Home Daycares in Stoneham

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Full Time
Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Stoneham

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


Ms. Donna

Small Class Sizes

Children have such kind hearts and boundless good energy. At this young age, children are so enthusiastic about being a part of something, and they can be so welcoming to one another. Their excitement makes you excited. Whether it’s singing, dancing, story time, or arts and crafts, they are so open to new experiences and it just makes you want to join in, too! To see the world through the bright eyes of a child is so refreshing.


Ms. Kahina

Academic Prep

I've nannied and I've taught children and I have my own, too! It is so wonderful that I finally get to put it all together and have my own family child care. My favorite thing about caring for children is that they all need love and care. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 5 years of experience. I’m a Mom and I have worked as a nanny in private homes. People have said that I create an environment that is engaging and encouraging. I focus on children's wellbeing, 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.


Ms. Mahmuda

Play-Based Learning

I am a proud mother of two young children, ages 2 and 5, and I am passionate about childhood development. Young children are like sponges, and what they learn when they are little will shape their whole lives. Combining my love for working with children and my business experience, I aim to bring a high-quality Family Child Care program to our neighborhood in Woburn.


Ms. Krystina

Academic Prep

I am an experienced early childhood educator who started working with children when I was in high school. I took a child development course and worked as a volunteer at the preschool that was associated with the program. I fell in love with the age group and continued on to get a degree in Early Childhood Education. I’ve now worked in a few different settings, including a Special Education setting and at the Franklin Early Childhood Center in Melrose, MA Center for 6 years. I treat all children in my care like they’re my own, and I love them like family. That’s why it’s so important to me to focus on the whole child.

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There are 11 licensed home daycares in Stoneham. 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 Stoneham

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.

Stephanie Levine

40 Chestnut St, Stoneham, MA

License # 9028269

Licensed for 8 since 2005

Stephanie Levine runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Stoneham. 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.
Lauren R. Murphy

41 Fairview Rd, Stoneham, MA

License # 9028089

Licensed for 10 since 2001

This home daycare in Stoneham is led by Lauren R. Murphy, 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 Stoneham.
Aeryun Burt

30 Warren Street, Stoneham, MA

License # 9028422

Licensed for 6 since 2017

Home daycares like Aeryun Burt’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Stoneham. 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.
Melinda Pontone

10 Summer St # 1, Stoneham, MA

License # 9033464

Licensed for 8 since 2009

Family child care provider Ms. Melinda runs this daycare out of her home in Stoneham, Massachusetts. She is licensed by the state to care for up to 8 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.
Christine Trainor

8 Patriot Road, Stoneham, MA

License # 0000810

Licensed for 6 since 2018

A small, local home daycare in nearby Stoneham, Massachusetts led by Ms. Christine. 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.
Nancy Del Rossi

37 Spring St, Stoneham, MA

License # 9032080

Licensed for 6 since 2003

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Nancy in Stoneham, 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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Even more home daycares in Stoneham

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Shahida Ahmed

8 Theresa Rd., Stoneham, MA

License # 9047968

Licensed for 6 since 2002

Maria Luti

8 Rustic Road, Stoneham, MA

License # 9028841

Licensed for 10 since 2014

Kimberly Macdonald

100 Elm St, Stoneham, MA

License # 9029554

Licensed for 6 since 2010

Kathryn Murphy

License # 9091177

Licensed for 6 since 2021

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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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