Berkeley Daycare

Find Berkeley 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.


Ala Costa Center For The Developmentally Disabled 1300 Rose Street Berkeley CA 94702 510-527-2550


American International Montessori School 3339 Martin Luther King Junior Way Berkeley CA 94703 510-868-1815

American International Montessori School 3339 Martin Luther King Junior Way Berkeley CA 94703 510-868-1815

Aquatic Park School 830 Heinz Avenue Berkeley CA 94710 510-843-2273

Berkeley Hills Nursery School 1161 Sterling Avenue Berkeley CA 94708 510-849-1216

Berkeley Montessori School 2030 Francisco Street Berkeley CA 94709 510-849-8340

Berkeley YMCA Head Start - Bancroft 1227 Bancroft Way Berkeley CA 94702 510-845-1213

Berkeley YMCA Head Start - Ocean View 1422 San Pablo Avenue Berkeley CA 94702 510-559-2090

Berkeley YMCA Head Start - Sacramento 3155 Sacramento Street Berkeley CA 94702 510-547-6683

Berkeley YMCA Head Start - South YMCA 2901 California Street Berkeley CA 94703 510-848-9092

Berkeley YMCA Head Start - West 2009 Tenth Street Berkeley CA 94710 510-848-9092

Beth El Nursery School 1301 Oxford Street Berkeley CA 94709 510-848-9428

Busd - Franklin Preschool 1460 Eighth Street Berkeley CA 94710 510-644-4533

Busd - Hopkins Street 1810 Hopkins Street Berkeley CA 94707 510-644-8939

Busd - King Child Development Center 1939 Ward Street Berkeley CA 94703 510-644-6358

Cedar Creek Montessori School 1600 Sacramento Street Berkeley CA 94702 510-525-1377

Centro Vida Bilingual Childcare Center 1000 Camelia Street Berkeley CA 94710 415-525-1463

Child Education Center 1222 University Avenue Berkeley CA 94702 510-548-1414

Children's Community Center 1140 Walnut Street Berkeley CA 94707 510-526-9634

Claremont Day Nurseries Inc 2845 Woolsey Street Berkeley CA 94705 510-654-2511

About Berkeley Daycares

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

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

Berkeley 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 Berkeley 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 Berkeley 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 Berkeley.

Berkeley Home Daycares

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