Home Daycares in Prior Lake

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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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Prior Lake

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 Prior Lake

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.

Cynthia Jennie Anderson

5654 Cedarwood St Northeast, Prior Lake, MN

License # 1004040

Licensed for 10 since 2000

Cynthia Jennie Anderson runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Prior Lake. 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.
Lisa Maria Arne Marchessault

14169 Shore Ln NE, Prior Lake, MN

License # 1048989

Licensed for 12 since 2007

This home daycare in Prior Lake is led by Lisa Maria Arne Marchessault, 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 Prior Lake.
Desiree M Bernatz

4883 ERIN CIR SE, Prior Lake, MN

License # 1056355

Licensed for 10 since 2009

Home daycares like Desiree M Bernatz’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Prior Lake. 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.
Kerrie R Bester

4666 Oakwood Circle Se, Prior Lake, MN

License # 1015069

Licensed for 12 since 2001

Family child care provider Ms. Kerrie runs this daycare out of her home in Prior Lake, 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.
Jamie Rae Brown

16379 ALBANY AVE SE, Prior Lake, MN

License # 1025356

Licensed for 12 since 2003

A small, local home daycare in nearby Prior Lake, Minnesota led by Ms. Jamie. 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.
Daisy Viola Calvin

16107 WREN CT SE, Prior Lake, MN

License # 1094906

Licensed for 12 since 2018

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

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

Sheri Chelmo

14424 Raven CT Northeast, Prior Lake, MN

License # 215125

Licensed for 12 since 1995

Rebekah M Clark

5912 Crossandra St NE, Prior Lake, MN

License # 1057927

Licensed for 12 since 2010

Laura Lynn Eismann

3003 Bobcat Trail, Prior Lake, MN

License # 1027694

Licensed for 12 since 2003

Jessica A Erickson

4056 ROANOKE ST SE, Prior Lake, MN

License # 1108650

Licensed for 12 since 2021

Colleen C Forar

4171 Pleasant St SE, Prior Lake, MN

License # 207575

Licensed for 14 since 1993

Tracy M Hansen

17055 MUSHTOWN RD, Prior Lake, MN

License # 1010466

Licensed for 12 since 2001

Cynthia Lou Huebner

17108 Toronto Ave SE, Prior Lake, MN

License # 1045229

Licensed for 10 since 2006

Carol L Jackson

3470 BALSAM ST SW, Prior Lake, MN

License # 1007237

Licensed for 12 since 2000

Nancy A Kelm

16649 Anna Trail SE, Prior Lake, MN

License # 1012098

Licensed for 12 since 2001

Annette M Kerr

16073 Cambridge Circle, Prior Lake, MN

License # 1057726

Licensed for 10 since 2010

Lisa Renee Maldonado

17749 GOLDEN VIEW LN SW, Prior Lake, MN

License # 1101345

Licensed for 12 since 2019

Kimberly McCullough

16425 Itaska Ave SE, Prior Lake, MN

License # 1046361

Licensed for 12 since 2007

Barbara OHalloran

3384 Fremont Cir, Prior Lake, MN

License # 232415

Licensed for 12 since 1998

Kara M Puterbaugh

3825 Willowwood St SW, Prior Lake, MN

License # 1044430

Licensed for 14 since 2006

Mary A Radanke

16347 Mandan Ave SE, Prior Lake, MN

License # 113300

Licensed for 14 since 1990

Cindy Savageau

4671 Martindale St NE, Prior Lake, MN

License # 219225

Licensed for 12 since 1996

Amy Louise Scapple

5775 BIRCHWOOD AVE NE, Prior Lake, MN

License # 1078404

Licensed for 12 since 2015

Joy Marie Schroeder

14467 Nightingale Cir NE, Prior Lake, MN

License # 1080451

Licensed for 14 since 2016

Mia P Schulz

15410 Breezy Point Rd, Prior Lake, MN

License # 225975

Licensed for 10 since 1998

Christen Sheffield

5586 Amblewood Dr NE, Prior Lake, MN

License # 1043342

Licensed for 12 since 2006

Michelle M Sinkula

16280 St Paul Ave Southeast, Prior Lake, MN

License # 235079

Licensed for 12 since 1999

Julie A Smith

2883 Center Rd SW, Prior Lake, MN

License # 1019835

Licensed for 14 since 2002

Michelle Stich

14271 Shore Lane NE, Prior Lake, MN

License # 1050231

Licensed for 12 since 2008

Lynda S Sumpter

14710 CANTER LN NE, Prior Lake, MN

License # 218692

Licensed for 14 since 1995

Mary Claire Tschimperle

17390 Sunset Trail SW, Prior Lake, MN

License # 1062405

Licensed for 10 since 2011

Michelle L Warnock

16386 Mandan Ave SE, Prior Lake, MN

License # 1027490

Licensed for 12 since 2003

Pamela K Welters

16323 VICTORIA CURV SE, Prior Lake, MN

License # 1065549

Licensed for 12 since 2013

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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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