Los Altos Daycare

Find Los Altos 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.


Children's Creative Learning Center Santa Rita 700 Los Altos Avenue Los Altos CA 94022 650-917-9300


Children's House Of Los Altos 770 Berry Avenue Los Altos CA 94024 650-968-9052

Children's House Of Los Altos 770 Berry Avenue Los Altos CA 94024 650-968-9052

Childrens' Creative Learning Center Covington 205 Covington Road Los Altos CA 94024 650-559-7900

Childrens' Creative Learning Centers 2310 Homestead Road Los Altos CA 94024 408-736-7400

Foothill Preschool 1575 Holt Avenue Los Altos CA 94024 650-948-2878

Foothill Preschool 2100 Woods Lane Los Altos CA 94024 650-948-2878

Joan Bourriague's Preschool 201 Covington Road Los Altos CA 94024 650-941-1662

Los Altos Christian Preschool 625 Magdalena Avenue Los Altos CA 94024 650-948-2907

Los Altos Mountain View Children's Corner Inc 97 Hillview Avenue Los Altos CA 94022 650-948-8950

Los Altos Parent Preschool 199 Almond Avenue Los Altos CA 94022 650-947-9371

Los Altos United Methodist Church Cc 655 Magdalena Avenue Los Altos CA 94024 650-941-5411

Miramonte School Jr Kindergarten 1175 Altamead Drive Los Altos CA 94024 650-967-2783

Monarch Christian Schools Inc 2420 North Foothill Boulevard Los Altos CA 94024 408-773-8543

Montclaire School-Age Child Development Center 1160 Saint Joseph Avenue Los Altos CA 94024 415-965-7169

Montecito Preschool 1468 Grant Road Los Altos CA 94024 650-968-5957

St Simon Preschool 1840 Grant Road Los Altos CA 94024 650-968-9952

Stepping Stones Preschool & Infant Care 1122 Covington Road Los Altos CA 94024 650-960-1303

Ventana School 1040 Border Road Los Altos CA 94024 650-948-2151

YMCA Kids Place-Almond 550 Almond Avenue Los Altos CA 94022 650-941-8102

About Los Altos Daycares

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

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

Los Altos 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 Los Altos 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 Los Altos 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 Los Altos.

Los Altos Home Daycares

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