Home Daycares in Otsego

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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. 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. 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. 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 Otsego

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.

Melissa A Courteau

11379 73rd St NE, Otsego, MN

License # 1052590

Licensed for 12 since 2008

Melissa A Courteau runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Otsego. 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.
Mandi M Elken

11583 79th St NE, Otsego, MN

License # 1047764

Licensed for 12 since 2007

This home daycare in Otsego is led by Mandi M Elken, 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 Otsego.
Rebecca Ann Godfrey

11266 77TH ST NE, Albertville, MN

License # 1099542

Licensed for 10 since 2019

Home daycares like Rebecca Ann Godfrey’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Albertville. 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.
Tatiana P Horner

7325 LARGE AVE NE, Otsego, MN

License # 1109239

Licensed for 10 since 2021

Family child care provider Ms. Tatiana runs this daycare out of her home in Otsego, 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.
Iryn S Koipish

7892 Large Ave NE, Otsego, MN

License # 1063500

Licensed for 12 since 2012

A small, local home daycare in nearby Otsego, Minnesota led by Ms. Iryn. 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.
Melinda R Schmidt

7373 Kahler Cir NE, Otsego, MN

License # 1077175

Licensed for 10 since 2015

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

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

Michele Lyn Anderson

12843 96th St NE, Otsego, MN

License # 1065027

Licensed for 12 since 2012

Stephanie Ann Anderson

7775 MARLOWE AVE NE, Otsego, MN

License # 1088397

Licensed for 12 since 2017

Joyce L Arends

9150 Park Avenue NE, Otsego, MN

License # 220956

Licensed for 12 since 1996

Kari Balbach-Kothman

9400 Nason Ct NE, Otsego, MN

License # 1006750

Licensed for 12 since 2000

Angela Cassidy

8350 OBRIAN AVE NE, Elk River, MN

License # 1102405

Licensed for 10 since 2020

Jennifer Lynne Eid

14747 77TH ST NE, Otsego, MN

License # 1094527

Licensed for 12 since 2018

Susan J Franklin

8468 PARELL AVE NE, Otsego, MN

License # 1044270

Licensed for 14 since 2006

Codelia Tehmeh Karn

7879 OBRIAN AVE NE, Otsego, MN

License # 1105990

Licensed for 14 since 2021

Jean Kasper

8218 Ogren Ave NE, Otsego, MN

License # 108140

Licensed for 14 since 1990

Robin L Kittridge-Edel

8894 Odean Ave NE, Elk River, MN

License # 108457

Licensed for 12 since 1991

Stephanie R Menne

15595 78th Ct NE, Otsego, MN

License # 1067030

Licensed for 10 since 2013

Julie C Quintavalle

7985 Palmgren Ave Northeast, Otsego, MN

License # 1012954

Licensed for 14 since 2001

Margaret M Reis

12096 68th Cir NE, Otsego, MN

License # 1082903

Licensed for 14 since 2016

Amanda L Restorff

9221 Page Ave NE, Otsego, MN

License # 1058215

Licensed for 12 since 2010

Ashley J Schmidt

7731 Palisades Ave NE, Otsego, MN

License # 1083870

Licensed for 12 since 2016

Lindsey N Simcoe

15093 81ST CIR NE, Otsego, MN

License # 1102588

Licensed for 10 since 2020

Jessica L Stockamp

15243 81st CT Northeast, Otsego, MN

License # 1012550

Licensed for 14 since 2001

Amy C VanHouten

8098 Padgett Ave Northeast, Otsego, MN

License # 1026630

Licensed for 12 since 2003

Jessica H Wade

12426 76th St NE, Kids Kingdom, Otsego, MN

License # 1074321

Licensed for 12 since 2014

Sandra V Knipp

9755 101st St NE, Otsego, MN

License # 1098348

Licensed for 12 since 2019

Patrice M Milless

9475 LABEAUX AVE, Otsego, MN

License # 1057592

Licensed for 10 since 2010

Rita K Vetsch

10345 99th St NE, Otsego, MN

License # 1052512

Licensed for 10 since 2008

Hollie K Fenner

17084 56th St NE, Rogers, MN

License # 1044583

Licensed for 12 since 2006

Athena Lynn Livieri

17327 56TH ST NE, Otsego, MN

License # 1110135

Licensed for 12 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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