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North Shore Family Daycare is a network of over 20 home-based child care educators. For over 30 years, we have offered caring and nurturing child care services to families in Lynn and surrounding areas. Our educators are open for 10 hour days beginning at 6:30 am, 7:00 am, or 7:30 am. Each of our educators is located in or near Lynn, MA.

Office Staff

Our staff has expertise in early childhood education, social work, and special education. We draw on all of these resources to enhance our services to our educators and families. Our office staff works to match families with educators who will best meet their child care needs.
Rachel Boudreau | North Shore Family Daycare in Lynn, MA

Rachel Boudreau,
Co-Director

Rachel earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Social Worker. Her career began at Head Start, and she has been with North Shore Family Daycare for 30 years. In addition to serving as the Co-Director of North Shore Family Daycare, Rachel is the Executive Director of the Healthy Directions food program. Her daughter attended an NSFD child care program from three months to kindergarten age. 

Donna Kennedy | North Shore Family Daycare in Lynn, MA

Donna Kennedy,
Co-Director

Donna is a Licensed Social Worker with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Donna began her career as a social worker for Catholic Charities and also served as the director of family child care at Catholic Charities before joining the team at NSFD.  With over 30 years of experience in Family Child Care, Donna has been the Co-Director of North Shore Family Daycare since 1999. Donna chose NSFD educators to care for her own children. 

Teresa Johnson-Martinez | North Shore Family Daycare in Lynn, MA

Teresa Johnson-Martinez,
Director of Education Services

Teresa was a Preschool Teacher for 13 years before joining North Shore Family Daycare in 2014. She has two Master’s Degrees one in education and the second in special education. Teresa also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.

Annetty Lara | North Shore Family Daycare in Lynn, MA

Annetty Lara,
Subsidy/Billing Manager

Annetty is a bilingual Spanish/English speaker. She was the childcare billing specialist for the Beverly YMCA before joining our team in 2014. She is currently working towards an accounting degree.

Teresa Johnson-Martinez | North Shore Family Daycare in Lynn, MA

Claudia Alvarez,
Secretary

Claudia is a bilingual Spanish/English speaker. She is a graduate of the MediClerk certificate program and worked in customer service for several years before joining our team in 2020.

Meet Our Educators

Each of our educators has studied child growth and development. All are committed to achieving a CDA (Child Development Associate) and most have earned a CDA credential. The majority of our educators have completed an Associate’s degree in early childhood education and several have continued their studies to obtain a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree. Several of our educators’ programs have also earned an NAFCC (National Association of Family Child Care) accreditation. 

As a part of their commitment to continuously improving our programs, each educator participates in the Massachusetts Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). All educators are required to maintain First Aid and CPR certification.

Dania | North Shore Family Daycare in Lynn, MA

Dania

Dania is a QRIS Level 2 educator who speaks both English and Spanish fluently. She is licensed for eight children, which includes two school-aged children, and has worked with North Shore Family Daycare since 2008. She is a former Head Start Assistant Teacher and holds a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. She is pursuing an Associate’s degree in early childhood education. Dania is very health-conscious and focuses on nutritious foods and developing healthy habits. Music, dancing, and exploring the outdoors are among Dania’s favorite activities.

Bethania | North Shore Family Daycare in Lynn, MA

Bethania

Bethania is a QRIS Level 2 educator who is bi-lingual in Spanish/English. She is licensed to work with ten children and works with a full-time assistant. A former assistant elementary school teacher in her native Dominican Republic, Bethania has a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and an Associate’s degree in early childhood education. She has been with North Shore Family Daycare since 2004. Bethania utilizes her knowledge of how children grow and learn to create a curriculum and a learning environment that helps children to develop their social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills.

Patricia | North Shore Family Daycare in Lynn, MA

Patricia

Patricia is a QRAS level 3 educator and former lead teacher in a childcare center. She is licensed to care for 6 children. She speaks both English and Spanish and has been with NSFD since 2007. Patricia holds an Associate’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree in education. Her program is accredited by the National Association of Family Child Care (NAFCC). Her mother Esperanza works as Patricia’s assistant. Esperanza has BS degrees in psychology and pharmacy.  Patricia believes in giving children opportunities to freely express themselves through art, and also focuses on literacy and mathematics. She offers love, care, a healthy environment, and a fun way to learn.

Laura | North Shore Family Daycare in Lynn, MA

Laura

Laura is a QRIS Level 2 educator who speaks both English and Spanish. She is licensed for ten children and has worked with North Shore Family Daycare since 2007. Her husband, Jose, is her full-time assistant. Before 2007 Laura worked as a teacher in Puerto Rico. Laura has both a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Dancing, especially Zumba, and traveling are two of her interests. Laura enjoys cooking, and feeds her child care children the same healthy meals she prepares for her own family. Laura offers an educational program that teaches children independent skills and prepares them for kindergarten.

Cinthia | North Shore Family Daycare in Lynn, MA

Cinthia

Cinthia is a QRIS Level 2 educator who speaks both English and Spanish. She has been a licensed family child care assistant since 2009. She worked at a local child care center as a substitute teacher and after college worked as a private nanny.  She earned a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and has a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. She opened her own Family Daycare and joined North Shore Family Day in 2014.

Iris | North Shore Family Daycare in Lynn, MA

Iris

Iris is a QRIS Level 2 educator licensed to care for six children and speaks both Spanish and English. She has been affiliated with North Shore Family Daycare since 2010. Prior to that time, she worked in a Head Start program. Iris has both a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education/Human Service Worker. Good communication with families is a priority for Iris, as is planning programs for young children that include a strong multicultural component.
Sonia | North Shore Family Daycare in Lynn, MA

Sonia

Sonia is a QRIS Level 2 educator who speaks English and Spanish. She is licensed for ten children and her husband, Carlos, is her full-time assistant. She holds a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, an associate’s degree in early childhood education, as well as a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in special education. Sonia loves working with children and their families to help children reach their full potential. Sonia has also taught courses at North Shore Community College for other child care Educators applying for their Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. She has worked with North Shore Family Daycare since 2006.

Nohemy | North Shore Family Daycare in Lynn, MA

Nohemy

Nohemy is a QRIS Level 2 educator who has worked with North Shore Family Daycare since 2004 and is licensed to care for eight children, including two who are school-aged. She is a Spanish/English bilingual speaker who has earned a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and an Associate’s degree in early childhood education. Nohemy enjoys exploring all types of art with children, and her program has a strong focus on literacy. She also offers an extensive Block Area with many kinds of blocks and accessories. Her biggest priorities are to provide healthy, homemade food, a safe environment, and a flexible curriculum. Establishing good working relationships with families is also important to Nohemy.

Annette | North Shore Family Daycare in Lynn, MA

Annette

Annette is a QRIS Level 2 and NAFCC Accredited educator that has worked with North Shore Family Daycare since 1999. She is licensed to care for eight children, including two who are school-aged. Annette has earned a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, and her program is accredited by the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC). She is working on her Associate’s degree in early childhood education. Annette began providing child care to be home for her own children. Now that her children are grown, she is still in the business! Annette believes that good nutrition and family involvement are very important. The mission of her program is to offer a bright, safe learning environment where children can be themselves while experiencing hands-on activities that prepare them for kindergarten and society.

Elizabeth | North Shore Family Daycare in Lynn, MA

Elizabeth

Elizabeth is a QRIS Level 2 educator that is bilingual in Spanish/English. She is licensed to care for ten children and works with her husband, Joselin, as her full-time assistant. Prior to joining North Shore Family Daycare in 2006, Elizabeth worked as an assistant kindergarten teacher. She holds a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and an Associate’s degree in early childhood education. She is beginning to work towards a Bachelor’s degree in education. Elizabeth is very patient and loves to watch children grow and progress. She particularly enjoys art activities. She has a large backyard for the children to enjoy and offers a program where children both learn and have fun.

Florentina | North Shore Family Daycare in Lynn, MA

Florentina

Florentina is a QRIS Level 2 educator that speaks both Spanish and English. She is licensed for ten children and works with her husband, Fidelio as her full-time assistant. She has worked with North Shore Family Daycare since 2005. She holds both a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and an associate’s degree in early childhood education. Florentina has an interest in the arts, including singing and dancing, and believes in teaching children to respect others. She establishes good working relationships with children and families, and always welcomes children with a smile.

Reina | North Shore Family Daycare in Lynn, MA

Reina

Reina is a QRIS Level 2 educator who speaks both Spanish and English. She has worked with North Shore Family Daycare since 2007. Reina is licensed to care for ten children, and her mother, Eloina, works as her full-time assistant. Reina has a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and her Associate’s degree in early childhood education. Reina loves daily Group Time and believes it is the most important activity for developing children’s cognitive skills. She especially enjoys incorporating books into this activity and helping children associate what they learn from books with real life.

Vanessa | North Shore Family Daycare in Lynn, MA

Vanessa

Vanessa is a QRIS Level 2 and NAFCC Accredited educator who speaks both Spanish and English. She is licensed for ten children and works with a full-time assistant. She holds both a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Her program is National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) Accredited. Vanessa offers a dynamic, developmentally appropriate curriculum and values close working relationships with the parents of children in her care. She has worked with North Shore Family Daycare since 2013.

Lucy | North Shore Family Daycare in Lynn, MA

Lucy

Lucy is a QRIS Level 2 educator who speaks Spanish and English. She is licensed to work with ten children, although she does not always have ten children enrolled. She works with a full-time assistant whenever more than six children are present. She earned an Associates Degree in early childhood education and a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential. Lucy provides a loving, fun, and educational environment where each child can develop their social skills and kindergarten readiness skills. Lucy has been with North Shore Family Daycare since 2014.

Sila | North Shore Family Daycare in Lynn, MA

Sila

Sila is a QRIS Level 2 educator who speaks both English and Spanish. She has been a licensed family child care provider since 2012. Sila has a Teaching Degree, an Associate’s degree in Theology, and has earned a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. She has worked with North Shore Family Daycare since 2016. Sila takes pride in tailoring her curriculum, through observation and assessment, to meet each of her student’s individual educational and social-emotional needs.

Atika | North Shore Family Daycare in Lynn, MA

Atika

Atika is a QRIS Level 2 educator, who speaks both English and Arabic. She joined North Shore Family Daycare in 2016. Atika has worked with preschool children since 2011. She started her career as an assistant in a family daycare. After a year, she realized teaching children was her passion and decided to work in a local preschool where she earned her teaching certificate.  She worked in a preschool center for four years, three of which were as a lead teacher. Atika prides herself on creating a fun-loving-educational environment for the children in her care. She is currently licensed for six full-time children and 2 after school children.

Carol | North Shore Family Daycare in Lynn, MA

Carol

Carol is a QRIS Level 2 Educator, has earned a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, and speaks both English and Spanish. She joined North Shore Family Daycare in 2017. Carol is pursuing her Associate’s degree in early childhood education. She has a multitude of experience working with young children. In addition to her experience raising three daughters of her own, Carol learned from her mother how to create a safe, nurturing daycare environment. She helped her mother in her own in-home daycare. Carol loves to read and dance and incorporates these passions into her educational activities. She looks forward to helping children learn so they can become the next leaders of our community. She is licensed to care for 6 full-time children and 2 after school children.

Isabel | North Shore Family Daycare in Lynn, MA

Isabel

Isabel is a QRIS Level 2 Educator. Isabel has a marketing degree has earned a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, and is taking college classes toward an Associate’s degree in early childhood education. Isabel speaks both English and Spanish. She joined North Shore Family Daycare in 2018. She has a school-age son and has additional childcare experience in caring for her nephews. Isabel teaches children in her care how to be respectful, share, and enjoy playing games, whether they win or lose, to learn new concepts. She is licensed to care for six children.

Keila | North Shore Family Daycare in Lynn, MA

Keila

Keila is a QRIS Level 1 educator who is bi-lingual in Spanish/English. She is licensed to work with ten children. She works with a full-time assistant who was a licensed Nurse Practitioner in the Dominican Republic. Keila has a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and is pursuing an Associate’s degree in early childhood education. She has been with North Shore Family Daycare since 2019. Keila enjoys teaching children and helping them discover their own creativity through art, music, and drama.

Roselika | North Shore Family Daycare in Lynn, MA

Roselika

Roselika is a QRIS Level 1 educator who is bi-lingual in Spanish/English. She is licensed to work with six children. She has been with North Shore Family Daycare since 2018. Roselika is working towards her Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and is pursuing an Associate’s degree in early childhood education. She previously worked as an Assistant Teacher and then as a Lead Teacher in a center for eight years. Roselika individualizes her curriculum based on each of her student’s developmental needs. She especially enjoys teaching while exploring nature and creative art activities.

Ivonne | North Shore Family Daycare in Lynn, MA

Ivonne

Ivonne is a QRIS Level 1 educator who speaks both English and Spanish. She joined North Shore Family Daycare in 2018. She previously worked as a bus driver for ten years. She is licensed for six children and is currently studying for her CDA credential and Associates degree in early childhood education. Ivonne prides herself on having an open, honest relationship between herself and her student’s families. She provides a fun-loving environment that fosters children’s interests as well as their development.

Nafia | North Shore Family Daycare in Lynn, MA

Nafia

Nafia is a QRIS Level 1 educator who speaks English, Arabic, and French. She has an Associates degree in information technology and is working towards earning her Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. She joined North Shore Family Daycare in 2019. Nafia prides herself on creating a daycare with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. She is known for remaining calm in hectic situations, having excellent supervision, and time management skills. She believes children need to learn in a variety of ways both indoors and out. Her program consists of a structured, stimulating age-appropriate curriculum with a lot of her daycare time being outside in her huge fenced outdoor play area.

Choose North Shore Family Daycare for child care you can trust. For enrollment information or to learn more about our educators, please contact us today at 781-598-4532.