La Mesa Daycare

Find La Mesa 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.


Abc Barn Children's Place 10842 Fury Lane La Mesa CA 91941 619-670-3898


Abc Barn Children's Place-Extended Day 10842 Fury Lane La Mesa CA 91941 619-670-3898

Aka Head Start - La Mesa 7520 El Cajon Boulevard La Mesa CA 91942 619-463-1093

Aka-Vista La Mesa Head Start 3900 Violet Street La Mesa CA 91941 619-825-5600

Center For Young Imaginations 4885 Harbinson Avenue La Mesa CA 91942 619-461-5408

Charley Brown Children's Center 5921 Jackson Drive La Mesa CA 91942 619-463-5126

Childtime Children's Center 5565 Lake Park Way La Mesa CA 91942 619-460-0310

Childtime Children's Center 5565 Lake Park Way La Mesa CA 91942 619-460-0310

Christ Lutheran Early Childhood Center 7915 La Mesa Boulevard La Mesa CA 91942 619-462-6004

College Center Montessori School 7484 University Avenue La Mesa CA 91942 619-589-9196

East County Family YMCA Vista La Mesa 3900 Violet Street La Mesa CA 91941 619-460-5953

Educare Children's Center Sigma Street La Mesa CA 91942 415-924-9902

Foothills United Methodist Church Preschool 4031 Avocado Boulevard La Mesa CA 91941 619-670-4024

Grey Rabbit Preschool, The 4542 Palm Avenue La Mesa CA 91941 619-697-1551

Kindercare Learning Center - Via Mercado 3655 Via Mercado La Mesa CA 91941 619-670-9388

Kindercare Learning Center - Via Mercado, Sap 3655 Via Mercado La Mesa CA 91941 619-670-9388

La Mesa Christian Schools 9407 Jericho Road La Mesa CA 91942 619-463-5591

La Mesa Dale Preschool 4370 Parks Avenue La Mesa CA 91941 619-668-5740

La Mesa Spring Valley Sch District-Northmont P/S 9405 Gregory Street La Mesa CA 91942 619-668-5832

La Mesa United Methodist Children's Center 4690 Palm Avenue La Mesa CA 91941 619-466-8407

About La Mesa Daycares

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

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

La Mesa 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 La Mesa 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 La Mesa 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 La Mesa.

La Mesa Home Daycares

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