Santa Barbara County Daycare

Find Santa Barbara 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.


Adam Center 500 Windsor Street Santa Maria CA 93458 805-925-6667


Adam State Preschool 500 Windsor Street Santa Maria CA 93458 805-631-6759

Adams State Preschool 2701 Las Positas Road Santa Barbara CA 93105 805-569-2232

Aleph Bet Preschool 6047 Stow Canyon Road Goleta CA 93117 805-275-4083

All About Kids Preschool 613 North Elizabeth Street Santa Maria CA 93454 805-928-3544

All Saints By The Sea Parish School 84 Eucalyptus Lane Montecito CA 93108 805-969-4946

Allan Hancock College Children's Center 800 South College Drive Santa Maria CA 93454 805-922-6966

Allan Hancock College Children's Center 800 South College Drive Santa Maria CA 93454 805-922-6966

Alvin Center 316 East McElhany Avenue Santa Maria CA 93454 805-347-1975

Alvin State Preschool 301 East Alvin Avenue Santa Maria CA 93454 805-361-6812

Battles State Preschool 605 East Battles Road Santa Maria CA 93454 805-361-6904

Bethania Pre-School 611 Atterdag Road Solvang CA 93463 805-688-7077

Bethania Pre-School 611 Atterdag Road Solvang CA 93463 805-688-7077

Blochman Preschool 4949 Foxen Canyon Road Santa Maria CA 93454 805-937-1148

Bonita Migrant Head Start 4685 11th Street Guadalupe CA 93434 805-343-0324

Boys & Girls Club Of Lompoc Valley 1025 West Ocean Avenue Lompoc CA 93436 805-736-1303

Boys And Girls Club 1025 West Ocean Avenue Lompoc CA 93436 805-736-1303

Boys And Girls Club Of Carpinteria 4849 Foothill Road Carpinteria CA 93013 805-684-4718

Bright Beginnings 500 East North Avenue Lompoc CA 93436 805-736-9444

Bright Start The Early Years 1617 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara CA 93101 805-963-2024

About Santa Barbara County Daycares

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

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

Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara County.

Santa Barbara County Home Daycares

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