A.M.A. Family Daycare

Guiding little Hands and touching their Hearts!

About Us

A.M.A. Family Daycare is located in the Kensington area. The address is 350 East 9th St. between Cortelyou Road and Avenue C. The neighborhood is quiet and rich in diversity. I have lived in the neighborhood for 10 years and I love it more each day. 

A.M.A operates between the hours of 8:00am and 7:00pm Monday through Friday and some Saturdays depending upon request and availability. We offer affordable pricing and accept Daycare Subsidy (VOUCHERS). We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, ethnicity, and/or physical disabilities.

         A.M.A. Family Daycare closes on these holidays:

  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • New Years Eve and New Year’s Day

A.M.A. Family Daycare will also close for two weeks within the year (maybe taken consecutively) always with at least a month notice to all parents. Payment is required for holidays, but not for two week closures. Other reasons A.M.A. Family Daycare would close would be due to unfortunate events behind our control; like severe weather, death in the family, birth of a baby ect.. 

Marisabel Payano is the primary licensed provider that is registered with the Department of Health as a GROUP DAYCARE PROVIDER

(LIC # 499198).

Each registered family daycare provider, licensed group family childcare, their assistants and school age childcare program staff is required to complete 15 hours of training during the first six months of registration and at least 30 hours of training during each 2 year registration period. The training must include the following:

Code 1: Principles of early childhood development

Code 2: Safety and security procedures, including communication

between parents and staff

Code 3: Child abuse and maltreatment identification and prevention

Code 4: Statutes and regulations pertaining to child day care and child

abuse and maltreatment

Code 5: Nutrition and health needs of infants and children

Code 6: Business record maintenance and management

Code 7: Child day care program development

Code 8: Statutes and regulations pertaining to child abuse and


Code 9: Education and information on the identification, diagnosis and

prevention of shaken baby syndrome

  For child care regulations visit:


NYS Child Care Regulations allows providers of Family Daycare's' to care for a certain amount of children depending on their space, maximum being 6 small children and 2 after school children. Family Daycare providers are not allowed to have an assistant unless they are running a GROUP Family Daycare. In a Group Family Daycare maximum is 12 children (6 children to every 1 Provider). Our license allows us to provide care and education to 12 children,

2 infants and 10 toddlers


4 infants and 8 toddlers


1 infant and 11 toddlers


12 Children of any age w/ appropriate amount of providers

all under the age of 5 and FOUR extra school-aged or after school children from ages of 5.1 to 12. We have many years of children care experience, providing care for children ages 8 weeks to 12 years old.

We have substitutes who are fingerprinted and also registered with the Department of Health, which accompany us on trips. They also cover for emergencies, such as an illness or cover for classes that the provider must attend to for license renewal. They do not assist on a everyday basics, due to NYS Child Care regulations. Parents may not always be able to meet substitutes in cases of emergencies. If substitutes are covering for an illness, parents will be notified the evening before. If substitutes are covering for class, then parents will be notified a week before. 

We provide a Friendly, Clean and most importantly Safe environment for your children. We understand the importance of health and require all children to have a medical form completed before being placed in our care.We provide children with 3 well-balanced daily prepared meals (breakfast, lunch, and a light supper) and snacks. If parents want to send in their own food, they are allowed to do so with proper packaging and instructions as to when food is to be given to child.

We also work with parents during potty training. we are aware that it's a hard and long experience for both the child and the parent, we will work with you but not for you! If there is a method you use at home, please inform us and we will adopt it. If child shows no interest in potty training, then we may choose to discontinue and try at a later time. We do not offer treats and gifts to encourage potty training.

NYS Child Care Regulations recommend that all providers take children outdoors to parks or playgrounds Daily. A.M.A. Family Daycare will take children outdoors daily if weather permits and children aren't ill. If and when we take children on trips, permission forms are required to be filled out and parents will be informed weeks in advance.

All children enrolled into the care of A.M.A. Family Daycare are treated with love, friendship, and respect. Each child will be provided with the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities, creative learning and educational growth. At A.M.A. the program is varied in order to promote the educational, social, cultural, emotional and recreational development appropriate to the ages and development levels for all the children. We are child paced and child directed. We do not use a specific or themed curriculum because to A.M.A. the children are the curriculum. We are there to guide them and help them find their own individuality through exploration and play. The program while still providing a daily schedule will also provide the children with experiences that are designed to influence a positive concept of self, recognizing others, recognizing family and help them learn and use language in a dual language setting . Each child will be provided with a sufficient quantity and variety of materials and play equipment appropriate to the age and developmental level of the child. Materials and play equipment may include books, paints, crayons, safety scissors, paper, blocks, puzzles, toys, games, balls, riding toys, puppets, dress up and outdoor playground.

Our objective is to provide a safe, clean and loving environment for your children, in which they will feel loved, wanted and valued. These are feelings that we experienced from our grandparents and are happy and proud to share them with you and your children.

Allow us to be a part of your child's discovery

A.M.A. Family Daycare initial enrollment questions are discussed at the first interview date you schedule. We take registrations all year around and we are always available to answer all your questions. You can set up an appointment on Saturdays or Sundays before 1pm, this will also give you an opportunity get a impression of us and the space.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime to set up an appointment.

Thank you for your interest in A.M.A. Family Daycare

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Register with us today!!

 Please download and fill out the Registration Form and mail to:

 To add your unborn child to our waiting list please download, fill out and mail Registration UNBORN to address below:

AMA Family Daycare

Marisabel Payano

350 East 9th st

Brooklyn, NY 11218


350 East 9th St

Brooklyn, NY 11218


Mon - Fri: 8AM - 7PM

Sat: Request upon availability

Sun: Closed

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