Daycare is reopening in MA. Here’s what parents need to know.

Ms. Carmen’s NeighborSchool

Ms. Carmen's NeighborSchool

Peabody, MA

Coming Soon!

Carmen is currently working hard to get her Family Child Care license with the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) in Massachusetts.

What is a Family Child Care License?

A Family Child Care license will allow Carmen to legally operate a program out of her home. She must undergo a rigorous, state-mandated process, including:

  • A 3-part background check for every person in the household
  • Home inspection and unannounced visits from EEC Licensors at least once per year
  • 10+ hours of continuing education per year
  • Pediatric CPR & First Aid certification
  • Medication Administration training
  • Training in Safe Sleep, Childhood Health & Nutrition
When will Ms. Carmen’s NeighborSchool open?

Carmen should have her program up and running within a few months, but she is pre-booking enrollment now. to save your spot!

What is NeighborSchools?

NeighborSchools helps experienced caregivers launch and operate licensed home daycares in New England. With better ratios and experienced caretakers, home daycare allows for more individualized attention for infants and toddlers. As a parent, you get a trusted partner for the long-term care of your child, right in your neighborhood, at a price you can afford.


to see if Carmen has space for you.


Carmen Pinero Peabody, MA (617) 263-7500

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The NeighborSchools Difference

Unlike, 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.