Modesto Daycare

Find Modesto 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.


A Step Ahead Academic Academy 920 Ila Way Modesto CA 95354 209-572-5172


A+ Academics Preschool 1934 G Street Modesto CA 95354 209-544-8194

Abundant Life Child Care 3120 Snyder Avenue Modesto CA 95356 209-545-0786

Alberta Martone Preformal Center 1413 Poust Road Modesto CA 95358 209-576-4077

Anchors Away Too Learning Center 4825 Stratos Way Modesto CA 95356 209-548-9111

Bethel Day Care Center 2361 Scenic Drive Modesto CA 95355 209-521-5454

Big Valley Christian School 4040 Tully Road Modesto CA 95356 209-527-3481

Bret Harte Child Development Center 909 Glenn Avenue Modesto CA 95358 209-576-4673

Burbank Family Learning Center 1135 Paradise Road Modesto CA 95351 209-576-4709

C F Brown Head Start 1401 Celeste Drive Modesto CA 95355 209-525-4937

Calvary Temple Christian Preschool 1601 Coffee Road Modesto CA 95355 209-529-2531

Capistrano Head Start 400 Capistrano Drive Modesto CA 95354 209-527-9865

Cccds - Stonum Child Development Center 1336 Stonum Road Modesto CA 95351 209-581-9181

Centenary Christian Preschool 1911 Toyon Avenue Modesto CA 95350 209-522-7091

Children's Crisis Center Of Stanislaus County 1244 Fiori Avenue Modesto CA 95350 209-577-0138

Children's Crisis Center-Cricket's House 133 Downey Avenue Modesto CA 95354 209-577-0138

Children's Crisis Center-Marsha's House 810 4th Street Modesto CA 95351 209-577-0138

Childtime Children's Center 3912 Honey Creek Road Modesto CA 95356 209-545-1664

Childtime Children's Center 2320 Floyd Avenue Modesto CA 95355 209-551-0255

Childtime Children's Center 2320 Floyd Avenue Modesto CA 95355 209-551-0255

About Modesto Daycares

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

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

Modesto 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 Modesto 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 Modesto 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 Modesto.

Modesto Home Daycares

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