Home Daycares in Rotterdam

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Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Rotterdam

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


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. 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. 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 Rotterdam. 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 Rotterdam

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.

Alexandria R. Caldarazzo

2509 Hamburg St, Schenectady, NY

License # 730108

Licensed for 16 since 2015

Alexandria R. Caldarazzo runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Schenectady. 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.
Cindy R. Crawford

36 Crestwood Drive, Schenectady, NY

License # 771623

Licensed for 16 since 2017

This home daycare in Schenectady is led by Cindy R. Crawford, 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 Schenectady.
Jacquelyn Cieszynski

1759 Norfolk Ave, Schenectady, NY

License # 19005

Licensed for 16 since 1996

Home daycares like Jacquelyn Cieszynski’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Schenectady. 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.
Dawn M. Cooper-Rapp

3037 Cox Avenue, Schenectady, NY

License # 287481

Licensed for 16 since 2007

Family child care provider Ms. Dawn runs this daycare out of her home in Schenectady, 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.
Starr L. De Angelo

1622 Helderberg Ave, Schenectady, NY

License # 27009

Licensed for 16 since 1998

A small, local home daycare in nearby Schenectady, New York led by Ms. Starr. 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.
Gina L. Zenner

53 Rotterdam St, Rotterdam, NY

License # 806763

Licensed for 16 since 2017

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Gina in Rotterdam, 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 Rotterdam

You’d be surprised just how many small-scale child care programs there are in Rotterdam. to find options that work for you.

Kira L. Kleitz

2431 Barton Ave, Schenectady, NY

License # 827317

Licensed for 16 since 2018

Joyce E. Amorosi

140 Mariaville Road, Schenectady, NY

License # 18594

Licensed for 8 since 1996

Lisa M. Davis

995 Peter Road, Schenectady, NY

License # 792175

Licensed for 8 since 2017

Sonia I. Hernandez- Philips

1046 O'Brien Ave., Schenectady, NY

License # 151122

Licensed for 8 since 2003

Lorri A. Robbins

2509 Oaklawn Ave., Rotterdam, NY

License # 30667

Licensed for 8 since 2000

Kathleen M. Curtis

59 Bayberry Rd., Schenectady, NY

License # 38829

Licensed for 8 since 2001

Becky Stern

220 Duanesberg Road, Schenectady, NY

License # 236895

Licensed for 8 since 2005

Andrea R. Tallman

406 Melrose Street, Schenectady, NY

License # 867567

Licensed for 8 since 2021

Joanne E. Goodman

1126 Fayette Drive, Schnectady, NY

License # 875561

Licensed for 8 since 2021

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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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