Home Daycares in Franklin

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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. Julie

Reggio Emilia Approach

I have been teaching for 13 years. I love the outdoors and live on 10 acres of land with a Christmas tree farm. My philosophy is that all children are competent and capable and should have the opportunity everyday to learn and play in an aesthetically pleasing environment. I teach a play based program that is Reggio inspired.


Ms. Erum

Play-Based Learning

A small-scale daycare in Bellingham, Ms. Erum provides care for just 8 children at a time. As with all home daycares, her program is licensed by the state and she’s 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. Erum right in the neighborhood. See more details and take the survey to see if she has an opening for your little one.


Ms. Jessica

Great Outdoor Space

Young children soak up so much knowledge every day! This stage of childhood is one of such incredible growth and being part of that is so special and rewarding. I started working with children as an assistant and it became clear to me very quickly that I wanted to dig deeper - I felt called to guide children in a more meaningful way. This is what led me to open my own home daycare! My favorite time of day is circle time, where we gather and share with each other. It amazes me every single day to see how much they have taken in and learned, and it’s so special to watch them share their accomplishments with our little community.


Ms. Wirlla

Play-Based Learning

All children deserve a devoted caregiver. Spending quality time with them, teaching them new things, and gently guiding them comes so naturally to me. It’s the most rewarding work I can think of—and a lot of the time, it feels like play, too! After helping out with my cousins and other family members, I worked as a nanny for eleven rewarding years. It’s so special when a family welcomes you in and trusts you enough to look after their loved ones. With my program, I hope to offer every child a supportive environment to grow in. With the right inspiration and education, there’s no doubt that they’ll reach their full potential.

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There are 22 licensed home daycares in Franklin. 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 Franklin

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.

Radhika Jampani

9 Canter Lane, Franklin, MA

License # 9043074

Licensed for 6 since 2019

Radhika Jampani runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Franklin. 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.
Melanie Anne Jordan

102 Peck Street, Franklin, MA

License # 9033195

Licensed for 6 since 2001

This home daycare in Franklin is led by Melanie Anne Jordan, 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 Franklin.
Erin Henderson

19 Sahlin Circle, Franklin, MA

License # 9039418

Licensed for 8 since 2009

Home daycares like Erin Henderson’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Franklin. 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.
Virginia Greenhalgh

408 Paula Lane, Franklin, MA

License # 9030400

Licensed for 10 since 2000

Family child care provider Ms. Virginia runs this daycare out of her home in Franklin, Massachusetts. She is licensed by the state to care for up to 10 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.
Linda Wright

5 Willow Street, Franklin, MA

License # 9048919

Licensed for 8 since 2001

A small, local home daycare in nearby Franklin, Massachusetts led by Ms. Linda. 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.
Sheryl Cauble

455 Maple Street, Franklin, MA

License # 9035516

Licensed for 10 since 1991

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Sheryl in Franklin, 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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Lorraine Rovani

240 East Central Street, Franklin, MA

License # 9033749

Licensed for 8 since 2000

Amy Millard

679 Oak Street, Franklin, MA

License # 9029357

Licensed for 6 since 2005

Judith Ann Carden

525 Old Farm Road, Franklin, MA

License # 9026859

Licensed for 6 since 1998

Kathryn M. Bakalars

251 Dailey Drive, Franklin, MA

License # 9030488

Licensed for 10 since 1988

Heather M. Souza

50 Charles River Drive, Franklin, MA

License # 9033230

Licensed for 6 since 2009

Nancy Francis

22 Old Grove St., Franklin, MA

License # 9031636

Licensed for 10 since 2014

Joanne Miga

149 Beech Street, Franklin, MA

License # 9028911

Licensed for 8 since 2001

Phyllis Higgins

262 Partridge Street, Franklin, MA

License # 9033831

Licensed for 8 since 2006

Katherine Grossman

483 Chestnut Street, Franklin, MA

License # 9027477

Licensed for 8 since 1998

Francine Dubriske

5 Judy Circle, Franklin, MA

License # 9043737

Licensed for 6 since 2007

Cristina Aquino

7 Briarwood Road, Franklin, MA

License # 9031227

Licensed for 8 since 2011

Linda C. Shimkus

25 Shady Lane, Franklin, MA

License # 9032386

Licensed for 6 since 1999

Carolyn M. Spillane

15 Overlook Drive, Franklin, MA

License # 9026844

Licensed for 6 since 1996

Debra Holmes

106 Mill Street, Franklin, MA

License # 9048871

Licensed for 10 since 2016

Sharon Gosselin

1 Thomas Drive, Franklin, MA

License # 9048998

Licensed for 8 since 2010

Christina Pomarico

455 Maple Street, Franklin, MA

License # 9053529

Licensed for 10 since 2020

Ashley Banks

9 Colt Road, Franklin, MA

License # 9088664

Licensed for 6 since 2021

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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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