Home Daycares in Watertown

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Full Time
Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Watertown

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


Ms. Maggie

Bilingual Daycare

Watching them learn and grow. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 13 years of experience. I have worked as an early childhood educator in daycare centers, and most recently I have been working in a daycare program. People have said that I create an environment that is nurturing and welcoming. I focus on learning through play, and I especially love to sing and dance with 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.


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. Felsy

Small Class Sizes

Children and parents love Ms. Felsy’s daycare in Watertown 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. Lori

Play-Based Learning

My favorite thing about caring for children is that they start to show you their little personalities. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 15 years of experience. I have worked as a child care professional in a home-based daycare, and most recently I have been running my own program. People have said that I create an environment that is welcoming and nurturing. I focus on academic and social readiness, and I especially love to watch them express themselves. 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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There are 20 licensed home daycares in Watertown. 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. Helen

Play-Based Learning

I became a Mom 27 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 comfortable, friendly environment that I think is so important. I especially love to read books to them, 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 building independence. One of the best parts of working with children is watching them learn and grow. The work is incredibly rewarding, especially when I think about all the children and families I've impacted over the years. It's such a gift to guide the children in my program as they grow.


Ms. Mercedes

Play-Based Learning

Childcare is something that I was just meant to do! I became a nanny in middle school, and the connection that formed with that first baby and her family made me realize I wanted nothing more in life than to teach and take care of little ones. It really sparked a desire to have my own daycare program – and I’m so happy to have made that dream a reality! I love how meaningful days spent with children are, and I love that I can design my program in a way that feels authentic to me - through play, emergent curriculum, and the exploration of nature. But the best part about working with kids is witnessing a child’s amazement as they discover something for the first time – just being part of those special moments is a gift.

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Other daycares near Watertown

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.

Alis Duhanyan

390 School Street, Watertown, MA

License # 9032005

Licensed for 6 since 1997

Alis Duhanyan runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Watertown. 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.
Armen Balagyozyan

792 Belmont St, Watertown, MA

License # 9040053

Licensed for 6 since 2019

This home daycare in Watertown is led by Armen Balagyozyan, 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 Watertown.
Lina Mondragon

219 Orchard St, Watertown, MA

License # 9036803

Licensed for 6 since 1994

Home daycares like Lina Mondragon’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Watertown. 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.
Cristina Ayala

61 Webster Street, Watertown, MA

License # 9029526

Licensed for 10 since 2011

Family child care provider Ms. Cristina runs this daycare out of her home in Watertown, 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.
Ekhssabet Simon

33 Hazel Street, Watertown, MA

License # 9029804

Licensed for 10 since 2008

A small, local home daycare in nearby Watertown, Massachusetts led by Ms. Ekhssabet. 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 10 kids.
Ximena Narvaez

18 Palfrey Street # 2, Watertown, MA

License # 9029755

Licensed for 10 since 2009

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Ximena in Watertown, 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 10 kids total!

Even more home daycares in Watertown

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

Maria Angelica Contreras

10 Charles Street, Watertown, MA

License # 9033612

Licensed for 10 since 1994

Judith Soto

34 Nash Street, Watertown, MA

License # 9036428

Licensed for 6 since 2018

Martiros Ohanyan

115 Lexington St, Watertown, MA

License # 9036563

Licensed for 10 since 2009

Tagouhi Kostikian

31 Priest Rd, Watertown, MA

License # 9039847

Licensed for 10 since 2013

Joan McDonough

227 Sycamore St, Watertown, MA

License # 9038572

Licensed for 10 since 1997

Vilma Cimenian

48 Grant Avenue, Waltham, MA

License # 9033345

Licensed for 10 since 2018

Talin Chiloyan

35 Chapman St, Watertown, MA

License # 9046649

Licensed for 10 since 2002

Domitila Almanzar

9 Beechwood Avenue, Watertown, MA

License # 9033579

Licensed for 10 since 2006

Joecy Cintra Dakin

License # 9090500

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Maria Alejandra Samayoa

License # 9091258

Licensed for 10 since 2021

Dearli Barbosa da Conceicao

License # 9095597

Licensed for 6 since 2022

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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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