Home Daycares in West Hartford

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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. Natalie

Play-Based Learning

Ms. Natalie’s home daycare in Feeding Hills caters to infants and toddlers, ages 3 months–5 years. As with every Massachusetts daycare on NeighborSchools, her program is licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care. 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. Natalie’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. Joann

Play-Based Learning

I absolutely love caring for children and have had my licensed home daycare almost a decade! The families I care for have become nothing short of my own extended family. Opening my own child care program in my home gave me the opportunity to create the welcoming, 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 exploration and imagination. One of the best parts of working with children is that they start to show you their little personalities. The work is incredibly rewarding, especially when I think about all the children I've watched grow and learn.


Ms. Nilsa

Play-Based Learning

I became a mother 13 years ago and I went to school to study early childhood to be a preschool teacher. My favorite thing about caring for children is watching them explore and discover. That has been a highlight for me throughout my7 years of experience. I have worked as an early childhood educator in daycare centers, and most recently I have been working in my own daycare program. People have said that I create an environment that is comfortable and happy. I focus on building independence, and I especially love to watch them express themselves. I’m proud when I think about all the children I've helped grow and learn. That's what makes this work so special.

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West Hartford

There are 25 licensed home daycares in West Hartford. 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 West Hartford

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.

Yessy Frias-Martinez

189 S Highland St, West Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.57004

Licensed for 6

Yessy Frias-Martinez runs a licensed Family Child Care program in West Hartford. 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.
Evelyn DeJesus

3 Selldan St, West Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.53188

Licensed for 6

This home daycare in West Hartford is led by Evelyn DeJesus, 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 West Hartford.
Normita Martinez

271 Whiting Ln, West Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.56564

Licensed for 6

Home daycares like Normita Martinez’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near West Hartford. 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.
Yelena Pasternak

91 Parsons Dr, West Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.56562

Licensed for 6

Family child care provider Ms. Yelena runs this daycare out of her home in West Hartford, 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.
Francia Sanchez

30 Mildred Rd, West Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.56985

Licensed for 6

A small, local home daycare in nearby West Hartford, Connecticut led by Ms. Francia. 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.
Maria Perez

136 Richard Street, West Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.55435

Licensed for 6

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

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

Yahaira Rivera

368 Quaker Ln S, West Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.56118

Licensed for 6

Yuderka Parra

15 Cortland St, West Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.50099

Licensed for 6

Hulsimati Ramsarup

1483 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.54548

Licensed for 6

Patricia J. Rodriguez

1176 New Britain Ave 1st Fl, West Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.57338

Licensed for 6

Patricia Beyer

601 Fern Street, West Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.41099

Licensed for 6

Yanette Bambaren

11 Meriline Ave, West Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.56947

Licensed for 6

Linda A Olesnevich

18 Fennbrook Rd, West Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.56036

Licensed for 6

Kathryn Gregory

49 Rumford St, West Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.56843

Licensed for 6

Stephanie Sokolowski

26 Westgate St, West Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.56555

Licensed for 6

Janess Collado

1080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.53811

Licensed for 6

Dvora Elkayam

74 Fuller Dr, West Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.31803

Licensed for 6

Monica Vergara

24 Florence St, West Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.56900

Licensed for 6

Fancy A Collado

1078 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.55543

Licensed for 6

Lucy Amaro

113 Boulanger Ave, West Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.54533

Licensed for 6

Jill Isenberg

67 Ledgewood Road, West Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.54841

Licensed for 6

Ivette M Amblodegui-Blas

44 Somerset St, West Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.56502

Licensed for 6

Sarah M Rice

7 Kimberly Road, West Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.55325

Licensed for 6

Elsie D Daniel

120 Boulanger Avenue, West Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.45596

Licensed for 6

Wendy A Stanton

216 Griswold Drive, West Hartford, CT

License # DCFH.54887

Licensed for 6

Elizabeth Porter

License # DCFH.57443

Licensed for 9 since 2020

Ana Diaz

License # DCFH.57388

Licensed for 9 since 2020

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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.

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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.

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