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.
Learning while having fun is a great way to grow
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.
15 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
Young children are so welcoming and fun to be around. They’re excited to learn new things, and that energy is great to be around. What we do at my daycare is create a supportive environment for the kids to shine in. I really look forward to welcoming new people into our community. After working as a daycare assistant for several years, I then worked with my mother at her daycare practice. Eventually, I took over the program. Caregiving has always been a family matter. I have three children now (ages 3, 6, and 13), and sometimes they’ll join us for music time. One son even plays the piano for the little kids. When we’re all singing and dancing and making community together—that’s the best part.
At my program, the kids will get a well-rounded education that will serve as the foundation for the rest of their lives. In addition to preparing them for kindergarten, we also have a lot of fun with sing-alongs, circle time, and arts and crafts. Because I’m bilingual, it’s also a joy to introduce the children to Spanish. It’s never too early in life to learn another language, and the kids have a great time learning from one another through conversation. The beautiful thing about such a small program is that we can go at the speed that each child is comfortable with. So much of our schedule is dependent on what’s best for them. They’ll also have access to a spacious backyard, where they have the best time exploring and learning about the seasons. When the weather is nice, we’ll sit at the picnic table and have lunch in the sunshine. Occasionally, we’ll also bake together! Setting the kids up for success means more than just doing worksheets. Here, they’ll learn to collaborate with others and speak up for themselves. They’ll learn to appreciate nature, and they’ll see how fun food preparation can be. With all of our activities, we encourage creativity and curiosity.
Once the children become a part of this daycare community, they’re in our family for life. It’s such an honor when a family trusts you with their loved ones. We get to celebrate a lot of vital milestones together and bond at such a special time in their lives. Parents should know that I’m whole-heartedly invested in their child’s happiness and success, and that I love nothing more than hearing from them, even when they’re no longer at my program. In fact, the kids who were in my first ever group are now teenagers, and we still keep in touch. It’s rewarding to see the remarkable adults they’re growing up to be.
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“If we want our children to move mountains, we first have to let them get out of their chairs.”~ Nicolette Sowder
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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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.