Home Daycares in Merrimac

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Small-scale child care programs near you

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

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Ms. Yenny

Play-Based Learning

I love kids, and I’ve always wanted to open a daycare. I have two kids who are older, and now I’m raising my granddaughter. Some of my passions include cooking and gardening, and I love seeing those activities through her eyes. She has learned a lot about taking care of plants and little details like cleaning up from watching me and helping me, and that feels so rewarding. I want to offer that same excitement and care to other kids as well. I speak English and Spanish and some Italian. In addition to sharing my passions with the children, I will share those languages with them as well.


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Ms. Julie

Play-Based Learning

I was born and raised in Haverhill, MA and have had my family childcare program out of my home there since 1998. I have many qualifications and have been involved with family child care since the late 1980s, when I took a child study course in high school. In this course, we assisted preschool and kindergarten teachers and I fell in love with working with children. After high school, I pursued and earned an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education. I have been a licensed family child care provider through EEC for 21 years. I am certified in first aid and CPR, I have my Child Development Associate (CDA), am an Early HeadStart Educator, a Safe Sleep Ambassador, and a member of the National Child Care Association (NCCA). I have two children of my own, who are now 26 and 28, and have two grandchildren who are four months and seven years old. I enjoy working with children to foster their growth and development. I love how curious, innocent, and willing to learn the children are. I am excited to be partnered with NeighborSchools to spread the word about my program.


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Ms. Kelsey

Montessori Approach

I am a stay-at-home mother to two awesome children. Through becoming a mother, I have found a passion in raising children. I believe that children are little people and they deserve to be treated as such. I value and respect children. I use gentle guidance, redirection, and positive reinforcement. I encourage being mindful and deep breathing to process and understand big feelings. My program is rooted in the Montessori philosophy that I use with my own children. I guide children in a way that focuses on play and exploration and also fosters independence through everyday, practical life activities. My goal is to have an environment that is enriching, fun, and warm, like home. I believe children need to feel comfortable and respected to truly thrive to their fullest potential.


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Ms. Sinead

Play-Based Learning

Every child has their own story to tell. Every child comes with their own interests and needs. My youngest sister was born with Down syndrome. Yes, this means she faced challenges, but she also has so much to offer. When I was a teenager, I would go with her to preschool whenever I had a chance. It was then that I first fell in love with caring for others. Working with a small group of kids means each one has the chance to be seen and heard. Giving a child that specialized attention is one of the greatest, most rewarding things a person can do. Being a small part of their lives at this very important stage is so exciting. You can see their potential, and you can watch them grow!


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Merrimac

There are 7 licensed home daycares in Merrimac. 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 Merrimac

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.

Charlene Paul

8 Greenleaf Drive Apt C, Merrimac, MA

License # 9044456

Licensed for 8 since 2007


Charlene Paul runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Merrimac. 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.
Kim Price

41 Orchard St, Merrimac, MA

License # 9026703

Licensed for 8 since 2001


This home daycare in Merrimac is led by Kim Price, 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 Merrimac.
Shannon Murray

1 Belmore Rd, Merrimac, MA

License # 9044969

Licensed for 8 since 2013


Home daycares like Shannon Murray’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Merrimac. 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.
Robin Deziel

8 Abbott Street, Merrimac, MA

License # 9027985

Licensed for 8 since 2014


Family child care provider Ms. Robin runs this daycare out of her home in Merrimac, Massachusetts. She’s licensed by the state to care for up to 8 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.
Lilian L Credit

1 Pleasant St, Merrimac, MA

License # 9031088

Licensed for 8 since 1999


A small, local home daycare in nearby Merrimac, Massachusetts led by Ms. Lilian. 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 8 kids.
Gayle Leblanc

49 School St, Merrimac, MA

License # 0000813

Licensed for 8 since 2000


Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Gayle in Merrimac, 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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Diane Gadsby

6 Abbott St, Merrimac, MA

License # 9032989

Licensed for 8 since 2000

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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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