Atwater Daycare

Find Atwater 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.


Aileen Colburn Preschool 2201 Heller Avenue Atwater CA 95301 209-357-6136


Bellevue Head Start 1020 East Bellevue Road Atwater CA 95301 209-383-7147

Bellevue Preschool 1020 East Bellevue Road Atwater CA 95301 209-357-6140

Castle Head Start 2050 Academy Drive Atwater CA 95301 209-388-1785

Cccds - Atwater Child Development Center 9200 Westside Boulevard Atwater CA 95301 209-357-7382

Fruitland Christian Preschool 2100 Fruitland Avenue Atwater CA 95301 209-358-7981

Fruitland Christian Preschool 2100 Fruitland Avenue Atwater CA 95301 209-358-7981

Kindercare Learning Center 2606 North Buhach Road Atwater CA 95301 209-358-0177

Kindercare Learning Center 2606 North Buhach Road Atwater CA 95301 209-358-0177

Mitchell Head Start 1791 Grove Avenue Atwater CA 95301 209-358-0811

Shaffer Preschool 1434 California Street Atwater CA 95301 209-357-6145

St Anthony Preschool 1801 Winton Way Atwater CA 95301 209-358-3341

About Atwater Daycares

Atwater 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 Atwater, 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:
  • Atwater home, private, and public daycare programs
  • After school programs and supervision
  • Atwater childcare programs and services
  • Educational programming
  • Health and safety policies and regulations
Types of Daycare

Daycare services in Atwater, 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 Atwater 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 Atwater Daycare services address staffing levels, the design and safety of physical spaces, accessibility, food, and programming. Atwater background checks of all staff members are almost universally required.

Atwater 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 Atwater 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 Atwater 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 Atwater.

Atwater Home Daycares

Home Daycares are run by an individual and provide childcare in a home in Atwater, 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.