Home Daycares in Newton

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Full Time
Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Newton

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


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.


Ms. Felsy

Small Class Sizes

Children and parents love Ms. Felsy’s daycare in Watertown for its small-scale, personal feel. Fully licensed by the state, her program focuses on infants and toddlers, and the mixed-age range helps children learn to socialize in a small group setting. Parents often prefer home daycare when looking for options that are closer to home, where they can develop a long-term relationship with the provider. Many come to see the provider as an extension of the family, leaning on them for advice on all sorts of parenting questions. Check out Ms. Felsy’s full profile and take the survey to see if she is a good match for your family.


Ms. Linda

Play-Based Learning

Before I became a child care provider and educator almost twenty years ago, I was an area sales manager for a large department store. Ready for a change and looking for a more meaningful career, I decided to pursue a career as an educator in the child care field. I had always enjoyed being around children, and I wanted a child of my own as well. So, in November of 2002, I was first issued my Family Child Care Provider License, and I opened my own family child care business. During those early years, I also worked part-time as an on-call substitute assistant teacher in various public, private, group, and family child care programs and preschools. I learned so much from those years of experience, and I realized how much I enjoy teaching children. I found that what I liked best about my job and working with children was seeing how much children, even at a very young age, thirst for knowledge, are eager to learn, and truly enjoy learning.


Ms. Helen

Play-Based Learning

I became a Mom 27 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 comfortable, friendly 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 building independence. 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 and families I've impacted over the years. It's such a gift to guide the children in my program as they grow.

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There are 36 licensed home daycares in Newton. 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 Newton

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.

Qiaoya Kuang

1029 Boylston Street, Newton, MA

License # 0000747

Licensed for 6 since 2018

Qiaoya Kuang runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Newton. 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.
Alicia Diduca

84 Central Ave, Newton, MA

License # 9031254

Licensed for 10 since 2011

This home daycare in Newton is led by Alicia Diduca, 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 Newton.
Elena Abadeeva

63 Drumlin Road, Newton, MA

License # 9032592

Licensed for 10 since 2009

Home daycares like Elena Abadeeva’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Newton. 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.
Mimoza Mustafa

315 Central Street, Newton, MA

License # 9028673

Licensed for 6 since 2014

Family child care provider Ms. Mimoza runs this daycare out of her home in Newton, Massachusetts. She is licensed by the state to care for up to 6 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.
Malinda Hamilton

24 Oxford Road, Newton, MA

License # 9031375

Licensed for 6 since 1993

A small, local home daycare in nearby Newton, Massachusetts led by Ms. Malinda. 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.
Xiuyun Tang

53 Pearl Street #2, Newton, MA

License # 9032748

Licensed for 6 since 2018

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Xiuyun in Newton, 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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Jian Bao Li

177 Upland Avenue, Newton, MA

License # 9028964

Licensed for 8 since 2017

Diane Tabor

329 Lexington Street, Auburndale, MA

License # 9033273

Licensed for 10 since 1997

Olga Pinson

351 Winchester Street, Newton, MA

License # 9029865

Licensed for 10 since 2008

Riselle Hirsh

34 Sherbrooke Road Null, Newton, MA

License # 9043962

Licensed for 6 since 2019

Michele Forte-Cruz

38 Hawthorn St, Newton, MA

License # 9048230

Licensed for 6 since 1992

Andrea Feeley

10 Emerson Street, Newton, MA

License # 9031817

Licensed for 6 since 1991

Anna Rubel

543 Boylston Street, Newton, MA

License # 9030020

Licensed for 10 since 2011

Ursula Seman

404 Homer Street, Newton, MA

License # 9032028

Licensed for 6 since 1997

Kathy H. Hadlock

69 Silver Lake Avenue, Newton, MA

License # 9041750

Licensed for 10 since 1989

Katherine Jordan

13 Prospect St, Newton, MA

License # 9036329

Licensed for 10 since 1988

Zhifen Fei

15 Sycamore Road, Newton, MA

License # 9033593

Licensed for 10 since 2000

Irina Zhadanovsky

38 Falmouth Rd, Newton, MA

License # 9042448

Licensed for 10 since 2000

Shannon Jordan-Quern

13-r Prospect St, West Newton, MA

License # 9029019

Licensed for 6 since 2014

Juliette Rysan

2a Bryon Road, Chestnut Hill, MA

License # 9031525

Licensed for 6 since 1999

Kathleen Mourgis

276 River St, Newton, MA

License # 9036672

Licensed for 10 since 2009

Inna Sarumian

39 Bencliffe Cir Apt B, Auburndale, MA

License # 9027604

Licensed for 10 since 2013

Zhuoyan Peng

230 Homer St, Newton, MA

License # 9039532

Licensed for 8 since 2010

Mary Lopes

4 Antonellis Circle, Newton, MA

License # 9032252

Licensed for 6 since 1986

Mei Diane Moy

154 Truman Road, Newton, MA

License # 9027765

Licensed for 10 since 2010

Donna Li

4 Meredith Avenue, Newton, MA

License # 9030114

Licensed for 10 since 1997

Jennifer Houston

801 Saw Mill Brook Pkwy, Newton, MA

License # 9030475

Licensed for 10 since 1996

Hui Fang Wu

28 Roundwood Rd., Newton, MA

License # 9038192

Licensed for 8 since 2015

Jane Malieswski

16 Noble Street, Newton, MA

License # 9031700

Licensed for 10 since 1997

Gail Mcmillen

126 Charles Street, Auburndale, MA

License # 9031780

Licensed for 10 since 1996

Shiu-Wah Kong

61 Wildwood Avenue, Newton, MA

License # 9033110

Licensed for 10 since 2000

Antonietta Bonadio

107 Edinboro St, Newton, MA

License # 9038578

Licensed for 6 since 1986

Sandra Donlan

133 Charlemont St, Newton, MA

License # 9027653

Licensed for 8 since 1994

Eva Kosaras

23 Rotherwood Rd, Newton, MA

License # 9037890

Licensed for 10 since 1997

Inna Sarumian

39 BENCLIFFE CIR APT B, Auburndale, MA

License # 9051522

Licensed for 10 since 2013

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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.

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.

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