Los Osos Daycare

Find Los Osos 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.


Bay Osos Montessori School 1269 3rd Street Los Osos CA 93402 805-528-8112


California State Preschool At Los Osos 880 Manzanita Drive Los Osos CA 93402 805-528-4808

Los Osos Early Care And Education Center 880 Manzanita Drive Los Osos CA 93402 805-528-2558

Los Osos Early Care And Education Center 880 Manzanita Drive Los Osos CA 93402 805-528-2558

Monarch Grove YMCA 348 Los Osos Valley Road Los Osos CA 93402 805-528-8150

Sonshine Christian School 1900 Los Osos Valley Road Los Osos CA 93402 805-528-1547

Sonshine Preschool 1900 Los Osos Valley Road Los Osos CA 93402 805-528-3066

Sunnyside Head Start 880 Manzanita Drive Los Osos CA 93402 805-528-1820

Village Children's Center 490 Los Osos Valley Road Los Osos CA 93402 805-528-1649

About Los Osos Daycares

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

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

Los Osos 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 Osos 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 Osos 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 Osos.

Los Osos Home Daycares

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