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Ms. Toshara

Loving Touch Day Care Center

Licensed home daycare
Albany, NY
6am–5:30pm, M - F

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Each daycare has its own approach and specialties based on the provider’s expertise. Take the survey to see daycares that match your preferences and work best for you.Each daycare has its own approach & specialties. Take the survey to see 3 good matches for you.

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.

STEAM activities
Puzzles
Outdoor play
Drawing & illustration
Arts & crafts
Gross motor skills development
Neighborhood walks
Seasonal 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.

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 #877905

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. Toshara

What inspires you to care for young children?

Children learn and grow so much in these early years, and seeing it happen every day is amazing. I have two kids of my own and a background in hospitality – so taking care of people is something I’ve been doing for years - it’s my passion! I opened my daycare because I love working with kids and wanted to spend more time with my own while helping other families manage their own work/childcare juggle! I’m studying early childhood education so I can keep building up my knowledge about how to encourage kids, help them grow, and make my program the best it can be.

What’s a typical day like at your daycare?

Outdoor time is a must for young kids! Children have boundless energy, and the best place to work it all out is outside. Kids really thrive when there is a set schedule and when they are given plenty of time for movement. They are always ready to do something challenging and learn something new after some fresh air and exercise – and I make sure there is always time in the day for both. My home has a big backyard for play and running around, and we always start our days together with a healthy breakfast!

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

Kids make every day seem like a new adventure, and I love being able to put all the exciting things I’m learning in my child development classes to use in my program. I believe that learning begins with connection, and I work hard to get to know each child so that when it comes time to teach, I know more about them as unique individuals. Coming up with creative ways to teach numbers, letters, colors, and beginning reading is such a fun challenge, and I work hard every day to help kids learn, build their confidence, and give them a great first educational experience.

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Find out if she has a spot for you. It’s 100% free and takes just 5 minutes.

Play is the highest form of research.

~ Albert Einstein

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. Toshara’s NeighborSchool417 Greenhill Court Albany, NY 12203(518) 400-5894(518) 400-5894

There are 85 home daycares in New York. 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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