Monterey County Daycare

Find Monterey 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.


Abc Pre-School & Daycare Center 263 Carpenteria Road Aromas CA 95004 408-726-2357


Abc Pre-School - Day Care Center 263 Carpenteria Road Aromas CA 95004 408-726-2666

Alegria Migrant Head Start 521 North Russ Street King CA 93930 805-544-4355

Alisal Head Start 1437 Del Monte Avenue Salinas CA 93905 408-424-0461

Apple Pie School 46861 Cabrillo Highway Big Sur CA 93920 831-667-2921

Avondale Child Development Center 200 Coe Avenue Seaside CA 93955 831-899-4757

Avondale Child Development Center 200 Coe Avenue Seaside CA 93955 831-899-4757

Boronda Meadows Elementary Preschool 915 Larkin Street Salinas CA 93907 831-753-0648

Cabrillo Head Start/State Ps 1295 La Salle Avenue Seaside CA 93955 831-393-3400

Capslo Salinas Child Care Center 342 Front Street Salinas CA 93901 831-757-7692

Carmel Child Development Center 8460 Carmel Valley Road Carmel-by-the-Sea CA 93923 831-624-1546

Castro Plaza Family Resource Center 10601 Mcdougall Street Castroville CA 95012 831-633-2141

Castroville Elementary Preschool 11161 Merritt Street Castroville CA 95012 831-632-2613

Cesar E Chavez Preschool 1225 Towt Street Salinas CA 93905 831-578-2781

Children's Lighthouse Center 180 Williams Road Salinas CA 93905 831-422-4161

Children's School, The 5716 Carmel Valley Road Carmel-by-the-Sea CA 93923 831-624-2106

Childrens' Creative Learning Centers 1608 Pvt Bolio Road Monterey CA 93940 831-647-1880

Church Of The Good Shepherd Preschool 301 Corral De Tierra Road Salinas CA 93908 831-484-2363

Church Of The Good Shepherd Ps At The Grange 348 Corral De Tierra Road Salinas CA 93908 831-484-1882

Creekside Head Start 1770 Kittery Street Salinas CA 93906 831-442-3526

About Monterey County Daycares

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

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

Monterey 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 Monterey 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 Monterey 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 Monterey County.

Monterey County Home Daycares

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