San Francisco County Daycare

Find San Francisco 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.


1St Place 2 Start 1252 Sunnydale Avenue San Francisco CA 94134 415-333-2659


Abc Pre-School 426 33rd Avenue San Francisco CA 94121 415-387-9111

Abc's Child Development Center 1555 39th Avenue San Francisco CA 94122 415-681-1050

Adath Israel Preschool 1836 Noriega Street San Francisco CA 94122 415-564-5666

After School Enrichment Program 1025 14th Street San Francisco CA 94114 415-863-6600

Alta Plaza Preschool 2140 Pierce Street San Francisco CA 94115 415-928-6483

Angelina's Pre-School 1851 Noriega Street San Francisco CA 94122 415-242-6295

Ark Christian Preschool, The 3141 Vicente Street San Francisco CA 94116 415-731-0912

Ark Of Hope Preschool 2701 Noriega Street San Francisco CA 94122 415-242-1036

Associated Students Children's Center - Preschool 1650 Holloway Avenue San Francisco CA 94132 415-338-2403

Balboa Preschool 521 Balboa Street San Francisco CA 94118 415-668-5877

Big City Montessori School 240 Industrial Street San Francisco CA 94124 415-648-5777

Bright Horizons @ Second Street - Preschool 303 2nd Street San Francisco CA 94107 415-495-2500

Bright Horizons At 221 Main Street (Preschool) 221 Main Street San Francisco CA 94105 415-495-1706

Bright Horizons San Francisco California St-Presch 555 California Street San Francisco CA 94104 415-392-7531

Bright Horizons San Francisco California St-Sch 555 California Street San Francisco CA 94104 415-392-7531

Buen Dia Family School 589 Guerrero Street San Francisco CA 94110 415-431-3535

Buena Vista Child Care 2641 25th Street San Francisco CA 94110 415-285-0221

C5 Children's School Preschool Center 455 Golden Gate Avenue San Francisco CA 94102 415-703-1277

Calvary Presbyterian Church Nursery School 2515 Fillmore Street San Francisco CA 94115 415-346-4715

About San Francisco County Daycares

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

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

San Francisco 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 Francisco 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 Francisco 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 Francisco County.

San Francisco County Home Daycares

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