Home Daycares in Ohio

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Full Time
Infant (<15 mths)

Small-scale child care in Ohio

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


Ms. Shante

Great Outdoor Space

Some people just know what they want to do from a young age, and I’m definitely one of them. My very first job was working as a teacher in a daycare center and opening my own home daycare is something I have wanted to do ever since! The best part of my job is that I get the opportunity to create a safe environment where kids can learn and have fun every day. Contributing to my community in such a special way is so special.


Ms. Tierra

Special Needs Experience

There is so much for a young child to learn, and it’s really exciting to help them map their journey. Getting to know each kid as an individual, and guiding them as they find their passion, is such a rewarding experience. Watching them grow into even more incredible human beings and knowing you played a part in that is the reason I love what I do every day. Taking care of children has always come quite naturally to me. When I was very young, my siblings and I started our own babysitters’ club. Becoming a mother (to a wonderful 16-year-old daughter) really reinforced my love of children, and I got licensed when I was helping out with my niece. Over the years, I’ve had the joy of meeting a lot of really awesome kids, and I’m looking forward to getting to know even more of them through this daycare!


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. Lisa

Small Class Sizes

Helping children find their rhythm in life is the most rewarding thing! It’s incredible to meet them when they’re young and watch them keep getting better. During the time that children will be in daycare, they’ll have so many wonderful experiences: the first friends they make, the first time they recognize a word, the first time they remember celebrating a holiday or their birthday. It’s so special to be there for those moments. Even before having my two-year-old daughter, I was always known as the reliable person who loved kids. Within my church community, I was always happy to help local families and babysit. There was one family in particular whose kids I helped raise for over eight years. Those kids changed so much during that time, and it was always a joy to see them grow.

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There are 2 licensed home daycares in Ohio. Most parents don’t know that home daycare is regulated by the Department of Job and Family Services, just like the big preschool centers.

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Other daycares near Ohio

All of these nearby daycares are licensed by the Department of Job and Family Services. While they don’t work with NeighborSchools, you can visit the government website here to try to contact them directly.

123 Apple Tree

6300 Chandler St, Cincinnati, OH

License # 002200023243

Licensed for 12 since 2020

This provider runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Cincinnati. As with all home daycares in Ohio, her program is licensed by the Department of Job 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.
Pamela Mason

6012 Roe St, Cincinnati, OH

License # 000000205932

Licensed for 12 since 2004

This home daycare in Cincinnati is led by Pamela Mason, 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 12 children, this program is a good option for parents close to home near Cincinnati.
A Break For Mom

3870 Reading Rd Apt1, Cincinnati, OH

License # 002170012900

Licensed for 12 since 2017

Home daycares like this one are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Cincinnati. 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 12 children, so each child gets lots of individualized care while learning to socialize in a small group setting.
Ruby Jean Stamper

4450 Luann Ave, Toledo, OH

License # 000000503681

Licensed for 12 since 2006

Family child care provider Ms. Ruby runs this daycare out of her home in Toledo, Ohio. She is licensed by the state to care for up to 12 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.
Cheryl Denise Wilson

648 Fernwood Ave, Toledo, OH

License # 000000503972

Licensed for 12 since 2008

A small, local home daycare in nearby Toledo, Ohio led by Ms. Cheryl. 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 12 kids.
A Heart 4 Kids Childcare & Learning Center

3914 Prescott Ave, Dayton, OH

License # 002200022922

Licensed for 12 since 2020

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one in Dayton, Ohio. 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 12 kids total!
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Carole Claus

4307 Bellevista, Toledo, OH

License # 000000503390

Licensed for 12 since 2005

Abc Clubhouse

1736 Burkewood Drive, Sidney, OH

License # 002180019001

Licensed for 12 since 2019

Pershawna Garrett

1129 Kinzie St, Akron, OH

License # 000000106934

Licensed for 12 since 2008

All My Angels

657 Prospect Ave, Lima, OH

License # 002210025464

Licensed for 12 since 2022

All Nestled Inn Fcc

142 Township Road 158, Chesapeake, OH

License # 002200022001

Licensed for 12 since 2020

Fadilatou Amidou

3054 West Tower Avenue, Cincinnati, OH

License # 000000200243

Licensed for 12 since 2011

Alpha 2 Omega

4931 Corinth, Cincinnati, OH

License # 002200022518

Licensed for 12 since 2020

Alva Little Angels Daycare

6574 Ashlar Ave, Hubbard, OH

License # 002180018847

Licensed for 12 since 2019

Amanda's Daycare "Here We Grow"

1042 E. Second St., Defiance, OH

License # 002210024896

Licensed for 12 since 2021

Amber Smith

434 East Water Street, Greenville, OH

License # 002170015677

Licensed for 12 since 2017

Andrea Francis

4422 West 143rd St, Cleveland, OH

License # 000000300547

Licensed for 12 since 2014

Angel Land Here Llc

1082 Roslyn Ave, Akron, OH

License # 002170016022

Licensed for 12 since 2017

Angela Palmer

49003 Ozark Eddy Bridge Road, Jerusalem, OH

License # 000000400149

Licensed for 12 since 2011

Debra Gregg

166 Richmond Rd. Richmond, Hts., OH

License # 000000300352

Licensed for 12 since 2012

Arrah's Luv'n Home Daycare

1257 East 89th Street, Cleveland, OH

License # 002180018524

Licensed for 12 since 2018

Arrows Play Learning Center

621 Majestic Dr., Dayton, OH

License # 002170012484

Licensed for 12 since 2017

Auntie Bunny's Childcare Elc

515 Merriman Road, Akron, OH

License # 002190019899

Licensed for 12 since 2019

Auntie Jacque Childcare

1609 Moreland Drive, Steubenville, OH

License # 002170015756

Licensed for 12 since 2017

Babyland Daycare

1551 Yarmouth Ave, Cincinnati, OH

License # 002170014506

Licensed for 12 since 2017

Beckers Wonderkids

209 High St Seven, Mile, OH

License # 002180017003

Licensed for 12 since 2019

Beehive Childcare And Learning Center, Llc

244 Glenwood Ave, Cincinnati, OH

License # 002180016971

Licensed for 12 since 2018

Betty Boos Childcare

4355 St Lawrence, Cincinnati, OH

License # 002180016864

Licensed for 12 since 2018

Big Fish Preschool

9069 St. Rt. 571, Arcanum, OH

License # 002190020658

Licensed for 12 since 2020

Jameka Parker

5390 Weyburn Dr, Trotwood, OH

License # 000000201417

Licensed for 12 since 2016

Bloom And Grow Christian Family Early Childhood Education And Development Center

2196 Eastgate Commons Dr., Akron, OH

License # 002170016572

Licensed for 12 since 2018

Brenda Booker

3034 Percy Avenue, Cincinnati, OH

License # 000000205730

Licensed for 12 since 2002

Brickner Childcare Llc

328 Ella Street, Tiffin, OH

License # 002210025208

Licensed for 12 since 2021

Trina Bridget

1850 Taylor Rd E., Cleveland, OH

License # 000000307780

Licensed for 12 since 2009

Brighter Tomorrow Child Care

4560 Hill, Toledo, OH

License # 002190020334

Licensed for 12 since 2020

Brown Bear Childcare

5674 Garfield Ave Maple, Hts, OH

License # 000000307349

Licensed for 12 since 2008

Bubble Babies Learning Center, Llc

6262 Banning Road, Cincinnati, OH

License # 002200022236

Licensed for 12 since 2020

Charlene Hix

7141 Stine Rd, Enon, OH

License # 000000410397

Licensed for 12 since 2008

Building Blocks Developement Center

1750 Queen City Ave, Cincinnati, OH

License # 000000207799

Licensed for 12 since 2010

Nekeesha Foreman

1819 Harvard Blvd, Dayton, OH

License # 000000201264

Licensed for 12 since 2016

Patricia Bechstein

2512 Bending Willow Dr., Kettering, OH

License # 002190020026

Licensed for 12 since 2019

Caterpillars To Butterflies Academy

9507 Quebec, Cleveland, OH

License # 002170012966

Licensed for 12 since 2017

Cathy Duckson

3632 Swauger Valley Rd, Portsmouth, OH

License # 000000409101

Licensed for 12 since 2004

Ccdc Family Childcare Llc

2593 Fenton Ave, Cincinnati, OH

License # 002220025675

Licensed for 12 since 2022

Cheryl Miller

1518 Lillian Lane, Columbus, OH

License # 002220025741

Licensed for 12 since 2022

Childrens Palace Child Care Llc

5441 Lee Rd Maple, Hts., OH

License # 002170013019

Licensed for 12 since 2017

Childrens World Llc

1722 Queen City Ave, Cincinnati, OH

License # 002180016751

Licensed for 12 since 2018

Christy Compton

758 2nd Street Se New, Philadelphi, OH

License # 000000100204

Licensed for 12 since 2009

City View Childcare Center Llc.

716 City View Ave., Akron, OH

License # 002190020675

Licensed for 12 since 2019

Cloud's Loving Touch Child Care

228 Sturgis Ave, Cincinnati, OH

License # 002210024364

Licensed for 12 since 2021

Edward Colbert Jr.

1609 N. Erie St., Toledo, OH

License # 000000503919

Licensed for 12 since 2008

Colorusblended Family Childcare

769 Clanora Drive, Cincinnati, OH

License # 002190020376

Licensed for 12 since 2020

Angelique Dioum

3137 Jake Pl, Columbus, OH

License # 000000400792

Licensed for 12 since 2014

Connie Collins

35 Glendale Ave, Fremont, OH

License # 000000501404

Licensed for 12 since 1989

Constance Brinson

2559 W. Northbend Road, Cincinnati, OH

License # 000000206796

Licensed for 12 since 2006

Traci Poellnitz

3054 Mentor Ave., Cincinnati, OH

License # 000000200328

Licensed for 12 since 2012

Crickett's Corner Childcare Ii Llc

19316 Stockton Avenue Maple, Heights, OH

License # 002210024814

Licensed for 12 since 2021

Crossway Childcare Learning Center

116 N D St., Hamilton, OH

License # 002190020444

Licensed for 12 since 2019

Nicole Gibson

445 Knecht Dr., Dayton, OH

License # 002180018285

Licensed for 12 since 2018

Debbie James

395 East Mark Street, Marion, OH

License # 000000406957

Licensed for 12 since 2001

Debra Stanley

1920 Eastgate, Toledo, OH

License # 000000500197

Licensed for 12 since 2013

Penny Dempsey

361 Madison Dr N West, Jefferson, OH

License # 000000410440

Licensed for 12 since 2008

Deniece Overton

1822 Upton, Toledo, OH

License # 002190021102

Licensed for 12 since 2020

Nakita Mcdonald-Stout

1122 Gribbin Lane, Toledo, OH

License # 000000503026

Licensed for 12 since 2004

Diana's Little Ducklings

6626 Henderson Rd, Ravenna, OH

License # 002190019859

Licensed for 12 since 2019

Sherry Diaz

207 Grape Street, Fostoria, OH

License # 000000502956

Licensed for 12 since 2002

Donna Sedlock

849 Vernice Drive, Toledo, OH

License # 000000501711

Licensed for 12 since 1991

Dotty's Day Care

1735 Chase Ave., Cincinnati, OH

License # 002170012591

Licensed for 12 since 2017

Downtown Daycare

508 E Mainst, Bellevue, OH

License # 002180017799

Licensed for 12 since 2018

Dream Big Child Care

874 Dawson Rd, Akron, OH

License # 002210023962

Licensed for 12 since 2021

Eager Minds Childcare

2961 Snow Hill Rd Sw Washington Court, House, OH

License # 002200023223

Licensed for 12 since 2021

Carlet Turner

20804 Franklin, Maple, OH

License # 000000307728

Licensed for 12 since 2008

Elite Early Learning Center

5942 Glenway Ave, Cincinanti, OH

License # 002180017744

Licensed for 12 since 2019

Elsa E Munoz

517 Tenney Ave, Campbell, OH

License # 002210024798

Licensed for 12 since 2021

Erica's Learning And Childcare

706 Prospect Street, Berea, OH

License # 002210025282

Licensed for 12 since 2021

Tesheia Thomas

142 Kinsey Avenue, Cincinnati, OH

License # 000000205323

Licensed for 12 since 2002

Evening & Morning Child Care Services

9149 Hill Road South, Pickerington, OH

License # 002200023414

Licensed for 12 since 2021

Evening Dreams Child Care, Llc

1232 Honodle Avenue, Akron, OH

License # 002190020270

Licensed for 12 since 2019

Kjelli Holmes

5545 San Juan Dr, Toledo, OH

License # 000000503826

Licensed for 12 since 2007

Flora White

2245 N. Glenwood Ave, Lima, OH

License # 000000500033

Licensed for 12 since 2010

Carmen Garcia

162 Norton Rd, Columbus, OH

License # 000000400920

Licensed for 12 since 2015

Frazier's Fun-Damentals Child Care

551 Vernonview Drive Mt, Vernon, OH

License # 002210025413

Licensed for 12 since 2021

Fundamental Homes For The Little Ones

113 Union St, Bedford, OH

License # 002190019356

Licensed for 12 since 2020

Maylin Wattley

660 Williamsville Ave, Toledo, OH

License # 000000504068

Licensed for 12 since 2009

Funsize Imagination Childcare Llc

748 Froome Ave, Cincinnati, OH

License # 002190019792

Licensed for 12 since 2020

Camela Gail Montana

7100 Pinecrest St. Ne, Canton, OH

License # 000000100131

Licensed for 12 since 2012

Gigi's Daycare

3213 Buell Street, Cincinnati, OH

License # 002170014694

Licensed for 12 since 2018

Golden Rule Daycare Llc

3209 Hanna Ave, Cincinnati, OH

License # 002200022042

Licensed for 12 since 2020

Gray's Creative Learning Daycare

3927 Farrell Dr., Cincinnati, OH

License # 002190021052

Licensed for 12 since 2020

Shawnda Slaughter

4117 E. 93rd St, Cleveland, OH

License # 000000307974

Licensed for 12 since 2008

Delmer Tuttle

1232 E. Southern Ave., Bucyrus, OH

License # 000000400537

Licensed for 12 since 2013

Amber Scarberry

96 W Main St, Martinsville, OH

License # 000000201281

Licensed for 12 since 2016

Helping Hands Childcare

4225 County Road 24 Mount, Gilead, OH

License # 002200021970

Licensed for 12 since 2020

Desire Hicks

2459 Maplewood, Toledo, OH

License # 000000500221

Licensed for 12 since 2013

Holly Ulrich

8634 Township Road 189, Kenton, OH

License # 002190020068

Licensed for 12 since 2019

Esther Katanic

6199 Wadsworth Rd., Medina, OH

License # 000000306054

Licensed for 12 since 2002

Home Like Daycare

1335 W. Waterloo Rd, Akron, OH

License # 002190020977

Licensed for 12 since 2020

Cynthia Woods Sanders

6094 Dunham Road Maple, Hts, OH

License # 000000307109

Licensed for 12 since 2006

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