Take the survey to see 3 daycares that match your preferences, timeline, and what matters most to you. It’s free for parents & takes 5 minutes.Take the 5-minute survey to see 3 daycares that match your preferences & timeline.
Each daycare has its own approach and specialties based on the provider’s expertise. Take the survey to see daycares that match your preferences and work best for you.Each daycare has its own approach & specialties. Take the survey to see 3 good matches for you.
Activities are designed to help children develop social, emotional and cognitive skills as they sing, dance, play, and learn in a small group setting.
Each program is led by a licensed child care professional. While they each have their own expertise and approach, they all share a genuine love for educating and helping young children grow & thrive. Being licensed also means they have done a series of state-required trainings and they’ve passed a government background check.
Background record checked
Government-level CORI, SORI, and fingerprinting
Home inspected for child safety
Thorough assessment by a licensor from the EEC
Health & safety training
Includes annual professional development hours
Young children are such a source of joy! With 5 kids and 16 grandkids, I am no stranger to the variety of needs that a large family requires. Of course, every child is unique, and it’s a blessing to be able to take the time to figure out what specific things they need to help them thrive. The kids in my program will be treated with patience and empathy. They won’t just be babysat or taught—they will be understood. As a daycare owner, it’s my job to really get to know every child and understand what they’re passionate about, what makes them excited to be here.
At this age, play is the best form of education! Kids can learn so much simply by exploring and using all their senses. We spend as much time as possible outside and walking around the neighborhood. The fresh air and moderate exercise is so good for them, and they love being out in the world and feeling like part of their community. We also eat three balanced meals and snacks together during the day. It’s good to get them curious about feeding themselves and healthy meal prep early. It also gives them energy for all the games we play!
Communication is a really important aspect of this program. As a fellow mother, I completely understand how stressful it can be to leave your children in the care of someone else. Part of the reason I started this program was to help struggling families find quality care in their area. Parents can be assured that their kids will be treated as though they were my own. Not only will their kids be welcomed into this community, but the parents themselves will feel really involved, even when they’re not physically present. Pick-up time will ideally be a chance for us to discuss what happened that day, to talk through some of the children’s triumphs as well as any challenges that arise, and to go over what we have planned for tomorrow. It’s so beneficial to the kids when we’re all on the same page, since we share a goal of giving them the best care possible!
Find out if she has a spot for you. It’s 100% free and takes just 5 minutes.
“Let the child be the scriptwriter, the director and the actor in his own play.”~ Magda Gerber
Daycare rates depend on how old your child will be and what your schedule looks like. 5 days / week might get a slight discount, and infant rates are usually more than toddlers’. Finding a spot also depends on age and schedule because each daycare has a limited number of openings for each age range.
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There are 3 home daycares in Southern Mattapan. Most care for 6 to 10 children and take both infants and toddlers. All home daycares are licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care, just like preschool centers.
Get your own recommendations based on your preferences, daily routine, and what matters most to you.
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.
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.
Take the survey and get 3 daycare recommendations that fit your preferences. Takes 5 minutes and it’s 100% free for parents.