Merced County Daycare

Find Merced 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.


Ada Givens Preschool 2900 Green Street Merced CA 95340 209-385-6378


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

Alexander Street Montessori School 201 East Alexander Avenue Merced CA 95340 209-383-1232

Alicia Reyes Preschool 123 South N Street Merced CA 95341 209-385-6761

All Of God's Children Christian School 1345 East Olive Avenue Merced CA 95340 209-724-0826

Bear Country Preschool & Day Care 2115 Wardrobe Avenue Merced CA 95341 209-722-2327

Bear Country Preschool & Day Care 2115 Wardrobe Avenue Merced CA 95341 209-722-2327

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

Cccds - Granada Child Development Center 9723 Haskell Avenue Planada CA 95365 209-382-1042

Cccds Bear Creek Child Development Center 1541 North Plainsburg Road Planada CA 95365 209-382-1142

Cccds- Planada Village Child Development Center 551 North Plainsburg Road Planada CA 95365 209-382-2245

Cccds-South Dos Palos Child Development Center 22380 7th Street South Dos Palos CA 93665 209-392-2722

Charles Wright School 900 East 20th Street Merced CA 95340 209-385-6615

Delhi Head Start 16249 Delhi Avenue Delhi CA 95315 209-383-7147

Delhi State Preschool 16249 Delhi Avenue Delhi CA 95315 209-668-6126

Dos Palos Head Start 2149 Almond Street Dos Palos CA 93620 209-723-4771

Dos Palos State Preschool 2149 Almond Street Dos Palos CA 93620 209-392-2151

About Merced County Daycares

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

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

Merced 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 Merced 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 Merced 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 Merced County.

Merced County Home Daycares

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