Home Daycares in Holliston

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Ms. Idolina

Montessori Approach

Even before I had children of my own, I knew I wanted to work with kids. I began at a child care center thirteen years ago, and later worked as a nanny for families around the Boston area. When I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, doctors thought she might be born with special needs. That didn’t end up being the case for her, but it sparked a desire in me to learn everything I could about early childhood development. Since then, I’ve been taking classes at the Urban College of Boston, so I can better support my own daughters and other children. The opportunity to open my own program and use everything I’ve learned—in classroom lessons and through hands-on experience—to nurture local children and families is truly a dream come true.


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Ms. Dawn-Jean

Play-Based Learning

Finding high quality childcare for my own children was such a nightmare that I realized I had to do it myself! I promise it was supposed to be temporary, and here I am almost 20 years later, having fallen into my calling. I've incorporated so many wonderful aspects into my daycare, from language to yoga, because I want the kiddos I care for to flourish! My favorite thing about caring for children is that they start to show you their little personalities. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 32 years of experience. People have said that I create an environment that is welcoming and engaging. I focus on learning through play, and I especially love to watch them express themselves. I’m proud when I think about all the children I've helped grow and learn. That's what makes this work so special.


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Ms. Dina

Play-Based Learning

I have always been around kids! I was the oldest girl in a family of seven children, and so I was always taking care of my younger siblings as well as kids in the neighborhood. I also raised five children of my own, and so moving into a professional family child care program was a completely natural progression. Over the years, as more and more families have dual income homes, childcare has become a greater necessity. When I opened my program in 1992, there was a huge need and I knew I could fill it. I love working with children because of the discoveries they make every day. It makes everything new for me too, and I enjoy participating in their development. I believe that my over twenty years of experience working with young children enables me to bring the highest level of care to them every day. I can see how everything the kids do, from singing and dancing to playing with water in the sunshine is bringing them new skills. My comfort with kids allows them to have an easy day of play and learning, and eases the parents minds that their children are safe, happy, and receiving an education that will set them up for success for years to come.


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Ms. Queila

Play-Based Learning

Every child is a unique gift, full of sweet surprises! After raising my own children and working as a caregiver for several years, I find that there is always more to learn. Sharing new things with the children and helping them learn new skills is always a fulfilling and joyful experience. Even though the children look to me as their teacher, they are constantly teaching me as well. Once, there was a child with special needs in my program, and his kindness and open-mindedness was inspiring—and a reminder that we can all learn a lot from each other.


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Holliston

There are 10 licensed home daycares in Holliston. 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 Holliston

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.

Payalben Gajjar

41 Northway St., Holliston, MA

License # 9033566

Licensed for 6 since 2019


Payalben Gajjar runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Holliston. 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.
Diane K. Yovicsin

33 Dean Rd, Holliston, MA

License # 9031012

Licensed for 8 since 1988


This home daycare in Holliston is led by Diane K. Yovicsin, 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 8 children, this program is a good option for parents close to home near Holliston.
Mariah Kokennen

114 Richard Rd, Holliston, MA

License # 9032783

Licensed for 8 since 2015


Home daycares like Mariah Kokennen’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Holliston. 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.
Theresa Defronzo

69 Beatrice Ln, Holliston, MA

License # 9032621

Licensed for 6 since 1985


Family child care provider Ms. Theresa runs this daycare out of her home in Holliston, 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.
Ellen Kerstein

81 Briarcliff Ln, Holliston, MA

License # 9039102

Licensed for 10 since 1997


A small, local home daycare in nearby Holliston, Massachusetts led by Ms. Ellen. 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.
Judith Oteri

126 Marilyn St, Holliston, MA

License # 9029734

Licensed for 6 since 2014


Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Judith in Holliston, 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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Mary Anne Faulkner

126 Stagecoach Rd, Holliston, MA

License # 9039332

Licensed for 10 since 2003

Laura Albro

504 Norfolk St, Holliston, MA

License # 9039174

Licensed for 6 since 1997

Erin Palmatier

7 Roberta Cir, Holliston, MA

License # 9045980

Licensed for 8 since 2000

Lynda M. Burrows

10 Robin Hill Rd, Holliston, MA

License # 9030825

Licensed for 8 since 1999

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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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