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

Ellen Drolette

Burlington, VT

About Ellen
Ellen is a home daycare provider licensed by the Dept. for Children & Families (DCF). Her license allows her to care for up to 6 children in a warm home environment in Burlington. As a licensed provider, Ellen receives training in child growth and development, safety and sanitation requirements, safe sleep practices, medication administration, nutrition and food safety and emergency preparedness. She also has training in pediatric CPR, and is required to complete at least 15 hours of professional development training each year. In addition, her home daycare is regularly monitored by the DCF to make sure that the program is following all regulations ensuring the health, safety and professional care of all children.
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.


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Ellen Drolette 1085 Pine Street Burlington, VT 05401 (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.