Home Daycares in Maynard

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


Ms. Ellen

Play-Based Learning

I believe that providing a positive and nurturing environment will instill lessons that will last a lifetime! As an avid practitioner of play-based learning, I am always looking for fun themed activities, games and crafts that will be interesting for infants and toddlers using a lot of materials that is readily available around the house. I also use Funshine Express buttercups curriculum for themed arts and crafts designed for ages one to three years old. With a background in Business Administration and long-time business owner, I run my daycare with a healthy mix of flexibility and the predictable structure that children thrive on. I like to spend my free time with my two teenagers and husband traveling to different places, cooking healthy foods, trying international cuisines and watching movies together as a family.


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.


Ms. Marlene

Play-Based Learning

I have five sons, and it was always my dream to have my own child care center - it is truly a passion of mine. I first opened my own FCC in 2001, and I have been caring for children for 19 years. Through these years, I have been committed to continuous learning and improvement. I focus on the importance of children’s education and on how to have good relationships with parents.


Ms. Farzeen

Play-Based Learning

I am and always have been a kid-person! I just love them. I love giving children the structure they need without being too strict. I am loving and know that with love and fun is the best way for the children to learn good values and follow directions. I began working in child care when my children were very little. It all began when I looked at child care options for my first child and was disappointed with what I saw. I decided to open up my own daycare to give the highest quality of care I could to my own children as well as children in the community. I have been licensed and open with My Playschool Family Daycare since 1998. My four children are all grown, but I love having little ones running around all of the time. It truly fills my heart with joy and gives me a sense of purpose every day. I value becoming like family with the parents and children involved in my daycare. I give the children as much love and care as I give my own children. I also am happy to be available for parents if they have any questions about parenting or need help with anything. Each parent gets to know my family, seeing my values displayed throughout how I’ve lived my life and raised my children.

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There are 6 licensed home daycares in Maynard. 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 Maynard

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.

Jennifer Picorelli

1 Colbert Ave., Maynard, MA

License # 9030459

Licensed for 6 since 2008

Jennifer Picorelli runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Maynard. 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.
Marie Hebert

42 Waltham St, Maynard, MA

License # 9036257

Licensed for 6 since 2000

This home daycare in Maynard is led by Marie Hebert, 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 Maynard.
Mary Jo Clark

12 Glendale St., Maynard, MA

License # 9030161

Licensed for 8 since 1990

Home daycares like Mary Jo Clark’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Maynard. 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.
Danielle Callbeck

26 Hayes St., Maynard, MA

License # 9032856

Licensed for 10 since 2015

Family child care provider Ms. Danielle runs this daycare out of her home in Maynard, 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.
Marlane Stempko

24 Randall Rd, Maynard, MA

License # 9029746

Licensed for 6 since 2011

A small, local home daycare in nearby Maynard, Massachusetts led by Ms. Marlane. 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 6 kids.
Marjorie Silvestrini

16 Sunset Rd, Maynard, MA

License # 9086363

Licensed for 10 since 2018

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