Home Daycares in Dartmouth

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

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Ms. Jocie

Play-Based Learning

Before I opened Little Heavenly Moments Daycare, I worked for thirteen years as a medical assistant—with a specialty in pediatrics—and raised two daughters of my own. I love taking care of people, and I bring that same mindset to my program. I want children and their parents to feel safe, understood, and nurtured. It’s about getting on their level and meeting kids where they are. I think my love for kids and caretaking comes from growing up as the youngest of seven siblings. By the time I was old enough to care for children, I had lots of nieces and nephews running around. Now I have twenty-seven! I think it’s such a treat to help children grow into beautiful adults.


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Ms. Viry

Play-Based Learning

I started working at a daycare when I was looking for a summer job, and it turned into something that I love. I worked for five years at that daycare, first in the toddler room and then with preschool-aged children. I loved all parts of the job - working with parents, circle time, story time, activities, implementing the curriculum. I transitioned to working as a nanny for individual families, and I learned so much from each family I worked with. I learned more about the family side of raising children; I became part of the village for each child I cared for. I also learned lots of specific skills - speech therapy, techniques to aid physical and cognitive development - because of the individual needs of the children for whom I was a nanny. I loved working one-on-one, but I missed the sense of the classroom and the community that I always build there. Now that I have opened my program, I get to combine the best of both worlds. I have a classroom community, a curriculum, and a daily routine while applying the personalized attention and love that I learned so much about as a nanny. I am an educator who is shaping children for the future, and I would like to make an impression on every child.


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Ms. Arlinda

Play-Based Learning

I have always loved taking care of children, and have raised two of my own. I am fascinated by children’s psychology, and I am inspired to find different ways of working with children based on their individual needs and personalities. The most important part of what I do is making sure children are safe and feel secure enough to learn and grow in my care.


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Ms. Audrey

Play-Based Learning

Children have this magical ability to constantly surprise you. After many years of babysitting and having three children of my own, you would think I’ve seen it all, but every child really is a unique puzzle. It is so rewarding to put the pieces together—to find out what makes them click, what makes them comfortable, and what makes them happy. Every child learns a little differently, but once we work together to find the environment and methods that work best for them, there is no limit to what they can accomplish here.


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Dartmouth

There are 13 licensed home daycares in Dartmouth. 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 Dartmouth

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.

Patricia Egan

65 Chase Road, Dartmouth, MA

License # 9047220

Licensed for 10 since 2016


Patricia Egan runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Dartmouth. 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.
Melissa Villanueva

6 Motta Drive, North Dartmouth, MA

License # 9029522

Licensed for 10 since 1998


This home daycare in North Dartmouth is led by Melissa Villanueva, 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 North Dartmouth.
Gail Demello

26 Norfolk Avenue, North Dartmouth, MA

License # 9029269

Licensed for 6 since 2017


Home daycares like Gail Demello’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near North Dartmouth. 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.
Sally A. Belanger

1305 Reed Road, North Dartmouth, MA

License # 9041059

Licensed for 10 since 2001


Family child care provider Ms. Sally runs this daycare out of her home in North Dartmouth, 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.
Alison K. Letton

15 Southwind Way, North Dartmouth, MA

License # 9030044

Licensed for 10 since 2008


A small, local home daycare in nearby North Dartmouth, Massachusetts led by Ms. Alison. 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.
Andrea Martin

52 Pinette Street, North Dartmouth, MA

License # 9046639

Licensed for 6 since 2019


Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Andrea in North Dartmouth, 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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Even more home daycares in Dartmouth

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

Kaitlin Stephenson

26 Shannon Way, North Dartmouth, MA

License # 9052447

Licensed for 6 since 2019

Donna L. Ventura

32 Arthur Avenue, North Dartmouth, MA

License # 9029209

Licensed for 8 since 1999

Bridget Kathleen Larrabee

6 Pardon Hill Road, South Dartmouth, MA

License # 9031220

Licensed for 10 since 1999

Donna Cordeiro

10 Samosett Drive, South Dartmouth, MA

License # 9028312

Licensed for 8 since 1988

Heather Kaput

475 Chase Road, Dartmouth, MA

License # 9035024

Licensed for 10 since 2015

Amber Drake

58 Hathaway Rd., Dartmouth, MA

License # 9030398

Licensed for 6 since 2017

Marjorie L. Walder

47 Beverly Street, Dartmouth, MA

License # 9033537

Licensed for 10 since 1997

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FAQs

Your family is unique to you, but some of your questions might not be. 😉 Here’s what most parents want to know when starting out.

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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