Home Daycares in Ludlow

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Small-scale child care in Ludlow

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


Ms. Joann

Play-Based Learning

I absolutely love caring for children and have had my licensed home daycare almost a decade! The families I care for have become nothing short of my own extended family. Opening my own child care program in my home gave me the opportunity to create the welcoming, nurturing environment that I think is so important. I especially love to see them start to walk and talk, 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 exploration and imagination. One of the best parts of working with children is that they start to show you their little personalities. The work is incredibly rewarding, especially when I think about all the children I've watched grow and learn.


Ms. Amy

Academic Prep

I started taking care of children when I was in high school and I got a job as a teacher’s assistant at a nearby daycare. After college, I got teacher certified and worked in daycare once again. After an interim period in the corporate and small business worlds, I returned to Early Childhood Education, this time directing a literacy program in public schools and then teaching in a local preschool. Opening a child care program in my own home gives me an opportunity to use my experience and my teaching skills in a new setting. I provide a safe and loving atmosphere, and I value every child’s uniqueness. I recognize that I’m a really important adult for kids who spend time with me every day, and I focus on making kids feel cared for and loved. I’m so excited about this new chapter!


Ms. Nilsa

Play-Based Learning

I became a mother 13 years ago and I went to school to study early childhood to be a preschool teacher. My favorite thing about caring for children is watching them explore and discover. That has been a highlight for me throughout my7 years of experience. I have worked as an early childhood educator in daycare centers, and most recently I have been working in my own daycare program. People have said that I create an environment that is comfortable and happy. I focus on building independence, 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.


Ms. Josheehan

Play-Based Learning

Children’s perseverance is so inspiring. With the right encouragement, they really strive to learn. Of course, not every teaching style is going to work with every child. When I was a substitute teacher, I worked with students who were being failed by the public school system. With specialized, one-on-one education, these students were able to discover their love of learning and catch up with their peers. Individualized education is so important, and it’s incredible to see what happens when children have full support.

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There are 18 licensed home daycares in Ludlow. 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 Ludlow

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.

Meghan Zdanis

387 Lyon Street, Ludlow, MA

License # 9045551

Licensed for 8 since 2013

Meghan Zdanis runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Ludlow. 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.
Roxanne Wood

15 Armand St., Ludlow, MA

License # 9032573

Licensed for 6 since 2018

This home daycare in Ludlow is led by Roxanne Wood, 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 Ludlow.
Wendi L. Cocchi

5 Harvest Drive, Ludlow, MA

License # 9031362

Licensed for 6 since 1999

Home daycares like Wendi L. Cocchi’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Ludlow. 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.
Sheila Rubin

18 Letendre Ave, 18 Letendre Ave, Ludlow, MA

License # 0000904

Licensed for 6 since 2019

Family child care provider Ms. Sheila runs this daycare out of her home in Ludlow, 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.
Wendy M. Brodeur

116 Main Blvd, Ludlow, MA

License # 9047745

Licensed for 10 since 2002

A small, local home daycare in nearby Ludlow, Massachusetts led by Ms. Wendy. 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.
Heidi E. Fogg

127 Birch St, Ludlow, MA

License # 9027488

Licensed for 8 since 2006

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Heidi in Ludlow, 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 8 kids total!
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Even more home daycares in Ludlow

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

Emily Assarian

73 Gaudreau Ave, Ludlow, MA

License # 9049542

Licensed for 6 since 2019

Susana Bastos

54 Mero St, Ludlow, MA

License # 9030764

Licensed for 8 since 2011

Bonnie Lagerstrom

147 Reynolds St., Ludlow, MA

License # 9031948

Licensed for 6 since 2018

Carrie Ann Colby

29 Homestretch Dr, Ludlow, MA

License # 9028291

Licensed for 6 since 2002

Kristen G. Roy

75 Fox Run Dr, Ludlow, MA

License # 9031469

Licensed for 6 since 2002

Kim Simpson

68 Chapin Cir, Ludlow, MA

License # 9045166

Licensed for 8 since 1998

Chanelle Sanches

52 Hunter Rd, Ludlow, MA

License # 9046403

Licensed for 8 since 2013

Erin M. Ostrowski-Ruszala

130 Watson Lane, Ludlow, MA

License # 9027788

Licensed for 8 since 2007

Melissa Smolinski

18 Harvest Drive, Ludlow, MA

License # 9027997

Licensed for 8 since 2017

Mindi Sierra

289 Holyoke Street, Ludlow, MA

License # 9042297

Licensed for 6 since 2019

Kimberly White

81 Erin Lane, Ludlow, MA

License # 9055423

Licensed for 6 since 2017

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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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