Home Daycares in Grand Rapids

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

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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.


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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!


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Ms. Ivy

Healthy Meals & Snacks

Ms. Ivy’s home daycare in SACHSE caters to infants and toddlers, ages 1 year–4 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. Ivy’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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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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Grand Rapids

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 Grand Rapids

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.

Sara E Alzen

721 NW 5th Ave, Grand Rapids, MN

License # 1066290

Licensed for 14 since 2013


Sara E Alzen runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Grand Rapids. 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.
Emily W Anderson

2905 Elida Dr, Grand Rapids, MN

License # 1088626

Licensed for 10 since 2017


This home daycare in Grand Rapids is led by Emily W 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 10 children, this program is a good option for parents close to home near Grand Rapids.
Rosanne F Anderson

2024 NW 3rd St, Grand Rapids, MN

License # 1074162

Licensed for 10 since 2014


Home daycares like Rosanne F Anderson’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Grand Rapids. 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 10 children, so each child gets lots of individualized care while learning to socialize in a small group setting.
Rena R Baker AND Barbara L Beckers

2521 Deschepper Dr, Rena's Family Daycare, Grand Rapids, MN

License # 1058302

Licensed for 14 since 2010


Family child care provider Ms. Rena runs this daycare out of her home in Grand Rapids, 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.
Angela M Brink

105 SE 5TH ST UNIT B, Grand Rapids, MN

License # 217473

Licensed for 12 since 1995


A small, local home daycare in nearby Grand Rapids, 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 12 kids.
Carol L Carlson

1336 NE 10 Ave, Grand Rapids, MN

License # 1009200

Licensed for 12 since 2001


Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Carol in Grand Rapids, 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 12 kids total!
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Even more home daycares in Grand Rapids

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

Colby K Cossin

812 NW 7TH AVE, Grand Rapids, MN

License # 1110184

Licensed for 10 since 2021

Rita M Craiglow

832 NW 2nd Ave, It's a Small World Childcare, Grand Rapids, MN

License # 1061094

Licensed for 14 since 2011

Kim L Foss

8 NE 14th St, Grand Rapids, MN

License # 104720

Licensed for 12 since 1990

Larissa D Goodell

705 Circle Dr, Grand Rapids, MN

License # 1031160

Licensed for 14 since 2004

Vicki L Kemppainen

515 SE 18th Street, Grand Rapids, MN

License # 1010408

Licensed for 12 since 2001

Anna L Klous

614 NE 7th Ave, Grand Rapids, MN

License # 1061890

Licensed for 12 since 2011

Christa E Mostoller

523 NE 8th Ave, Grand Rapids, MN

License # 225807

Licensed for 12 since 1997

Kristin M Norberg AND Geoffrey R Norberg

2901 S HIGHWAY 169, Grand Rapids, MN

License # 1091607

Licensed for 14 since 2018

Megan Elizabeth Olds

701 ALLEN DR, Grand Rapids, MN

License # 1101311

Licensed for 10 since 2019

Ashley R Peasley

919 Clover Lane, Grand Rapids, MN

License # 1073935

Licensed for 12 since 2014

Cassandra Anne Peltier

611 NW 18TH AVE, Grand Rapids, MN

License # 1107572

Licensed for 12 since 2021

Jenessa E Pollock

804 NW 8TH AVE, Grand Rapids, MN

License # 1082920

Licensed for 10 since 2016

Megan A Ridgeway

923 SE 6TH ST, Grand Rapids, MN

License # 1110179

Licensed for 10 since 2021

Tina M Smith AND Jessica R Foix

15 Willow Lane, Grand Rapids, MN

License # 1079944

Licensed for 9 since 2015

Brenna C Stanek

410 GOLF COURSE RD, Grand Rapids, MN

License # 1084132

Licensed for 12 since 2016

Natasha D Stocco

809 NW 10TH AVE, Grand Rapids, MN

License # 1102139

Licensed for 10 since 2021

Amanda Ann Travica

814 KNOLLWOOD DR, Grand Rapids, MN

License # 1111929

Licensed for 10 since 2022

Grand Rapids United Methodist Church

1701 5th Ave SE, Attn Alan Bolte, Grand Rapids, MN

License # 1079364

Licensed for 14 since 2015

Barbara J VanDorn

817 SW 6th Ave, Grand Rapids, MN

License # 217162

Licensed for 12 since 1995

Cassidy J Vredenburg

105 SE 5TH ST UNIT A, Grand Rapids, MN

License # 1098569

Licensed for 12 since 2019

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FAQs

Your family is unique to you, but some of your questions might not be. 😉 Here’s what most parents want to know when starting out.

What is NeighborSchools?

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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