Home Daycares in Albert Lea

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Full Time
Infant (<15 mths)

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. Shante

Great Outdoor Space

Some people just know what they want to do from a young age, and I’m definitely one of them. My very first job was working as a teacher in a daycare center and opening my own home daycare is something I have wanted to do ever since! The best part of my job is that I get the opportunity to create a safe environment where kids can learn and have fun every day. Contributing to my community in such a special way is so special.


Ms. Tierra

Special Needs Experience

There is so much for a young child to learn, and it’s really exciting to help them map their journey. Getting to know each kid as an individual, and guiding them as they find their passion, is such a rewarding experience. Watching them grow into even more incredible human beings and knowing you played a part in that is the reason I love what I do every day. Taking care of children has always come quite naturally to me. When I was very young, my siblings and I started our own babysitters’ club. Becoming a mother (to a wonderful 16-year-old daughter) really reinforced my love of children, and I got licensed when I was helping out with my niece. Over the years, I’ve had the joy of meeting a lot of really awesome kids, and I’m looking forward to getting to know even more of them through this daycare!


Ms. Khaalida

Special Needs Experience

Ms. Khaalida’s home daycare in SPRING caters to infants and toddlers, ages 2 months–6 years. As with every Texas daycare on NeighborSchools, her program is licensed by the DFPS - Texas Child Care Licensing. 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. Khaalida’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. Kerian

Great Outdoor Space

A small-scale daycare in MISSOURI CITY, Ms. Kerian provides care for just 10 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. Kerian right in the neighborhood. See more details and take the survey to see if she has an opening for your little one.

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Albert Lea

Most parents don’t know that home daycare is regulated by the Department of Human Services, just like the big preschool centers.

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Other daycares near Albert Lea

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

Amanda C Allen

1019 SAINT JOSEPH AVE, Albert Lea, MN

License # 1103569

Licensed for 12 since 2020

Amanda C Allen runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Albert Lea. As with all home daycares in Minnesota, her program is licensed by the Department of Human Services, 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.
Crystal M Anderson

129 N 2ND AVE, Albert Lea, MN

License # 1092003

Licensed for 14 since 2018

This home daycare in Albert Lea is led by Crystal M Anderson, 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 14 children, this program is a good option for parents close to home near Albert Lea.
Elaine D Bohlen

208 Fredrick Dr, Albert Lea, MN

License # 191553

Licensed for 14 since 1991

Home daycares like Elaine D Bohlen’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Albert Lea. 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 14 children, so each child gets lots of individualized care while learning to socialize in a small group setting.
Kate J Camerer

1609 HALE DR, Albert Lea, MN

License # 1109522

Licensed for 10 since 2021

Family child care provider Ms. Kate runs this daycare out of her home in Albert Lea, Minnesota. She is licensed by the state to care for up to 10 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.
Angela Kae Carson

1709 Crystal Dr, Albert Lea, MN

License # 1091280

Licensed for 10 since 2017

A small, local home daycare in nearby Albert Lea, Minnesota led by Ms. Angela. 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 10 kids.
Cheryl J Christenson

1710 FRANK HALL DR, Albert Lea, MN

License # 1109892

Licensed for 10 since 2021

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Cheryl in Albert Lea, Minnesota. 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 10 kids total!
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Even more home daycares in Albert Lea

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

Brandi K Dirkes

2019 Brookside Dr, Albert Lea, MN

License # 1073895

Licensed for 12 since 2014

Law Eh AND Kler Say

1413 SWANHILL DR, Albert Lea, MN

License # 1101632

Licensed for 10 since 2020

Katie Marie Eyanson

513 Edgewood Ave, Albert Lea, MN

License # 1094259

Licensed for 10 since 2018

Jenny Flatness

420 GARDEN RD, Albert Lea, MN

License # 1060689

Licensed for 12 since 2011

Jaclyn M Flatten

510 E Hawthorne, Albert Lea, MN

License # 1045792

Licensed for 14 since 2007

Wendelyn J Friehl Taylor

1220 Martin Rd, Albert Lea, MN

License # 224149

Licensed for 14 since 1996

Erin R Grunzke

420 OREGON ST, Albert Lea, MN

License # 1094402

Licensed for 12 since 2018

Judy A Gulbrandson

306 E Hawthorne Street, Albert Lea, MN

License # 105677

Licensed for 14 since 1990

Crystal Marie Hall

1715 SUNSET ST, Albert Lea, MN

License # 1100614

Licensed for 10 since 2019

Robin L Helgerson AND Arnold E Helgerson

1909 Stevens St, Albert Lea, MN

License # 205565

Licensed for 14 since 1992

Sherry M Hoenisch

1208 Spartan, Albert Lea, MN

License # 229085

Licensed for 10 since 1997

Deanna J Hutchins

2221 Milo Ave, Albert Lea, MN

License # 234025

Licensed for 10 since 1998

Tamra D Jepson AND David E Jepson

21362 775th Ave, Albert Lea, MN

License # 1008803

Licensed for 14 since 2000

Tara L Johnson

1625 Bunkerhill Rd, Albert Lea, MN

License # 1057570

Licensed for 14 since 2010

Amy J Leesch

1321 CRESTVIEW RD, Albert Lea, MN

License # 1110942

Licensed for 10 since 2022

Arielle E Miller

1424 W MAIN ST, Albert Lea, MN

License # 1087366

Licensed for 14 since 2017

Lisa K Olson AND Jeff D Olson

915 Lincoln, Albert Lea, MN

License # 1049981

Licensed for 14 since 2007

Cherie D Osmundson

2305 Margaretha St, Albert Lea, MN

License # 232865

Licensed for 12 since 1998

Sue Rechtzigel

1919 Brookside Dr, Albert Lea, MN

License # 113428

Licensed for 12 since 1989

Chelsie L Reynolds

1907 MARK DR, Albert Lea, MN

License # 1102425

Licensed for 12 since 2020

Chelsey R Schumaker

309 Burr Oak Dr, Albert Lea, MN

License # 1060657

Licensed for 14 since 2011

Ann L Stadheim

1424 PENN AVE, Albert Lea, MN

License # 1084207

Licensed for 12 since 2016

Jenna M Walterman

105 BURR OAK DR, Albert Lea, MN

License # 1109300

Licensed for 10 since 2021

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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.

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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