Home Daycares in East Somerville

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

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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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Ms. Candace

Play-Based Learning

You'll know it from the moment we talk, I absolutely love working with children. I mean I better - I've been doing it for over 30 years! I'm always so happy to see the little ones growing and learning and laughing - and to be here for their families, too? It's just icing on the cake! My favorite thing about caring for children is watching them learn and grow. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 30 years of experience. I’m a Mom and most recently I have been running my own program. People have said that I create an environment that is welcoming and warm. I focus on learning through play, and I especially love to take children outside to explore and play. I’m proud when I think about all the children and families I've impacted over the years. That's what makes this work so special.


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Ms. Rachida

Small Class Sizes

I’ve had a daycare for 12 years now! I can’t even imagine a world in which I don’t do this. Watching children smile as they come in the morning and being reluctant to leave, is one of the greatest joys in my life. I’m originally from Morocco so I know the importance of creating a home out of your environment. The kids and I create a warm and caring environment together for them to learn – even parents can feel it when they walk in.


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Ms. Fatima

Play-Based Learning

I’m a mom and I started working with children in a home-based daycare 15 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 friendly, welcoming environment that I think is so important. I especially love to watch them express themselves, 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 that they all need love and care. 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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East Somerville

There are 5 licensed home daycares in East Somerville. 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 East Somerville

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.

Denise Flaherty

16 Florence Street Apt. 1, Somerville, Ma

License # 9029163

Licensed for 6 since 2017


Denise Flaherty runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Somerville. 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.
Sarah Tejada

8 Arlington Street, Apt. 1, Somerville, Ma

License # 0000095

Licensed for 8 since 2010


This home daycare in Somerville is led by Sarah Tejada, 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 Somerville.
Nieves Ayala

16 Florence Street # 2, Somerville, Ma

License # 9032891

Licensed for 10 since 2006


Home daycares like Nieves Ayala’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Somerville. 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.
Adriana Silva

19 Everett Avenue Apt. 1, Somerville, Ma

License # 9029557

Licensed for 6 since 2017


Family child care provider Ms. Adriana runs this daycare out of her home in Somerville, 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.
Raphaele de Oliveira Santos

8 Indiana Ave #1, Somerville, Ma

License # 9092226

Licensed for 6 since 2021


A small, local home daycare in nearby Somerville, Massachusetts led by Ms. Raphaele. 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.

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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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