Home Daycares in Mankato

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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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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 Mankato

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.

Shannon L Andersen

224 Palancar Ave, Mankato, MN

License # 1020263

Licensed for 12 since 2002

Shannon L Andersen runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Mankato. 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.
Angela M Bakke

615 Park Ln, Mankato, MN

License # 1029137

Licensed for 12 since 2004

This home daycare in Mankato is led by Angela M Bakke, 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 12 children, this program is a good option for parents close to home near Mankato.
Crystal S Born

828 FIELDCREST DR, Mankato, MN

License # 1030432

Licensed for 12 since 2004

Home daycares like Crystal S Born’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Mankato. 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 12 children, so each child gets lots of individualized care while learning to socialize in a small group setting.
Candi L Braam

433 Woodhaven Circle, Mankato, MN

License # 1093818

Licensed for 12 since 2018

Family child care provider Ms. Candi runs this daycare out of her home in Mankato, Minnesota. She is licensed by the state to care for up to 12 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.
Chelsey S Brielmaier

205 Muriefield Dr, Mankato, MN

License # 1059516

Licensed for 12 since 2011

A small, local home daycare in nearby Mankato, Minnesota led by Ms. Chelsey. 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.
Rachelle R Buck

108 GROVEBROOK DR, Mankato, MN

License # 1060052

Licensed for 12 since 2011

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

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

Ann R Enge

212 Wilson Way, Mankato, MN

License # 1075967

Licensed for 12 since 2014

Tamara O Erickson

113 RITA RD, Mankato, MN

License # 1106059

Licensed for 12 since 2020

Amanda Marie Gores

221 HUBBELL AVE, Mankato, MN

License # 1111280

Licensed for 10 since 2022

Debra J Holmseth AND James A Holmseth

119 Swiss Street, Mankato, MN

License # 106889

Licensed for 14 since 1990

Kristen M Hombach AND Dalton M Stage

617 E Main St, Mankato, MN

License # 1066327

Licensed for 14 since 2013

Elizabeth Jiech

523 Vine St, Mankato, MN

License # 1063242

Licensed for 10 since 2012

Kathy L Johnson

629 W 8th Street, Mankato, MN

License # 1014757

Licensed for 12 since 2001

Amanda J Krause-Rideout

224 Cypress Dr, Mankato, MN

License # 1055880

Licensed for 14 since 2009

Sara L Leiferman

728 N BROAD ST, Mankato, MN

License # 1024064

Licensed for 12 since 2003

Lisa M Manderfeld

537 Grayhawk Dr, Mankato, MN

License # 1032845

Licensed for 12 since 2004

Colleen Miller

225 N Plainview, Mankato, MN

License # 221087

Licensed for 10 since 1996

Jessica L Mohr

404 Crystal Cr, Mankato, MN

License # 1037926

Licensed for 12 since 2005

Amy L Nordby

106 S BELMONT DR, Mankato, MN

License # 1098749

Licensed for 12 since 2020

Lori B Olson

725 James Ave, Mankato, MN

License # 236766

Licensed for 14 since 1999

Erica L Palmer


License # 1040649

Licensed for 12 since 2006

Char L Rivers

1033 Pfau Street, Mankato, MN

License # 1015192

Licensed for 12 since 2001

Tina J Roe

220 Viola St, Mankato, MN

License # 1051830

Licensed for 12 since 2008

Ashley Nicole Sadler

304 WOODHAVEN LN, Mankato, MN

License # 1095858

Licensed for 12 since 2018

Ellie S Schroeder

201 INVERNESS DR, Mankato, MN

License # 1077644

Licensed for 10 since 2015

Alyssa C Shank

1209 ADAMS ST, Mankato, MN

License # 1105470

Licensed for 12 since 2021

Brittney Lee Sheeran

211 FLORAL AVE, Mankato, MN

License # 1111397

Licensed for 10 since 2022

Julie A Slade Kamatchus

1721 WOODLAND AVE, Mankato, MN

License # 1033272

Licensed for 10 since 2004

Tracy A Stengel

533 Cardinal Dr, Mankato, MN

License # 1044326

Licensed for 12 since 2006

Sara J Swanson

1724 E Main St, Mankato, MN

License # 1052432

Licensed for 12 since 2008

Angie M Wolters

121 Quinion Dr, Mankato, MN

License # 1056956

Licensed for 12 since 2011

Kathryn D Wright

104 S 4TH ST, Mankato, MN

License # 1105473

Licensed for 12 since 2020

Valerie A Zigich

109 Quinion Dr, Mankato, MN

License # 1044150

Licensed for 12 since 2006

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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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