Home Daycares in Forest Park

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Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Forest Park

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


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.


Ms. Keritza

Infant Care

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


Ms. Avril

Academic Prep

With three grown children and two of my own grandchildren in my home daycare, I'm truly spoiled to have spent my life caring for little ones! I get such joy being surrounded by these kiddos and am so happy to be able to ease the minds of parents searching for safe and loving care of their children. I have 15 years of experience taking care of young children. I’m a Mom and previously, I worked in daycare centers, and most recently I have been running my own program. For me, one of the best parts of working with children is watching them learn and grow. I feel so fortunate to experience that every day and to share my skills and experience with families through my home-based child care program, where I focus on learning through play. I aim to create an environment that is nurturing and welcoming for the children I care about so much. So many parts of this job are fun, but I especially love to sing and dance with them. I can't imagine spending my days any other way. I’m also proud to do this important work. That’s especially true when I think about all the children I've helped grow and learn.


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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Forest Park

There are 43 licensed home daycares in Forest Park. 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 Forest Park

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.

Carmen I. Rivera

91 Whittier St, Springfield, MA

License # 9031475

Licensed for 10 since 2011

Carmen I. Rivera 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’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.
Maryan Muse

56 Leyfred Terrace, Springfield, MA

License # 9038807

Licensed for 6 since 2019

This home daycare in Springfield is led by Maryan Muse, 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.
Eugenia Finnell

65 Dickinson St, Springfield, MA

License # 9035924

Licensed for 6 since 2018

Home daycares like Eugenia Finnell’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.
Barbara Ponder-Smith

53 Belvidere St., Springfield, MA

License # 9030484

Licensed for 6 since 2017

Family child care provider Ms. Barbara runs this daycare out of her home in Springfield, Massachusetts. She’s licensed by the state to care for up to 6 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.
Rosalina Tucker

46 Bentley St., Springfield, MA

License # 9030754

Licensed for 8 since 2014

A small, local home daycare in nearby Springfield, Massachusetts led by Ms. Rosalina. 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.
Yokasta Rodriguez

24 Washington St., #2, Springfield, MA

License # 0000848

Licensed for 6 since 2018

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Yokasta 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!
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Terryl A. Wilson

408 Orange St, Springfield, MA

License # 9016961

Licensed for 8 since 2007

Deliris Guzman

59 Forest Park Ave., 2nd Floor, Springfield, MA

License # 9036837

Licensed for 8 since 2003

Yolanda Aviles

5 Fairdel Street, Springfield, MA

License # 9027863

Licensed for 10 since 2002

Susana Tavarez-Navarro

166 Johnson Street, Springfield, MA

License # 9031852

Licensed for 8 since 2014

Rebecca Ruiz

18 Woodlawn St Fl 2, Springfield, MA

License # 9026758

Licensed for 8 since 2010

Elizabeth Cox

18 Angelsea Street, Springfield, MA

License # 9036014

Licensed for 6 since 2018

Debora Escribano

344 Commonwealth Ave., Springfield, MA

License # 9044321

Licensed for 6 since 2010

Elida Perez

130 Leyfred Ter, Springfield, MA

License # 9028894

Licensed for 8 since 2007

Lileeth A. Peters

102 Daviston St, Springfield, MA

License # 9027652

Licensed for 8 since 2001

Jennifer Taylor

160 Euclid Ave, Springfield, MA

License # 9033516

Licensed for 6 since 2002

Madino Idoor

38 Shawnut Street, Springfield, MA

License # 9040880

Licensed for 6 since 2019

Ann Marie Sanchez

26 Glendell Terrace, Springfield, MA

License # 9029321

Licensed for 8 since 2004

Maria M. Oquendo

24 Leete St Fl 2, Springfield, MA

License # 9032624

Licensed for 8 since 2005

Cristina Guerrido

22 Maplewood Terrace, Springfield, MA

License # 9026426

Licensed for 6 since 2016

Tina L. Garner

106 Whittier St, 2nd Floor, Springfield, MA

License # 9028027

Licensed for 6 since 1999

Virginia Marte-Maria

62 Somerset St, Springfield, MA

License # 9037421

Licensed for 10 since 1998

Virginia Reyes

127 Sylvan St., Springfield, MA

License # 9031885

Licensed for 6 since 2014

Yaritza Paula

27 Shawmut St, Springfield, MA

License # 9027321

Licensed for 8 since 2013

Alooah Abdul-Qaadir

46 Groveland St, Springfield, MA

License # 9032671

Licensed for 8 since 2000

Donna L. Conlogue

105 Bellevue Ave, Springfield, MA

License # 9031756

Licensed for 8 since 1999

Yovanny Martinez

135 Oakland St, 1st. Floor, Springfield, MA

License # 9034518

Licensed for 6 since 2018

Liz Hodge

49 Kenwood Park, 2, Springfield, MA

License # 9030166

Licensed for 6 since 2017

Madina Birkan

523 Dickinson Street, Springfield, MA

License # 9030710

Licensed for 10 since 2014

Neysa Guzman

729 Sumner Ave., 3-r, Springfield, MA

License # 9028999

Licensed for 6 since 2008

Alba Gomez

28 Drumlin Street, Springfield, MA

License # 9027783

Licensed for 10 since 2010

Martina Perez Leonardo

18 Longfellow Terrace, Springfield, MA

License # 9044061

Licensed for 6 since 2019

Monica Guerra

326 Dwight Rd, Springfield, MA

License # 9027315

Licensed for 8 since 2013

July Gonzalez

119 Johnson Street, Springfield, MA

License # 9042575

Licensed for 6 since 2019

Jezenia Delgado

52 Brentwood St., Springfield, MA

License # 9027142

Licensed for 10 since 2016

Paula Echeverri Durango

48 Burdette Street, Springfield, MA

License # 9038602

Licensed for 6 since 2019

Maribel Antigua

92 Grenada Ter, Springfield, MA

License # 9036920

Licensed for 8 since 2006

Rebecca Maldonado

21 Belmont Place, 2nd Fl, Springfield, MA

License # 9030180

Licensed for 6 since 2011

Yamilette Ostolaza

619 Sumner Ave., Springfield, MA

License # 9032698

Licensed for 10 since 2015

Yesenia Davila-Torres

75 Manitoba St, Springfield, MA

License # 9047322

Licensed for 6 since 2019

Yenny Pelaez

83 Somerset Street, Springfield, MA

License # 9056701

Licensed for 6 since 2020

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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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