San Mateo County Daycare

Find San Mateo 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 Child's Way 701 Paloma Avenue Burlingame CA 94010 650-343-2630


A Child's Way 801 Howard Avenue Burlingame CA 94010 650-342-3460

A Child's Way Ii - An Early Learning Center 817 Murchison Drive Millbrae CA 94030 650-697-4760

A Child's Way, An Early Learning Center 801 Howard Avenue Burlingame CA 94010 650-342-3460

All Are Friends Montessori School 1130 Balclutha Drive Foster CA 94404 650-286-0400

Applebee Preschool, The 107 Clover Lane Menlo Park CA 94025 650-322-0192

Babe's Preschool-Preschool 1496 Adobe Drive Pacifica CA 94044 650-359-2089

Bayshore Child Care Services - 87Th Street Center 377 87th Street Daly CA 94015 415-330-1715

Bayshore Child Care Services - Midway Center 45 Midway Drive Daly CA 94014 415-330-1717

Bayshore Child Care Services - Our Second Home 725 Price Street Daly CA 94014 415-301-3300

Bayshore Child Care Services-Midway Center 45 Midway Drive Daly CA 94014 415-330-1717

Bayshore Child Care Services-Mission Center Preschool 7222 Mission Street Daly CA 94014 650-758-0740

Bayshore Child Care Svcs - South Park View Center 221 South Parkview Avenue Daly CA 94014 415-330-1714

Belle-Air Pre-School 450 3rd Avenue San Bruno CA 94066 650-624-3155

Belmont Community Learning Center 1835 Belburn Drive Belmont CA 94002 650-595-7488

Beresford Montessori 178 Clinton Street Redwood CA 94062 650-367-5027

Beresford Montessori 1719 Gum Street San Mateo CA 94402 650-571-8749

Bridge Point Academy 1311 South El Camino Real San Mateo CA 94402 650-638-0601

Bright Beginnings Toddler/Preschool 30 Hobart Avenue San Mateo CA 94402 650-571-0343

Bright Star Preschool/Child Development Center 498 Cunningham Way San Bruno CA 94066 650-871-6649

About San Mateo County Daycares

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

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

San Mateo 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 Mateo 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 Mateo 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 Mateo County.

San Mateo County Home Daycares

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