Lafayette Daycare

Find Lafayette 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.


Center Of Arts, Technology And Science 961 First Street Lafayette CA 94549 925-283-4500


Child Day School - Lafayette, The 1049 Stuart Street Lafayette CA 94549 925-284-7092

Child Day School - Lafayette, The 1049 Stuart Street Lafayette CA 94549 925-284-7092

Diablo Valley Montessori School 3390 Deer Hill Road Lafayette CA 94549 925-283-6036

Gan Ilan Preschool - Temple Isaiah 3800 Mount Diablo Boulevard Lafayette CA 94549 925-284-8453

Happy Days Learning Center 3205 Stanley Boulevard Lafayette CA 94549 925-932-8088

Happy Days Learning Center 3205 Stanley Boulevard Lafayette CA 94549 925-932-8088

Husky House 3855 Happy Valley Road Lafayette CA 94549 925-283-7100

Joyful Beginnings Preschool 955 Moraga Road Lafayette CA 94549 925-284-1143

Kid's Hideout 3301 Springhill Road Lafayette CA 94549 925-283-7808

Lafayette Nursery School 979 First Street Lafayette CA 94549 925-284-2448

Merriewood Children's Center 561 Merriewood Drive Lafayette CA 94549 925-284-2121

Merriewood Children's Center 561 Merriewood Drive Lafayette CA 94549 925-284-2121

Michael Lane Preschool 682 Michael Lane Lafayette CA 94549 925-284-7426

Old Firehouse School 984 Moraga Road Lafayette CA 94549 925-284-4321

Seedlings 49 Knox Drive Lafayette CA 94549 925-284-3870

White Pony, The 999 Leland Drive Lafayette CA 94549 925-938-9958

About Lafayette Daycares

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

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

Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette 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 Lafayette.

Lafayette Home Daycares

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