La Quinta Daycare

Find La Quinta 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.


Desert YMCA/Adams Site 50812-50800 Desert Club Drive La Quinta CA 92253 760-771-1811


Desert YMCA/Benjamin Franklin Site 77 Calle Tampico La Quinta CA 92253 760-771-1811

Desert YMCA/La Quinta Child Care Center Park Avenue La Quinta CA 92253 760-564-2848

Desert YMCA/La Quinta Preschool Park Avenue La Quinta CA 92253 760-564-2848

Dsusd Adams State Preschool 50800 Desert Club Drive La Quinta CA 92253 760-771-8675

Dsusd Child Development Center 47-950 Dune Palms Road La Quinta CA 92253 760-775-3500

About La Quinta Daycares

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

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

La Quinta 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 Quinta 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 Quinta 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 Quinta.

La Quinta Home Daycares

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