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Where Learning is Fun!

We offer part-time, full-time and hourly childcare service for children 3 weeks to 8 years old



Learning by interactions/hands-on approach is best way for children to learn.  We offer individualized curriculum to meet the needs of every child.  Our center offers fun ways to learn through crafts, music, and books. We have Sensory tables along with activities that enhance fine and gross motor skills.   Children receive/and complete Scholastic weekly magazines which gives families access to My Big World-Scholastic Book website. Early Intervention Workers are welcomed!

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Lunches/Food Provided

Eating is a major key to learning and growing.  Small Steps Daycare is a Sponsored CACFP Site.  We provided all  meals and provide formula for infants.  Parents receive weekly menus via our online system every Sunday.  Our menus support Vegetarians, Vegans and children that require a non-dairy diet.  All Special diets require documentation from your child's PCP.

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Monthly Photos

Taking a picture is a wonderful way to capture many special moments during the day.... Free monthly themed photos go home each month for the parents to see their child in action.  Pictures are also posted to our Kinderlime App.

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COVID-19 Suspension Lifted 

Effective 8/31/2021 Small Steps Daycare will be open from 6am - 6pm., now offering Before and Afterschool Care.  Small Steps will accept applications for Before and After school on 8/23/2021.

Before School Childcare $50

After School Childcare $50

Both Before & After School Childcare $90

Part-Time Childcare

Our part-time childcare services provide families with 3 full days (Max of 30-hrs per week) of care from 7am- 5pm Monday through Friday.  Days are subject to availability and any family can be placed on our waiting list.  Part-time childcare services are $200 per week with a last week's deposit needed for your child to start care.   We accept state-issued childcare vouchers.

Full-Time Childcare

Our full-time childcare services provide families with 5 full days (Max of 50-hrs per week) of care from 7am -5pm Monday through Friday.  Full-time childcare services are $310 per week with a last week's deposit needed for your child to start.  We do not offer sibling discounts. We do accept state-issued childcare vouchers.

Curbside Sign-in/out

Small Steps Daycare now offers a contactless sign-in/out.  Parents are prompted to sign in or out once they are within 50 meters of the Center.   Each family will have to answer a series of screening questions before they are allowed into the center.  This geofencing solution is made possible via the Procare Application

Our Facebook Page

Join us on Facebook!  Our Facebook Page is a great place to meet the Small Steps family. Weekly messages and pictures are posted for all to see the wonderful happenings at the daycare.  Educational and informational videos are also shared.  Can also follow us on Instagram; our handle is smallstepsarebest!

Online Billing & Kiosk System

We are completely paperless.  Our entire enrollment process can be done from the convenience of your mobile phone.  Each classroom is equipped with a Kiosk System that links teachers to parents via our App.  Parents have the flexibility to not only pay online via electronic invoices but to log into the App. and receive pictures/video daily.   


1275 Pawtucket Blvd. Lowell MA 01854

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(978) 319-8829


Karen JohnHope has over 16 years of experience in Early Childhood Education.  Starting from humble beginings as a home daycare educator, Karen has Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and is licensed by the state of Massachusetts with Director II Certification.

Karen Maria Smith


Jon Pierre Smith brings over 17 years of experience in retail, catering, and dining Food service experience.  Meal planning and purchasing food/supplies as just some the many talents that Small Steps Daycare utilizes from his expertise. 

Jon Pierre Smith Sr.

Food Service Director/Owner

Head of Technology, The Internet

Mary Odle has over 30 years experience in financial budgeting, cost accounting and currently serves as Chief Financial Administrator for School of Public Health at Harvard University.

Mary Odle

Chief Financial Advisor/Owner