Home Daycares in Waltham

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Full Time
Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care programs near you

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


Ms. Felsy

Small Class Sizes

Children and parents love Ms. Felsy’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. 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. Jill

Arts & Music

Children learn by doing! In the right environment, a child’s natural curiosity combined with active learning can really kickstart a lifelong love of learning. I believe (and studies back this up) that children between 0-3 are making important connections that cannot be replaced later in life, and I am passionate about nurturing those connections and offering children a place to learn, grow, and be independent. Our approach focuses on art and literacy and combines the Montessori and High Scope methods, and I’ve seen firsthand how very successful this combination is! My degrees in education and art and passion for early childhood literacy brought me to teaching, and thirty years later it still brings me so much satisfaction and joy to see how our little learners blossom and thrive in the special environment we have created at Small Bears.


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.

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There are 29 licensed home daycares in Waltham. 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 Waltham

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.

Kimberly Schiavone

1134 Trapelo Road, Waltham, Ma

License # 9031199

Licensed for 10 since 1996

Kimberly Schiavone runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Waltham. 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.
Elizabeth Bower

15 Ellison Park, Waltham, Ma

License # 0001012

Licensed for 8 since 2015

This home daycare in Waltham is led by Elizabeth Bower, 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 Waltham.
Momtaz Begum

160 Lake View Ave, Waltham, Ma

License # 9028559

Licensed for 6 since 2005

Home daycares like Momtaz Begum’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Waltham. 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.
Xiaojun Meng

32 Sachem Street, Waltham, Ma

License # 9030054

Licensed for 10 since 2005

Family child care provider Ms. Xiaojun runs this daycare out of her home in Waltham, Massachusetts. She is licensed by the state to care for up to 10 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.
Marina Groussis

18 Orchard Avenue, Waltham, Ma

License # 9033181

Licensed for 6 since 2000

A small, local home daycare in nearby Waltham, Massachusetts led by Ms. Marina. 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.
Rosangela Macdonald

6 Princeton Avenue, Waltham, Ma

License # 9031537

Licensed for 6 since 2015

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Rosangela in Waltham, 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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Donna Feeley

106 Prentice Street, Waltham, Ma

License # 9028899

Licensed for 6 since 1999

Rebecca Paxton Cianfrone

51 Dix St, Waltham, Ma

License # 9036420

Licensed for 10 since 2012

Lalita Grigoryan

123 Whitman Road, Waltham, Ma

License # 9029240

Licensed for 6 since 2017

Alyce Connors-Ball

50 Parmenter Road, Waltham, Ma

License # 9031331

Licensed for 6 since 1997

Arceli De Aguilar

22 Emery Street, Waltham, Ma

License # 9027510

Licensed for 10 since 2010

Adamary Sosa

9 Falmouth Rd, Waltham, Ma

License # 9039411

Licensed for 10 since 2010

Johena Alverio

86 Colburn Street, Waltham, Ma

License # 9032135

Licensed for 6 since 2018

Marietta M. Tortola

492 Trapelo Rd, Waltham, Ma

License # 9037685

Licensed for 10 since 1997

Ricarda Sosa

132 Chaffee Avenue, Waltham, Ma

License # 9044237

Licensed for 10 since 2016

Patricia Bergantino

58 Weir Rd, Waltham, Ma

License # 9039479

Licensed for 6 since 2012

Maria Zuniga

17 Parkers Lane #1, Waltham, Ma

License # 9031287

Licensed for 6 since 2011

Sandra Marshall

90 Dale Street, Waltham, Ma

License # 9030684

Licensed for 6 since 2014

Debra Close

27 Crafts Street, Waltham, Ma

License # 9031571

Licensed for 6 since 1985

Maizie Bourgeois

45 Loretta Rd, Waltham, Ma

License # 9038051

Licensed for 10 since 2012

Josephine Caruso

81 Woodlawn Avenue, Waltham, Ma

License # 9033400

Licensed for 6 since 1992

Evgenia Goncharova

3 Overlook Rd., Waltham, Ma

License # 9039230

Licensed for 6 since 2016

Susan MacEwen

189 Doty St, Waltham, Ma

License # 9035898

Licensed for 6 since 1998

Yue Er Yang

301 Lake Street, Waltham, Ma

License # 9028872

Licensed for 10 since 2011

Alexandra Mavrogiannidis

266 Warren Street, Waltham, Ma

License # 9027607

Licensed for 10 since 2010

Fakhrolzaman Khazraei

183 Lincoln St, Waltham, Ma

License # 9045975

Licensed for 6 since 2001

Jennifer Ann Crosby

49 Pleasant St, Sangerville, Me

License # 595073

Licensed for 12

Johena Alverio

86 Colburn Street, Waltham, Ma

License # 9081011

Licensed for 8 since 2018

Susan MacEwen

189 Doty St, Waltham, Ma

License # 9089661

Licensed for 6 since 1998

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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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