There are 11 home daycares in Needham, MA.

Many take both infants and toddlers, with group sizes between 6 and 10.

Foroughieh Keyhan
Licensed since 2018Needham, MA 02492
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Just like larger child care centers, home daycares are licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care in MA.
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Ms. Shirley’s NeighborSchool

The Salt Box School

Needham, MA

Days
Monday–Friday
Times
8am–5pm
Days
Monday–Friday
Times
8am–5pm
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About Me

I started working with children as a teacher in an elementary school 25 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 nurturing, encouraging environment that I think is so important. I especially love to...

Qualifications

Background Checked

Reference Checked

Home Safety Inspection

Health & Safety Trained

EEC License #9029389

Program

Size
6 students
Size
6 students

Having a small group of children in my home-based program is great because I want them all to develop independence, and this setting makes that possible. I use my knowledge and prior experiences to tailor programming to individual children’s needs, and I focus on building independence. We follow a...

Child Care During COVID-19

The health and safety of our children, families, and Providers is always our top priority. Throughout COVID-19 we have been in close communication with state officials at the child care licensing agencies, public health officials, pediatric epidemiologists, and our entire community...

Enrollment

to see if Shirley has space for you.

Environment

I have dedicated a specially designed area of my Needham home to my program. The space is child-friendly and I know this becomes like a second home to many children. The organization of the space facilitates our daily schedule, and there are special areas for outdoor play, napping, free play,...

Schedule

Calendar
Year Round
Calendar
Year Round

Location

Shirley Walker 43 Gayland Road Needham, MA 02492 (617) 263-7500

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Foroughieh Keyhan
Licensed since 2018Needham, MA 02492
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The NeighborSchools Difference

Unlike Care.com, Yelp, or SitterCity, here at NeighborSchools we only partner with Licensed Home Daycare & Preschool Providers. These high-quality small-scale programs allow for better ratios, meaning more individualized attention for your little one. In Massachusetts, all Providers are licensed by the Dept. of Early Education & Care (EEC).

In order to receive and maintain a license from the EEC, Providers must:
  • Complete training in Safe Sleep, Childhood Nutrition, Medication Administration, and Transportation Safety
  • Undergo a rigorous home environment inspection & unannounced monitoring visits from EEC Licensors throughout the year
  • Maintain current Pediatric CPR & First Aid certificates
  • Complete a 3-part background record check, including fingerprints
  • Complete 10+ hours of professional development training annually

Many parents don‘t realize that Licensed Home Daycare & Preschool is regulated just like center-based child care. The biggest difference is that with Home Daycare your child is in the care of one experienced Provider who is wholly devoted to the children in their program. Children get the individualized attention and continuity of care they need to thrive; you get a more affordable child care option conveniently located right in your neighborhood.