Carlsbad Daycare

Find Carlsbad 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.


Aspirations, School Of Learning 6286 El Camino Real Carlsbad CA 92009 760-603-9173


Aviara Oaks Middle School YMCA 6880 Ambrosia Lane Carlsbad CA 92011 760-601-6934

Bright Horizons Family Solutions 2634 El Camino Real Carlsbad CA 92008 760-434-7143

Carlsbad Children's Garden 2518 Jefferson Street Carlsbad CA 92008 760-729-1558

Carlsbad Children's House 2606 Jefferson Street Carlsbad CA 92008 760-434-8911

Carlsbad Country Day School 5150 Hemingway Drive Carlsbad CA 92008 760-804-0550

Carlsbad Educational Foundation - Hope Elem 3010 Tamarack Avenue Carlsbad CA 92010 760-331-5900

Carlsbad Educational Foundation - Jefferson Elem 3743 Jefferson Street Carlsbad CA 92008 760-331-5566

Carlsbad Educational Foundation - Kelly Elem 4885 Kelly Drive Carlsbad CA 92008 760-331-5800

Carlsbad Educational Foundation - Magnolia Elem 1905 Magnolia Avenue Carlsbad CA 92008 760-331-5600

Carlsbad Educational Foundation-Aviara Oaks Elem 6900 Ambrosia Lane Carlsbad CA 92011 760-331-6000

Carlsbad Educational Foundation-Buena Vista Elem 1330 Buena Vista Way Carlsbad CA 92008 760-331-5400

Carlsbad Educational Foundation-Calavera Hills 4100 Tamarack Avenue Carlsbad CA 92010 760-602-8489

Carlsbad Educational Foundation-Pacific Rim Elem 1100 Camino De Las Ondas Carlsbad CA 92011 760-602-8489

Carlsbad Educational Foundation-Poinsettia 2445 Mica Road Carlsbad CA 92009 760-331-6580

Carlsbad Montessori School 740 Pine Avenue Carlsbad CA 92008 760-434-4161

Casa Montessori De Carlsbad 3470 Madison Street Carlsbad CA 92008 760-729-4455

Cdi At Buena Vista Head Start 1330 Buena Vista Way Carlsbad CA 92008 760-331-5462

Cdi At Carlsbad Head Start 3368 Eureka Place Carlsbad CA 92008 760-720-4378

Cdi At Laurel Tree Head Start 1307 Laurel Tree Lane Carlsbad CA 92011 760-930-0749

About Carlsbad Daycares

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

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

Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad.

Carlsbad Home Daycares

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