Home Daycares in Cranston

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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. Teresa

Play-Based Learning

This all started when I had a baby, and now my son is about to turn 39. When I had my first son, I was home taking care of him, and slowly I started taking care of other people’s children, too. I thought kids needed more of a relaxed environment where they could have a bad day and stay in their pajamas if they needed to. I thought I would work in this role as long as my kids were growing up, but now it’s the grandchildren who are coming through. I love giving all the kids in my program the freedom to be themselves, and I love that freedom for myself, too. Some kids call me Ms. Teri, and others call me Gram Gram. I really love working with infants and toddlers. They’re a lot of fun to be around; they learn so rapidly. It gives me a completely different perspective to look at the world through their eyes.


Ms. Elizeth

Play-Based Learning

I started working with children in a home child care program in 2007, and I have been working as a teacher in various daycare programs ever since. I love to work with kids, and it has always been my dream to open my own program. I have so much experience to share with children. It’s so exciting that now I do it in a program that I design and direct. Working with children is incredibly rewarding for me because every child is different. When they’re little, I love to watch them start talking and walking. When they’re a little older, I love to teach them and see their progress as they learn shapes and numbers. I have helped so many children work through their individual challenges and achieve personal gains. I love to see them happy when they’re learning.


Ms. Jessica

Great Outdoor Space

Young children soak up so much knowledge every day! This stage of childhood is one of such incredible growth and being part of that is so special and rewarding. I started working with children as an assistant and it became clear to me very quickly that I wanted to dig deeper - I felt called to guide children in a more meaningful way. This is what led me to open my own home daycare! My favorite time of day is circle time, where we gather and share with each other. It amazes me every single day to see how much they have taken in and learned, and it’s so special to watch them share their accomplishments with our little community.


Ms. Kelsey

Infant Care

Children are just so fun to work with! It’s incredibly rewarding to watch them grow and come into their own personalities. When he was younger, my nephew had a hard time expressing himself and sharing his feelings. We are quite close and spent a lot of time one-on-one working on processing emotions and advocating for oneself. It feels wonderful knowing you’ve helped someone learn these important skills. I’ve always had a passion for working with children. Since I was young, I was the go-to babysitter for families in my neighborhood. For years, I nannied for a big family, and it was a privilege to be around them as they grew up. Kids are so social, and something really remarkable happens when you get a good group of them together in a supportive learning environment. Obviously, I hope to be a source of comfort and guidance for them, but they can also learn so much from one another! Watching them foster friendships and learn to work together is honestly inspiring.

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There are 33 licensed home daycares in Cranston. 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 Cranston

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.

Carmen Carrasco

270 Heather St, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 8

Carmen Carrasco runs a licensed Family Child Care program in Cranston. As with all home daycares in Rhode Island, 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.
Marcelina Martinez

387 Doric Ave, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 6

This home daycare in Cranston is led by Marcelina Martinez, 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 6 children, this program is a good option for parents close to home near Cranston.
Mirtha Tavarez

166 Westcott Avenue, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 8

Home daycares like Mirtha Tavarez’s are a favorite with parents who want a small-scale child care program near Cranston. 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 8 children, so each child gets lots of individualized care while learning to socialize in a small group setting.
Ana Sosa

145 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, RI

Licensed for 12

Family child care provider Ms. Ana runs this daycare out of her home in Cranston, Rhode Island. 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.
Carmen Giron

842 Cranston St, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 6

A small, local home daycare in nearby Cranston, Rhode Island led by Ms. Carmen. 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.
Sandra De frias

53 Malden St, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 6

Parents looking for a small-scale child care often prefer home daycares, like this one with Ms. Sandra in Cranston, Rhode Island. 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 6 kids total!
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Esperanza Arias

313 Princess Ave, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 8

Mavel Morales

57 Peerlees Street, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 6

Colleen Wilmot

221 Garden St, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 8

Kenia Nunez

53 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 6

Maira Jimenez

25 Chestnut Hill Ave, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 6

Brandi El adnani

142 Cornell Street, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 7

Juana Hernandez

125 Julia Street, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 5

Dolores Roberts

84 second ave, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 6

Rossanna Perez

211 Terrace Ave, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 8

Annette Jordan

98 Western Promenade, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 6

Fabiola Burns

51 Sylvan Ave, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 7

Elcira Oliva

55 Grove Ave, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 8

Katy Vicente

70 Delway Road, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 6

Marilyn Galicia

354 Northup St., Cranston, RI

Licensed for 5

Johana Sornoza

63 Harris Ave, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 8

Vinisis Acosta

60 Alto St, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 6

Leonidas Ubiera

1448 Plainfield Pike, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 6

Dominga Herrera

49 High School Ave, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 5

Ysabel Canela-de rosado

224 Beckwith St, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 8

Altagracia Rosa

55 Lookout Avenue, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 8

Elizabeth Montan

212 Dunedin Street, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 6

Almerinda Amadio

6 Belgium St, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 8

Marlenny Lizardo

419 Laurel Hill Ave, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 6

Jacqueline Pena

365 Northup St, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 6

Cheryl Lally

202 Marlow Street, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 8

Nancy Morrobel

87 Old Oak Ave, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 8

Melly Morel

1627 Broad St, Cranston, RI

Licensed for 6

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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.

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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.

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