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About Us

A.M.A. Family Daycare opened it's doors to the community in September of 2010.  We are 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. We have lived in the neighborhood for 26 years and love it more each day. We have many years of children care experience, providing care for children ages 8 weeks to 12 years old.

A.M.A operates between the hours of 8:00am and 7:00pm (last pick up 6:50pm) 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 does not follow the DOE calender but does close on these holidays:

  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth 
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Indigenous Peoples 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 ( taken consecutively) always with at least a month notice to all parents. Payment is required for holidays, but not for ONE of 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 and our license allows us to provide care and education to a maximum of 16 children. Please keep in mind that to the Department of Health an infant is a child 24 months and younger and toddler are 24.1 months and older. Our regulations allows us to care for :

2 infants and 10 toddlers and 4 afterschool


4 infants and 8 toddlers and 4 after school


1 infant and 11 toddlers and 4 afterschool


16 Children of any age w/ appropriate amount of providers 

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 as well as taking all necessary Covid-19 protocols to keep daycare sanitized and safe. Providers and children 3 years (if willing) and older will wear masks all day. 

We provide children with 3 well-balanced daily prepared meals (breakfast, lunch, and a light supper) and 3 to 5 snacks depending on pick up time. If parents want to send in their own food, they are welcomed to do so with proper packaging and instructions as to when food is to be given to child. We are a nut-free daycare. 

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 at 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

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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                                  A. M. A. Family Daycare

                                                        Registration Form


Today’s Date: ______/______/_______                               WAITING LIST #

Child’s First Name:

Child’s Middle Name:

Child’s Last Name:

Any Nicknames:

Date of Birth:






Names of Siblings enrolled with A. M. A:

Date of Birth of Siblings:


{1} Parent/ Guardian’s First Name:

Parent/ Guardian’s Last Name:

Relationship to Child:

Street Address:

City, State and Zip code:

Apt/ Floor:

Home/ Mobile Number:

Work Number:


{2} Parent/ Guardian’s First Name:

Parent/ Guardian’s Last Name:

Relationship to Child:

Street Address:

City, state, and zip code:


Home/mobile Number:

Work Number:


Please send Non- Refundable $25.00 Registration fee (Check,MoneyOrder,Zelle-3472487368) with this registration form to hold placement on waiting list.

(All checks made payable to: AMA Family Daycare)

Does the child have any medical conditions? YES        NO

If YES, What medical conditions does the child have?



Is the Child on medication? YES           NO

If YES, What Kind of Medication?


Does the child have any Physical, Mental, and/ or emotional disabilities? YES NO

If YES, Indicate the disabilities and affect ness to A. M. A. program activities?



Is child Potty Trained? YES        NO

If NO, Would you like A. M. A. to work with you to help potty train you child once he/she shows interest in potty training? YES        NO

Please indicate your child’s Likes, Dislikes and/or Special Interests:

(Such as certain foods, songs, books, cartoon characters ect.)





Parent/ Guardian :__________________________ 


Parent/ Guardian :__________________________



Thank you for registering with A. M. A. Family Daycare, we look forward to working with you and your child.


A. M. A. Family Daycare Use ONLY:

Was interview done? YES NO

If No, was interview scheduled: YES NO

If Yes, when? _______/_______/_______ at ____:_______ am pm

Child’s START date: ________/________/_______ Full- Time Part-Time

Non Refundable $25.00 fee was paid in form of: Cash Check Money Order

Received By:______________________________ Date:_______/________/________

NOTES: Provider stamp:


AMA Family Daycare

Marisabel Payano

350 East 9th st

Brooklyn, NY 11218

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