Home Daycares in Connecticut

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Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Connecticut

When smaller is better, home daycare is the best. Find great options for infants & toddlers near you.


Ms. LeShonda

Reggio Emilia Approach

I was an Early Childhood Educator working in a variety of daycare settings. I was also a nanny for 10+ years and is trained to work with children with Special Needs and Disabilities. I have taken many ECE courses including being apart of the of the NAEYC association. I have practiced the Creative Curriculum and also incorporated a lot of hands on learning with children. I am really big on social emotional development, having the child express his or her emotions clearly understanding his or her needs.


Ms. Maureen

Small Class Sizes

Ms. Maureen’s home daycare in Fairfield caters to infants and toddlers, ages 3 months–5 years. As with every Connecticut daycare on NeighborSchools, her program is licensed by the Office of Early Childhood. That way you know providers have completed a 3-part background record check, and that their home environments have passed a detailed health and safety inspection. Ms. Maureen’s daycare is a great option for parents that want that small-scale, personal feeling with a daycare provider you can develop a real relationship with. Take the survey to see if she has a spot that works for you or check out the full profile for more details.


Ms. Linda

Play-Based Learning

Children should always be treated with love and care. In my home daycare, every child gets plenty of loving attention. My program is small enough for me to really be there for every child and to listen and offer patience and care to both them and their families. All of my daycare kids bring something special to our little group – themselves! Getting to know them and their caregivers as the days go by is very special, and our group becomes like a big family. We make so many wonderful memories during our time together.


Ms. Maria

Montessori Approach

Getting to know these children as they find themselves is such a rewarding experience! Every day, they’re learning new things about the world and who they want to be. This is such a special time in their lives because they’re making new friends and discovering their interests. They’re asking really exciting questions about the way things work. It’s incredible to be even a small part of this stage in their life. I have four grown kids of my own—and one grandchild. In addition to being a mother, I’ve also been running my daycare for ten years. All of this experience has given me a great deal of patience, and as the years go by, I see again and again how much I genuinely love spending time with kids and creating an environment for them to grow in.

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There are 1883 licensed home daycares in Connecticut. Most parents don’t know that home daycare is regulated by the Office of Early Childhood, just like the big preschool centers.

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Ms. Ysabel

Healthy Meals & Snacks

It’s so motivating when the children come to the program, energized and eager to take on the day. Their natural penchant for learning encourages everyone around them to look at the world with a similar openness and excitement. After raising two children (who are now adults), I’ve realized my calling is to continue to offer care and support for the kids in my area. Six years ago, I opened my doors to the families in my community, and it’s been the most rewarding experience.


Ms. Norma

Academic Prep

Children and parents love Ms. Norma’s daycare in Bridgeport for its small-scale, personal feel. Fully licensed by the state, her program focuses on infants and toddlers, and the mixed-age range helps children learn to socialize in a small group setting. Parents often prefer home daycare when looking for options that are closer to home, where they can develop a long-term relationship with the provider. Many come to see the provider as an extension of the family, leaning on them for advice on all sorts of parenting questions. Check out Ms. Norma’s full profile and take the survey to see if she is a good match for your family.


Ms. Janeth

Small Class Sizes

A small-scale daycare in Danbury, Ms. Janeth provides care for just 6 children at a time. As with all home daycares, her program is licensed by the state and she’s completed training in childhood ages & stages, medication administration, and food safety. In this mixed-age group program, children get the socialization, stimulation and support they need to learn and grow. Parents are often surprised to discover home daycares like Ms. Janeth right in the neighborhood. See more details and take the survey to see if she has an opening for your little one.


Ms. Susan

Play-Based Learning

My favorite thing about caring for children is that they start to show you their little personalities. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 30 years of experience. I am mom and have been running my own program. People have said that I create an environment that is nurturing and happy. I focus on learning through play, and I especially love to sing and dance with them. I’m proud when I think about all the children and families I've impacted over the years. That's what makes this work so special.


Ms. Angela

Arts & Music

There is nothing better than getting to watch a child grow up and knowing you had an impact on their life, no matter how small. Children really benefit from the quality time being spent with them at this stage in their development. After having my second child, I decided I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, and then I realized I wanted to give local families a chance to provide their kids with personalized care, too. It’s such a joy to provide a comfortable home away from home for these kids.


Ms. Yanel

Bilingual Daycare

I love being able to offer a home daycare program that gives parents peace of mind! I have a very high standard for care and that shows in my program. Working with special needs kids and in an adult daycare taught me a lot about how to create a nurturing and supportive environment, and I use what I learned all the time in my daycare program! My own children are grown now, and I have two grandchildren, and I really enjoy being around kids of all ages and taking care of them!


Ms. Kelly

Play-Based Learning

I became a mom 9 years ago, and I have been caring for children ever since. Opening my own child care program in my home gave me the opportunity to create the encouraging, nurturing environment that I think is so important. I especially love to see them start to walk and talk, but the truth is that so many parts of the day and the week bring me a lot of joy. Through it all, I focus on building independence. One of the best parts of working with children is that they are all different. The work is incredibly rewarding, especially when I think about helping so many children work through their individual challenges and achieve personal gains. It's such a gift to guide the children in my program as they grow.


Ms. Neisha

Montessori Approach

Children and parents love Ms. Neisha’s daycare in Danbury for its small-scale, personal feel. Fully licensed by the state, her program focuses on infants and toddlers, and the mixed-age range helps children learn to socialize in a small group setting. Parents often prefer home daycare when looking for options that are closer to home, where they can develop a long-term relationship with the provider. Many come to see the provider as an extension of the family, leaning on them for advice on all sorts of parenting questions. Check out Ms. Neisha’s full profile and take the survey to see if she is a good match for your family.

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Other daycares near Connecticut

All of these nearby daycares are licensed by the Office of Early Childhood. While they don’t work with NeighborSchools, you can visit the government website here to try to contact them directly.

Lynnette Cassio

25 Turcotte Ave, Moosup, CT

License # DCFH.51502

Licensed for 6

Lynnette Cassio runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Moosup. As with all home daycares in Connecticut, her program is licensed by the Office of Early Childhood, which ensures that she has completed trainings in childhood development, health & safety. Home daycares like this are a great option for parents looking for small-scale, personalized child care.
Dawn Draskovic

24 Elberta Ave, Trumbull, CT

License # DCFH.18600

Licensed for 6

This home daycare in Trumbull is led by Dawn Draskovic, a licensed Family Child Care educator. By choosing licensed child care, you can rest assured that the provider has passed a government-issued background record check, and that the home daycare environment has been inspected by the state licensing department. With a maximum of just 6 children, this program is a good option for parents close to home near Trumbull.
Mary Koczak

39 Meadowview Drive, North Haven, CT

License # DCFH.32643

Licensed for 6

Home daycares like Mary Koczak’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near North Haven. All daycares on NeighborSchools are fully licensed, so you know they’ve passed a background record check and educators have completed trainings in childhood development, health & safety. This daycare takes just 6 children, so each child gets lots of individualized care while learning to socialize in a small group setting.
Laurie A Wojnarowski

78 Andrews St, Bristol, CT

License # DCFH.46517

Licensed for 6

Family child care provider Ms. Laurie runs this daycare out of her home in Bristol, Connecticut. She is licensed by the state to care for up to 6 children, which means she has completed required trainings and continuing education hours. Family child care programs can be a great fit for parents that want their child to get lots of individualized care and attention.
Maria Betances De-Espinal

11 Comanche Road, East Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.56045

Licensed for 6

A small, local home daycare in nearby East Hartford, Connecticut led by Ms. Maria. Many parents choose home daycares because the small group sizes can be great for infant and toddler development, and they are often more affordable than preschool centers. This child care program takes just 6 kids.
Ana Ortiz

58 Oxbon Dr, Willimantic, CT

License # DCFH.52765

Licensed for 6

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Ana in Willimantic, Connecticut. Better ratios, more flexible schedules, and lots of love for the little ones are the keys. Most daycares take a mix of ages, which helps with childhood development as infants learn from toddlers, and the preschoolers act as role models for the babies. And this daycare takes a maximum of 6 kids total!

Even more home daycares in Connecticut

You’d be surprised just how many small-scale child care programs there are in Connecticut. to find options that work for you.

Odessa Snowden

206 Lane St, Hamden, CT

License # DCFH.54714

Licensed for 6

Audry Trinidad

40 Fenway Drive, Hamden, CT

License # DCFH.55680

Licensed for 6

Tracy D Richardson-Daly

37 Barry Dr, Gales Ferry, CT

Licensed for 6

Sheryl Nearine

31 Yale Drive, Manchester, CT

License # DCFH.41061

Licensed for 6

Erica Medina

1997 Broad Street, Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.54340

Licensed for 6

Linda Anderson

410 Powder Hill Rd, Durham, CT

License # DCFH.23606

Licensed for 6

Carolyn Daluz

120 Valley St, New Haven, CT

License # DCFH.56658

Licensed for 6

Deborah A Esposito

54 Hirsch Rd, Stamford, CT

License # DCFH.55287

Licensed for 6

Dawn Grace

53 N Beacon St, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.56528

Licensed for 6

Aleta Totire

9 Summit St, Southington, CT

License # DCFH.35513

Licensed for 6

Natali DeLeon Garcia

274 Baldwin St, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.57220

Licensed for 6

Maria Nunez

40 Luke St, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.53586

Licensed for 6

Belinda Martinez

69 Gary St, Bridgeport, CT

License # DCFH.56439

Licensed for 6

Sandrelys Cruz

458 Soundview Ave, Stratford, CT

License # DCFH.56340

Licensed for 6

Jacqueline Turcotte

20 Dune Rd, Enfield, CT

License # DCFH.31994

Licensed for 6

Akosua Antoh

287 Chester St, East Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.53787

Licensed for 6

Shabana Hamid

51 Alenier St, Hamden, CT

License # DCFH.36925

Licensed for 6

Betty Castellar

124 Willow Street, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.54063

Licensed for 6

Darlene S Lundy

162 Webster CT, Newington, CT

License # DCFH.57096

Licensed for 6

Connie L Ames

466 Church St, Amston, CT

License # DCFH.45586

Licensed for 6

Loretta Schmidt

11 Chris Dr, Uncasville, CT

License # DCFH.24990

Licensed for 6

Yessy Frias-Martinez

189 S Highland St, West Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.57004

Licensed for 6

Juana Batista

51 Montrose St, Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.56512

Licensed for 6

Sheila Icart

95 Rose Street, Bridgeport, CT

License # DCFH.53532

Licensed for 6

Rosa G Dormes Rivas

245 Wilson Ave, Norwalk, CT

License # DCFH.57125

Licensed for 6

Zaida Abrahamson

90 Fairfax St, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.54233

Licensed for 6

Gelissa Gutierrez

2 Aron Avenue, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.57103

Licensed for 6

Barbara A Curry-Fatula

13 Longate Rd, Clinton, CT

License # DCFH.35675

Licensed for 6

Deborah Gaudet

1 Hillcrest Drive, Newtown, CT

License # DCFH.33757

Licensed for 6

Jeanette Jimenez

80 Paradise Ct, Stratford, CT

License # DCFH.56898

Licensed for 6

Ann Marie Morse

51 East Street, Stafford Springs, CT

License # DCFH.52401

Licensed for 6

Rosa Contreras

148 Connecticut Ave, Stamford, CT

License # DCFH.57154

Licensed for 6

Bonnie Susan Ryan

288 Dexter Drive, Bridgeport, CT

License # DCFH.22826

Licensed for 6

Sonia I Rodriguez

217 Spring St, New Haven, CT

License # DCFH.55286

Licensed for 6

Michele Atterberry

67 Read St, New Haven, CT

License # DCFH.54368

Licensed for 6

Kimberly Soto

917 Wood Ave, Bridgeport, CT

License # DCFH.57190

Licensed for 6

Johanny Perez

2 1st Street Ext, Danbury, CT

License # DCFH.57059

Licensed for 6

Natalee Petrie

51 Argyle Rd, Milford, CT

License # DCFH.50164

Licensed for 6

Concetta Carta

422 Westfield St, Middletown, CT

License # DCFH.35255

Licensed for 6

Lizavetta Galindo

15 Birchwood Road, East Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.55253

Licensed for 6

Jessica Stamper

19C Weatley St, Danielson, CT

License # DCFH.57183

Licensed for 6

Sonia R Russell

91 Euclid St W, Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.53567

Licensed for 6

Jilley Reed

48 Sentry Hill Rd, Monroe, CT

License # DCFH.56761

Licensed for 6

Samia Suliman

481 Success Ave, Bridgeport, CT

License # DCFH.56878

Licensed for 6

Janet M Dubois

50 Spruce St, Newington, CT

License # DCFH.51855

Licensed for 6

Theresa Bright

1 Tod Rd, Norwalk, CT

License # DCFH.36836

Licensed for 6

Cynthia A Barrett

235 Dodge Ave, East Haven, CT

License # DCFH.56643

Licensed for 6

Angela Wing

166 Middle Tpke E, Manchester, CT

License # DCFH.52833

Licensed for 6

Linda Hinton

314 Highland St, West Haven, CT

License # DCFH.56559

Licensed for 6

Juana Mena-Pena

285 Jerome Ave, Bristol, CT

License # DCFH.56449

Licensed for 6

Kathleen Mayo

13 Margaret Street, Enfield, CT

License # DCFH.41251

Licensed for 6

Mary L Walton

40 Hudson St, East Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.53397

Licensed for 6

Crystle Troiano

9 Pheasant Ln, New Milford, CT

License # DCFH.57014

Licensed for 6

Kelly Daniels

64 Ashley Road, Bristol, CT

License # DCFH.46263

Licensed for 6

Nancy A Rhines

492 Wauregan Road, Brooklyn, CT

License # DCFH.22853

Licensed for 6

Carlos Velazquez Gonzalez

62 Route 2, Preston, CT

License # DCFH.57189

Licensed for 6

Lisa L Eaton

70 Ellsworth Dr, Bloomfield, CT

License # DCFH.51331

Licensed for 6

Boguslawa Kucharczyk

3 Woodlawn St, Enfield, CT

License # DCFH.56955

Licensed for 6

Carmen Rodriguez

210 Fitch Street, New Haven, CT

License # DCFH.55201

Licensed for 6

Rosangela Roman

41 Elm St, Willimantic, CT

License # DCFH.56386

Licensed for 6

Tracy Turchetta

8 Adamo Ave, Oakdale, CT

License # DCFH.54437

Licensed for 6

Sarah J Dietter

21 Meadow Brook Rd, BROOKFIELD, CT

License # DCFH.56096

Licensed for 6

Rachel Pereira

135 Kate Ln, Tolland, CT

License # DCFH.53884

Licensed for 6

Lisa Raimondi

44 Turner Road, Stamford, CT

License # DCFH.22598

Licensed for 6

Andrea R Martin

763 Bread & Milk Street, Coventry, CT

License # DCFH.55056

Licensed for 6

Sabeka Coley

85 Evergreen Av, Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.56710

Licensed for 6

Tracy L Dean

13 Fairview Street, Danielson, CT

License # DCFH.51895

Licensed for 6

Maria Rosa Gordillo Lopez

14 N Taylor Ave, Norwalk, CT

License # DCFH.57340

Licensed for 6

Chandrawattie Sewgoolam

52 Kara Drive, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.54472

Licensed for 6

Yolanda Gonzalez

18 Pardee Street, New Haven, CT

License # DCFH.56158

Licensed for 6

Sandra Benitez

27 Bulkeley Avenue, Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.50992

Licensed for 6

Angela Mera

45 Van Zant Street, Norwalk, CT

License # DCFH.57311

Licensed for 6

Sharon Bailey

91 Greenwich Ave, Stamford, CT

License # DCFH.58000

Licensed for 6

Elizabeth Stanley

701 Bloomfield Ave, Windsor, CT

License # DCFH.31624

Licensed for 6

Laura Falstoe

11 Meckauer Circle, Bethel, CT

License # DCFH.53904

Licensed for 6

Marisa M Dos Santos

1268 Lindley St, Bridgeport, CT

License # DCFH.50434

Licensed for 6

Ndey K Hinds

350 Dayton Rd, Trumbull, CT

License # DCFH.56210

Licensed for 6

Carol A Dziekan

22 Pautipaug Hill Rd, Baltic, CT

License # DCFH.53113

Licensed for 6

Milagros E Waibel

150 Anderson Ave, West Haven, CT

License # DCFH.54024

Licensed for 6

Melissa L Daley

41 Charlotte Drive, Plainfield, CT

License # DCFH.54095

Licensed for 6

Karen Burke

29 Wynding Hills Rd, East Granby, CT

License # DCFH.57070

Licensed for 6

Kristen Stegmaier

94 Mountain View Dr, Newington, CT

License # DCFH.56642

Licensed for 6

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Most first-time parents don’t know exactly what they’re looking for, so we created a simple survey that will ask you questions about your lifestyle, your daily routines, and your preferences for child care. We’ll then share 3 personalized recommendations that we think might be a good fit. We’ll also give you a timeline that maps out when we would suggest you start touring programs, choose a daycare, and pay a deposit to secure a spot. Your timeline is based on when you want to start care - so you set the pace, and you decide when you’ve found the right match.

Nope. Our daycare recommendation service is free for parents. The other half of our business is helping these small-scale daycares with software and services that handle all their administrative tasks, like online contracting, payment processing, and licensing requirements. Before NeighborSchools, services like these were only designed for large corporate child care centers, and part of our mission is to level the playing field for small, independent child care programs. That’s why we picked the name NeighborSchools - we’re all about making child care more personal, more human, and more equitable for the incredible individuals who do this work and care for our children.

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