Home Daycares in Chelsea

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Small-scale child care programs near you

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


Ms. Bernade

Academic Prep

There is nothing better than a group of children coming together and learning something new. Their openness is inspiring and magical. It is our hope for the future. Children can teach us a thing or two about communication and excitement for new experiences. They can also teach each other a lot. At my program, children start friendships that they can grow and learn from.


Ms. Nancy

Academic Prep

Children have so much love, and the bonds that they make at this age are so special. Once there was a little girl who was just 6 months old when she first came to my daycare. For years, it was an absolute joy to watch her grow, learn, and make new friends. (Although she would tell me that I was her favorite!) Now she’s in kindergarten and thriving! Even though I miss her, it’s so rewarding to know that at my program, she took a lot of important first steps that will get her where she needs to go. Watching the kids blossom is the best experience, and every single child that I’ve looked after holds a place in my heart.


Ms. Fouzia

Bilingual Daycare

A daycare provider can offer so much support to children and families! I am always willing to help parents and caregivers in any way I can. As a mother of four children myself, I understand what it is like to raise children and have plenty of experience with kids of all ages! The thing I love most about what I do is being able to help my community in this special way. I’m grateful for all the amazing families who have become part of my life through my program.


Ms. Housna

Play-Based Learning

I have 6 years of experience taking care of young children. For me, one of the best parts of working with children is watching them explore and discover. I feel so fortunate to experience that every day and to share my skills and experience with families through my home-based child care program, where I focus on exploration and imagination. I aim to create an environment that is encouraging and welcoming for the children I care about so much. So many parts of this job are fun, but I especially love to watch them express themselves. I can't imagine spending my days any other way. I’m also proud to do this important work. That’s especially true when I think about all the children I've helped grow and learn.

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There are 40 licensed home daycares in Chelsea. 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 Chelsea

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.

Reina Artica

102 Grove St #1, Chelsea, MA

License # 9031238

Licensed for 8 since 2010

Reina Artica runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Chelsea. 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.
Arelis Matos

149 Shurtleff St #1, Chelsea, MA

License # 9038140

Licensed for 6 since 2019

This home daycare in Chelsea is led by Arelis Matos, 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 Chelsea.
Rosa Reyes

112 Hawthorne St #2, Chelsea, MA

License # 9039898

Licensed for 6 since 2016

Home daycares like Rosa Reyes’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Chelsea. 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.
Margarita Garcia

363 Crescent Avenue #1, Chelsea, MA

License # 9030670

Licensed for 8 since 1998

Family child care provider Ms. Margarita runs this daycare out of her home in Chelsea, 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.
Idalia Hernandez

96 Crescent Avenue, Chelsea, MA

License # 0000946

Licensed for 6 since 2015

A small, local home daycare in nearby Chelsea, Massachusetts led by Ms. Idalia. 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.
Vilma Cardoza

82 Blossom St Apt 1, Chelsea, MA

License # 9030601

Licensed for 8 since 2011

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Vilma in Chelsea, 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 8 kids total!
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Even more home daycares in Chelsea

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

Soraya Rendon

140 Clark Ave # 1, Chelsea, MA

License # 9030859

Licensed for 6 since 1999

Liana Cruz-Hoffman

50 Prescott Avenue, Chelsea, MA

License # 0000819

Licensed for 8 since 2000

Glenda Reyes

44 Carmel St, Chelsea, MA

License # 9026119

Licensed for 10 since 2001

Bercy Aroche

53 Crescent Ave. Apt 1, Chelsea, MA

License # 9029274

Licensed for 10 since 2014

Merlin Sagrario Andino

8 Lynn Street, Chelsea, MA

License # 9033367

Licensed for 8 since 2000

Rudilania Mora

165 Bloomingdale St. Apt. #1, Chelsea, MA

License # 9037405

Licensed for 6 since 2012

Berta I Vielman

433 Eastern Avenue # 1, Chelsea, MA

License # 9031882

Licensed for 10 since 2003

Andrea Dejesus-Perez

237 Spruce Street #2, Chelsea, MA

License # 9026301

Licensed for 6 since 2014

Maria Bernal

50 Congress Ave Apt 1, Chelsea, MA

License # 9040387

Licensed for 10 since 2004

Blanca Ochoa

60 Essex Street #1, Chelsea, MA

License # 9031315

Licensed for 8 since 2011

Elizabeth Martinez

57 Jefferson Avenue Apt. #2, Chelsea, MA

License # 9030038

Licensed for 6 since 2017

Claudia Vega

102 Blossom Street, Chelsea, MA

License # 9030409

Licensed for 6 since 2017

Juana Granados

42 Ellsworth Street, Chelsea, MA

License # 9029943

Licensed for 6 since 2017

Gloria Sanchez

52 Eleanor Street, Chelsea, MA

License # 9033187

Licensed for 10 since 1999

Meiling Cardona

51 Parker Street #3, Chelsea, MA

License # 0000655

Licensed for 6 since 2018

Sor Griselda Rodriguez

13 George St, Chelsea, MA

License # 9031082

Licensed for 6 since 2011

Juanita Ramos

157 Park Street Apt 2l, Chelsea, MA

License # 9030517

Licensed for 6 since 2002

Angela Florez

29 Springvale Ave, Chelsea, MA

License # 9022592

Licensed for 10 since 2006

Joaquina Pineda

79 Tudor St # 1, Chelsea, MA

License # 9036294

Licensed for 8 since 1998

Ana M Reyes

61 Cary Avenue #1, Chelsea, MA

License # 9027160

Licensed for 8 since 2010

Margarita Ayala

67 6th Street #1, Chelsea, MA

License # 9050532

Licensed for 10 since 1998

Jacqueline Bedoya Polania

41 Bloomingdale St # 1, Chelsea, MA

License # 9043937

Licensed for 10 since 2007

Elida N Mancia

21 Carmel Street # 1, Chelsea, MA

License # 9027019

Licensed for 8 since 2004

Reina Martinez

14 Lawrence Street # 1, Chelsea, MA

License # 9031401

Licensed for 8 since 2002

Maria Rodriguez-Perez

19 Jones Ave # 2, Chelsea, MA

License # 9044962

Licensed for 8 since 2004

Doris Mojica

72 Tudor Street Fl 1, Chelsea, MA

License # 9027700

Licensed for 8 since 1998

Maria Taborda Merino

150 Spencer Ave # 2, Chelsea, MA

License # 9038362

Licensed for 8 since 1998

Fatima Zahra Elalami

176 Shurtleff Street, Chelsea, MA

License # 9028180

Licensed for 6 since 2017

Daisy Mattei

75 Bloomingdale Street #1, Chelsea, MA

License # 9032513

Licensed for 8 since 2009

Gloria Cabrera Rosales

31 Heard Street #1, Chelsea, MA

License # 9030934

Licensed for 8 since 2017

Amparo Taborda

74 Carroll Street #2, Chelsea, MA

License # 9029273

Licensed for 8 since 1986

Salustia Vega

16 Eleanor Street # 2, Chelsea, MA

License # 9032041

Licensed for 6 since 1994

Odili Sarmiento

7 Franklin Avenue #1, Chelsea, MA

License # 9032515

Licensed for 6 since 2018

Blanca Funez-Hernandez

72 Spencer Avenue, Apt. 1, Chelsea, MA

License # 9054455

Licensed for 6 since 2020

Yessenia Alvarado Perez

License # 9077130

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Evelin Mendez

License # 9062069

Licensed for 6 since 2021

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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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