Merced Daycare

Find Merced 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.


Ada Givens Preschool 2900 Green Street Merced CA 95340 209-385-6378


Alexander Street Montessori School 201 East Alexander Avenue Merced CA 95340 209-383-1232

Alicia Reyes Preschool 123 South N Street Merced CA 95341 209-385-6761

All Of God's Children Christian School 1345 East Olive Avenue Merced CA 95340 209-724-0826

Bear Country Preschool & Day Care 2115 Wardrobe Avenue Merced CA 95341 209-722-2327

Bear Country Preschool & Day Care 2115 Wardrobe Avenue Merced CA 95341 209-722-2327

Charles Wright School 900 East 20th Street Merced CA 95340 209-385-6615

Fairside Head Start 900 Martin Luther King Junior Way Merced CA 95341 209-723-3088

Franklin Preschool 2736 Franklin Road Merced CA 95348 209-385-6623

Galen Clark Preschool 211 East 11th Street Merced CA 95341 209-385-6619

Gateway Educare Infant Center And Preschool 343 East Donna Drive Merced CA 95340 209-725-7935

John C Fremont School 1120 West 22nd Street Merced CA 95340 209-385-6000

John Muir Preschool 300 West 26th Street Merced CA 95340 209-385-6667

John O'Bannion Child Development Center 401 Lesher Drive Merced CA 95341 209-726-3154

La Petite Academy 3190 Collins Drive Merced CA 95348 209-384-1157

La Petite Academy 3190 Collins Drive Merced CA 95348 209-384-1157

Leontine Gracey 945 West Avenue Merced CA 95341 209-385-6710

Luther Burbank School 609 East Alexander Avenue Merced CA 95340 209-385-6674

Margaret Sheehy Preschool 1240 West 6th Street Merced CA 95341 209-385-6676

Merced Child Development 720 California 59 Merced CA 95341 209-723-1046

About Merced Daycares

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

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

Merced 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 Merced 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 Merced 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 Merced.

Merced Home Daycares

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