Encinitas Daycare

Find Encinitas 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 Children's Garden - Encinitas 2241 Whisper Wind Lane Encinitas CA 92024 760-942-2326

A Children's Garden - Leucadia 1421 Burgundy Road Encinitas CA 92024 760-436-5370

A Children's Garden - Leucadia School Age 1421 Burgundy Road Encinitas CA 92024 760-436-5370

Bethlehem Community Early Childhood Center 925 Balour Drive Encinitas CA 92024 760-753-4780

Cdi At Leucadia Head Start 616 North Coast Highway 101 Encinitas CA 92024 760-632-1045

Cdi Head Start Country Corner 2240 Encinitas Boulevard Encinitas CA 92024 760-632-1392

Central Montessori School 286 North El Camino Real Encinitas CA 92024 760-479-9889

Early Explorations 1430 Amargosa Drive Encinitas CA 92024 760-942-0500

Encinitas Country Day School 2155 Encinitas Boulevard Encinitas CA 92024 760-942-2224

Encinitas Country Day School-San Elijo Campus 3616 Manchester Avenue Encinitas CA 92024 760-942-1111

Encinitas Migrant Cdc 1508 Windsor Road Encinitas CA 92007 760-942-3240

Encinitas Shining Stars 511 Encinitas Boulevard Encinitas CA 92024 760-436-5433

Gifted Preschool, The 2232 Encinitas Boulevard Encinitas CA 92024 760-436-9666

Kids By The Sea Preschool 920 Balour Drive Encinitas CA 92024 760-634-2171

Learning Tree, The 240 Birmingham Drive Encinitas CA 92007 619-889-9100

Leucadia Children's School 1337 North Vulcan Avenue Encinitas CA 92024 760-753-8084

Lighthouse Christian Preschool 510 South El Camino Real Encinitas CA 92024 760-942-8500

Little Kingdom 520 Balour Drive Encinitas CA 92024 760-632-1093

Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA 1690 Wandering Road Encinitas CA 92024 760-942-9622

Magdalena Ecke YMCA 200 Saxony Road Encinitas CA 92024 760-942-9622

About Encinitas Daycares

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

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

Encinitas 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 Encinitas 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 Encinitas 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 Encinitas.

Encinitas Home Daycares

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