Take the survey to see 3 daycares that match your preferences, timeline, and what matters most to you. It’s free for parents & takes 5 minutes.Take the 5-minute survey to see 3 daycares that match your preferences & timeline.
Little Big Minds Inc.
At Little Big Minds we love to learn & play!
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.
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.
Daycare Assistant @ Cookies Daycare
4 years experience with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school age
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
Childcare is a vocation that runs in my family! I have an aunt who is an educator and has her own program. Helping out in her daycare was my first job at age fifteen, and over the past seven years I’ve taken on a more official role. I also have two kids of my own now – and working in a daycare setting for so many years and raising my own children has given me a deep understanding about how to encourage kids, teach them life skills, and help them grow.
Kids are naturally creative! I love giving them the chance to let that shine through arts & crafts, story time, and dancing and movement. One of my favorite parts of the day is reading to the kids and then getting their takeaways – they always come up with the most clever, funny insights and it’s great to see how stories fire up their imaginations! We spend lots of time outdoors and often take nature walks to the local park, and our indoor setup allows kids to move around freely and explore different activities during the day. Kids are always engaged here.
Busy kids are happy kids – and there are lots of activities and learning opportunities in my program. I work hard to meet every child on their own academic skill level so they are learning, excelling, and feeling happy during the day. Working in partnership with families is a huge part of this and I’m big on communication and relationship building - we are a team, and all want what’s best for the kids! I’m always incredibly proud when children meet their goals and I know I’ve had a part in getting them there – it’s the best part of what I do!
Find out if he has a spot for you. It’s 100% free and takes just 5 minutes.
““It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men””~ Frederick Douglas
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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There is 1 home daycare in University Heights. 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.
Get your own recommendations based on your preferences, daily routine, and what matters most to you.
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.
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.
Take the survey and get 3 daycare recommendations that fit your preferences. Takes 5 minutes and it’s 100% free for parents.