Bakersfield Daycare

Find Bakersfield 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.


A Good Time Out 3400 Calloway Drive Bakersfield CA 93312 661-410-8463


A Good Time Out 3400 Calloway Drive Bakersfield CA 93312 661-410-8463

Abc Preschool Academy 12438 Rosedale Highway Bakersfield CA 93312 661-589-2502

Agapeland Christian Academy 1030 4th Street Bakersfield CA 93304 661-325-4321

Agapeland Christian Academy 1030 4th Street Bakersfield CA 93304 661-325-4321

Alberta Dillard Child Development Center 5704 Pioneer Drive Bakersfield CA 93306 661-366-3774

All Aboard Preschool 8510 Weedpatch Highway Bakersfield CA 93307 661-845-2045

Angels Day Care 7815 Niles Street Bakersfield CA 93306 661-366-7320

BC Campus CDC - Preschool Program 1801 Panorama Drive Bakersfield CA 93305 661-395-4560

Bakersfield Adult School Children's Center 501 South Mount Vernon Avenue Bakersfield CA 93307 661-832-6642

Bakersfield Adult School Children's Center 501 South Mount Vernon Avenue Bakersfield CA 93307 661-832-6642

Bakersfield Carden School 714 Columbus Street Bakersfield CA 93305 661-325-2271

Bakersfield Parent Nursery 2080 Stine Road Bakersfield CA 93309 661-832-4690

Bakersfield Play Center, Inc 1620 Kentucky Street Bakersfield CA 93305 661-325-4064

Bcsd/Evergreen Elementary Pre-Kindergarten 2600 Rose Marie Drive Bakersfield CA 93304 661-631-5930

Bcsd/Roosevelt Elementary Pre-Kindergarten 2324 Verde Street Bakersfield CA 93304 661-631-4924

Beardsley Child Development Center 1001 Roberts Lane Bakersfield CA 93308 661-392-8758

Best Friends Children's Center 1960 Ming Avenue Bakersfield CA 93304 661-832-8573

Best Friends Children's Center 1960 Ming Avenue Bakersfield CA 93304 661-832-8573

Bethel Kiddie Korral 1418 West Columbus Street Bakersfield CA 93301 661-323-2851

About Bakersfield Daycares

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

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

Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield.

Bakersfield Home Daycares

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