Home Daycares in Milford

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Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Milford

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


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. 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. 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. 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.

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There are 26 licensed home daycares in Milford. 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 Milford

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.

Natalee Petrie

51 Argyle Rd, Milford, CT

License # DCFH.50164

Licensed for 6

Natalee Petrie runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Milford. 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.
Marilyn Miranda

43 Joanne Dr, Milford, CT

License # DCFH.32715

Licensed for 6

This home daycare in Milford is led by Marilyn Miranda, 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 Milford.
Donna Brainard

55 Judson Pl, Milford, CT

License # DCFH.48002

Licensed for 6

Home daycares like Donna Brainard’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Milford. 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.
Cynthia Trapp

30 Housatonic Ave, Milford, CT

License # DCFH.53663

Licensed for 6

Family child care provider Ms. Cynthia runs this daycare out of her home in Milford, 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.
Betty A Orban

350 Burnt Plains Road, Milford, CT

License # DCFH.51401

Licensed for 6

A small, local home daycare in nearby Milford, Connecticut led by Ms. Betty. 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.
Janet Cichowski

1520 New Haven Ave, Milford, CT

License # DCFH.53725

Licensed for 6

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

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

Kim Hoagland

250 Pond Point Ave, Milford, CT

License # DCFH.32155

Licensed for 6

Patricia Michaud

108 Lenox Ave, Milford, CT

License # DCFH.32871

Licensed for 6

Linda A Gilbert

7 Robert Street, Milford, CT

License # DCFH.50361

Licensed for 6

Ruth Cullen

1025 New Haven Ave, Milford, CT

License # DCFH.32663

Licensed for 6

Teresa A Nowlin

14 Robbie Circle, Milford, CT

License # DCFH.51700

Licensed for 6

Karen Sayball

6 Watrous Ln, Milford, CT

License # DCFH.19893

Licensed for 6

Rafaela Antonia Silva

104 Elaine Rd, Milford, CT

License # DCFH.56995

Licensed for 6

Donna Leboeuf

20 EDGEMONT RD, Milford, CT

License # DCFH.19234

Licensed for 6

Kelly Ann Ruff

189 Yale Ave, Milford, CT

License # DCFH.32690

Licensed for 6

Margaret O'hara

41 Mcdermott Street, Milford, CT

License # DCFH.21245

Licensed for 6

Teresa Hanson

95 Linwood St, Milford, CT

License # DCFH.17734

Licensed for 6

Mary Ellen Clark

158 Snowapple Ln, Milford, CT

License # DCFH.50578

Licensed for 6

Ana Kopek

14 Somerset Ln, Milford, CT

License # DCFH.53525

Licensed for 6

Kim Delorio

160 Herbert St, Milford, CT

License # DCFH.32874

Licensed for 6

Patricia Maurer

35 Belfast St, Milford, CT

License # DCFH.48313

Licensed for 6

Vicki Brinckerhoff

61 Baker St, Milford, CT

License # DCFH.57167

Licensed for 6

Raquel Turner

19 Pearson Ave, Milford, CT

License # DCFH.52826

Licensed for 6

Melba L Torres

28 Lookout Hill Road, Milford, CT

License # DCFH.48394

Licensed for 6

Patricia C Wilson

54 Summit Ave, Milford, CT

License # DCFH.50794

Licensed for 6

Mayelin G Sanchez-Ortega

52 Hazelwood Ave, Milford, CT

License # DCFH.57482

Licensed for 9 since 2021

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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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