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Ms. Estefany

Rainbow Land Daycare

Licensed home daycare
Albany, NY
8am–5pm, M - F

Where you learn and play

Great for parents who want...

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A Few Favorite Activities

Activities are designed to help children develop social, emotional and cognitive skills as they sing, dance, play, and learn in a small group setting.

Circle time
Drawing & illustration
Music
Outdoor play
Puzzles
Seasonal activities
Neighborhood walks
Arts & crafts

Activities are designed to help children develop social, emotional and cognitive skills as they sing, dance, play, and learn in a small group setting.

Each program is led by a licensed child care professional. While they each have their own expertise and approach, they all share a genuine love for educating and helping young children grow & thrive. Being licensed also means they have done a series of state-required trainings and they’ve passed a government background check.

About the Provider

Licensed Family Child Care Educator
License #874489

Prior Experience
  • Nanny

    5 years experience with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age

Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree - 2022

    Childcare provider

Licensing Requirements
  • Background record checked

    Includes government-level fingerprinting

  • Home inspected for child safety

    Thorough assessment by a licensor from the OCFS

  • Health & safety training

    Includes annual professional development hours

Each program is led by a licensed child care professional. While they each have their own expertise and approach, they all share a genuine love for educating and helping young children grow & thrive. Being licensed also means they have done a series of state-required trainings and they’ve passed a government background check.

Q&A with Ms. Estefany

What inspires you to care for young children?

My daycare program came about because of my childcare needs and the needs of my community! Working full time outside the home, I wasn’t getting much time with my children. At the same time, I had met so many parents who needed a provider they could trust. I’m a mother and have taken care of children in my family for years - so opening a daycare made so much sense on so many levels! I love being around kids, and so does my young son. Helping them all grow is the most rewarding job there is, and I love being there for my community and my children at the same time.

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

My program is flexible, and full of fun things to do. Young kids love to sing, dance, create art and work on craft projects, so that’s what we do here during the day!! We are play based, and I’m always ready to change course if an activity is not working for the group. We take walks as often as we can. Outdoor time and exercise are both so important and the kids are always refreshed after time outside. We also celebrate seasons, holidays and birthdays together – fun, happy times that create treasured memories.

What’s one thing parents should know about your program?

Kids need space to grow! The entire first level of my home is dedicated to my daycare program – and children really feel like this is their home too. Making sure kids are comfortable and feel secure is a big priority for me. I’ve cared for kids for many years as a mother and an Auntie (two of the children in my program are my niece and nephew) and I’m so happy that my ‘village’ has expanded to include kids from the community we live in! I work hard to prepare them for their next step - usually a preschool program.

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Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

~ Benjamin Franklin

Rates & Openings

Daycare rates depend on how old your child will be and what your schedule looks like. 5 days / week might get a slight discount, and infant rates are usually more than toddlers’. Finding a spot also depends on age and schedule because each daycare has a limited number of openings for each age range.

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Location

Ms. Estefany’s NeighborSchool16 Alden Ave. Albany, NY 12209(518) 348-4337(518) 348-4337

There is 1 home daycare in Delaware Avenue. Most care for 6 to 10 children and take both infants and toddlers. All home daycares are licensed by the Office of Children and Family Services, just like preschool centers.

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FAQs

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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