Home Daycares in Utica

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Full Time
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. Esther

Play-Based Learning

Children love to learn new things, and it’s so much fun to be a part of that! I love having a small home daycare because we really get to know each other and create such special bonds as the days go by. Every interaction is a chance to learn – whether it’s a book we read together, an art project , or a fun activity with friends. I have found joy being around children since I began babysitting as a teenager, and the best part of having my own program is being able to give so many families a place where they know their little ones will have fun, feel safe, and learn and grow. Offering this type of positive environment for families in my community brings me a lot of happiness.


Ms. Fathima

Small Class Sizes

My love for children started with my own. As a mom of five, I spent over 20 years caring for children – and learning from them in the process. Just from my own children, I’ve learned the importance of how a comfortable and welcoming space can make a child prosper. Once they feel comfortable in their space, children feel free to express and explore who they are. I take the same loving approach to each child who walks through my door. Here you will be cared for and here you will grow.


Ms. Thania

Infant Care

Young children are so welcoming and fun to be around. They’re excited to learn new things, and that energy is great to be around. What we do at my daycare is create a supportive environment for the kids to shine in. I really look forward to welcoming new people into our community. After working as a daycare assistant for several years, I then worked with my mother at her daycare practice. Eventually, I took over the program. Caregiving has always been a family matter. I have three children now (ages 3, 6, and 13), and sometimes they’ll join us for music time. One son even plays the piano for the little kids. When we’re all singing and dancing and making community together—that’s the best part.


Ms. Stephanie

Infant Care

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

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There are 6 licensed home daycares in Utica. 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 Utica

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.

Brianna B. Edwards

2000 Holland Ave., Utica, Ny

License # 859519

Licensed for 16 since 2020

Brianna B. Edwards runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Utica. 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.
Yanet Cabreja

1300 Brinckerhoff Avenue, Utica, Ny

License # 610321

Licensed for 16 since 2012

This home daycare in Utica is led by Yanet Cabreja, 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 Utica.
Yokasti De Los Santos Abreu

1318 Matthew Ave, Apt. 1 1st Floor, Utica, Ny

License # 768575

Licensed for 16 since 2016

Home daycares like Yokasti De Los Santos Abreu’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Utica. 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. Degrace

Utica, Utica, Ny

License # 199090

Licensed for 16 since 2004

Family child care provider Ms. Kelly runs this daycare out of her home in Utica, 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.
Lorenza Estevez

913 Lenox Avenue, Utica, Ny

License # 447996

Licensed for 16 since 2010

A small, local home daycare in nearby Utica, New York led by Ms. Lorenza. 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.
Francesca Gomez

17 Cornwall Ave., Utica, Ny

License # 174497

Licensed for 16 since 2003

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

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

Monica R. Paulino

915 Brayton Park Place, Utica, Ny

License # 827423

Licensed for 16 since 2019

Lisa M. Williams

2648 Oneida Street, Utica, Ny

License # 840040

Licensed for 16 since 2019

Denise Asencio

14 Sherman Place, 1st Floor, Utica, Ny

License # 664476

Licensed for 8 since 2013

Ylonka Bello

805 Bleecker Street, Utica, Ny

License # 668108

Licensed for 8 since 2013

Melissa R. Brown

1926 Holland Ave, Utica, Ny

License # 792875

Licensed for 8 since 2017

Brunilda E. Reynoso

912 Elizabeth St., Utica, Ny

License # 854911

Licensed for 8 since 2020

Aurea C. Cancel

931 Blandina Street, Apt. 2, Utica, Ny

License # 737411

Licensed for 8 since 2015

Cynthia S. Colangelo

655 James Street, Utica, Ny

License # 445005

Licensed for 8 since 2010

Robin D. Davis

415 Arthur St, Utica, Ny

License # 814432

Licensed for 8 since 2018

Elaine M. Desantis

7 Tarbell Terrace, Utica, Ny

License # 265249

Licensed for 8 since 2006

Yasmiri D. Familia

1008 Warren Street, Utica, Ny

License # 840527

Licensed for 8 since 2019

Kimberly P. Harvey

1409 Elm St., Utica, Ny

License # 21476

Licensed for 8 since 1997

Beatrice Hoffman

Utica, Utica, Ny

License # 455804

Licensed for 8 since 2010

Charisse Lockhart

942 Schuyler Street, Utica, Ny

License # 827941

Licensed for 8 since 2018

Ashley M. Maret

211 School Rd., Utica, Ny

License # 782223

Licensed for 8 since 2017

Aja M. Milligan

2017 Baker Ave, Utica, Ny

License # 811338

Licensed for 8 since 2018

Deborah J. Reich

536 Tamarack St., Utica, Ny

License # 16349

Licensed for 8 since 1996

Margarita E. Rodriguez

1534 Howard Ave., Utica, Ny

License # 794282

Licensed for 8 since 2017

Jessica L. Stevener

1912 Sunset Avenue, Apt. 1, Utica, Ny

License # 823213

Licensed for 8 since 2018

Inez M. Titus

1023 Warren St., Utica, Ny

License # 823783

Licensed for 8 since 2018

Victoria L. Rose

1021 George Place, Utica, Ny

License # 859682

Licensed for 8 since 2020

Shulamith L. Ossowski

Utica, Utica, Ny

License # 421912

Licensed for 16 since 2009

Danielle J. Fanelli

Utica, Utica, Ny

License # 36509

Licensed for 8 since 2001

Rosario Thrash

2001 Holland ave, utica, Ny

License # 876023

Licensed for 8 since 2022

Kristen B. Sears

655 James Street, Utica, Ny

License # 880275

Licensed for 16 since 2022

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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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