Lakewood Daycare

Find Lakewood 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.


Aloha Head Start/State Preschool 11737 214th Street Lakewood CA 90715 562-924-2076


Artesia High School Children's Center 20650 Norwalk Boulevard Lakewood CA 90715 562-229-7959

Bellflower Usd-Williams Child Care Center 6144 Clark Avenue Lakewood CA 90712 562-461-2202

Edu Care Preschool 4300 Bellflower Boulevard Lakewood CA 90713 562-377-1300

Educare Preschool 5730 South Street Lakewood CA 90713 562-377-1300

Holmes Child Development Center 5020 Barlin Avenue Lakewood CA 90712 310-531-8519

Lakewood Child Development Center 5225 Hayter Avenue Lakewood CA 90712 562-531-9440

M A W Children's Center 5510 Clark Avenue Lakewood CA 90712 562-867-4083

MAW Children's Centers 5510 Clark Avenue Lakewood CA 90712 562-867-4083

Melbourne Head Start/State Preschool 21314 Claretta Avenue Lakewood CA 90715 562-865-5632

Palms State Preschool 12445 207th Street Lakewood CA 90715 562-926-1480

Park Montessori School, The 12350 Del Amo Boulevard Lakewood CA 90715 562-809-1948

St Timothy Lutheran Preschool Day Care 4645 Woodruff Avenue Lakewood CA 90713 562-421-8441

Stephen Foster Child Care Center 5223 Bigelow Street Lakewood CA 90712 562-866-2584

Tutor Time Child Care Learning Center 6504 South Street Lakewood CA 90713 562-867-8583

Tutor Time Child Care Learning Center 6504 South Street Lakewood CA 90713 562-867-8583

Whitewood Child Development Center 5511 Whitewood Avenue Lakewood CA 90712 562-531-6333

Willow Head Start/State Preschool 11733 205th Street Lakewood CA 90715 562-229-7985

YMCA Glb - Weingart-Lakewood - Gompers Site 5206 Briercrest Avenue Lakewood CA 90713 562-925-6493

YMCA Glb Madison Site 2801 Bomberry Street Lakewood CA 90712 562-420-6561

About Lakewood Daycares

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

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

Lakewood 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 Lakewood 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 Lakewood 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 Lakewood.

Lakewood Home Daycares

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