Irvine Daycare

Find Irvine 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.


Alderwood Child Development Center 2005 Knollcrest Irvine CA 92603 949-725-0961


Bright Horizons Irvine 2010 Main Street Irvine CA 92614 949-261-1200

Bright Horizons Irvine 2010 Main Street Irvine CA 92614 949-261-1200

Canyon View Preschool Cdc 12025 Yale Court Irvine CA 92620 714-730-5194

Canyon View School Age Cdc 12025 Yale Court Irvine CA 92620 714-730-5194

Chai Tots 5010 Barranca Parkway Irvine CA 92604 949-786-5000

Child's World Pre School 18422 Culver Drive Irvine CA 92612 949-786-9229

Children's Center At Taco Bell, The 1 Glen Bell Way Irvine CA 92618 949-863-3800

Children's Center Of St Andrew's Episcopal Church 4400 Barranca Parkway Irvine CA 92604 949-651-0198

Childtime Children's Center Inc 4876 Irvine Center Drive Irvine CA 92604 949-551-4533

Club J 1 Federation Way Irvine CA 92603 949-435-3400

Creeker's Club 2 Stone Creek South Irvine CA 92604 949-857-1694

Deerfield School Age Child Development Center 2 Deerfield Avenue Irvine CA 92604 949-552-5871

Dolphin Club Day Care Center, The 155 Eastshore Irvine CA 92604 949-651-0152

Dream Land Preschool 5101 Walnut Avenue Irvine CA 92604 949-551-3367

Dream Land Preschool 5101 Walnut Avenue Irvine CA 92604 949-551-3367

Good Shepherd Preschool 4800 Irvine Center Drive Irvine CA 92604 949-552-1967

Hicks Canyon Cdc 3817 Viewpark Avenue Irvine CA 92602 714-544-3492

Irvine Child Development Center 2 Civic Center Plaza Irvine CA 92606 949-724-6700

Irvine Community Nursery School 14341 Yale Avenue Irvine CA 92604 949-786-2687

About Irvine Daycares

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

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

Irvine 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 Irvine 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 Irvine 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 Irvine.

Irvine Home Daycares

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