Home Daycares in Schenectady

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


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.


Ms. Janine

Play-Based Learning

After I had my son, 1 daycare center in town closed and the only other option was a woman who was retiring! It made perfect sense for me to stay home with my little one and care for my community at the same time. I filled right up and have maintained the most beautiful relationships with the children I've cared for and their families for years and years! I have 9 years of experience taking care of young children. . For me, one of the best parts of working with children is watching them explore and discover. I feel so fortunate to experience that every day and to share my skills and experience with families through my home-based child care program, where I focus on learning through play. I aim to create an environment that is welcoming and engaging for the children I care about so much. So many parts of this job are fun, but I especially love to see them start to walk and talk. I can't imagine spending my days any other way. I’m also proud to do this important work. That’s especially true when I think about all the children I've taught.


Ms. Kelly

Play-Based Learning

I became a mom 9 years ago, and I have been caring for children ever since. Opening my own child care program in my home gave me the opportunity to create the encouraging, nurturing environment that I think is so important. I especially love to see them start to walk and talk, but the truth is that so many parts of the day and the week bring me a lot of joy. Through it all, I focus on building independence. One of the best parts of working with children is that they are all different. 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.


Ms. Natalia

Infant Care

Ms. Natalia’s home daycare in Waterbury caters to infants and toddlers, ages 3 months–5 years. As with every Connecticut daycare on NeighborSchools, her program is licensed by the Office of Early Childhood. 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. Natalia’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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There are 21 licensed home daycares in Schenectady. 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 Schenectady

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.

Gaitrie Jagbir

15 Close St, 1st Floor, Schenectady, NY

License # 802069

Licensed for 16 since 2017

Gaitrie Jagbir 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’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.
Andrea R. Adrian

434 Hulett Street, Schenectady, NY

License # 209494

Licensed for 16 since 2004

This home daycare in Schenectady is led by Andrea R. Adrian, 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.
Kimberly M. Barker

1039 Parkwood Blvd, Schenectady, NY

License # 375857

Licensed for 16 since 2008

Home daycares like Kimberly M. Barker’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.
Kelly A. Anderson

736 Hampton Ave, Schenectady, NY

License # 720066

Licensed for 16 since 2015

Family child care provider Ms. Kelly runs this daycare out of her home in Schenectady, New York. She’s licensed by the state to care for up to 16 children, which means she’s 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.
Quetcy Gonzalez

337 Schenectady St, Schenectady, NY

License # 477768

Licensed for 16 since 2010

A small, local home daycare in nearby Schenectady, New York led by Ms. Quetcy. 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.
Melodie M. Carlson

231 Corlaer Avenue, Schenectady, NY

License # 28322

Licensed for 16 since 1998

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Melodie in Schenectady, 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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Adebukonla O. Akinwalere

7 Swan Street, 1st Floor, Schenectady, NY

License # 859121

Licensed for 16 since 2020

Cydmarie Gonzalez

235 Robinson St., Schenectady, NY

License # 830082

Licensed for 16 since 2018

Jennifer C. Gutierrez

10 Dewitt Ave, Schenectady, NY

License # 865585

Licensed for 16 since 2021

Ruth N. Melendez

953 Pennsylvania Ave., Schenectady, NY

License # 847221

Licensed for 16 since 2019

Maria L. Estrada

412 Paige St., Schenectady, NY

License # 34962

Licensed for 16 since 2000

Johnny R. Brown

404 Paige Street, Schenectady, NY

License # 335131

Licensed for 16 since 2008

Luz Jimenez

1028 Second Ave., Schenectady, NY

License # 797927

Licensed for 16 since 2017

Bobbie J. Mcwalker

542 Summit Ave., Schenectady, NY

License # 30596

Licensed for 16 since 1999

Merari Gonzalez- Santiago

352 Georgetta Dix Plaza, Schenectady, NY

License # 735368

Licensed for 16 since 2015

Raquel L. Smalls

7 Charles Street, Apt. 1, Schenectady, NY

License # 471971

Licensed for 16 since 2011

Vanessa A. Brandow

1508 Albany Street, Schenectady, NY

License # 27012

Licensed for 8 since 1999

Beverly Edwards

19 Grove Place, 1st Floor, Schenectady, NY

License # 835441

Licensed for 8 since 2019

Mariama Sallam

832 Bridge Street, Apt. 1, Schenectady, NY

License # 872686

Licensed for 8 since 2021

Judith I. Osorio- Estrada

14 Princeton St., Schenectady, NY

License # 866664

Licensed for 8 since 2020

Judith Reyes

949 Congress St., Schenectady, NY

License # 31450

Licensed for 8 since 1999

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