Home Daycares in Holden

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Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Holden

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

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Ms. Jennifer

Infant Care

I feel so fortunate to have all my experience as a preschool teacher and a mother as I open my new home to the families in my neighborhood. I can't imagine a better path to continue supporting and educating the little minds of the future! My favorite thing about caring for children is watching them learn and grow. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 3 years of experience. I have worked as an early childhood educator in daycare centers, and most recently I have been teaching pre-K. People have said that I create an environment that is happy and encouraging. I focus on allowing children to express themselves, and I especially love to sing and dance with them. I’m proud when I think about helping so many children work through their individual challenges and achieve personal gains. That's what makes this work so special.


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Ms. Gina

Play-Based Learning

I have been an Early Educator since 2001. I am Lead Teacher Certified for Infants, Toddlers and Preschool, along with Director I & Director II Certified. I am a member Of NAEYC, MAAEYC & FCPRA organizations where I attend monthly developmental trainings. I am also a member of Early Childhood & Elementary Education Club, an outreach program to children and families through Mount Wachusett Community College. My CPR & First Aid Certifications are current. In 2014 earned my CDA (Child Development Associate) credential through the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington. I am currently working towards Level 3 on the Massachusetts QRIS (Quality Rating and Improvement Systems) state rating scale. This program guides Educators to continue improving quality in Family Childcare. My outdoor program is certified by The National Wildlife Federation. We spend time outdoors everyday (weather permitting) where the children can fully engage all their senses, free to explore in a safe, fenced in backyard, and inspire an appreciation for the natural world.


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Ms. Donellia

Play-Based Learning

Opening my own child care program in my home gave me the opportunity to create the encouraging, happy environment that I think is so important. I especially love to sing and dance with them, but the truth is that so many parts of the day and the week bring me a lot of joy. Through it all, I focus on giving children personalized attention. One of the best parts of working with children is that they all need love and care. The work is incredibly rewarding. It's such a gift to guide the children in my program as they grow.


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Ms. Rita

Infant Care

Children and parents love Ms. Rita’s daycare in Worcester for its small-scale, personal feel. Fully licensed by the state, her program focuses on infants and toddlers, and the mixed-age range helps children learn to socialize in a small group setting. Parents often prefer home daycare when looking for options that are closer to home, where they can develop a long-term relationship with the provider. Many come to see the provider as an extension of the family, leaning on them for advice on all sorts of parenting questions. Check out Ms. Rita’s full profile and take the survey to see if she is a good match for your family.


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Holden

There are 16 licensed home daycares in Holden. 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 Holden

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.

Elizabeth White

1154 Wachusett St, Jefferson, MA

License # 9030528

Licensed for 8 since 1999


Elizabeth White runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Jefferson. 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.
Heather Blinn

2 Rocky Mountain Rd., Jefferson, MA

License # 9029694

Licensed for 6 since 2017


This home daycare in Jefferson is led by Heather Blinn, 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 Jefferson.
Brenda Ortiz

378 Chapel St, Holden, MA

License # 9023984

Licensed for 10 since 1997


Home daycares like Brenda Ortiz’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Holden. 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 10 children, so each child gets lots of individualized care while learning to socialize in a small group setting.
Laurie Sanchez

142 Brattle St, Holden, MA

License # 9027451

Licensed for 6 since 1990


Family child care provider Ms. Laurie runs this daycare out of her home in Holden, Massachusetts. She’s licensed by the state to care for up to 6 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.
Melissa Schnare

7 Liberty Circle, Holden, MA

License # 9031667

Licensed for 10 since 2015


A small, local home daycare in nearby Holden, Massachusetts led by Ms. Melissa. 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.
Eliene Namiotka

53 Oakridge Rd, Holden, MA

License # 9046446

Licensed for 6 since 2016


Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Eliene in Holden, 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 Holden

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Allison M. Person

35 Oregon Trl, Holden, MA

License # 9030529

Licensed for 8 since 1999

Stephanie Keenan

14 River St, Holden, MA

License # 9033697

Licensed for 10 since 2008

Joanne Mrugala

235 Bullard St, Holden, MA

License # 9025891

Licensed for 6 since 2016

Christine M. Conway

132 Main St, Holden, MA

License # 9026115

Licensed for 8 since 2007

Ellen Tawczynski

7 Avery Rd, Holden, MA

License # 9030964

Licensed for 8 since 1998

Heather Bishop

27 Wyoming Dr, Holden, MA

License # 9038374

Licensed for 8 since 2012

Elizabeth T. Rice

287 Chapel St, Holden, MA

License # 9031635

Licensed for 8 since 1996

Kimberly Eucker

78 Doyle Rd., Holden, MA

License # 9030638

Licensed for 6 since 2017

Aidah Wanjiku

130 Parker Ave., Holden, MA

License # 9029886

Licensed for 6 since 2017

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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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