San Diego County Daycare

Find San Diego 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.


A Brighter Future Preschool & Cdc 3422 Tripp Court San Diego CA 92121 858-794-9130


A Child's Center Of Wonder & Discovery 9841 Vine Street Lakeside CA 92040 619-443-4834

A Children's Garden - Encinitas 2241 Whisper Wind Lane Encinitas CA 92024 760-942-2326

A Children's Garden - Leucadia 1421 Burgundy Road Encinitas CA 92024 760-436-5370

A Children's Garden - Leucadia School Age 1421 Burgundy Road Encinitas CA 92024 760-436-5370

A Children's Garden - Vista 152 Grapevine Road Vista CA 92083 760-753-4960

A Creative Beginning 1701 North Santa Fe Avenue Vista CA 92084 760-945-0200

A Madison Avenue Educational Center 1052 East Madison Avenue El Cajon CA 92021 619-593-6090

A Madison Avenue Educational Center-School Age 1052 East Madison Avenue El Cajon CA 92021 619-593-6090

A Place Of Our Own Cdc 2004 East Valley Parkway Escondido CA 92027 760-737-8660

A Place Of Our Own Cdc-School Age 2355 East Valley Parkway Escondido CA 92027 760-737-8660

A Sunny Days Preschool 12470 Woodside Avenue Lakeside CA 92040 619-443-4369

Abc Barn Children's Place 10842 Fury Lane La Mesa CA 91941 619-670-3898

Abc Barn Children's Place-Extended Day 10842 Fury Lane La Mesa CA 91941 619-670-3898

Abc Children's Center Of Rancho Bernardo 12145 Alta Carmel Court San Diego CA 92128 858-451-1663

Academy Kids Child Development Center 5185 Acuna Street San Diego CA 92117 619-665-7878

Academy Kids Child Development Center-School Age 5185 Acuna Street San Diego CA 92117 619-665-7878

Academy Of Learning Preschool 6690 Mission Gorge Road San Diego CA 92120 619-280-7678

Adams State Preschool/School Readiness/Pre-K Fam 4672 35th Street San Diego CA 92116 619-280-2103

Adobe Bluffs Preschool 8707 Adobe Bluffs Drive San Diego CA 92129 858-748-0010

About San Diego County Daycares

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

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

San Diego 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 San Diego 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 San Diego 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 San Diego County.

San Diego County Home Daycares

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