Half Moon Bay Daycare

Find Half Moon Bay 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.


Coastside Child Development Center 565 Redondo Beach Road Half Moon Bay CA 94019 650-726-7416


Coastside Children's Prog-Half Moon Bay 494 Miramontes Avenue Half Moon Bay CA 94019 415-726-7412

Coastside Children's Programs-El Granada 200 Santiago Avenue Half Moon Bay CA 94019 650-726-7413

Coastside Children's Programs-Montara 1100 Le Conte Avenue Half Moon Bay CA 94019 415-728-7419

Coastside Children's Programs-Preschool 777 Miramontes Street Half Moon Bay CA 94019 650-726-3273

Coastside Parents Nursery School 613 Grandview Boulevard Half Moon Bay CA 94019 650-726-2397

Holy Family Children's Center 1590 Cabrillo Highway South Half Moon Bay CA 94019 650-726-9001

Ihsd, Inc-Half Moon Bay Head Start Center 900 Cabrillo Highway North Half Moon Bay CA 94019 415-871-2690

Ihsd, Inc-Moonridge Child Development Center 2001 Miramontes Point Road Half Moon Bay CA 94019 650-712-8729

Los Ninos Nursery School 20 Kelly Avenue Half Moon Bay CA 94019 650-726-6264

Picasso Preschool 480 Avenue Alhambra Half Moon Bay CA 94019 650-726-2017

Wilkinson Early Childhood Center 750 Avenue Alhambra Half Moon Bay CA 94019 650-726-4582

About Half Moon Bay Daycares

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

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

Half Moon Bay 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 Half Moon Bay 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 Half Moon Bay 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 Half Moon Bay.

Half Moon Bay Home Daycares

Home Daycares are run by an individual and provide childcare in a home in Half Moon Bay, 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.