Home Daycares in Springfield

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Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Springfield

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

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Ms. Nilsa

Play-Based Learning

I became a mother 13 years ago and I went to school to study early childhood to be a preschool teacher. My favorite thing about caring for children is watching them explore and discover. That has been a highlight for me throughout my7 years of experience. I have worked as an early childhood educator in daycare centers, and most recently I have been working in my own daycare program. People have said that I create an environment that is comfortable and happy. I focus on building independence, and I especially love to watch them express themselves. 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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Ms. Denise

Play-Based Learning

I love looking at the world through the eyes of children and being part of their growth and learning every day! I’ve been working with little ones since I was a teenager and have also raised three children of my own. Opening my own home daycare has allowed me to bring twelve years of professional daycare experience to families in my own community – this is so special to me! The very best thing about what I do is being part of so much growth – there is nothing like that smile on a child’s face when they have accomplished a task or the excitement that bubbles up when they are learning something new. This sense of discovery is truly priceless and is what makes me love what I do so much.


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Ms. Jessica

Play-Based Learning

Kids have this magical ability to make you see the world differently. They approach each day with joy, enthusiasm, and a sense of adventure—and they share that good energy with those lucky enough to be around them! The best part of my day is welcoming all the children in the morning and seeing their faces light up when they hear what we’re going to do next. Special trips to the library, the zoo, and the museum are a big highlight because they’re so eager to learn new things.


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Ms. Ramonita

Play-Based Learning

My daughter Adela and I have always dreamed of having our own family child care program. Opening my own child care program in my home gave me the opportunity to create the happy, welcoming environment that I think is so important. I especially love to see them start to walk and talk, 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 explore and discover. The work is incredibly rewarding, especially when I think about how I've prepared children for pre-K. It's such a gift to guide the children in my program as they grow.


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Springfield

There are 12 licensed home daycares in Springfield. 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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Ms. Christvie

Great Outdoor Space

Young children are so full of potential. They can do anything they set their minds to, and that journey starts with daycare. Every kid deserves a safe space, somewhere they feel comfortable being themselves and asking questions. They also deserve a mentor or guardian who is going to have their best interests at heart. I’ve always had a knack for looking after kids. I was always the go-to person in the family to babysit. When my niece (age 12) needed a place to live, I was happy to open my home to her. Starting a daycare is my way of offering the children in my community this quality care and helping them with these important first steps.


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Ms. Ana

Arts & Music

Childhood is a special time, and a program for little ones should be about play! In my program, we have a lot of fun playing, socializing with each other and learning new things. I began caring for children when a family friend asked me to join her daycare center as a teacher – at the time I had no idea this would lead to my own home program, but I’m so glad it did. I really love creating an environment where kids can feel comfortable, enjoy their time together, and learn something new every day.


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Ms. Melanie

Infant Care

Every child is unique and brings something special to our daycare community. I love being around kids and celebrating them for who they are! I was a youth camp counselor for fourteen years, a lifeguard and swim teacher, and then went to college to study education. Now I’m lucky enough to have a home with plenty of space for my own home daycare program! Being able to teach, use my creativity, and serve my community by taking great care of children is a blessing.


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Ms. Ashley

Infant Care

Ms. Ashley’s home daycare caters to infants and toddlers, ages 4 months–6 years. As with every 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. Ashley’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.


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Ms. Olimpia

Infant Care

Children and parents love Ms. Olimpia’s daycare 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. Olimpia’s full profile and take the survey to see if she is a good match for your family.


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Ms. Aslin

Play-Based Learning

Caretaking is so meaningful, and there are many ways to do it! I am a Mom of two, and have worked as a massage therapist and as a house cleaner. What I loved about both jobs was the feeling of helping others by relieving their physical and mental stress. Then I began working as an assistant in a daycare center, where I still got to do that - with the added bonus of being around kids every day! I’m working toward getting my CDA and I know firsthand how good it feels to know that your children are well taken care of while you work to support them. I’m so happy to give families in my community that kind of peace of mind.


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Ms. Rosemary

Infant Care

Children and parents love Ms. Rosemary’s daycare 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. Rosemary’s full profile and take the survey to see if she is a good match for your family.


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Ms. Precious

Infant Care

Ms. Precious’s home daycare caters to infants and toddlers, ages 3 months–5 years. As with every 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. Precious’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.


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Other daycares near Springfield

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 Garay

5 Irene Street, Springfield, MA

License # 9059981

Licensed for 6 since 2021


Denise Garay runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Springfield. 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.
Karol Michelle Villafane-Lopez

95 Timothy Cir, Springfield, MA

License # 9056736

Licensed for 6 since 2021


This home daycare in Springfield is led by Karol Michelle Villafane-Lopez, 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 6 children, this program is a good option for parents close to home near Springfield.
Marielis Robledo Torres

101 Orchard St, Springfield, MA

License # 9079747

Licensed for 6 since 2021


Home daycares like Marielis Robledo Torres’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Springfield. 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 6 children, so each child gets lots of individualized care while learning to socialize in a small group setting.
Maria Figueroa

33 Savoy Ave, Springfield, MA

License # 9078624

Licensed for 6 since 2021


Family child care provider Ms. Maria runs this daycare out of her home in Springfield, 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.
Yenny Pelaez

83 Somerset Street, Springfield, MA

License # 9056701

Licensed for 6 since 2020


A small, local home daycare in nearby Springfield, Massachusetts led by Ms. Yenny. 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.
Amy Torres

77 Commonwealth Ave., Springfield, MA

License # 9056745

Licensed for 6 since 2020


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

Even more home daycares in Springfield

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

Maribel Pagan

63 East Drumlin Road, Springfield, MA

License # 9052578

Licensed for 10 since 2020

Lisa Mojica

77 Ontario Street, Springfield, MA

License # 9078101

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Jennifer Velez

174 Westford Circle, Springfield, MA

License # 9058574

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Alice N Ogilvie

64 Saint James Circle, Springfield, MA

License # 9050599

Licensed for 6 since 2020

Shaunna Glucksman

84 Andrew Street, Springfield, MA

License # 9053886

Licensed for 6 since 2020

Jessica Ruiz

377 Stapleton Rd, Springfield, MA

License # 9052199

Licensed for 6 since 2020

Marangely Richiez

143 carver st, Springfield, MA

License # 9070709

Licensed for 10 since 2014

Margarita Rodriguez de Santiago

30 Los Angeles St. First Floor, Springfield, MA

License # 9083095

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Norma I. Figueroa

22 Ashmont Street, Springfield, MA

License # 9058062

Licensed for 8 since 2021

Annette Guzman

112 Gresham St, Springfield, MA

License # 9056149

Licensed for 8 since 2021

Melanie Massiah

42 Kerry drive, Springfield, MA

License # 9079515

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Jessica Rivera

26 Bernard St, Springfield, MA

License # 9077696

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Nicole R. Horne

20 Newport St, Springfield, MA

License # 9088224

Licensed for 10 since 2021

Marcia Borders

35 Long Terrace, Springfield, MA

License # 9071419

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Brian Gonzalez Melendez

129 Pendleton Ave, Springfield, MA

License # 9091903

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Leslie Perez

119 Mildred Ave, Springfield, MA

License # 9060297

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Kimberlee Barrows

240 Centre Street, Springfield, MA

License # 9090909

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Jomaraliz Gali Fontanez

603 Allen Street, Springfield, MA

License # 9091293

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Amy Brito-Paulino

18 Thornfell Street, Springfield, MA

License # 9090881

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Yessica de Robinson

452 Carew St., Apartment 2, Springfield, MA

License # 9077189

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Nicelia Irizarry

827 Chestnut Street Apt 2, Springfield, MA

License # 9094443

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Johanna Rivera-Colon

25 Metzger Place, Springfield, MA

License # 9076469

Licensed for 6 since 2022

Glendalys Nieves-Valenzuela

64 Church St., 2nd floor, Springfield, MA

License # 9094377

Licensed for 6 since 2022

Laurianne Therrien

197 Gilbert Ave, Springfield, MA

License # 9077898

Licensed for 10 since 2006

Melissa Arroyo

15 Porter Street, Springfield, MA

License # 9099504

Licensed for 6 since 2022

Yajaira Gomez

19 Meredith Street, Springfield, MA

License # 9089105

Licensed for 6 since 2021

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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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