Home Daycares in Schenectady

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Full Time
Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Schenectady

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


Ms. Nicole

Infant Care

Children and parents love Ms. Nicole’s daycare in Schenectedy 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. Nicole’s full profile and take the survey to see if she is a good match for your family.


Ms. Marie

Infant Care

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

A small-scale daycare in Albany, Ms. Toshara provides care for just 8 children at a time. As with all home daycares, her program is licensed by the state and she’s 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. Toshara right in the neighborhood. See more details and take the survey to see if she has an opening for your little one.

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There are 22 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 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.
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 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.
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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Even more home daycares in Schenectady

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

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

Yaritza Hilts

2809 Coniston Rd, Schenectady, NY

License # 619353

Licensed for 16 since 2012

Stephanie M. Hotaling

1630 Broadway, Schenectady, NY

License # 825512

Licensed for 16 since 2018

Johnny R. Brown

404 Paige Street, Schenectady, NY

License # 335131

Licensed for 16 since 2008

Ormella Ramsingh

1113 Chrisler Avenue, Schenectady, NY

License # 659830

Licensed for 16 since 2013

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

Dominicka L. Turner

322 Paige St, Schenectady, NY

License # 692751

Licensed for 16 since 2014

Maria E. Rodriguez

1064 Garner Ave, Schenectady, NY

License # 685257

Licensed for 16 since 2014

Luz M. Rosario Lopez

27 Brown St, Schenectady, NY

License # 841876

Licensed for 16 since 2019

Candy M. Sheroka

2151 Van Vranken Ave, Schenectady, NY

License # 742058

Licensed for 16 since 2016

Nakitta D. Jeffress

1036 Delamont Ave, 1st floor, Schenectady, NY

License # 829613

Licensed for 16 since 2018

Raquel L. Smalls

7 Charles Street, Apt. 1, Schenectady, NY

License # 471971

Licensed for 16 since 2011

Sandra Torres- Mateo

1418 Schuyler St, Schenectady, NY

License # 775169

Licensed for 8 since 2017

Jessica Almodovar

333 Schenectady St., Schenectady, NY

License # 810217

Licensed for 8 since 2018

Analisa S. Sanchez

1218 Webster St., Apt. 1, Schenectady, NY

License # 862877

Licensed for 8 since 2020

Viviana Banchs- Suarez

1329 Grosvenor Square, Schenectady, NY

License # 823583

Licensed for 8 since 2018

Rebecca L. Grunenwald

853 Vischer Ave, Schenectady, NY

License # 820431

Licensed for 8 since 2018

Rebecca A. Sheffer

1061 University Place, 2nd Floor, Schenectady, NY

License # 831385

Licensed for 8 since 2018

Rena S. Brown

629 Hamilton Street, Schenectady, NY

License # 800236

Licensed for 8 since 2017

Cecilia M. Bobbitt

364 Duane Avenue, Schenectady, NY

License # 259015

Licensed for 8 since 2006

Vanessa A. Brandow

1508 Albany Street, Schenectady, NY

License # 27012

Licensed for 8 since 1999

Carmen M. Candelario

1336 Dewitt Street, Schenectady, NY

License # 454041

Licensed for 8 since 2010

Beverly Edwards

19 Grove Place, 1st Floor, Schenectady, NY

License # 835441

Licensed for 8 since 2019

Khemwatie Cartagena

542 N Brandywine Ave, Schenectady, NY

License # 820662

Licensed for 8 since 2018

Lora J. Gaymon

1114 Congress Street, Schenectady, NY

License # 836941

Licensed for 8 since 2019

Jocabel Gonzalez

329 Schenectady Street, Schenectady, NY

License # 700402

Licensed for 8 since 2014

Mariama Sallam

832 Bridge Street, Apt. 1, Schenectady, NY

License # 872686

Licensed for 8 since 2021

Colleen J. Dawson-Williams

510 N. Brandywine Ave., Schenectady, NY

License # 32909

Licensed for 8 since 2000

Crystal A. Mcbride

214 Robinson street, Schenectady, NY

License # 869849

Licensed for 8 since 2021

Esther Mercado

1818 Becker Street, Schenectady, NY

License # 643092

Licensed for 8 since 2013

Claire E. Morales

1074 Baker Ave., Apt. 1, Schenectady, NY

License # 856799

Licensed for 8 since 2020

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

Ana Suarez

1052 Delamont Ave., Apt. 1, Schenectady, NY

License # 732200

Licensed for 8 since 2015

Louyda Cedeno

2424 Avenue B Ext, Schenectady, NY

License # 710610

Licensed for 8 since 2015

Latyonia Lee

1702 Eastern Parkway, Schenectady, NY

License # 379785

Licensed for 8 since 2009

Cheryl L. Wamsley

185 Starr ave, Schenectady, NY

License # 871106

Licensed for 8 since 2021

Collene M. Rodriguez

418 Robinson street, Schenectady, NY

License # 867310

Licensed for 16 since 2021

Evelyn A. Nunoo

844 Lincoln Ave, Apt. 1, Schenectady, NY

License # 876249

Licensed for 16 since 2021

Octavia Sanchez Reyes

714 Hattie Street, Schenectady, NY

License # 877063

Licensed for 8 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.

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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