Home Daycares in Medford

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Small-scale child care in Medford

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


Ms. Latifa

Play-Based Learning

A small-scale daycare in Medford, Ms. Latifa provides care for just 8 children at a time. As with all home daycares, her program is licensed by the state and she’s completed training in childhood ages & stages, medication administration, and food safety. In this mixed-age group program, children get the socialization, stimulation and support they need to learn and grow. Parents are often surprised to discover home daycares like Ms. Latifa right in the neighborhood. See more details and take the survey to see if she has an opening for your little one.


Ms. Khaddouj

Montessori Approach

Ms. Khaddouj’s home daycare in Medford caters to infants and toddlers, ages 4 months–3 years. As with every Massachusetts daycare on NeighborSchools, her program is licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care. That way you know providers have completed a 3-part background record check, and that their home environments have passed a detailed health and safety inspection. Ms. Khaddouj’s daycare is a great option for parents that want that small-scale, personal feeling with a daycare provider you can develop a real relationship with. Take the survey to see if she has a spot that works for you or check out the full profile for more details.


Ms. Raquel

Play-Based Learning

The curiosity of children is so infectious! They love to explore and creating a safe little world for them to do that right inside my own home just makes me happy. I discovered while working as a nanny how special and rewarding the deep connection of caring for a child is, but also wanted to be able to be part of their learning. This is what led to my home daycare program! I love helping them learn and giving them the opportunity to problem solve. It’s just amazing what children come up with when they are given the opportunity to figure things out on their own. Caring for children is so much more than just a job to me – we really become more like a family.


Ms. Emily

Early Intervention Expertise

Some people are just called to work with children! I have wanted to be an educator since I was very young, and having my own program is a dream come true. My daycare is unique because of all the energy, time, and care that is put into it. Even after the kids have gone home in the evening, I spend time preparing and planning for the next day so that we can make the most of our time together. I love being able to show kids how many opportunities and possibilities there are in each and every day!

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There are 39 licensed home daycares in Medford. 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 Medford

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.

Sarah Volpe

200 Winthrop St, Medford, MA

License # 9042649

Licensed for 10 since 2007

Sarah Volpe runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Medford. 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.
Maria Russo

1 Tamar Drive, Medford, MA

License # 9027156

Licensed for 10 since 1998

This home daycare in Medford is led by Maria Russo, 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 Medford.
Denys Zuluaga

48 Myrtle St, Medford, MA

License # 9039399

Licensed for 10 since 2004

Home daycares like Denys Zuluaga’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Medford. 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.
Carol Ricker

5 Bussell Road, Medford, MA

License # 0000366

Licensed for 10 since 1997

Family child care provider Ms. Carol runs this daycare out of her home in Medford, 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.
Gabriela Gomez Coates

36 Frye Road, Medford, MA

License # 9040803

Licensed for 10 since 2016

A small, local home daycare in nearby Medford, Massachusetts led by Ms. Gabriela. 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.
Agata Jochen Rohden

195 Salem Street, Apt. 24, Medford, MA

License # 9045260

Licensed for 6 since 2019

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

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

Lalla Latifa Drissi

3620 Mystic Valley Pkwy, # 611, Medford, MA

License # 9031373

Licensed for 4 since 2011

Susan Randall

39 Tyler Ave, Medford, MA

License # 9033886

Licensed for 10 since 2015

Kawtar Lahbibi

156 Jerome St, Medford, MA

License # 9049060

Licensed for 10 since 2013

Marie Fevrier

371 Boston Ave, Medford, MA

License # 9040581

Licensed for 6 since 2002

Fatima Lahbibi

25 Hume Avenue, Medford, MA

License # 9033019

Licensed for 10 since 2000

Virginia De La Garza Sepulveda

57 Savin Street, Medford, MA

License # 9030426

Licensed for 10 since 2012

Patricia O'Brien

16 Bower Street, Medford, MA

License # 9028558

Licensed for 6 since 1999

Cuilian Hu

48 South Border Road, Medford, MA

License # 9027770

Licensed for 10 since 2016

Chester Turck

118 Harvard St, Medford, MA

License # 9046256

Licensed for 10 since 2013

Glendene Brathwaite

2 Sunnyside Terrace, Medford, MA

License # 9027297

Licensed for 8 since 1997

Helen Dukeshire

59 Orchard Street, Medford, MA

License # 9032530

Licensed for 6 since 1999

Aisha Abdel-Ghaffar

56 Arlington Street, Medford, MA

License # 9030815

Licensed for 10 since 1986

Yuliya Borowski

28 Boston Avenue #2, Medford, MA

License # 9033021

Licensed for 10 since 2018

Damon Luloff

39 Carolina Street, Medford, MA

License # 9040129

Licensed for 8 since 2016

Fatima Ouardaoui

131 Spring St, Medford, MA

License # 9047121

Licensed for 8 since 1998

Beatriz Zapata

8 Henry St Apt 1, East Boston, MA

License # 9026769

Licensed for 10 since 2004

Sandra Braga

33 Eliot St. # 1, Medford, MA

License # 9035930

Licensed for 10 since 2015

Diana Galindo

187 Forest Street, Medford, MA

License # 9030850

Licensed for 10 since 2007

Juciele P Donascimento

165 Fern Rd., Medford, MA

License # 9041273

Licensed for 8 since 2007

Kenza Settani

6a North Street, Medford, MA

License # 9039201

Licensed for 6 since 2018

Carmem Nicoli

15 Winter Hill Road, Medford, MA

License # 9037502

Licensed for 10 since 2012

Lucilene Ribeiro

13 3rd Street, Medford, MA

License # 9031720

Licensed for 6 since 2018

Roxana Contreras

72 Alexander Ave, Medford, MA

License # 9034945

Licensed for 10 since 2009

Clara Galindo

120 Harvard St, Medford, MA

License # 9045734

Licensed for 10 since 1999

Iryna Salata

28 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA

License # 9037224

Licensed for 10 since 2015

Sandra Oliveira

46 Wellington Road, Medford, MA

License # 9030745

Licensed for 8 since 2011

Mariam Hassan

60 Allston Street, Medford, MA

License # 9035066

Licensed for 6 since 2000

Mark Maclaughlin

11 Court Street, Medford, MA

License # 9030050

Licensed for 10 since 1999

Karen Lavin

134 Capen Street, Medford, MA

License # 9032680

Licensed for 8 since 2001

Stacey Carr

62b Fairfield Street, Medford, MA

License # 9027631

Licensed for 8 since 2001

Luz Vianeri Marin Franco

License # 9081186

Licensed for 10 since 2021

Katia Rogeria Mateus

License # 9091742

Licensed for 6 since 2021

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