9029305

Licensed for 6 since 2014

Inge Tucker

557 Norfolk St, Mattapan, MA

License # 9028137

Licensed for 6 since 2007

Jeannette Belizaire

23 Wilmore Street #1, Mattapan, MA

License # 9032970

Licensed for 8 since 2008

Lila Rodriguez

73 Ames Street, Dorchester, MA

License # 9042430

Licensed for 8 since 2001

Raquel Tirado

12 Ellison Avenue # 1, Mattapan, MA

License # 9031800

Licensed for 10 since 1999

Danette Greenaway

18 Angell St # 2, Dorchester Center, MA

License # 9027221

Licensed for 8 since 2004

Jean J. Silva

163 Colorado St, Mattapan, MA

License # 9038873

Licensed for 6 since 1983

Anne Osula

74 Westmore Road, Mattapan, MA

License # 9033569

Licensed for 10 since 2012

Damiana Barrous

7 Landor Road # 1, Mattapan, MA

License # 9026273

Licensed for 8 since 2001

Aracelis Santana

36b Harwood Street, Dorchester, MA

License # 9032819

Licensed for 8 since 2001

Mireya Nicasio

54 Gallivan Blvd, Dorchester Center, MA

License # 9030295

Licensed for 10 since 2002

Virginia Reyes Concepcion

38 American Legion Highway Null, Dorchester, MA

License # 9043292

Licensed for 6 since 2019

Wanda Cousin-Hunter

130 Orlando Street, Mattapan, MA

License # 9039917

Licensed for 6 since 2019

Carmen Pena Villar

71 Fermoy Heights Avenue, Boston, MA

License # 9032129

Licensed for 6 since 2018

Graciela Sepulveda

1009 Morton Street, Mattapan, MA

License # 9045955

Licensed for 6 since 2019

Prudence Miller

22 Harmon Street, Mattapan, MA

License # 9047224

Licensed for 10 since 2010

Ligia Alvarado

55 Johnston Road # 1, Dorchester, MA

License # 9028406

Licensed for 6 since 2007

Eloisa Rodrigues-Lopes

42 Winston Rd Apt 1b, Dorchester Center, MA

License # 9030760

Licensed for 8 since 2010

Kenia Arias

35 Astoria Street, Mattapan, MA

License # 9026878

Licensed for 8 since 2016

Esther Bernabel

63 Fermoy Heights Ave, Dorchester, MA

License # 9039947

Licensed for 6 since 2019

Albania Heredia

14 Dania Street, Mattapan, MA

License # 9033568

Licensed for 10 since 2009

Clara Gousby

6 Lorna Rd, Mattapan, MA

License # 9032987

Licensed for 6 since 1996

Jacqueline Mccarthy

22 Thetford Avenue, Dorchester Center, MA

License # 9029302

Licensed for 10 since 2001

Altagracia Concepcion

608 Norfolk Street, Mattapan, MA

License # 9043044

Licensed for 8 since 2004

Ana Polanco

29 Woodruff Way, Mattapan, MA

License # 9042139

Licensed for 8 since 2016

Betty Mc Donald

8 Leston St, Mattapan, MA

License # 9039067

Licensed for 8 since 2007

Melissa Anne Gatlin

100 Rockdale St, Mattapan, MA

License # 9043260

Licensed for 8 since 2006

Eva Tejeda

152 Standard Street # 129, Mattapan, MA

License # 9032793

Licensed for 10 since 2002

Dorothy Agnew

18 Boyden St, Dorchester Center, MA

License # 9027305

Licensed for 10 since 2001

Barbara Martin

58 Angell St # 2, Dorchester Center, MA

License # 9031221

Licensed for 6 since 1993

Laura Barner

241- A Norfolk Street, Dorchester, MA

License # 0000088

Licensed for 8 since 1999

Fior Baez

32 Woodbole Avenue, Mattapan, MA

License # 9031639

Licensed for 10 since 2008

Gavina Nunez

73 Woodbole Avenue #216, Mattapan, MA

License # 0000220

Licensed for 6 since 2000

Gladys Guerrero

14 Groveland Street #1, Mattapan, MA

License # 9033525

Licensed for 10 since 2006

Karen Richards

9 Greendale Rd # 2, Mattapan, MA

License # 9038344

Licensed for 8 since 2010

Lucy Aguasvivas

16 Baird Street Apt 1, Dorchester, MA

License # 9032176

Licensed for 6 since 2014

Helen Adger

12 Wildwood Street Apt. 1, Dorchester, MA

License # 9028335

Licensed for 6 since 1995

Ana Peguero

712 Morton Street #3, Mattapan, MA

License # 9032178

Licensed for 10 since 2011

Almedia Welch Jones

37 Callender St # 2, Dorchester Center, MA

License # 9039280

Licensed for 8 since 2000

Dahiana Garcia

760 Morton Street #5, Mattapan, MA

License # 9030091

Licensed for 4 since 2017

Minnie Johnson

624 Harvard Street, Mattapan, MA

License # 9033402

Licensed for 8 since 2003

Nancy Hairston

70 Favre St # 2, Mattapan, MA

License # 9044180

Licensed for 4 since 2010

Hattie M. McCray

596 River St, Mattapan, MA

License # 9038547

Licensed for 6 since 2000

Wanda E Guerrero

78 Floyd Street, #2, Dorchester, MA

License # 9027491

Licensed for 8 since 2003

Turquoise Forde

29 Wildwood Street #2, Dorchester, MA

License # 9027760

Licensed for 6 since 2016

Mercedes Lopez

128 Westview St # 3, Dorchester Center, MA

License # 9030854

Licensed for 8 since 2005

Huguette Juste-Dessalines

19 Mountain Avenue, Dorchester Center, MA

License # 9030617

Licensed for 10 since 2005

Juana Quezada

183 Callender St #1, Dorchester Center, MA

License # 9039837

Licensed for 8 since 2000

Altagracia Guerrero

40 American Legion Highway, Dorchester, MA

License # 9029236

Licensed for 10 since 2011

Petricely Cruz

62 Ridgeview Ave, Mattapan, MA

License # 9029929

Licensed for 6 since 2017

Mary Greenaway

18 Angell Street # 1, Dorchester, MA

License # 9033570

Licensed for 10 since 1999

Rebecca Belizaire

23 Wilmore Street #2, Mattapan, MA

License # 0000070

Licensed for 8 since 2019

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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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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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