Home Daycares in Shirley

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Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care programs near you

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


Ms. Linda

Play-Based Learning

Children should always be treated with love and care. In my home daycare, every child gets plenty of loving attention. My program is small enough for me to really be there for every child and to listen and offer patience and care to both them and their families. All of my daycare kids bring something special to our little group – themselves! Getting to know them and their caregivers as the days go by is very special, and our group becomes like a big family. We make so many wonderful memories during our time together.


Ms. Norma

Academic Prep

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


Ms. Susan

Play-Based Learning

My favorite thing about caring for children is that they start to show you their little personalities. That has been a highlight for me throughout my 30 years of experience. I am mom and have been running my own program. People have said that I create an environment that is nurturing and happy. I focus on learning through play, and I especially love to sing and dance with them. I’m proud when I think about all the children and families I've impacted over the years. That's what makes this work so special.


Ms. Angela

Arts & Music

There is nothing better than getting to watch a child grow up and knowing you had an impact on their life, no matter how small. Children really benefit from the quality time being spent with them at this stage in their development. After having my second child, I decided I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, and then I realized I wanted to give local families a chance to provide their kids with personalized care, too. It’s such a joy to provide a comfortable home away from home for these kids.

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There are 6 licensed home daycares in Shirley. 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 Shirley

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.

Alicia Ortiz

386 Rowlinson Drive, Shirley, Ny

License # 270506

Licensed for 16 since 2007

Alicia Ortiz runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Shirley. 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.
Stacey L. Demaio

23 Forrestall Drive, Mastic, Ny

License # 130586

Licensed for 16 since 2003

This home daycare in Mastic is led by Stacey L. Demaio, 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 Mastic.
Tina J. Marciano

276 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley, Ny

License # 629198

Licensed for 16 since 2013

Home daycares like Tina J. Marciano’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Shirley. 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.
Ann M. Fiorvante

423 Revilo Ave., Shirley, Ny

License # 22625

Licensed for 16 since 1997

Family child care provider Ms. Ann runs this daycare out of her home in Shirley, 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.
Lori L. Arias

37 Arpage Dr. East, Shirley, Ny

License # 655472

Licensed for 16 since 2014

A small, local home daycare in nearby Shirley, New York led by Ms. Lori. 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.
Michelle A. Benson

Shirley, Shirley, Ny

License # 383896

Licensed for 16 since 2009

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

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

Karen E. Portillo

451 Lockwood Dr, Shirley, Ny

License # 410362

Licensed for 16 since 2009

Gail Bustamonti

24 Kingsland Avenue, Shirley, Ny

License # 148055

Licensed for 16 since 2003

Diane Sanchez- Bianco

21 Holly Lane, Shirley, Ny

License # 15689

Licensed for 16 since 1995

Vilela J. Rose

92 Moriches Middle Island Road, Shirley, Ny

License # 824357

Licensed for 16 since 2018

Patricia M. Christoffersen

64 Dawn Drive, Shirley, Ny

License # 34773

Licensed for 8 since 2000

Cassandra O. Bartley

477 Puritan Drive, Shirley, Ny

License # 352743

Licensed for 8 since 2008

Kelly L. Arcos

573 sleepy hollow dr, Shirley, Ny

License # 848909

Licensed for 8 since 2019

Lana E. Jacobs

446 Starlight Drive, Shirley, Ny

License # 251420

Licensed for 8 since 2006

Zoraida Vasquez-Banguera

16 Maplewood Drive, Shirley, Ny

License # 794979

Licensed for 8 since 2017

Nicole C. Alexander

21 Broadway, Shirley, Ny

License # 868241

Licensed for 8 since 2021

Melody J. Scales

20 Birchwood Drive, Shirley, Ny

License # 875293

Licensed for 16 since 2021

Brittney B. Young

64 Probst Drive, Shirley, Ny

License # 875564

Licensed for 16 since 2022

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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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