Marin County Daycare

Find Marin County 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.


Abbey Montessori Children's Center 8 North San Pedro Road San Rafael CA 94903 415-479-8865


Abbey Montessori Children's Center - Preschool 138 North San Pedro Road San Rafael CA 94903 415-479-8865

Abc Academy Preschool 176 Tunstead Avenue San Anselmo CA 94960 415-459-7611

All Saints Preschool & Childrens Center 2 San Marin Drive Novato CA 94945 415-893-4202

All Saints Preschool & Childrens Center-School Age 2 San Marin Drive Novato CA 94945 415-893-4202

Belvedere Nursery School 15 Cove Road Place Belvedere CA 94920 415-435-1661

Belvedere Tiburon CCC-Bel Aire School 277 Karen Way Tiburon CA 94920 415-381-2243

Belvedere-Tiburon Child Care Center Preschool 1185 Tiburon Boulevard Tiburon CA 94920 415-435-4366

Belvedere-Tiburon Child Care Center Sch Age 1185 Tiburon Boulevard Tiburon CA 94920 415-435-4366

Bolinas Children's Center 270 Elm Road Bolinas CA 94924 415-868-2550

Bridge Point Academy - Preschool 1787 Grant Avenue Novato CA 94945 415-898-7007

Bridge Point Academy - School Age 1787 Grant Avenue Novato CA 94945 415-898-7007

Bright Horizons At Marin Commons-Preschool 1600 Los Gamos Drive San Rafael CA 94903 415-492-2262

Canal Child Care Center - Preschool 215 Mission Avenue San Rafael CA 94901 415-457-1444

Canal Child Care Center - School-Age 215 Mission Avenue San Rafael CA 94901 415-457-1444

Children's Cottage Co-Op 2900 Larkspur Landing Circle Larkspur CA 94939 415-461-0822

City Of San Rafael - Coleman Children's Center 800 Belle Avenue San Rafael CA 94901 415-485-3121

City Of San Rafael - Parkside Children's Center 51 Albert Park Lane San Rafael CA 94901 415-485-3387

City Of San Rafael - Parkside Children's Center 51 Albert Park Lane San Rafael CA 94901 415-485-3388

City Of San Rafael - Pickleweed P/S 40 Canal Street San Rafael CA 94901 415-485-3101

About Marin County Daycares

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

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

Marin County 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 Marin County 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 Marin County 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 Marin County.

Marin County Home Daycares

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