Home Daycares in Stony Brook / Cleary Square

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Small-scale child care in Stony Brook / Cleary Square

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Ms. Cheryl

Play-Based Learning

I always had the goal of opening my own Family Child Care Center. I set my mind on 2021, but lucky for me I was able to open in October of 2019! I wanted to be able to take care of my grandchildren and help the community as well. I wanted to be able to teach the children all of the things I’ve taught my own children over the years. Children inspire me every single day, and I also think of my mother who raised 11 kids. I figured that if she could do it, so can I. Plus, I feel so lucky to have had a great role model and been taken care of so well, and it’s my dream to give the same love and attention to the children in my program in partnership with their parents. I love kids so much. They are really cute, each in their own way. They’re little sponges, always learning so quickly and moving all over the place. They never stop. I love to get down there and run around with them. We’re always hands-on learning and having fun. It’s such a rewarding experience for me. How lucky! I am currently enrolled in courses to earn my CDA (Child Development Associate’s). Then I want to go on and continue getting degrees in teaching. I am so passionate about working with children and learning as much as possible to better myself and the program. This is my absolute dream job and I want to be as good as I can be, keeping up-to-date and on top of everything.


Ms. Martha

Play-Based Learning

I’m originally from Bogota, Colombia, where I earned my degree and started my career in the business world, visiting customers and helping them adopt new products and services - I’ve been helping others ever since. In 2007, I decided to devote myself to working full-time with young children. I started as a nanny and tried hard to bring love, joy and energy into all of the homes where I worked. Over the years, I've worked with families across Needham, Newton & Dedham. Because I’m fully bilingual, I’ve led programming in both English and Spanish, including full immersion at the request of multiple families. At one point, while coordinating playdates with 3 children in one household, and 2 in another, I discovered that children could learn so much more from socializing with a mix of ages, and that's when the idea for Patico's Home Daycare was born. As a mother, and now a grandmother, I cherish every child’s uniqueness, and I treat each child as if they were my own because I know how precious they are. I’m thrilled to welcome families in Dedham to Patico’s Home Daycare, and I look forward to meeting you and your little one.


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.


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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Stony Brook / Cleary Square

There are 16 licensed home daycares in Stony Brook / Cleary 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 Stony Brook / Cleary 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.

Pauline Prospere

43 Pierce St, Hyde Park, MA

License # 9033767

Licensed for 6 since 1987

Pauline Prospere runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Hyde Park. 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.
Ayalibys Acevedo

1141 Hyde Park Ave. Apt 2, Hyde Park, MA

License # 9029674

Licensed for 10 since 2004

This home daycare in Hyde Park is led by Ayalibys Acevedo, 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 Hyde Park.
Reyna Castillo

61 Gordon Avenue # 1, Hyde Park, MA

License # 0000278

Licensed for 8 since 2001

Home daycares like Reyna Castillo’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Hyde Park. 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.
Dora Aguilar

571 Truman Pkwy, Hyde Park, MA

License # 9039556

Licensed for 10 since 2002

Family child care provider Ms. Dora runs this daycare out of her home in Hyde Park, 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.
Mayra Rodriguez

44 Oak Street # 1, Hyde Park, MA

License # 9029784

Licensed for 8 since 1999

A small, local home daycare in nearby Hyde Park, Massachusetts led by Ms. Mayra. 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.
Josefina Hernandez

12 Austin Street, Hyde Park, MA

License # 9034369

Licensed for 10 since 1998

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Josefina in Hyde Park, 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 Stony Brook / Cleary Square

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

Leilany Diaz

84 Pierce Street #2, Hyde Park, MA

License # 9041349

Licensed for 8 since 2016

Amnelbi Lora-Contreras

30 Austin Street #2, Hyde Park, MA

License # 0000296

Licensed for 6 since 2018

Elizabeth Santana

112 Central Avenue # 1, Hyde Park, MA

License # 9032149

Licensed for 10 since 2011

Cely Cabrera

38 Dana Ave, Hyde Park, MA

License # 9041856

Licensed for 6 since 2013

Juana Hilda Diaz

1366 River Street #1, Hyde Park, MA

License # 9021521

Licensed for 6 since 2009

Mirna Dominguez

73 Austin St, Hyde Park, MA

License # 9026120

Licensed for 8 since 2007

Margarita Castillo-Parra

85 Business Street, Hyde Park, MA

License # 9032454

Licensed for 10 since 2012

Rita Beato

79 Summer Street, Hyde Park, MA

License # 9041249

Licensed for 6 since 2019

Ingrid Escobar

39 Austin Street, Apt. 2, Hyde Park, MA

License # 9030537

Licensed for 10 since 2002

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