Aptos Daycare

Find Aptos California daycares and preschools. Daycares provide information on licensed infant and child care assistance, 24 hour and weekend day care centers, montessori, private, and public facilities.

Apple Afterschool 221 Thunderbird Drive Aptos CA 95003 831-685-0629

Aptos Academy, The 1940 Bonita Drive Aptos CA 95003 831-688-1080

Aptos Christian Child Care Center 7200 Freedom Boulevard Aptos CA 95003 831-688-3312

Cabrillo College Children's Center 6500 Soquel Drive Aptos CA 95003 831-479-6352

Calvary Chapel Childrens Center 8065 Valencia Street Aptos CA 95003 831-662-3470

Children's Enrichment Center 2701 Cabrillo College Drive Aptos CA 95003 831-465-3302

Rose Blossom Nursery School 6401 Freedom Boulevard Aptos CA 95003 831-662-8458

Santa Cruz Community Counseling Headstart Center 6500 Soquel Drive Aptos CA 95003 831-724-3885

Santa Cruz Montessori School 6230 Soquel Drive Aptos CA 95003 831-476-1646

Secret Garden, The 10707 Soquel Drive Aptos CA 95003 831-688-7790

Simcha Preschool 3055 Porter Gulch Road Aptos CA 95003 831-479-3449

St Andrew Preschool 9850 Monroe Avenue Aptos CA 95003 831-688-7095

About Aptos Daycares

Aptos Daycare is a service that supervises and cares for children too young to be left alone during periods when parents or guardians are unavailable, due to work or other commitments in Aptos, CA. Daycare services are typically used for children too young to attend school or preschool, or for school-aged children that need supervision immediately before or after school hours.

You may contact Daycares for questions about:
  • Aptos home, private, and public daycare programs
  • After school programs and supervision
  • Aptos childcare programs and services
  • Educational programming
  • Health and safety policies and regulations
Types of Daycare

Daycare services in Aptos, California come in a variety of forms, including Daycare Centers operated by private businesses, non-profit and religious organizations, and government agencies, as well as Home Daycares run by individuals. While Daycare usually refers to the supervision and care of children, somewhat comparable services for elderly or disabled adults also exist, which are usually referred to as Aptos Adult Daycares.

California Licensed Daycare

All Daycare services are regulated extensively by California State agencies. The regulation and licensing of Daycare services usually falls within the California Human Services Department or the Office of Early Childhood. Regulations concerning Aptos Daycare services address staffing levels, the design and safety of physical spaces, accessibility, food, and programming. Aptos background checks of all staff members are almost universally required.

Aptos Daycare Centers

Daycare Centers are operations that provide daycare in a setting other than a private home. They are typically larger and provide a classroom-style format that groups children by age. Most Aptos Daycare Centers offer structured programming, and many are accredited as providers of early learning programs. California State regulations determine how many adult staff members are required per child, based on the children's age. Infants typically require at least one adult for every three infants. The ratio of children to adults increases with the children's age to a maximum of approximately ten children per adult staff members, though this varies by state. Daycare Centers are usually owned and operated by Aptos private businesses, non-profit organizations, or religious organizations. Government involvement in Daycare is usually limited to subsidizing Daycare costs for low-income families, though there are some examples of government owned and operated Daycare Centers in Aptos.

Aptos Home Daycares

Home Daycares are run by an individual and provide childcare in a home in Aptos, California. The licensing requirements and regulations for Home Daycares differ somewhat from Daycare Centers. In addition to adult to children ratios, CA law imposes a total maximum number of children that can be cared for in a single home. Safety and design requirements also differ from Daycare Centers.