Los Gatos Daycare

Find Los Gatos 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.


Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center 14855 Oka Road Los Gatos CA 95032 408-357-7417


Bright Horizons At Los Gatos 220 Belgatos Road Los Gatos CA 95032 408-356-7989

Grace Preshool 111 Church Street Los Gatos CA 95030 408-354-7163

Green Hills Preschool 16195 George Street Los Gatos CA 95032 408-356-8911

Growing Footprints & Growing Footsteps-Los Gatos 16575 Shannon Road Los Gatos CA 95032 408-356-4442

Harwood Hills Country School 16220 Harwood Road Los Gatos CA 95032 408-266-2400

Holy Cross Lutheran Children's Center 15885 Los Gatos Almaden Road Los Gatos CA 95032 408-356-6828

Kiddie Kampus Day Care Center 16330 Los Gatos Boulevard Los Gatos CA 95032 408-356-6776

Los Gatos Academy Preschool 16837 Placer Oaks Road Los Gatos CA 95032 408-242-9315

Los Gatos Christian School & Preschool 16845 Hicks Road Los Gatos CA 95032 408-997-4681

Mariposa Montessori School 16548 Ferris Avenue Los Gatos CA 95032 408-356-8816

Mulberry School 220 Belgatos Road Los Gatos CA 95032 408-358-9080

Peppertree Pre School 16035 Los Gatos Almaden Road Los Gatos CA 95032 408-356-3211

Peppertree Schools Of Los Gatos 14969 Los Gatos Almaden Road Los Gatos CA 95032 408-968-1028

Peppertree Schools Of Los Gatos 15080 Los Gatos Boulevard Los Gatos CA 95032 408-356-6434

Shannon Nursery School 16575 Shannon Road Los Gatos CA 95032 408-358-3936

Shir Hadash Early Childhood Center 20 Cherry Blossom Lane Los Gatos CA 95032 408-358-1751

Stratford School 220 Kensington Way Los Gatos CA 95032 408-371-3020

YMCA-Alta Vista 200 Blossom Valley Drive Los Gatos CA 95032 408-356-1866

About Los Gatos Daycares

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

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

Los Gatos 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 Gatos 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 Gatos 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 Gatos.

Los Gatos Home Daycares

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