Chico Daycare

Find Chico 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.


Associated Students Children's Center Arcadian Avenue Chico CA 95926 530-898-5865


Bidwell Academy For Young Children 120 Mission Ranch Boulevard Chico CA 95926 530-345-2292

Bright Beginnings 120 Yellowstone Drive Chico CA 95973 530-345-7100

Butte College Child Development Chico Center 2320 Forest Avenue Chico CA 95928 530-895-2865

Castles Preschool 55 Jan Court Chico CA 95928 530-892-2273

Chico Child Development Center - Preschool 2550 California 32 Chico CA 95973 530-894-1778

Chico Christian Preschool 2801 Notre Dame Boulevard Chico CA 95928 530-879-8988

Chico Community Children's Center 2230 Elm Street Chico CA 95928 530-345-6480

Chico Community Children's Center - Eaton Rd 1270 East Eaton Road Chico CA 95973 530-343-9349

Chico Community Children's Center Preschool 2230 Elm Street Chico CA 95928 530-891-5363

Chico Country Day Preschool 102 West 11th Street Chico CA 95928 530-895-2650

Chico Montessori Children's House 814 Glenn Street Chico CA 95928 530-342-5518

Chico Nursery School 1190 East 1st Avenue Chico CA 95926 530-891-1723

Chico Oaks Preschool 1859 Hooker Oak Avenue Chico CA 95926 530-342-4813

Child Development Laboratory Arcadian Avenue Chico CA 95926 530-898-5865

Circles Children's Center 2345 Fair Street Chico CA 95928 530-879-7492

E Center Hs Pgms - Boucher Center 1312 Boucher Street Chico CA 95928 530-345-5496

E Center Hs Pgms - Chico Center 2205 Elm Street Chico CA 95928 530-895-3629

E Center Hs Pgms-Chapman Center 1071 East 16th Street Chico CA 95928 530-894-1517

E Center Hs Pgms-East Of Eaton Center 1577 East Lassen Avenue Chico CA 95973 530-891-0101

About Chico Daycares

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

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

Chico 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 Chico 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 Chico 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 Chico.

Chico Home Daycares

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