Home Daycares in Connecticut

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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 caters to infants and toddlers, ages 3 months–5 years. As with every 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 12 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 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. 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. 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. Marleni

Academic Prep

Daycare programs give families flexibility! As an independent parent, it was very hard to find great, affordable care for my son. That’s what made me decide to create a better childcare option in my community - so other parents wouldn’t have to struggle like I did. My mother had her own daycare, so I grew up surrounded by kids and know a lot about how to care for them. I also worked as an assistant for the Department of Education in New York before relocating. It means a lot to me to provide such a vital service for families in my area!


Ms. Neisha

Montessori Approach

Every child is special and deserves love, care, and attention. I’m so happy to offer a daycare that is based on Christian values and give kids a loving learning environment. The vision for my program began when I was working as the assistant director for the children’s ministry at my church. I enjoyed this time with the kids so much and began to realize how much more I could give to the little ones in my community if I had more of that time with them! I feel so blessed to have my own home program where I’m able to spread love and positivity to children and their families.


Ms. Rosa

Early Intervention Expertise

Young children are so excited to learn! At this stage in their development, they’re able to absorb a lot of information, and they’re eager to try new things. That warm and welcoming energy is so inspiring to be around. After graduating with a degree in Early Childhood Education, I taught Spanish for all age ranges, up to the eighth grade. Watching those children progress and take pride in their education was one of the most rewarding experiences, and I’m hopeful that the kids in my program will fall in love with learning, too.

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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.

Tonya L Ohlund

104 Edgemere Rd, Coventry, CT

License # DCFH.57471

Licensed for 6 since 2021

TONYA L OHLUND runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Coventry. 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.
Samantha Storer

13 Brendi Trl, Columbia, CT

License # DCFH.57414

Licensed for 9 since 2020

This home daycare in Columbia is led by Samantha Storer, 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 9 children, this program is a good option for parents close to home near Columbia.
Susan Daly

257 Church St, Willimantic, CT

License # DCFH.57505

Licensed for 9

Home daycares like Susan Daly’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Willimantic. 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 9 children, so each child gets lots of individualized care while learning to socialize in a small group setting.
Yoaniris F Sanchez Cruz

56 Orchard Hill Ln, Willimantic, CT

License # DCFH.57405

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Family child care provider Ms. Yoaniris runs this daycare out of her home in Willimantic, Connecticut. She is licensed by the state to care for up to 9 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.
Damaris Camacho

49 Oxbow Dr, Willimantic, CT

License # DCFH.57368

Licensed for 9 since 2020

A small, local home daycare in nearby Willimantic, Connecticut led by Ms. Damaris. 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 9 kids.
Kirliana Ramos

132 Main St, Willimantic, CT

License # DCFH.57369

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Kirliana 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 9 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.

Alexa Brescia

108 Mckee St Apt C, Manchester, CT

License # DCFH.57416

Licensed for 6 since 2020

Alexis Stamos

4 Bungay Ter, Seymour, CT

License # DCFH.57534

Licensed for 9

Liliana Lobo Rivas

483 Pumpkin Hill Rd, Shelton, CT

License # DCFH.57532

Licensed for 9 since 2021

Samantha Dube

4 Ray St, Seymour, CT

License # DCFH.57430

Licensed for 6

Tambria Bellamy

84 Lexington St, Apt 2R, Hamden, CT

License # DCFH.57424

Licensed for 9

Milena Sliwowski

75 Waverly Rd, Shelton, CT

License # DCFH.57466

Licensed for 9 since 2021

Pearl Murphy

38 Dayton St, New Haven, CT

License # DCFH.57525

Licensed for 9

Kimberly Tucker

69 Morris Ave, West Haven, CT

License # DCFH.57421

Licensed for 6 since 2020

Roseli D Ortiz

42 Ashford St, Apt 301, West Haven, CT

License # DCFH.57361

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Althea Knight

9 Harwich St, West Haven, CT

License # DCFH.57445

Licensed for 6

Stacy Ann Alecia Muriel

39 Wenham St, West Haven, CT

License # DCFH.57540

Licensed for 9 since 2021

Claribel Rodriguez

6d Moore Drive, New Haven, CT

License # DCFH.57399

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Matilda Bonilla

14 Herman St, Apt N, West Haven, CT

License # DCFH.57434

Licensed for 6 since 2020

Adriana Tapia

6 Rockdale Rd, West Haven, CT

License # DCFH.57384

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Betty Cordoba-Galarza

15 Rockview St, West Haven, CT

License # DCFH.57356

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Zureka Doyley

17 Lattanzi St, West Haven, CT

License # DCFH.57439

Licensed for 9

Casey Hernandez Candeleria

146 Gilbert St, Flr 2, West Haven, CT

License # DCFH.57431

Licensed for 9

Rosario Hernandez

147 Norton St, New Haven, CT

License # DCFH.52682

Licensed for 9

Zoraida Hernandez

89 Coleman St Apt 632, West Haven, CT

License # DCFH.52681

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Margarita Diaz

377 W Spring St, West Haven, CT

License # DCFH.57377

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Dora A Navas

60 Meloy Rd, West Haven, CT

License # DCFH.57362

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Georgette M Cunningham

53 Gilbert Ave, Hamden, CT

License # DCFH.57354

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Basamat Mohamed Taha

23 Alenier St, Hamden, CT

License # DCFH.57487

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Nelly Torres Quezada

36 Locus St, West Haven, CT

License # DCFH.57367

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Cassandra Rose Pero

144 S Brook Rd, Hampton, CT

License # DCFH.57411

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Heather Arsenault

47 Notch Road, West Simsbury, CT

License # DCFH.57425

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Ramona R Chung

17 Old Flintlock Road, Bloomfield, CT

License # DCFH.50109

Licensed for 9 since 1997

Elizabeth Porter

11 Sunrise Hill Dr, West Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.57443

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Ana Diaz

486 S Main St, West Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.57388

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Laura De Fatima Madalena

119 Madison Avenue, Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.57494

Licensed for 9

Karen Quintana Lopez

77 Country Club Rd, New Britain, CT

License # DCFH.57473

Licensed for 9 since 2021

Rafaela Medrano-Calderon

220 Collins St, Apt 2B, Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.57441

Licensed for 6 since 2020

Hiroshima De Jesus

121 Harbison Ave, Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.57381

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Raquel C Sabogal

226 Saybrooke St, Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.57438

Licensed for 6 since 2020

Maritza E Nunez Sanchez

16b Barbour St, Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.57357

Licensed for 6 since 2020

Maria S Quintana

72 Stonington St, Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.57347

Licensed for 6 since 2020

Richard Escobar

167 Flatbush Ave, Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.57460

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Tanairi Almodovar

32 Nelson St., Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.57344

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Marisol Trinidad Morillo

27 Elmwood St, Naugatuck, CT

License # DCFH.57345

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Carolyn Robinson

82 Morning Dove Rd, Naugatuck, CT

License # DCFH.57364

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Tracey Florian

803 Field St, Flr 1, Naugatuck, CT

License # DCFH.57432

Licensed for 9

Lucrecia Mercado

803 Field St, Naugatuck, CT

License # DCFH.57455

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Beatriz Rivera

38 Kent St, Naugatuck, CT

License # DCFH.57541

Licensed for 9 since 2021

Julia Liz DeRamos

1466 Highland Ave Apt A, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.57395

Licensed for 6

Rachelle Chery-Alouidor

24 Darren Ct, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.57450

Licensed for 9

Ana Matos

286 Jersey St, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.57372

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Ana Nieves

20 Welland Ave, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.57539

Licensed for 9 since 2021

Nina Castro

92 Temple Street, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.57428

Licensed for 9

Eustaquia De Los Santos

242 Wilkenda Ave, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.57536

Licensed for 9

Rosaura Espinal

43 Tree Hill Rd, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.57531

Licensed for 9 since 2021

Josefina Del Carmen Dominguez

65 Keefe St, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.57522

Licensed for 6

Rina Garcia Morel

185 Birchwood St, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.57378

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Dania Rodriguez Lafontaine

36 Deepwood Dr, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.57496

Licensed for 9 since 2021

Marlene V Andrade

338 Highland Ave, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.57458

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Awilda Reyes

50 Sagamore Ave, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.57418

Licensed for 9

Valeria Rivera

1128 W Main St, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.57546

Licensed for 9

Veronica Young

128 Joy Rd, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.57607

Licensed for 6

Dismania Rodriguez Deholguin

1119 E Main Street, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.57452

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Anabel Navarrete Sanchez

9 Newman Ave Apt4, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.57542

Licensed for 9 since 2021

Maria E Holguin

39 Bouley Ave, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.46420

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Jennifer Reyes

103 Devonwood Dr, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.57548

Licensed for 9

Camile Garcia Rivera

165 Grove St, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.57544

Licensed for 9

Francisca A Hernandez Garcia

115 Prospect St, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.57504

Licensed for 9

Alba Iris Jimenez

124 Willow Street, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.57410

Licensed for 6 since 2020

Senovia Hernandez

232 Hillside Ave, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.53047

Licensed for 9 since 2003

Ana Y Herrera Gutierrez

32 Stonewall Lane, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.57481

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Margaret Ziegenhagen

10 Dorset Road, New Britain, CT

License # DCFH.50312

Licensed for 9 since 1997

Cruz Calderon

147 Hart St, New Britain, CT

License # DCFH.57527

Licensed for 9 since 2021

Alma I Garcia

75 7th St, Newington, CT

License # DCFH.57518

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Veronica Rivas

75 Concord St, New Britain, CT

License # DCFH.57497

Licensed for 6 since 2021

Janice Richards

50 Country Club Dr, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.57444

Licensed for 6 since 2020

Michelle Rosano

15 Knox Blvd, Middletown, CT

License # DCFH.57520

Licensed for 9

Greta K Weiss

38 Elizabeth St, New Britain, CT

License # DCFH.57375

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Gisela R Silva

98 Bayberry Ln, Rocky Hill, CT

License # DCFH.57465

Licensed for 9 since 2021

Jasmin Marrero

29 Fols Ave, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.57427

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Nola Martinez

60 Randolp Ave # 2, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.57352

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Chanel McClam

14 Plaza Ter, Apt B26, Hamden, CT

License # DCFH.55247

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Priscilla Ashley

42 4th St, Hamden, CT

License # DCFH.56206

Licensed for 9 since 2012

Quelis X Enrriquez

348 Lovely Drive, Watertown, CT

License # DCFH.57346

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Janelle Alleyne-McKitty

92 Woodlawn Ter, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.57400

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Doemilly E Bare

85 Parkwood Ave, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.57409

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Santa Hernandez

54 Young St, Waterbury, CT

License # DCFH.57419

Licensed for 9 since 2020

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