Welcome to Hazel & Friends Daycare

Our Provider, Madeline Carlisle, started her in-home childcare with a parent and baby-first perspective.

After shopping around for daycare for her own child and having both positive and negative experiences, she realized she could do it best because as a new mother herself, she knows what to look for and what parents truly want in a positive child care experience. Hence, Hazel & Friends Daycare and our website

Working with some of the best and brightest day care specialists in Albuquerque, NM, we are confident you will be pleased with our local child care services.

In order to pass all State requirements to become a Registered provider, all adults living in our home have voluntarily completed a Federal Background Check.  Hazel & Friends Daycare is also monitored by CYFD and in compliance with ALL criteria to operate and safely care for infants, toddlers and children in the State of New Mexico.

Why choose Hazel and Friends over the competition?

We provide a fun, safe, clean and State-approved home environment. An ideal LIVE-WORK modern loft, conveniently located near Old Town Albuquerque in the Sawmill District. 

Educational games, toys, crafts & gardening to keep your child’s mind active and growing.

Encouraging baby foodies. A variety of warm, fresh, healthy, home-cooked meals, served daily – no need to provide food or supplies – it’s included with your child’s enrollment. If there are dietary restrictions, just let the provider know.

within walking distance to Explora, Tiguex park, the Natural History Museum and Old Town Albuquerque.

Quite and safe community with a futuristic playground onsite.

Care giver has completed CPR & Health & Safety training plus works directly with Valencia Counseling Services Inc. to make sure babies and kids are getting proper nutrition for optimal growth.

Financial assistance available for qualified families.

What does a day in the life of a Hazel & Friends’ kid look like?

  • Meals & Snacks
  • Imaginary Play
  • Naps
  • Learning A,B,C's & 1,2,3's
  • Crafts &/or Outdoor Play

Early Childhood Training and Certificates