Home Daycares in Cortland

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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. Chelsea

Infant Care

Children are so naturally compassionate and expressive. The best part of every day is when we sit around for circle time and ask about each other’s days. It is such a joy to hear the kids talk about the activities and stories that matter most to them. They just light up when they’re sharing something they care about! It’s also a wonderful opportunity to learn more about one another and to practice kindness towards other people. The sense of community in moments like these is life-affirming.


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Ms. Shaterra

Infant Care

Ms. Shaterra’s home daycare in Williamsport caters to infants and toddlers, ages 3 months–5 years. As with every Pennsylvania daycare on NeighborSchools, her program is licensed by the government child care agency. 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. Shaterra’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. Elisa

Bilingual Daycare

A small-scale daycare in East Syracuse, Ms. Elisa provides care for just 8 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. Elisa 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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Ms. Esther

Infant Care

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.


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Cortland

There are 3 licensed home daycares in Cortland. 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 Cortland

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.

Rhonda L. Omara

49 East Avenue, Cortland, NY

License # 779464

Licensed for 16 since 2017


Rhonda L. Omara runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Cortland. As with all home daycares in New York, her program is licensed by the Office of Children and Family Services, which ensures that she’s completed trainings in childhood development, health & safety. Home daycares like this are a great option for parents looking for small-scale, personalized child care.
Tina M. Watkins

3 Northcliffe Road, Cortland, NY

License # 129572

Licensed for 16 since 2002


This home daycare in Cortland is led by Tina M. Watkins, 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 Cortland.
Andrea N. Dovi

4 Jewett Ave., Cortland, NY

License # 843653

Licensed for 8 since 2019


Home daycares like Andrea N. Dovi’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Cortland. 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 8 children, so each child gets lots of individualized care while learning to socialize in a small group setting.
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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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