Home Daycares in Meriden

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Small-scale child care programs near you

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


Ms. Amy

Academic Prep

I started taking care of children when I was in high school and I got a job as a teacher’s assistant at a nearby daycare. After college, I got teacher certified and worked in daycare once again. After an interim period in the corporate and small business worlds, I returned to Early Childhood Education, this time directing a literacy program in public schools and then teaching in a local preschool. Opening a child care program in my own home gives me an opportunity to use my experience and my teaching skills in a new setting. I provide a safe and loving atmosphere, and I value every child’s uniqueness. I recognize that I’m a really important adult for kids who spend time with me every day, and I focus on making kids feel cared for and loved. I’m so excited about this new chapter!


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. 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

My inspiration was my son. It was very difficult for me. Work and at the seme time be able to take care of him. That’s why I want to try to help mothers who had the same problem as me

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There are 32 licensed home daycares in Meriden. 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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Other daycares near Meriden

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.

Elizabeth R Lowit

11 Terrace Gardens, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.53238

Licensed for 6

Elizabeth R Lowit runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Meriden. 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.
Gloria Montoya

59 Washington Avenue, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.55159

Licensed for 6

This home daycare in Meriden is led by Gloria Montoya, 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 Meriden.
Kari Merliss

359 Gravel Street, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.57302

Licensed for 6

Home daycares like Kari Merliss’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Meriden. 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.
Yajaira Rodriguez

420 Allen Avenue, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.56382

Licensed for 6

Family child care provider Ms. Yajaira runs this daycare out of her home in Meriden, 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.
Lisa Curylo

144 Paddock Avenue, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.45278

Licensed for 6

A small, local home daycare in nearby Meriden, Connecticut led by Ms. Lisa. 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.
Jennifer Amantea

107 Rice Rd, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.51165

Licensed for 6

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Jennifer in Meriden, 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!
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Even more home daycares in Meriden

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

Denisse Rivera

19 Dogwood Ln, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.57073

Licensed for 6

Dawn Rogalski

762 Yale Avenue, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.35634

Licensed for 6

Joy B Deegan

21 Sharon Cir, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.48316

Licensed for 6

Christine Laskevitch

90 Amity Street, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.54809

Licensed for 6

Deborah Luft

79 Meadow Brook Dr, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.55297

Licensed for 6

Miriam Paredes

597 Hanover Road, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.54516

Licensed for 6

Laura Matos

162 Suffolk Ct, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.50926

Licensed for 6

Esstella Shaw

69 Fiesta Heights, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.53932

Licensed for 6

Middaly Ortega

306 Elm Street, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.57143

Licensed for 6

Shannon M Ducas

493 Gravel St, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.55642

Licensed for 6

Dismeri Martinez

128 N Pearl St, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.56270

Licensed for 6

Nelida Centeno

50 Piedmont St, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.54266

Licensed for 6

Roxann Guiel

42 Brooklawn Drive, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.48199

Licensed for 6

Lizbeth Lopez

407 Center Street Flr 3, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.57306

Licensed for 6

Madelyn Vachier

135 Atkins St, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.56677

Licensed for 6

Lisa Grandy

63 Meadow Brook Drive, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.51182

Licensed for 6

Stephanie L Shay

755 Paddock Ave, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.52755

Licensed for 6

Maria Romero

58 Newton St, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.54660

Licensed for 6

Deapria Shuler-Mcknight

1403 Hanover Ave, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.57230

Licensed for 6

Leida Zambrano

86 Reynolds Dr, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.54482

Licensed for 6

Leslie Munoz

33 Akron St, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.57115

Licensed for 6

Joyce L Pavlick

93 Silver Lake Road, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.45109

Licensed for 6

Naima Chaouki

196 Oxbow Dr, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.57165

Licensed for 6

Ana Dominguez Mora

25 Elm Street, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.56593

Licensed for 6

Estefania D Jimenez

70 Barr Rd, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.57263

Licensed for 6

Leinny Morillo

338 Cook Ave Fl 2, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.57326

Licensed for 6

Janice Richards

50 Country Club Dr, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.57444

Licensed for 6 since 2020

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

Babette Lusanga

68 East Rd, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.57449

Licensed for 9

Brittney Perry

225 High Hill Road, Meriden, CT

License # DCFH.57493

Licensed for 9

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Hey there, nice to meet you 👋 We’re a new-ish startup that helps new-ish parents find daycare.

We know how hard finding good child care can be - especially for first-time parents. But really good care is what gives you the peace of mind to go back to work and feel confident that your child is getting the stimulation, socialization, and support they need to learn and grow.

So we created NeighborSchools to make this piece of parenthood a whole lot easier. We say “easier” because, let’s be honest, it’s still a big thing to figure out, but working together we can help you find some good options, understand the whole process, and choose a program you’ll feel really good about.

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.

Generally, if you’re here, you’re ready. The survey lets us give you 3 recommendations to consider, but it’ll also help you better understand what factors to consider, and what questions to be asking right now. It’s simple things like where you live, your child’s date of birth, when you want to start care, and if you have any preferences around program philosophy or language of instruction. If you’re planning 6+ months ahead, it’s a great way to get started, and if you’re hoping to start daycare in the next 2-4 months, it’s definitely time to get started. Click here to start the survey.

Each program has a limited number of spots for each age range, so we need to know your schedule and child’s age before we can share availability. The survey covers these basics, as well as factors like drop-off and pick-up times to make sure that recommended programs fit your daily routine. Once we know your child’s age and schedule we can share rates and costs as well.

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