Home Daycares in Massapequa

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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.

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Ms. Carla

STEAM Programming

Children are at the heart of everything. They are our hope for the future. They are the core of our local communities. Creating an environment that contributes to the overall growth of young children is one of the most rewarding things a person can do with their life. When I was raising my own children (who are now in their 20s!), our house was always “that” home in the neighborhood, the one that all the kids flocked to, the one where everyone had a good time, the one where everyone felt safe and nurtured. To have other parents trust you with their children is an immense privilege. It’s also incredible to get to know the neighborhood through the eyes of these kids.


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Ms. Tamara

Arts & Music

Trust between families and providers is so important! I had a difficult time finding a daycare program for my own kids because I just never felt that level of trust. That’s when I decided that I could use my passion for childcare to be that provider for other people in my neighborhood and community. I care for every child like they are my own, with lots of love and attention. I advocate for kids and their families and know from my own experiences the struggles that parents go through. My mission is to help make their lives easier and this really drives me to make my program the best it can be every day!


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Ms. Natalia

Infant Care

The best part about working with young children is how rewarding it is when they learn something new. Whether it’s seeing their pride in their artwork or watching their faces light up when they find a book they love, it’s incredible to be there for the moment when something clicks for them. I started tutoring younger children when I was only 13 years old, so helping others learn has always been a lifelong interest. After raising two kids, the value I place in education has only grown. Knowing that you’ve guided a child in these crucial first steps is magical. The other wonderful thing about daycare is that children have so much to teach one another as well. It’s great to see them bond as peers.


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Ms. Olga

Reggio Emilia Approach

Helping young children make progress in their personal journeys is the most rewarding part. Once, I was working with a 5-year-old whose mother was having a hard time potty training him. He was also having a hard time socializing with other children. When he started working with us, we were able to give him more attention and encouragement, which worked wonders for his confidence! Soon, he was able to use the bathroom all by himself—and he became more social in the classroom, too! Seeing that growth (and how proud he was of himself) made all the difference. It was also a joy to be able to problem-solve with his parents. We look forward to working with all families as partners in this process. It’s relationships and success stories like these that made me want to open my own daycare after working at others for several years: so I could have a more active hand in designing the program and connecting with parents, as well as getting to know the children and figuring out what’s best for them.


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Massapequa

There are 3 licensed home daycares in Massapequa. 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 Massapequa

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.

Cheryl A. Hertz

35 Sandy Lane, Massapequa, NY

License # 249732

Licensed for 16 since 2006


Cheryl A. Hertz runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Massapequa. 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.
Catherine M. Mcdonald

Massapequa, Massapequa, NY

License # 339734

Licensed for 16 since 2007


This home daycare in Massapequa is led by Catherine M. Mcdonald, 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 Massapequa.
Catherine L. Mcgoey

MASSAPEQUA, MASSAPEQUA, NY

License # 30703

Licensed for 8 since 1999


Home daycares like Catherine L. Mcgoey’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near MASSAPEQUA. 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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Your family is unique to you, but some of your questions might not be. 😉 Here’s what most parents want to know when starting out.

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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