The Salt Box School
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...
Home Safety Inspection
Health & Safety Trained
EEC License #9029389
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...
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...
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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,...
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).
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.