Home Daycares in Upper West Side

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


Ms. Milinaire

Play-Based Learning

Every child is a unique being with a spirit that radiates love and divine purpose! My daycare program nurtures and guides children to develop that spirit and let it grow even stronger. My journey as a daycare provider really began with taking care of the children in my own family - but this soon turned into something more, and I found myself called to create a beautiful, peaceful place where children are encouraged to be creative and expressive in their own unique ways. Word spread throughout my community - and this is how my program began! It makes me so happy to say that in my home program, every child is valued and cherished for who they are.


Ms. Francesca

Bilingual Daycare

Experience is so important when working with young children. I began working with kids by babysitting for nieces and nephews as a teenager and spending time with foster children in my family home - and from then to now, I have loved being around little ones! All that time spent caring for family taught me so much about child development and what kids need to learn and grow. Being able to use that knowledge in my own home daycare program to create a wonderful place for kids to spend their days is really special – and so is being part of so many milestones and growth moments every day.


Ms. Socorro

Play-Based Learning

Being around children every day is so much fun! I stumbled upon my career by accident – I’d been working with older children in New York City when I found myself in a toddler classroom one day and couldn’t believe how much imagination and energy was flying around the room! That day was a turning point for me, one that led to a master’s degree in early childhood education, a teaching certificate, and ten plus years of childcare - and counting!. I’m so grateful that I ended up in that classroom that day - working with young children is so rewarding and such a perfect fit for me.


Ms. Wandi

Play-Based Learning

Young children have this magical ability to make a neighborhood feel like a real community. To go one step further, they can sometimes make a community feel like a family! Kids have such a genuine sense of care and kindness, and that warm energy is so beautiful to be around. A dedication to quality childcare is actually a family business. Many of my relatives own their own daycares, so I have spent my whole life seeing the success of small daycare centers. In fact, I actually went to college for Early Childhood Education. Running my own daycare has been a dream of mine. It’s a great way to offer local kids the attention and education they deserve while also serving our community!

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Upper West Side

There are 6 licensed home daycares in Upper West Side. 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 Upper West Side

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.

Maria A. Distler

147 West 86th Street, Apt. 1C, New York, Ny

License # 702707

Licensed for 16 since 2014

Maria A. Distler runs a licensed Family Child Care program in New York. 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.
Virginia Espinal

201 West 93rd street, Apt. 4E 4th Floor, New York, Ny

License # 736567

Licensed for 16 since 2016

This home daycare in New York is led by Virginia Espinal, 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 New York.
Justina E. Diaz

100 West 93rd Street, Apt. 7F, New York, Ny

License # 823536

Licensed for 16 since 2018

Home daycares like Justina E. Diaz’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near New York. 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.
Valerie Gaston-Medina

95 West 95th Street, Apt. 19C, New York, Ny

License # 860160

Licensed for 16 since 2020

Family child care provider Ms. Valerie runs this daycare out of her home in New York, 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.
Shakira M. Horne-Adamu

600 Columbus Ave, Apt. 8G, New York, Ny

License # 860035

Licensed for 16 since 2020

A small, local home daycare in nearby New York, New York led by Ms. Shakira. 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.
Taihisha N. Joyner

40 West 91st Street, Apt. 2A, New York, Ny

License # 563447

Licensed for 16 since 2012

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Taihisha in New York, 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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Aminata Cisse

159 West 82nd Street, Apt. 1, New York, Ny

License # 613926

Licensed for 16 since 2012

Yalile Vergara

25-30 84th Street, 1st Floor, East Elmhurst, Ny

License # 403075

Licensed for 16 since 2009

Riana M. Barksdale

520 West End Ave, Apt. SUITE A, New York, Ny

License # 718134

Licensed for 16 since 2015

Jacqueline Mercado

589 Amsterdam Ave, Apt. 1H, New York, Ny

License # 772592

Licensed for 16 since 2017

Deborah E. Landis

319 West 74th Street, Apt. 2A, New York, Ny

License # 664649

Licensed for 16 since 2014

Ethelyn L. Harris

215 West 91st Street, Apt. 115 1st Floor, New York, Ny

License # 241148

Licensed for 16 since 2006

Elaine S. Rosner

63 West 92nd Street, 1st Floor, New York, Ny

License # 71190

Licensed for 16 since 1998

Shereen Haniff

255 West 94th Street, Apt. 8S, New York, Ny

License # 274655

Licensed for 16 since 2006

Brenda Dejourdan

70 West 95th Street, Apt. 8B, New York, Ny

License # 324437

Licensed for 8 since 2008

Janet A. Fallon

20 West 84th Street, Apt. 1B, New York, Ny

License # 292963

Licensed for 8 since 2007

Wilma Irizarry

733 Amsterdam Avenue, Apt. 25C, Manhattan, Ny

License # 135499

Licensed for 8 since 2002

Anjanee Peters

26-49 91st Street, 1st Floor, East Elmhurst, Ny

License # 67897

Licensed for 8 since 2000

Wanda Marte

100 West 93rd Street, Apt. 7E, New York, Ny

License # 567083

Licensed for 8 since 2012

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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.

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