Downey Daycare

Find Downey 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.


Apollo Ii 7850 Quill Drive Downey CA 90242 562-861-5857


Around The World Children's Center 10916 Downey Avenue Downey CA 90241 562-622-4527

Around The World Children's Center 10835 New Street Downey CA 90241 562-862-5949

Calvary Chapel Christian Preschool 12808 Woodruff Avenue Downey CA 90242 562-299-9100

Children's Academy Of Success 10839 La Reina Avenue Downey CA 90241 562-231-4373

Christ Lutheran Church Child Care Center 7707 East Florence Avenue Downey CA 90240 562-927-1611

Clark Plaza Early Childhood Education Center 12830 Columbia Way Downey CA 90242 562-803-6229

Creative Beginnings Preschool 10819 New Street Downey CA 90241 562-861-2285

Creative Beginnings Preschool 10910 Paramount Boulevard Downey CA 90241 562-861-8654

Curtis Care Infant Development Program 12114 Paramount Boulevard Downey CA 90242 562-869-0646

Desert Reign Preschool 11610 Lakewood Boulevard Downey CA 90241 562-861-6002

Downey Christian Early Learning Center 10335 Paramount Boulevard Downey CA 90241 562-927-7540

Downey Family YMCA-Alameda Preschool 8613 Alameda Street Downey CA 90242 562-862-4201

Downey United Methodist Church Nursery School 10801 Downey Avenue Downey CA 90241 562-923-8719

Gallatin Center 9001 Paramount Boulevard Downey CA 90240 562-776-8207

Heavenly Unicorns Preschool 8219 Florence Avenue Downey CA 90240 562-846-6603

Kirkwood Christian Schools 10822 Brookshire Avenue Downey CA 90241 562-862-4251

Maof Child Care Center - Downey 8100 Telegraph Road Downey CA 90240 562-806-5054

Maria Montessori House Of Children 9036 Imperial Highway Downey CA 90242 562-869-3218

Montessori Children's Academy 7515 Firestone Boulevard Downey CA 90241 562-928-3041

About Downey Daycares

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

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

Downey 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 Downey 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 Downey 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 Downey.

Downey Home Daycares

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