Home Daycares in Needham

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Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Needham

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Ms. Shirley

Play-Based Learning

I started working with children as a teacher in an elementary school 25 years ago, and I have been caring for children ever since. Opening my own child care program in my home gave me the opportunity to create the nurturing, encouraging environment that I think is so important. I especially love to read books to them, 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 learning through play. One of the best parts of working with children is watching them learn and grow. The work is incredibly rewarding, especially when I think about all the children I've helped grow and learn. It's such a gift to guide the children in my program as they grow.


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Ms. Yohanny

Play-Based Learning

Children learn and grow so much in a positive, loving environment. Offering my home as a happy, nurturing space in my community – a place where children look forward to spending time - brings me a lot of joy. I believe personal attention and loving care result in happy children who are ready to learn! I have seen this firsthand with my own children and with the many little ones I have taught over the last decade. The smiles of pride as they learn something new, the laughter when we sing a funny song, the creativity that blooms when we do art – these are all moments I feel lucky to be part of. The families in my program know I consider caring for their children to be a privilege!


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Ms. Jill

Arts & Music

Children learn by doing! In the right environment, a child’s natural curiosity combined with active learning can really kickstart a lifelong love of learning. I believe (and studies back this up) that children between 0-3 are making important connections that cannot be replaced later in life, and I am passionate about nurturing those connections and offering children a place to learn, grow, and be independent. Our approach focuses on art and literacy and combines the Montessori and High Scope methods, and I’ve seen firsthand how very successful this combination is! My degrees in education and art and passion for early childhood literacy brought me to teaching, and thirty years later it still brings me so much satisfaction and joy to see how our little learners blossom and thrive in the special environment we have created at Small Bears.


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Ms. Lili

Montessori Approach

I live for educating children! With a focus on a Montessori approach in my Spanish immersion program, the little ones will enjoy independence and culture while I nurture their curiosity and encourage their development! My favorite thing about caring for children is watching them learn and grow. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 31 years of experience. I have worked as an early childhood educator in early childhood education programs, and most recently I have been running my own program. People have said that I create an environment that is encouraging and welcoming. I focus on giving children personalized attention, and I especially love to read books to them. 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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Needham

There is 1 licensed home daycare in Needham. 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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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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