Home Daycares in Southern Mattapan

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Small-scale child care in Southern Mattapan

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


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.


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.


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


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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Southern Mattapan

There are 18 licensed home daycares in Southern 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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Other daycares near Southern 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.

Mary Phillip

36 Rockingham Road, Mattapan, Ma

License # 9029305

Licensed for 6 since 2014

Mary Phillip runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Mattapan. 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.
Jean J. Silva

163 Colorado St, Mattapan, Ma

License # 9038873

Licensed for 6 since 1983

This home daycare in Mattapan is led by Jean J. Silva, 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 Mattapan.
Wanda Cousin-Hunter

130 Orlando Street, Mattapan, Ma

License # 9039917

Licensed for 6 since 2019

Home daycares like Wanda Cousin-Hunter’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Mattapan. 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.
Graciela Sepulveda

1009 Morton Street, Mattapan, Ma

License # 9045955

Licensed for 6 since 2019

Family child care provider Ms. Graciela runs this daycare out of her home in Mattapan, 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.
Prudence Miller

22 Harmon Street, Mattapan, Ma

License # 9047224

Licensed for 10 since 2010

A small, local home daycare in nearby Mattapan, Massachusetts led by Ms. Prudence. 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.
Albania Heredia

14 Dania Street, Mattapan, Ma

License # 9033568

Licensed for 10 since 2009

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Albania 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!
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Even more home daycares in Southern Mattapan

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

Clara Gousby

6 Lorna Rd, Mattapan, Ma

License # 9032987

Licensed for 6 since 1996

Ana Polanco

29 Woodruff Way, Mattapan, Ma

License # 9042139

Licensed for 8 since 2016

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

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

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

Petricely Cruz

62 Ridgeview Ave, Mattapan, Ma

License # 9029929

Licensed for 6 since 2017

Juana Feliz

15 Rector Road #1, Mattapan, Ma

License # 9059041

Licensed for 8 since 2021

Petronila Ventura de cruz

55 Hollowell Street, Mattapan, Ma

License # 9083604

Licensed for 6 since 2009

Keisha Marshall

15 Hollingsworth Street, Mattapan, Ma

License # 9058098

Licensed for 6 since 2022

Fatima Ramirez

30 Woodruff Way, Mattapan, Ma

License # 9084557

Licensed for 6 since 2022

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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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