Home Daycares in Bemidji

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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. Brandi

Faith Based Program

There is no limit to what young children can accomplish when they are properly nurtured. There is no greater joy than watching a child discover something for the first time—that moment when something clicks for them. Kids have so much natural curiosity and hope, and each child deserves to have a safe place they can thrive in and a trusted person to turn to in times of need. As a mother and a nurse, I have had a lifelong passion for caregiving. Working with kids has always had a special place in my heart. After having my youngest child, I realized how wonderful it would be to spend more quality time at home with them. This program was borne out of a desire to help others have this same special attention. Individualized education makes all the difference and can really jumpstart a child’s love of learning. At this program, the children will have the benefit of being looked after by an experienced nurse and a mother passionate about early childhood education.


Ms. Esther

Play-Based Learning

Children love to learn new things, and it’s so much fun to be a part of that! I love having a small home daycare because we really get to know each other and create such special bonds as the days go by. Every interaction is a chance to learn – whether it’s a book we read together, an art project , or a fun activity with friends. I have found joy being around children since I began babysitting as a teenager, and the best part of having my own program is being able to give so many families a place where they know their little ones will have fun, feel safe, and learn and grow. Offering this type of positive environment for families in my community brings me a lot of happiness.


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.

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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 Bemidji

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.

Laura M Christman

909 4th St SE, Bemidji, MN

License # 1079285

Licensed for 10 since 2016

Laura M Christman runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Bemidji. 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.
Lindsey Ann Decker

1225 East Ave NE, Bemidji, MN

License # 1094846

Licensed for 10 since 2018

This home daycare in Bemidji is led by Lindsey Ann Decker, 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 10 children, this program is a good option for parents close to home near Bemidji.
First Lutheran Church

900 BEMIDJI AVE N, Bemidji, MN

License # 1075891

Licensed for 14 since 2014

Home daycares like First Lutheran Church’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Bemidji. 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.
Amanda Gersemehl

3809 PRAIRIE ST NE, Bemidji, MN

License # 1094131

Licensed for 14 since 2018

Family child care provider Ms. Amanda runs this daycare out of her home in Bemidji, Minnesota. She is licensed by the state to care for up to 14 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.
Shawna Hanks

4050 Brinkman Dr NE, Bemidji, MN

License # 1048524

Licensed for 14 since 2007

A small, local home daycare in nearby Bemidji, Minnesota led by Ms. Shawna. 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 14 kids.
Kimberly J Hanna

1609 4TH ST SE, Bemidji, MN

License # 1096258

Licensed for 14 since 2019

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Kimberly in Bemidji, 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 14 kids total!
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Even more home daycares in Bemidji

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

Virginia Gail Heden AND Josie A Heden

1000 Irvine Ave NW, Bemidji, MN

License # 1082981

Licensed for 14 since 2016

Sheila Marie Hirt

319 KAY AVE SE, Bemidji, MN

License # 1053227

Licensed for 14 since 2009

Rachelle Houle

1217 Bixby Ave NE, Bemidji, MN

License # 233267

Licensed for 14 since 1998

Gwen M Hovestol

3717 PRAIRIE ST NE, Bemidji, MN

License # 1058485

Licensed for 14 since 2010

Shelley Kay Johnson

1705 4TH ST SE, Bemidji, MN

License # 1110494

Licensed for 10 since 2021

Jessica P Keefe

4945 BRINKMAN DR NE, Bemidji, MN

License # 1077478

Licensed for 14 since 2015

Emily M Kurschner

921 Park Ave, Bemidji, MN

License # 1044944

Licensed for 14 since 2006

Jodi L Lewis

515 20th St NW, Bemidji, MN

License # 1086360

Licensed for 10 since 2017

Heidi Mabe

2103 Harrison Ct SW, Bemidji, MN

License # 1059242

Licensed for 14 since 2010

Jena L McDougall

1004 7th St SE, Bemidji, MN

License # 1067476

Licensed for 14 since 2013

Brenda Millar

12418 Muninn Lane NW, Bemidji, MN

License # 1036918

Licensed for 12 since 2005

Jean A Myrum

1014 2nd St SE, Bemidji, MN

License # 1065104

Licensed for 14 since 2013

Jenna A Olson

2024 S Lake Irving Dr SW, Bemidji, MN

License # 1087987

Licensed for 12 since 2017

Tracy Passa

3806 PRAIRIE ST NE, Bemidji, MN

License # 808063

Licensed for 6 since 1994

Mia L Sagedahl

2607 Bemidji Ave NW, Bemidji, MN

License # 1090487

Licensed for 5 since 2017

Emily J Skoog

3911 Valley View Dr NE, Bemidji, MN

License # 1082732

Licensed for 14 since 2016

St. Philips Church Bemidji

702 Beltrami Ave NW, Attn Jana Norgaard, Bemidji, MN

License # 1075890

Licensed for 14 since 2014

Tammy A Waldhausen

1428 BIXBY AVE NE, Bemidji, MN

License # 1110533

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.

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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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