Home Daycares in Halifax

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Infant (<15 mths)

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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. Eileen

Small Class Sizes

I was in corporate and when my second child was born and the company folded, I was thrilled to be able to be home with my children. Thus began my family child care almost 30 years ago! I wouldn't have it any other way - helping children grow in a warm and loving environment is my passion! For me, one of the best parts of working with children is watching them learn and grow. 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 allowing children to express themselves. I aim to create an environment that is happy and engaging for the children I care about so much. So many parts of this job are fun, but I especially love to sing and dance with them. 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 and families I've impacted over the years.


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Ms. Juliana

Play-Based Learning

I have 4 years of experience taking care of young children. For me, one of the best parts of working with children is that they all need love and care. 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 learning through play. I aim to create an environment that is friendly and happy for the children I care about so much. So many parts of this job are fun, but I especially love to read books to them. 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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Ms. Marie

Play-Based Learning

It has always been an absolute dream of mine to have my home daycare. I’ve raised my three children and have an associate, bachelor and master’s degrees in early childhood education. I did pre-practicum in preschool and kindergarten in the public schools. I started working with children as a teacher in a daycare center 4 years ago. I have so much to provide to little ones. I especially love to read books, sing and to tell stories to the children, but the truth is that so many parts of the day bring a lot of joy and fun. Through it all, I focus on allowing children to express themselves. One of the best parts of working with children is that they are all different. The work is incredibly rewarding, especially when I think about all the children I’ve helped grow and learn. It’s such a gift to guide the children in my program as they grow. I am very proud to be a part of my community. This gives me the opportunity to create the welcoming. Nurturing environment that I think is so important. I believe children learn best when they have a good relationship with their teachers. This creates a positive interaction with secure attachment that make the children feel good about themselves in their surroundings. The children learn how to play cooperatively, take turns, improve their language as they communicate with one another.  Having 2-5 years old in my program requires me to know zone of proximal development of each child in order to I use modeling, and scaffolding strategies with visual aids to support an individual child’s learning. This experience will give them unforgettable feelings of being loved that they will carry into their adulthood, and help them to build a positive relationship with others. As a teacher, of young children, I must meet goals and expectations for each child’s learning.


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Ms. Gennica

Montessori Approach

Children have so much potential inside them! Bringing out that potential and allowing it to grow is at the heart of why I do what I do. I started working with children in high school and realized childcare was so much more than just a job for me. How children grow and learn really interests me – and when I discovered Montessori I became even more inspired! My home daycare program follows many Montessori methods – we encourage independence and do a lot of hands-on activities and learning. It is simply amazing what children are capable of when given time, space, and the right materials and support. There is nothing that makes me happier than seeing that ‘I did it!’ expression on a child’s face after an accomplishment. Every single one of these moments is important and special, and I feel thankful that I get to be a part of them.


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Halifax

There are 5 licensed home daycares in Halifax. 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 Halifax

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.

Pamela A. Carroll

11 Deer Run Road, Halifax, MA

License # 9039953

Licensed for 6 since 2003


Pamela A. Carroll runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Halifax. 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.
Cheri Lyn Mcleod

109 Holmes Street, Halifax, MA

License # 9032280

Licensed for 10 since 2009


This home daycare in Halifax is led by Cheri Lyn Mcleod, 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 Halifax.
Jessica Pratt

138 Fuller Street, Halifax, MA

License # 9049295

Licensed for 6 since 2019


Home daycares like Jessica Pratt’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Halifax. 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.
Ruth Mewis

3 East Street, Halifax, MA

License # 9039601

Licensed for 10 since 2012


Family child care provider Ms. Ruth runs this daycare out of her home in Halifax, 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.
Lauren Shields

22 Deer Run Road, Halifax, MA

License # 9030817

Licensed for 8 since 1999


A small, local home daycare in nearby Halifax, Massachusetts led by Ms. Lauren. 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.

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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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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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