Home Daycares in Roxbury

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Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Roxbury

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


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.


Ms. Ylonka

Early Intervention Expertise

These are the days when the children are finding themselves, figuring out who they want to be, and discovering what interests them. Even at this young age, you can see their personalities emerging. The interactions that they have every day really matter. They’re learning how to make friends and how to take in the world. It’s such a special time in their lives, and it’s an honor to be with them at such a formative stage.


Ms. Melissa

Play-Based Learning

My favorite thing about caring for children is watching them explore and discover. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 11 years of experience. I have worked as a child care professional in early childhood education programs, and most recently I have been running my own program. People have said that I create an environment that is welcoming and engaging. I focus on building independence, and I especially love to read books to them. 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. Fatima

Montessori Approach

Young children can be so wonderfully kind and considerate. They’re eager to make new friends and open to new experiences. After working as an assistant at a daycare program and having my own kids, I realized how powerful that positive energy is. Young kids are an inspiration, a reminder to us all to be our most caring selves.

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There are 8 licensed home daycares in Roxbury. 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. Lakeisha

Play-Based Learning

Children learn best when they are having fun. Planning exciting activities that I know kids will love and learn from is a real passion for me. Every child is so unique, and I offer many different types of activities that vary from week to week. There is always something to get excited about and dive into in my program! Arts & crafts, reading, and singing and dancing all bring joy to the children’s hearts and to mine. I’ve wanted to be a teacher from a young age - my first ‘students’ were my sisters, in a classroom I would set up for them in our home after school. Little did I know how much practice I was getting for my future career!


Ms. Erika

Arts & Music

Children are at the heart of every community. They are so caring and open to new friends, and that warmth and generosity is so nice to be around. Every child also comes with their own community. They have a family and friends and other mentors who really care about them. If we all work together, we are capable of creating a safe and happy environment for our kids. I was inspired to start my own daycare after watching my mother run hers for 25 years. A love of caring for others runs in the family, and it’s a passion I look forward to passing on to future generations.


Ms. Angela

Sleep Training Specialist

A small-scale daycare, Ms. Angela provides care for just 6 children at a time. As with all home daycares, her program is licensed by the state and she has 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. Angela right in the neighborhood. See more details and take the survey to see if she has an opening for your little one.


Ms. Chelsea

Play-Based Learning

All young children have so much potential. Figuring out what each individual needs from their education and caregiver to untap that potential is like a puzzle, and it keeps every day different and engaging. Looking after kids is a lifelong passion of mine. It comes very naturally, because growing up, I would always help take care of my younger siblings. One of my sisters is actually severely dyslexic and struggled at school. Once I stepped in as her tutor, we spent a lot of time together getting her schoolwork done. Our one-on-one sessions were a fun way to learn that took away some of the pressure and frustrations that come from having a learning disability. It was inspiring to see her progress. Children who come to my daycare will find this same patience, understanding, and dedication to their education.

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Other daycares near Roxbury

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.

Clara Ortega

2962 Washington St # 8, Roxbury, MA

License # 9046553

Licensed for 8 since 2007

Clara Ortega runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Roxbury. 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.
Jessica Diaz

72 Alexander St, Dorchester, MA

License # 9046928

Licensed for 8 since 1998

This home daycare in Dorchester is led by Jessica Diaz, 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.
Emely Pimentel

139 Washington Street Apt 1, Dorchester, MA

License # 9077950

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Home daycares like Emely Pimentel’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 6 children, so each child gets lots of individualized care while learning to socialize in a small group setting.
Angela Matthews

134 Warren Street, Apt #1, Boston, MA

License # 9088929

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Family child care provider Ms. Angela runs this daycare out of her home in Boston, Massachusetts. She is licensed by the state to care for up to 6 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.
Cesarina Calderon Guerrero

3 Randlett Place #2, Dorchester, MA

License # 9089501

Licensed for 10 since 2021

A small, local home daycare in nearby Dorchester, Massachusetts led by Ms. Cesarina. 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.
Marie Baez Vicente

30 Wyoming St #2, Dorchester, MA

License # 9060659

Licensed for 6 since 2022

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