Gonzales Daycare

Find Gonzales 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.


Gonzales Head Start 550 5th Street Gonzales CA 93926 831-675-9135


Gonzales Unified School District State Preschool 550 5th Street Gonzales CA 93926 831-675-0100

La Paz Migrant Head Start 550 5th Street Gonzales CA 93926 831-675-2355

MAOF Gonzales Early Learning Center 225 Elko Street Gonzales CA 93926 831-675-2764

Tiny Tots Preschool And Daycare 405 7th Street Gonzales CA 93926 831-675-0337

About Gonzales Daycares

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

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

Gonzales 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 Gonzales 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 Gonzales 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 Gonzales.

Gonzales Home Daycares

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