Dana Point Daycare

Find Dana Point 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.


Broderick Montessori School 24292 Del Prado Avenue Dana Point CA 92629 949-443-1193


Broderick Montessori School, Inc 24292 Del Prado Avenue Dana Point CA 92629 949-443-1193

CUSD Palisades Elementary School 26462 Via Sacramento Dana Point CA 92624 949-496-5942

Capistrano Beach Cities YMCA- Palisades 26462 Via Sacramento Dana Point CA 92624 949-496-1627

Capistrano Beach Cities YMCA-RH Dana 24242 La Cresta Drive Dana Point CA 92629 949-493-5144

Capistrano Usd/RH Dana State Preschool 24242 La Cresta Drive Dana Point CA 92629 949-496-6151

Capo Beach Calvary Preschool 25975 Domingo Avenue Dana Point CA 92624 949-496-3513

Dana Montessori 34052 Street of the Violet Lantern Dana Point CA 92629 949-240-7271

Dana Point Montessori School 33501 Del Obispo Street Dana Point CA 92629 949-443-4213

Giant Step Preschool 26153 Victoria Boulevard Dana Point CA 92624 949-661-6258

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Preschool 33501 Stonehill Drive Dana Point CA 92629 949-493-3596

Monarch Bay Montessori Academy 32920 Pacific Coast Highway Dana Point CA 92629 949-240-3344

South Shores Christian Pre School 32712 Crown Valley Parkway Dana Point CA 92629 949-496-5032

St Edward The Confessor Preschool 33866 Calle La Primavera Dana Point CA 92629 949-240-8485

Wee Can Preschool & Kindergarten 34240 Camino Capistrano Dana Point CA 92624 949-488-7939

About Dana Point Daycares

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

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

Dana Point 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 Dana Point 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 Dana Point 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 Dana Point.

Dana Point Home Daycares

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