Home Daycares in Poughkeepsie

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Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Poughkeepsie

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


Ms. Jaquaisha

Infant Care

A small-scale daycare, Ms. Jaquaisha provides care for just 16 children at a time. As with all home daycares, her program is licensed by the state and she has 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. Jaquaisha right in the neighborhood. See more details and take the survey to see if she has an opening for your little one.


Ms. Yenersy

Academic Prep

A daycare should be a happy, positive place to be! I work with parents and families to get to know each child, so I can give specialized care and attention. We like to celebrate in my program, whether this is having a birthday party with decorations and activities, or just singing and dancing and having fun together. I began working with children as an assistant and worked in two different daycare settings before starting my own program - so I have lots of experience and love working with children! The very best part of what I do is seeing the happy expressions on the children’s faces when they are excited about an activity that we are doing together – each and every one of these smiles is a precious gift to me!


Ms. Sandra

Infant Care

Children and parents love Ms. Sandra’s daycare for its small-scale, personal feel. Fully licensed by the state, her program focuses on infants and toddlers, and the mixed-age range helps children learn to socialize in a small group setting. Parents often prefer home daycare when looking for options that are closer to home, where they can develop a long-term relationship with the provider. Many come to see the provider as an extension of the family, leaning on them for advice on all sorts of parenting questions. Check out Ms. Sandra’s full profile and take the survey to see if she is a good match for your family.


Ms. Maria

Montessori Approach

Getting to know these children as they find themselves is such a rewarding experience! Every day, they’re learning new things about the world and who they want to be. This is such a special time in their lives because they’re making new friends and discovering their interests. They’re asking really exciting questions about the way things work. It’s incredible to be even a small part of this stage in their life. I have four grown kids of my own—and one grandchild. In addition to being a mother, I’ve also been running my daycare for ten years. All of this experience has given me a great deal of patience, and as the years go by, I see again and again how much I genuinely love spending time with kids and creating an environment for them to grow in.

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There is 1 licensed home daycare in Poughkeepsie. 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 Poughkeepsie

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.

Shawn Horton

7 Park PL, Apt. 1, Poughkeepsie, NY

License # 762711

Licensed for 16 since 2016

Shawn Horton runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Poughkeepsie. 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.
Margaret E. Swanno

Poughkeepsie, Poughkeepsie, NY

License # 27951

Licensed for 16 since 1999

This home daycare in Poughkeepsie is led by Margaret E. Swanno, 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 Poughkeepsie.
Nedra Rogers- Thompson

39 College Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY

License # 355639

Licensed for 16 since 2008

Home daycares like Nedra Rogers- Thompson’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Poughkeepsie. 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.
Kymete Gashi

13 Glenwood Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY

License # 551225

Licensed for 16 since 2011

Family child care provider Ms. Kymete runs this daycare out of her home in Poughkeepsie, 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.
Sade K. Sharas

23 Virginia Ave, 1st Floor, Poughkeepsie, NY

License # 866306

Licensed for 16 since 2021

A small, local home daycare in nearby Poughkeepsie, New York led by Ms. Sade. 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.
Arlene L. Selman

17-19 Marshall Street, Poughkeepsie, NY

License # 143851

Licensed for 16 since 2003

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Arlene in Poughkeepsie, 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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You’d be surprised just how many small-scale child care programs there are in Poughkeepsie. to find options that work for you.

Merrium D. Patterson

137 Montgomery Street, Poughkeepsie, NY

License # 713891

Licensed for 8 since 2015

Angieleta M. Ricketts

38 Lent St., Poughkeepsie, NY

License # 396803

Licensed for 8 since 2009

Pasqualina Volino

Poughkeepsie, Poughkeepsie, NY

License # 695993

Licensed for 8 since 2014

Jennifer A. Lord

159 Washington Street, Apt. 6-3A, Poughkeepsie, NY

License # 459462

Licensed for 8 since 2010

Sonya M. Mclaurin

5 Weed Street, Poughkeepsie, NY

License # 17035

Licensed for 8 since 1995

Connie M. Wright

57 Manitou Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY

License # 680534

Licensed for 8 since 2014

Linda M. Mc Clinton

75 Lent Street, Poughkeepsie, NY

License # 800739

Licensed for 8 since 2017

Jonnalynne Rouse

4 Bobrick Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY

License # 836300

Licensed for 8 since 2019

Terri Tolliver

33 Whinfield St, Poughkeepsie, NY

License # 858709

Licensed for 8 since 2020

Cynthia A. Emard

Poughkeepsie, Poughkeepsie, NY

License # 16303

Licensed for 8 since 1995

Patricia A. Paulin

Poughkeepsie, Poughkeepsie, NY

License # 312657

Licensed for 8 since 2007

Christin L. Rudolph

Poughkeepsie, Poughkeepsie, NY

License # 664393

Licensed for 8 since 2014

Doretha Oliver

Poughkeepsie, Poughkeepsie, NY

License # 315302

Licensed for 8 since 2007

Ada C. Gbolo

Poughkeepsie, Poughkeepsie, NY

License # 750637

Licensed for 8 since 2016

Mary M. Golokeh

13 Corlies Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY

License # 873935

Licensed for 16 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.

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