Ellen's Home Daycare
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" To provide a quality, loving and nurturing place for young children to grow, to develop, to learn and to explore through play in a fun and safe home environment".


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    "Ellen's Daycare is really the absolute best!  First and foremost, she treats the kids as if they are her own.  My son is now 18 months old but was born 2 months premature and due to his prematurity, he needs Early Intervention services. His therapists come to Ellen's and she is completely accommodating.  My son gets physical therapy and there wasn't a spot for him to hold onto and pull himself up so Ellen put a metal bar in with toys on the wall to help him.  She and her assistant, Jane, who is also amazing, worked hard to help him learn to crawl and now learn to walk.  Most importantly, I know that when he is at daycare, he is engaged and is stimulated with a variety of activities.  Ellen will do all sorts of activities with the kids and then modify them so the young ones can participate.  Every evening you will get a report emailed to you so you know how your child's day was as well as videos or pictures of some of the activities they do.  I wouldn't want our child anywhere else as he is in BEST hands and WE LOVE ELLEN!!! Allison and Keith Hevey, Acton

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2024 Daily Rate
Daycare Hours: 8am-5pm

birth-2 yrs old.........$125/day
​2-3 yrs old.............$115/day

 "Researching daycare is one of the most stressful tasks as a first time parent!  When my husband and I found Ellen's Daycare we knew immediately that this would be the best environment for our baby.  Ellen and her assistants Jane are organized and attentive to each child (and parents!) needs and requests.  We also loved the idea of our baby having the opportunity to grow and learn from other older children which would not have been possible at a typical daycare.  she has truly become social and developmentally advanced due to Ellen's Daycare and the environment with the mix of age groups.  The activities that Ellen plans are stimulating, educational, and fun too!  We also loved that she uses an app that we could check throughout the day to know exactly how our daughter was doing in terms of eating, sleeping, and being able to see pictures or fun videos of their activities made me feel much more connected while at work.  Thank you Ellen!  We appreciate all that you and your team does!!"

Fast forward 2021:  My youngest 5 months son is now with Ellen
Rosie and Chris Terella,  Stow
   
  "If you're looking for a family oriented daycare then you found the perfect one. Ellen provides a warm, nurturing, and inviting atmosphere. Our daughter, now 2 years and three months old, has been going to Ellen's Daycare since she was nine months old. She is always eager to go to Ellen's in the morning. They do all sorts of fun activities that help with their developmental skills. My daughter knows all her colors and it amazes me she can count to fifteen. Jane, Ellen's assistant, is amazing. You and your child will love them."

 Holly and Christian Lanciaux, Acton

 "Ellen has the most loving daycare--we were so happy to have had our son there. She and Jane are so warm and thoughtful, we instantly felt comfortable there as they helped our young son make the transition to a new space. He loved the daily activities, music, and sensory and outdoor play, and we were so glad to know he was engaged, making friends, and having fun. Every morning when I woke him up he'd ask if he would be going to "Ellen's house." And in the beginning of our time there, we were especially glad to be able to check in on his daily activities through Baby Connect. I highly recommend Ellen's daycare"                               

Tina and Sean McCarthy, Sudbury

   "We toured a lot of daycares to find the right place for our daughter, Annika, before finding Ellen. After meeting with her, my husband and I immediately knew that we wanted Ellen taking care of our daughter while we are at work. Unfortunately, Ellen did not have opening when we needed one, so we brought Annika to a daycare center for a few months first. At the daycare center, we'd walk in at the end of the day to a depressing room full of crying babies and get a lackluster summary of what she did, which I'm certain was exactly the same for the other six babies in the room. After we switched to Ellen's, we'd arrive to see kids sitting in a circle singing songs or playing nicely together, bigger kids helping smaller kids. I have no idea how Ellen and Jane keep ten children so calm, engaged, attentive, and happy, but their kindness and patience is amazing. She come up with fun, varied activities and I'm so impressed with how much Annika has learned in the past two years. There have been countless times that Annika came home doing or saying something new that we never even considered teaching her. They are also willing to use cloth diapers and are very supportive during potty training. At the end of each day, we get an email with a summary of what Annika did (potty, diapers, eating, napping, etc.) along with pictures and videos of some of their activities.  Rachel and Matt Fuhrmeister, Acton

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 "We recently moved to Concord and were looking for a daycare for our youngest daughter when we came upon Ellen's. After the initial meeting with Ellen, we were left with an overwhelming sense of relief and excitement, knowing we had found a daycare that would prove to be a great fit for our young family.  

Ellen and her assistant, Jane, are two of the most patient, caring and experienced daycare providers. Our daughter not only LOVED going there but she would ask everyday if she could go. We were always kept in the loop about what was happening as communication was top priority. They were also extremely conscious about cleanliness, health protocols and making sure everyone was doing their part to keep the children safe and healthy.  We loved seeing the daily pictures of our daughter singing songs, playing pretend, and taking part in educational activities throughout the day. My husband and I would 100% recommend Ellen's to anyone looking for an incredibly well-run home daycare experience!

Amy and Dan Killeen


  "We had an amazing experience at Ellen’s Home Daycare from the time our daughter was 12 weeks old through 3yo when we transitioned to preschool. Trusting long-standing care providers, Ellen and Jane, to provide a safe and fun small-group environment for our child to grow, play, and learn was just what we were looking for, and they delivered. We have been continuously impressed with high level of clear and responsive communication (photos and updates on the app are great for new parents), the imaginative activities that they curate (e.g., grocery shopping, post office, etc.), and the commitment to reinvesting in daycare improvements (e.g., interior renovation, brand new huge outdoor space designed for multiple enrichment activities, and expanded driveway space to facilitate smooth pickups and drop offs). More than anything, we loved that our daughter was excited to keep going back. Many days at pickup as we walked to the car, she would ask, “When can I go back to school?” She’s met friends there who have become our friends outside of daycare, and the annual BBQ is above and beyond wonderful and helps to foster the strong sense of local community among the diverse and friendly families that attend Ellen’s. We could not have asked for a better daycare and feel so fortunate that we got a spot at Ellen’s!"  

Julie and Chris, Acton, MA