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A Place where Children

learn how to become Future Productive ADULTS 


We are accepting new applications for our 2023-2024 Schoolyear

Call us at 347 577 7626 

The world is a huge playground where children learn, grow, and have fun. But as they grow older, everywhere they go turns into an obstacle course with big challenges awaiting them. Make your kids overcome whatever they’ll face with help from Small ADULTS in the Making Group Family Daycare. We provide round-the-clock childcare services and uniform programs for kids from 3 months to 12 years old.

*As of Monday, September 18, 2023 we will re-introduce our non-traditional hours!!  Ask about our Evening, Overnight and Weekend Childcare!  


Our professional team is committed to supporting the development of your little ones’ body, mind, soul, and heart. With us by their side, you can have peace of mind, knowing your children are in good hands. Get in touch with us in Harlem, New York to learn more about what we do. We hope to meet your family soon!


*All meals are included in our affordable and flexible rates.

*We accept Private Payments and all Vouchers


Hello!  My name is Samanthia Deas but please call me Ms. Samanthia.  I am the Owner and Lead Teacher here at Small ADULTS in the Making (S.A.M.) Group Family Daycare since June 1, 2004.  After 15 Years of working as an Executive Administrative Assistant in Corporate America (Federal Reserve Bank of New York), I realized that I was not following my passion with working with young children and resigned to open my own Daycare.  Born and raised in Harlem and raising my one and only daughter, I always found myself scheduling playdates & sleepovers, exploring amusement parks and formed buddy systems for other parents who needed help.  My daughter inspired me to follow my passion and then I put my pen to paper and I started my vision board.

In finding the perfect name for the daycare I decided to name it after my mother's last name SMALL and used my initials; an acronym for S.A.M. Small ADULTS in the Making.  Cool right? I hired my mother as my assistant, which happened to be her first job and everything was great. 

Being the 1st child to graduate from college and to open a business was rewarding.

In 2008 while juggling the daycare full-time; I re-admitted to BMCC on a full time basis. I’ve graduated and earned my degree in Early Childhood Education in 2011.  Also was a 2016 Graduate of the Lillian Project’s 1st Cohort from the Harlem Business Alliance.

My standard is to offer a High Quality (Quality vs Quantity) Program to families in my community who yearns an educational and safe place for their children to call their “home” away from home. I have serviced over 100+ plus families within the 19 years of business.

I was awarded a Merit Award on May 13, 2022 from UFT after servicing the Essential Families during the Pandemic and developed COVID19 for 14 days.  I also earned my Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential and attend ongoing trainings throughout the year.

I’ve been traveling extensively since 1994 and visited over 50 different countries, states and cities.  I pour into my community advocating for our local library, hosting Annual Halloween Parties, Bus Trips to Sesame Place, Bookbag Giveaways, donating clothes to shelters and churches; just to name a few.  In addition; I extend myself to pay it forward and volunteer during my vacations in Jamaica, Dominican Republic, St. Lucia & the most recent in Colombia.

Currently, I'm single with a daughter in her early 30s; 2 distant living siblings, no living parents.  My mother transitioned in November 2021 and since then I poured into my Daycare because they are my extended family.   Thanks for reading and I look forward to meeting you and your family.

Samanthia Ebony Deas


Tell Us What You Need

Please don’t hesitate to send us your message or question by filling out the inquiry form below. We’re more than happy to assist you with all your needs!



What We Truly Aspire

At Small ADULTS in the Making Group Family Daycare, we strive to provide learning experiences that’ll help children enter into the mainstream society more successfully. We are committed to nurturing each child's language, social, physical, cognitive, and emotional development.


Contact Information

Small ADULTS in the Making Group

Family Daycare

2855 Frederick Douglass Boulevard

New York, New York. 10039

Phone: 347-577-7626

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