Home Daycares in Albany

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Full Time
Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Albany

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


Ms. Estefany

Play-Based Learning

My daycare program came about because of my childcare needs and the needs of my community! Working full time outside the home, I wasn’t getting much time with my children. At the same time, I had met so many parents who needed a provider they could trust. I’m a mother and have taken care of children in my family for years - so opening a daycare made so much sense on so many levels! I love being around kids, and so does my young son. Helping them all grow is the most rewarding job there is, and I love being there for my community and my children at the same time.


Ms. Marie

Play-Based Learning

Caring for each child is a new adventure. It’s such a privilege to get to know every kid on an individual basis. Even at a very young age, they have such strong personalities! After having three kids of my own and babysitting for local families, I’ve seen that no one child-raising method or teaching style works for everyone. Every kid reaches their milestones at a different pace, and that’s okay! At this program, the children will be met where they are—developmentally, socially, and educationally. A huge part of what makes this possible is taking the time to get to know and understand each individual child, so we can give them the best possible care.


Ms. Toshara

Montessori Approach

Children learn and grow so much in these early years, and seeing it happen every day is amazing. I have two kids of my own and a background in hospitality – so taking care of people is something I’ve been doing for years - it’s my passion! I opened my daycare because I love working with kids and wanted to spend more time with my own while helping other families manage their own work/childcare juggle! I’m studying early childhood education so I can keep building up my knowledge about how to encourage kids, help them grow, and make my program the best it can be.


Ms. Caitlin

Montessori Approach

My name is Caitlin. I am a wife, and a mother of three and counting! I am currently in pursuit of an interdisciplinary Doctorate at Liberty University with cognates in Health, Religion, and Education. I have more than ten years of experience in a childcare setting and am actively home-schooling my children. One of the best parts of working with children is watching them learn and grow. The work is incredibly rewarding, especially when I think about helping so many children work through their individual challenges and achieve personal gains. It's such a gift to guide the children in my program as they grow.

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There is 1 licensed home daycare in Albany. Most parents don’t know that home daycare is regulated by the Office of Children and Family Services, just like the big preschool centers.

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Other daycares near Albany

All of these nearby daycares are licensed by the Office of Children and Family Services. While they don’t work with NeighborSchools, you can visit the government website here to try to contact them directly.

Ralph Prosper

365 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY

License # 325130

Licensed for 16 since 2009

Ralph Prosper runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Albany. As with all home daycares in New York, her program is licensed by the Office of Children and Family 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.
Alfia I. Chestnut

77 Third Ave, Albany, NY

License # 837733

Licensed for 16 since 2019

This home daycare in Albany is led by Alfia I. Chestnut, 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 16 children, this program is a good option for parents close to home near Albany.
Betsy Baez

8 Moore Street, Albany, NY

License # 675902

Licensed for 16 since 2014

Home daycares like Betsy Baez’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Albany. 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 16 children, so each child gets lots of individualized care while learning to socialize in a small group setting.
Madelyn Galan

548 3rd Street, Albany, NY

License # 854169

Licensed for 16 since 2020

Family child care provider Ms. Madelyn runs this daycare out of her home in Albany, New York. She is licensed by the state to care for up to 16 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.
Norma A. Johnson

494 3rd street, 1st Floor, Albany, NY

License # 818864

Licensed for 16 since 2018

A small, local home daycare in nearby Albany, New York led by Ms. Norma. 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 16 kids.
Gladys Galarza

10 Cuyler Ave, Apt. 1, Albany, NY

License # 704341

Licensed for 16 since 2014

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Gladys in Albany, New York. 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 16 kids total!
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Even more home daycares in Albany

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Alphya N. Johnson

64 Emmet St., Albany, NY

License # 765290

Licensed for 16 since 2016

Matthena P. Blanding

202 North Pearl St., Apt. 2, Albany, NY

License # 825779

Licensed for 16 since 2018

Lisa R. Epps

96 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY

License # 407159

Licensed for 16 since 2010

Alexis S. Epps

82 Madison Ave, 1st Floor, Albany, NY

License # 809931

Licensed for 16 since 2018

Darlene D. Wright

181 Second St, Apt. 1, Albany, NY

License # 565612

Licensed for 16 since 2012

Elsa Figliomeni

65 Summit Avenue, Albany, NY

License # 840541

Licensed for 16 since 2019

Janel C. Chapple

28 Rapp Rd, Albany, NY

License # 9

Licensed for 16 since 1993

Tammy M. Dawkins

88 Lark St., Albany, NY

License # 208207

Licensed for 16 since 2004

Rosemarie G. Levine

Albany, Albany, NY

License # 14

Licensed for 16 since 1991

Charee M. Tarver

15 Lincoln Ave, 1st Floor, Albany, NY

License # 811272

Licensed for 16 since 2018

Chaya M. Shepherd

26 Glenwood St, Albany, NY

License # 806119

Licensed for 16 since 2017

Mary M. Weber

77 Ramsey Pl, Albany, NY

License # 667187

Licensed for 16 since 2013

Tahirah F. Thomas- Angel

208 Second Ave, 1st Floor, Albany, NY

License # 432802

Licensed for 16 since 2011

Maria Taveras

22 Homestead Ave, Albany, NY

License # 787164

Licensed for 16 since 2017

Tammi T. Tune

286 Second Ave., Albany, NY

License # 804012

Licensed for 16 since 2017

Buhanda N. Magabe Sengabo

547 Park Avenue, Apt. 1, Albany, NY

License # 727712

Licensed for 16 since 2015

Angela P. Williams

9 Beekman Street, 1st Floor, Albany, NY

License # 796352

Licensed for 16 since 2017

Lula T. Tune

Albany, Albany, NY

License # 238850

Licensed for 16 since 2005

Crystal M. Swinton

140 Grand street, Apt. Garden Level, Albany, NY

License # 835592

Licensed for 16 since 2019

Theresa A. Kellom

462 Madison Ave., Albany, NY

License # 448697

Licensed for 16 since 2010

Mattie D. Cancer

73 Quail Street, Albany, NY

License # 268633

Licensed for 8 since 2006

Antonia Alfano

41 Summit Ave., Albany, NY

License # 34893

Licensed for 8 since 2001

Denise Beasley

24 Kent St., Albany, NY

License # 777907

Licensed for 8 since 2017

Terri L. Swart

Albany, Albany, NY

License # 615116

Licensed for 8 since 2012

Agustina Cabrera- Delora

7 Marshall St., Apt. 1, Albany, NY

License # 396271

Licensed for 8 since 2009

Elaine A. Campbell

55 Holmes CT, Albany, NY

License # 853474

Licensed for 8 since 2020

Suerissa Y. Poole

11 Stanwix Street, Apt. 1, Albany, NY

License # 865155

Licensed for 8 since 2020

Shakila Daniel

100 Southern Blvd, Albany, NY

License # 781813

Licensed for 8 since 2017

Stephanie J. Farmer

11 Frisbie Ave, 2nd Floor, Albany, NY

License # 844061

Licensed for 8 since 2019

Erica Torres

538 Third St, Apt. 1, Albany, NY

License # 813127

Licensed for 8 since 2018

Claudia A. Milan Lora

7 Alden Ave., Apt. 2, Albany, NY

License # 847562

Licensed for 8 since 2019

Allysse G. Washington

71 Quail St., 1st Floor, Albany, NY

License # 866316

Licensed for 8 since 2020

Loren Keith

103 Mt. Hope Drive, Albany, NY

License # 418260

Licensed for 8 since 2009

Kimberly M. King

19 West Street, Albany, NY

License # 353759

Licensed for 8 since 2008

Marysol Carlo

659 Third St, Albany, NY

License # 626627

Licensed for 8 since 2012

Ebony N. Pyatt

16 Boeneau Street, Albany, NY

License # 437818

Licensed for 8 since 2010

Kim D. Richardson

687 North Pearl Street, Albany, NY

License # 797528

Licensed for 8 since 2017

Jacqueline Rowley

61A Krumkill Rd., Albany, NY

License # 819182

Licensed for 8 since 2018

Valarie Scott

581 3rd Street, 1st Floor, Albany, NY

License # 847788

Licensed for 8 since 2020

Iona Scarville-Ross

45 Pennsylvania Ave, Albany, NY

License # 761322

Licensed for 8 since 2017

Marion D. Smart

269 South Main Ave, Albany, NY

License # 807755

Licensed for 8 since 2017

Reneta B. Young

50 Raymo Street, Albany, NY

License # 351001

Licensed for 8 since 2008

Melanie J. Robinson

238 Manning Blvd., Apt. 1, Albany, NY

License # 854450

Licensed for 8 since 2019

Leshelle Bellamy

41 McKinley St., Albany, NY

License # 822995

Licensed for 8 since 2018

Inis A. Bratcher

272 Clinton Ave., Apt. A basement Floor, Albany, NY

License # 873636

Licensed for 8 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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