Home Daycares in Watertown

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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. Brandi

Faith Based Program

There is no limit to what young children can accomplish when they are properly nurtured. There is no greater joy than watching a child discover something for the first time—that moment when something clicks for them. Kids have so much natural curiosity and hope, and each child deserves to have a safe place they can thrive in and a trusted person to turn to in times of need. As a mother and a nurse, I have had a lifelong passion for caregiving. Working with kids has always had a special place in my heart. After having my youngest child, I realized how wonderful it would be to spend more quality time at home with them. This program was borne out of a desire to help others have this same special attention. Individualized education makes all the difference and can really jumpstart a child’s love of learning. At this program, the children will have the benefit of being looked after by an experienced nurse and a mother passionate about early childhood education.


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. Theresa

Infant Care

Connecting with kids is such a unique and fun experience. The relationship you build with each child is so different, and it keeps the days interesting! No two children are alike, and each one is like a little puzzle: What interests will they have? What books will they cherish? What do they dream of being when they grow up, and how can we get them there? I’ve always been a nurturer at heart, eager to help local families and look after their children. With years of experience in daycares and as a teacher, on top of raising four kids and two granddaughters of my own, it felt like the right time to open up my home to my neighbors’ children. In my community, I’m known as everyone’s second mother.


Ms. Jennifer

Infant Care

Caring for children has been a dream of mine since I was a child myself. The impact one can make in the life of a child is unlike anything else. My goal in life is to inspire children everyday to be themselves, fight for their dreams, and learn to love life in every way possible.

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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 Watertown

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.

Diane B. Leonard

231 Thompson Blvd., Watertown, NY

License # 782481

Licensed for 16 since 2016

Diane B. Leonard runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Watertown. 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.
Susan G. Condino

1313 Sunset Ridge, Watertown, NY

License # 576423

Licensed for 16 since 2011

This home daycare in Watertown is led by Susan G. Condino, 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 Watertown.
Katie L. Burt

1004 Gotham Street, Watertown, NY

License # 222119

Licensed for 16 since 2005

Home daycares like Katie L. Burt’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Watertown. 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.
Jan H. Ward

Watertown, Watertown, NY

License # 12016

Licensed for 16 since 1994

Family child care provider Ms. Jan runs this daycare out of her home in Watertown, 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.
Christina D. Finley

805 West Main St., Watertown, NY

License # 400744

Licensed for 8 since 2009

A small, local home daycare in nearby Watertown, New York led by Ms. Christina. 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 8 kids.
Loretta A. Klock

427 Harris Drive, Watertown, NY

License # 622296

Licensed for 8 since 2012

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Loretta in Watertown, 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 8 kids total!
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Even more home daycares in Watertown

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

Christy B. Makuch

912 Riggs Ave., Watertown, NY

License # 263166

Licensed for 8 since 2006

Patti A. Pfister

328 McClelland Street, Watertown, NY

License # 30235

Licensed for 8 since 1999

Cynthia A. Howard

230 Moulton St., Watertown, NY

License # 260455

Licensed for 8 since 2007

Fiona M. Campaney

Watertown, Watertown, NY

License # 411727

Licensed for 8 since 2009

Kathryn R. Keenan

Watertown, Watertown, NY

License # 426664

Licensed for 8 since 2010

Rachelle N. Majerus

Watertown, Watertown, NY

License # 844615

Licensed for 8 since 2019

Siera M. Smith

409 Coffeen Street, Watertown, NY

License # 877029

Licensed for 8 since 2022

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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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