Gardena Daycare

Find Gardena 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.


186Th Street Elementary School Cspp 1581 186th Street Gardena CA 90248 310-324-1153


Amestoy Elementary School Room 21 1048 West 149th Street Gardena CA 90247 310-327-5592

Baby Geniuses Early Learning Center 15328 South Vermont Avenue Gardena CA 90247 310-715-1582

Calvary Child Development Center 15916 Crenshaw Boulevard Gardena CA 90249 310-327-3679

Gardena Buddhist Church 1517 166th Street Gardena CA 90247 310-327-9400

Gardena Christian Academy 16311 South Western Avenue Gardena CA 90247 310-527-0348

Gardena Christian Academy 16311 South Western Avenue Gardena CA 90247 310-527-0348

Gardena Early Education Center 1350 West 177th Street Gardena CA 90248 310-254-5091

Gardena Valley Christian Pre-School 1409 West 182nd Street Gardena CA 90248 310-324-9736

Grace Nursery School 2222 Marine Avenue Gardena CA 90249 310-323-8972

Kum Ran Church Preschool 3153 Marine Avenue Gardena CA 90249 310-219-1815

Learning Time Preschool 3112 West 147th Street Gardena CA 90249 310-675-5250

Little Hearts Academy 762 West 131st Street Gardena CA 90247 310-538-4144

Pace - Bethesda Head Start Center 14420 Crenshaw Boulevard Gardena CA 90249 213-989-3244

Pace - St John Head Start Center 14517 Crenshaw Boulevard Gardena CA 90249 213-989-3244

Sellery, C Morley School State Preschool 15805 South Budlong Avenue Gardena CA 90247 310-327-1202

St Anthony's Day Nursery 1044 West 163rd Street Gardena CA 90247 310-329-8654

Van Ness Nursery School & Kindergarten 15408 Van Ness Avenue Gardena CA 90249 310-323-4956

YMCA Of Metropolitan Of LA Gardena/Carson Br 1000 Artesia Boulevard Gardena CA 90248 310-523-3470

About Gardena Daycares

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

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

Gardena 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 Gardena 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 Gardena 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 Gardena.

Gardena Home Daycares

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