Costa Mesa Daycare

Find Costa Mesa 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 Place 1941 Church Street Costa Mesa CA 92627 949-646-4318


Ability First - Newport Mesa Program 1060 Paularino Avenue Costa Mesa CA 92626 949-439-1207

Back Bay Montessori 398 University Drive Costa Mesa CA 92627 949-548-3771

Central Orange Coast YMCA - College Park 2380 Notre Dame Road Costa Mesa CA 92626 714-545-4439

Central Orange Coast YMCA - Davis 1050 Arlington Drive Costa Mesa CA 92626 714-549-1882

Central Orange Coast YMCA - Mariners School 2350 Canyon Drive Costa Mesa CA 92627 949-548-6770

Childs-Pace 1860 Anaheim Avenue Costa Mesa CA 92627 949-548-8849

Christ Lutheran Preschool 760 Victoria Street Costa Mesa CA 92627 714-631-1639

Coastal Children's Learning Center 2245 Orange Avenue Costa Mesa CA 92627 949-722-1005

Giant Step Learning Center 758 Saint Clair Street Costa Mesa CA 92626 714-540-1775

Happy Child Pre School 650 Hamilton Street Costa Mesa CA 92627 949-642-1426

Happy Child Preschool 650 Hamilton Street Costa Mesa CA 92627 949-642-9181

Harbor Trinity Preschool 1230 Baker Street Costa Mesa CA 92626 714-556-4335

Harry & Grace Steele Childrens Center-Orange Coast Co 2701 Fairview Road Costa Mesa CA 92626 714-432-5569

Int'L Christian Montessori Academy Of Costa Mesa 2950 McClintock Way Costa Mesa CA 92626 714-966-0303

Int'L Christian Montessori Academy Of Newport 2591 Irvine Avenue Costa Mesa CA 92627 949-631-9749

Lil' Lighthouse Preschool 301 Magnolia Street Costa Mesa CA 92627 949-631-7294

Lindbergh Child Development Center 220 23rd Street Costa Mesa CA 92627 949-650-2506

Matt Kline Headstart 2045 Meyer Place Costa Mesa CA 92627 949-548-4480

Mesa Verde Pre-School 3013 Deodar Avenue Costa Mesa CA 92626 714-513-1686

About Costa Mesa Daycares

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

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

Costa Mesa 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 Costa Mesa 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 Costa Mesa 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 Costa Mesa.

Costa Mesa Home Daycares

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