Mendocino County Daycare

Find Mendocino 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.


Nco Head Start-Willits Center 20 Spruce Street Willits CA 95490 707-459-5141


Nco Head Start/Child Development Center-Nokomis 499 Washington Avenue Ukiah CA 95482 707-462-2671

Nco Head Start/Child Development Center-Orchard 425 North Orchard Avenue Ukiah CA 95482 707-462-2407

New Life Preschool 302 West Henry Street Ukiah CA 95482 707-463-0803

New Morning Montessori School - Preschool 1045 North State Street Ukiah CA 95482 707-462-6115

Peachland State Preschool 12300 Anderson Valley Way Boonville CA 95415 707-895-2761

Point Arena Little School 40 School Street Point Arena CA 95468 707-882-2213

Potter Valley State Preschool 10401 Main Street Potter Valley CA 95469 707-743-2704

Rainbow Preschool 44831 Main Street Mendocino CA 95460 707-937-4913

Redwood State Preschool 324 South Lincoln Street Fort Bragg CA 95437 707-961-1693

Room To Bloom 239 South Main Street Willits CA 95490 707-354-0325

Round Valley Child Development Center-Preschool Airport Road Covelo CA 95428 707-983-6631

Small Wonders Preschool 1056 North Bush Street Ukiah CA 95482 707-463-5217

South Coast Day Care 115 Lake Street Point Arena CA 95468 707-882-2946

South Coast Day Care-School Age 115 Lake Street Point Arena CA 95468 707-882-2946

Talmage State Preschool Old River Road Ukiah CA 95482 707-467-5091

Ukiah Nursery School 444 Park Boulevard Ukiah CA 95482 707-462-6638

Ukiah Unified Preschool Center Bilingual Preschool 1100 North Bush Street Ukiah CA 95482 707-468-3304

Ukiah Unified Preschool Village-Preschool 1100 North Bush Street Ukiah CA 95482 707-468-3302

Waldorf School Of Mendocino County, The 6280 3rd Street Calpella CA 95418 707-485-8719

About Mendocino County Daycares

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

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

Mendocino 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 Mendocino 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 Mendocino 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 Mendocino County.

Mendocino County Home Daycares

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