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Recent child care center reviews in Boston, MA

Children's Happy Day School

5.0

We've been fortunate to send our sons to Children's Happy Day, and I can't say enough good things about the school. The teachers and staff are so caring and thoughtful. They've put together a program that teaches confidence, independence, kindness, and resilience in an age-appropriate manner. They...

- Kelsey R

Children's Playhouse Daycare Inc.

5.0

great facility, very happy with them :)

- Gautam G

Let's Learn Together Childcare

5.0

Mary is a great director and all the teachers are great. I feel so lucky that I was able to get a spot for both of my kids.

- Kasia M

Transportation Children's Center

5.0

My child has attended TCC for 3 years and it was a great experience for both him and us. We still have very fond memories of the center. The staff is great and very professional. I highly recommend it!

- Rosalba S

Tartts Day Care Centers

5.0

Our daughter attended Tartts for almost one year and we all absolutely loved it. We were sad to say goodbye to all of her teachers, the staff, and her friends, but the location was no longer convenient for us, as we moved to the suburbs from Boston. Our daughter adjusted fairly quickly to attending...

- Anna A

Child care centers in Boston, MA

Children's Happy Day School

Children's Happy Day School

5 Charles Park Road, West Roxbury, MA

Starting at $2135/mo

5.0

(1)

Children's Happy Day School is a fully accredited NAEYC preschool, kindergarten and child care center with programs for children ages 2.0 to 6 years old. Located off the VFW Parkway in West Roxbury, we enroll children from Boston and the neighboring communities of Newton, Brookline, Dedham, Westwood...

Recent review:

5.0
We've been fortunate to send our sons to Children's Happy Day, and I can't say enough good things about the school. The teachers and staff are so caring and thoughtful. They've put together a program that teaches confidence, independence, kindness, and resilience...

Kelsey R


Children's Playhouse Daycare Inc.

46 Bucknam Street., Everett, MA

Starting at $385/wk

5.0

(2)

Children's Playhouse Daycare, Inc. is a warm, family oriented childcare center with a professional atmosphere. We have two locations. Our Infant/Toddler location is located right next to our preschool location. Both locations include all meals. Breakfast, Lunch and afternoon Snack are served...

Recent reviews:

5.0
great facility, very happy with them :)

Gautam G


Let's Learn Together Childcare

Let's Learn Together Childcare

11 Water St., Arlington, MA

Starting at $2300/mo

5.0

(2)

We're a brand new childcare center in Arlington Center offering childcare for infants, toddlers, preschool, and pre-k. We offer flexible childcare ranging from 1 day to 5 days of care. We believe learning begins through play! Our experienced team of educators has over 20 years of experience with...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Mary is a great director and all the teachers are great. I feel so lucky that I was able to get a spot for both of my kids.

Kasia M


Transportation Children's Center

Transportation Children's Center

10 Park Plaza Suite 3330, Boston, MA

Starting at $426/wk

5.0

(2)

The Transportation Children's Center, a non-profit child care facility, in downtown Boston, provides full day Infant, Toddler, Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten Programs year round. Open to the general public, the center is available to children 3 months through age five. The center is open from 8:00...

Recent reviews:

5.0
My child has attended TCC for 3 years and it was a great experience for both him and us. We still have very fond memories of the center. The staff is great and very professional. I highly recommend it!

Rosalba S


Tartts Day Care Centers

Tartts Day Care Centers

56 Wareham St., Boston, MA

Costimate: $205/wk

4.5

(24)

A family-run enterprise since 1946, Tartt's is an industry leader, recognized for our enriching programs, exemplary facilities and accomplished staff. Our philosophy is straightforward: we place the experiences of children and families at the center of our business. Tartt's remains in demand...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Our daughter attended Tartts for almost one year and we all absolutely loved it. We were sad to say goodbye to all of her teachers, the staff, and her friends, but the location was no longer convenient for us, as we moved to the suburbs from Boston. Our daughter...

Anna A


Ellen Moore's Child Care

Ellen Moore's Child Care

12 Worthington Street, Boston, MA

Starting at $110/day

5.0

(6)

My program is a small, mixed-age group, and we all become very attached to each other--it really is very much like a family. I am located in Boston, close to the Longwood Medical Area. I have a well-equipped home with three levels of interesting space and a small backyard. We also have a...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Our daughter has been going to Ellen's House for a year and a half and we're already dreading the eventual day that we no longer get to hand off our little one to the incredibly patient and generous Ellen Moore. Like most others, we were referred to "Ellen's House"...

Michael W


Pleasant Time Learning Center LLC

Pleasant Time Learning Center LLC

65 Putnam St, Winthrop, MA

Costimate: $337/wk

5.0

(2)

Pleasant Times Learning Center is a licensed child care provider in Winthrop, MA, and has been servicing the community since 1993. We provide quality child care for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Our program is unlike any other. Our philosophy is to create an environment that encourages...

Recent reviews:

5.0
My daughters, 4 & 2, have been attending since they were infants and LOVE coming here. The owner Andrea and the staff are amazing. I have always felt good knowing that my children are with such caring, educated people while I'm working. Not to mention the girls...

Corinne


L. Family Daycare

40 Chestnut Street, Stoneham, MA

Costimate: $291/wk

4.3

(7)

I am a licensed family child care in Stoneham. I have been doing home daycare for 16 years, but prior to that I was a Director of a group daycare center. My home daycare is just that a home daycare. I want my children to feel as comfortable as they feel at their own home. I feel the same way about...

Recent reviews:

5.0
I took my daughter to Stephanie after being home with her for 7 months straight during the COVID lockdown. During this time, I grew very attached to my little girl, and eventually became so attached that I trusted few others to care for her. Eventually, when it was...

Mike F


Global Children School

Global Children School

4A Gill St, Woburn, MA

Costimate: $267/wk

5.0

(6)

WELCOME to the first Global Children School in Massachusetts! * Quality Early Childhood Education * Full Immersion Approach English, Spanish and Russian * Child-Centered Approach * Project-Based Guided Learning * Intercultural Mindfulness * Global and Sustainable Living Perspective * accepting...

Recent reviews:

5.0
I love Global Children . We are still using them during the pandemic. They are extremely vigilant. They speak to the children in both Russian & Spanish in their classes. Of course English too. They also introduce the children to STEM for early development. They...

Marigo S


Loleeta's Family Child Care

Loleeta's Family Child Care

66 Colonial Ave, Dorchester Center, MA

Costimate: $240/wk

5.0

(1)

I am a professional and have been providing services to the community for over 20 years. I am Licensed by EEC, and a Quality Child Care Educator, Loving and Experienced. The children Learn through music, movement, and play. I provide age Appropriate Educational Curriculum, and nutritious...

Recent review:

5.0
I am highly recommending Loleeta's Family Childcare center. My family and I have had the BEST experience. Our child was well taken care of for five consistent years. My child is a happy bright and successful second grader. If you are looking for consistency,...

Tennelle W


Little Pandas Home Daycare

Little Pandas Home Daycare

15 SYCAMORE ROAD, Newton, MA

Starting at $400/wk

5.0

(2)

We are a state-licensed bilingual family daycare with an integration of American and Asian cultures. We speak both English and Chinese. We have been serving families in Watertown/Newton area for over 20 years. Our children's families come from various cultural background and nationalities including...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Both of my kids attended Little Panda Home Daycare when we moved to the area in 2019. The place is very clean and well organized. Fei Lao Shi (Ms Fei) is very loving and caring, and very experienced and knowledgeable in early education. The other staff Ms Huang is...

Chenny C


Josey's Daycare

Josey's Daycare

81 Woodlawn Ave, Waltham, MA

Starting at $80/day

5.0

(5)

Josey's Daycare is a home based center that has been in business for thirty years. At this center, children will grow and learn through exploration and play. Structure will be provided for the children as well as a thriving learning environment. Children will be engaged in activities throughout the...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Our daughter had been with Josey since she was 3 months old. She's now 2 and gets so excited in the morning to go to "Jojo's house". Josey provides a very warm, family friendly environment where kids are comfortable and can thrive. She keeps them on a great...

Kathryn L


Boston Outdoor Preschool Network

Boston Outdoor Preschool Network

4006 Washington Street, Boston, MA

Costimate: $226/wk

5.0

(2)

We are an inspired team of teachers with experience in public, private, and Montessori schools, who are thrilled to give your child the opportunity to play, learn, and thrive outdoors! Our programs spark curiosity, discovery, and a strong connection with nature. We offer the following...

Recent reviews:

5.0
A most excellent school! The way all schools should be: creative, fun, learning through the natural world. Our son (5 years old) had the very best time of his life there.

Angel


Little Sprouts - Dedham

280 Bridge Street, Dedham, MA

Costimate: $330/wk

5.0

(1)

Surrounded by protected marshlands, our Dedham school offers a serene environment for your child to learn and grow among the peaceful views of nature. Affectionately called a Little Sprouts 'dream school,' our Dedham space was designed with parents and children in mind. Featuring several amenities,...

Recent review:

5.0
Excellent child care facility! Highly recommend. It is a learning environment as well as great care for your child.

Elizabeth H


Diane's Daycare in Newton

Diane's Daycare in Newton

154 Truman Road, Newton, MA

Starting at $1600/mo

5.0

(16)

Recent reviews:

5.0
Diane is the most loving, generous, patient, and resilient woman I've ever met. We started with Diane in 2017 when my oldest was 6 months old. I was a nervous new mom and Diane put me at ease instantly. She and her staff loves the children like their very own,...

Alison W


Sunkissed Acorns

342 Tremont Street, Boston, MA

Costimate: $316/wk

5.0

(1)

We are a small neighborhood daycare located near Chinatown and South End.

Recent review:

5.0
To anyone considering sending their children to Sunkissed Acorns: Both my girls attended Sunkissed Acorns from 3 months of age until pre-K and we couldn't possibly recommend them enough. Mabel, Carla, Kelly, Mancy, Ping, and the whole staff at Sunkissed Acorns are...

Costa


Government Center Childcare Corporation

John F Kennedy Fed Bldg, Boston, MA

Starting at $39/day

4.5

(6)

Government Center Childcare Corporation is a state-licensed child care services provider that offers day care programs for young children. The company serves families in the Boston, Massachusetts area and is open to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Government Center Childcare Corporation can...

Recent reviews:

5.0
We have sent our two children to GCCCC and could not be more pleased with the education they have received. The teachers, director and assistant directors take an active interest in each child, the activities and field trips are stimulating and engaging, and the...

Nathan G


Tiny Hands Family Daycare LLC

200 Norfolk St # 2, Boston, MA

Starting at $140/wk

5.0

(1)

Tiny Hands Family Daycare LLC offers a home-based daycare service for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children. It offers a secure and loving learning environment and offers healthy meals, education, and safety to each child in their care. The center is open from Monday through...

Recent review:

5.0
Great daycare, the owner is very hands in with the children. My kids love going there both toddlers and my 4th grader. The children are given home cooked hot breakfast and lunch. I am happy to say none of my children has ever come home with a diaper rash.

Vanessa M


The Learning Tree Preschool

The Learning Tree Preschool

17 Allston St, Allston, MA

Starting at $300/wk

5.0

(2)

The Learning Tree, formerly known as The Wonder Years, is a fully licensed preschool and group daycare center established since 1997. Our goal is to provide the best quality care for children ages 15 months to 6 years old. We do this by providing a caring, nurturing and safe educational...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Our 3 year old twin girls have been going to the Learning Tree in Allston since they were 23 months. We couldn't be happier with our experience. The owner Maura and the director Ariana have created a kind and welcoming environment for all the children filled with...

Sonia R


Sarah's Bilingual Family Child Care

202 Grove Street, Belmont, MA

Starting at $400/wk

4.5

(2)

Thanks for choosing Sarah's Family Childcare. Our goal is to provide a program that will benefit the child, the parent and the community. We are committed to the development of a well-rounded child with a positive self-image. Our program is designed to expand the individuality of each child by...

Recent reviews:

4.0
Sarah's is great. We sent our son their when he was young. We definitely recommend it.

Ron P


Lucy's Family Daycare

Lucy's Family Daycare

55 S Waverly St, Brighton, MA

Starting at $300/wk

3.7

(3)

Lucy's Family Daycare provides childcare for infants, toddlers, and preschool aged children in Brighton Massachusetts.We are conveniently located close to the Mass Pike, Storrow Drive and Memorial Drive. We encourage the children's holistic growth through play-based and child-centered...

Recent reviews:

5.0
Wonderful, welcoming and accommodating family daycare. After visiting many other daycares nothing compared to the warm trusting feeling i got when leaving my boys with Lucy and her assistants. Not to mention the numerous current and past references that i was given...

Christina G


Panda Bilingual Daycare

Panda Bilingual Daycare

30 Cambridgepark Drive, Cambridge, MA

Starting at $1890/mo

5.0

(1)

Panda Bilingual Daycare is a bilingual Mandarin- English early educational childcare center combining the Montessori educational philosophy with Chinese and American language and culture. Our center's mission is to offer the highest quality care and education for children from three months to...

Recent review:

5.0
We have a 2.5yrs daughter in Panda Bilingual Daycare since this summer. We have been very satisfied so far. The site is brand new and the facilities are very nice. The teachers care deeply about the kids and constantly communicate with us about our daughter's every...

Mingshu H


Two Little Owls Schoolhouse

501 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Starting at $1500/day

3.0

(2)

Two Little Owls Schoolhouse is a newly built Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Childcare Center in East Cambridge. We are open from 7:30am to 6:00pm and located near the Lechmere T stop, MIT and many Bio-tech and Pharmaceutical Companies. Some of our other features include a hot lunch and healthy...

Recent review:

5.0
Cynthia is a dedicated director who works collaboratively with teachers, parents and the Early Childhood Community. She makes parents feel welcome and listens to their concerns and ideas regarding their child's education and care. Cynthia is well known in the...

Susan


Beacon Child Care

Beacon Child Care

15 North Beacon Street, Allston, MA

Starting at $80/day

3.4

(5)

At Beacon Child Care, our goal is to provide affordable high-quality early childhood education and care that will enhance the growth and development of your child. Here you will find a nurturing environment for children of ages 2 months to 6 years. We recognize that each child has unique talents,...

Recent reviews:

5.0
My son has been at Beacon Child Care for a year and it has been wonderful. He's excited to go every day and really loves the care givers. They are warm, flexible and engaging. The facilities are very well maintained, there are plenty of toys for the children to...

Jennifer K


Fairy Tale Children's Center

14-20 Linden Street, Allston, MA

Costimate: $363/wk

3.5

(4)

Are you looking for a daycare or a kindergarten in the Boston area? We believe we will be able to serve you and your children. Here at Fairy Tale Children's Center, your children will have the opportunity to explore and experience a variety of activities. They will discover the joy of "I am, I...

Recent reviews:

5.0
teachers are great and the kids love it. always something fun or productive going on no matter what time i stop in. love this place.

Andy M


The Learning Tree Preschool

17 Allston St, Boston, MA

Costimate: $363/wk

5.0

(2)

The Learning Tree Preschool in Boston, Massachusetts stimulates the children's holistic growth through play-based and child-centered activities. They welcome pre-K aged children to participate in fun activities that encourage social skills, emotional growth, and physical coordination. The Learning...

Recent reviews:

5.0
I have sent my son here since he was 15 months old. We love the space, the teachers and the programming. We have found this school to be safe, fun, and engaging. As a principal of K-8 Public School, I'm picky about child care and preschool, and we are happy!...

Heidi C


LALITHA V.S. KOTA

1862 Beacon St Apt 1, Brookline, MA

Costimate: $271/wk

5.0

(1)

Lalitha Kota provides a preschool program in Brookline, Massachusetts. They encourage the children's holistic growth through play-based and child-centered activities. Their aim is to develop the children's social skills, emotional growth, and physical coordination. Lalitha Kota's childcare home is...

Recent review:

5.0
I am very lucky to have found this place. This is like another home for me and my son. The daycare is being run by lalitha and her husband, and their daughter also helps. They are adorable people and they love the kids and the kids love them. They are committed to...

AP


Over Moon Daycare Inc

23 Ledgewood Rd, Dedham, MA

Costimate: $310/wk

5.0

(1)

Over Moon Daycare Inc. is designed to make the child’s first educational experience that is nurturing, enriching, and rewarding for the whole family. The center nurtures individuals through playful and caring guidance that creates an environment of kindness and respect.

Recent review:

5.0
We absolutely love Tonya she's been great to our kids. Both went to OTM and one is still attending. My daughter could count to 20 and knew the whole alphabet and most days of the week before she was 3 :) Great structured curriculum but still fun for the kids

Alyson K


Little Children Schoolhouse

32 Harvard St, Brookline, MA

Starting at $325/wk

5.0

(1)

Little Children Schoolhouse is an educational childcare center located at 32 Harvard Street, Brookline, Massachusetts. The school provides a safe and loving environment where children learn and grow through interaction and play activities. The school provides spacious classrooms and latest equipment...

Recent review:

5.0
We highly recommend this amazing school. Our son has been going there for two years. Starting from the young infant group until the older toddler group. Every teacher has been incredible and truly took care of our son like he was their own. They are warm, caring...

Sahar Z


Imagination Station Early Learning Center

Imagination Station Early Learning Center

372 Squire Rd, Revere, MA

Starting at $65/day

3.3

(6)

Imagination Station offers care for children 6 weeks to 7 years old. Full time and Part time available. Included in tuition is breakfast, lunch and snack.

Recent reviews:

3.0
When I worked for Terri little pumpkin it was POORLY and not operated by a professional who truly cared for the kids and staff needs . IN ORDER TO RUN a program your staff has to be trained and treated with respect. It was a big mess I felt bad for the kids and...

Sandra W


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