Home Daycares in Lancaster

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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. Irene

Infant Care

Ms. Irene’s home daycare caters to infants and toddlers, ages 6 months–5 years. As with every daycare on NeighborSchools, her program is licensed by the Department of Human Services. That way you know providers have completed a 3-part background record check, and that their home environments have passed a detailed health and safety inspection. Ms. Irene’s daycare is a great option for parents that want that small-scale, personal feeling with a daycare provider you can develop a real relationship with. Take the survey to see if she has a spot that works for you or check out the full profile for more details.


Mr. Issac

Infant Care

A small-scale daycare, Mr. Issac provides care for just 6 children at a time. As with all home daycares, his program is licensed by the state and he has 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 Mr. Issac right in the neighborhood. See more details and take the survey to see if he has an opening for your little one.


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. Donna

Infant Care

Kids grow so much in the years before school, and I love being part of that! My daycare is full of special moments, and I give kids lots of love and encouragement every day. I became fascinated by child development while raising my own kids, and then went back to school for my degree. Using my real-life experience and the skills I learned in my classes is so rewarding – it’s what I am meant to do, and I love it! I really encourage kids and give them wonderful care in a friendly and positive environment.

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There are 6 licensed home daycares in Lancaster. Most parents don’t know that home daycare is regulated by the Department of Human Services, just like the big preschool centers.

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Other daycares near Lancaster

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

Celines Arroyo-Millan

417 E Orange St, Lancaster, Pa

License # CER-00163936

Licensed for 12

Celines Arroyo-Millan runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Lancaster. As with all home daycares in Pennsylvania, her program is licensed by the Department of Human 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.
Montanos Child Care

413 E Orange St, Lancaster, Pa

License # CER-00178499

Licensed for 12

This home daycare in Lancaster is led by Montanos Child Care, 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 Lancaster.
Melissa Merjo Hernandez

247 Charles Rd, Lancaster, Pa

License # CER-00170180

Licensed for 6

Home daycares like Melissa Merjo Hernandez’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Lancaster. 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 6 children, so each child gets lots of individualized care while learning to socialize in a small group setting.
Sandra Ramos

196 Pitney Rd, Lancaster, Pa

License # CER-00168315

Licensed for 6

Family child care provider Ms. Sandra runs this daycare out of her home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She is licensed by the state to care for up to 6 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.
Katerine Tellez

660 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, Pa

License # CER-00169981

Licensed for 6

A small, local home daycare in nearby Lancaster, Pennsylvania led by Ms. Katerine. 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 6 kids.
Segarras Llc

843 Garnet Ave, Lancaster, Pa

License # CER-00175251

Licensed for 12

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Segarras in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 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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Even more home daycares in Lancaster

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

Ninas Daycare

329 Pearl St, Lancaster, Pa

License # CER-00171174

Licensed for 12

Secundina Dereyes

29 Green St, Lancaster, Pa

License # CER-00175369

Licensed for 6

Juan Tejeda

623 Rockland St, Lancaster, Pa

License # CER-00177338

Licensed for 6

Nakeisha Cowan

28 W New St, Lancaster, Pa

License # CER-00171358

Licensed for 6

Dorothy Rodriguez

340 Stevens Ave, Lancaster, Pa

License # CER-00176693

Licensed for 6

Yenework Zeleke

665 W Orange St, Lancaster, Pa

License # CER-00174248

Licensed for 12

Libertad Gonzalez

431 Locust St, Lancaster, Pa

License # CER-00170407

Licensed for 6

Clara Guzman

598 N Plum St, Lancaster, Pa

License # CER-00179061

Licensed for 6

Zaida Ortiz

728 Euclid Ave, Lancaster, Pa

License # CER-00178488

Licensed for 6

Mercedes Reyes

115 S Marshall St, Lancaster, Pa

License # CER-00165839

Licensed for 6

Francisca Torres Ortiz

229 S Ann St, Lancaster, Pa

License # CER-00172380

Licensed for 6

Yolanda Mejias

752 Juniata St, Lancaster, Pa

License # CER-00163768

Licensed for 6

Caridad Calnick-Aguero

538 E Orange St, Lancaster, Pa

License # CER-00166182

Licensed for 6

Maria Amancio

627 Rockland St, Lancaster, Pa

License # CER-00182494

Licensed for 6

Vonda Davis

1242 Fremont St, Lancaster, Pa

License # CER-00168199

Licensed for 6

Diana Arias

859 S Queen St, Lancaster, Pa

License # CER-00184691

Licensed for 6

Celeste Garcia

529 S Prince St, Lancaster, Pa

License # CER-00190524

Licensed for 12

Carla Lucero

321 Hazel St, Lancaster, Pa

License # CER-00193702

Licensed for 6

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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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