Monterey Daycare

Find Monterey 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.


Childrens' Creative Learning Centers 1608 Pvt Bolio Road Monterey CA 93940 831-647-1880


Great Beginnings 52 Soledad Drive Monterey CA 93940 831-647-0551

Monterey Peninsula College Children's Center 980 Fremont Street Monterey CA 93940 831-646-4066

Mothers Morning Out 501 El Dorado Street Monterey CA 93940 831-373-1067

Ryan Ranch Children's Center 2 Justin Court Monterey CA 93940 831-647-9556

Santa Catalina Pre-School 1500 Mark Thomas Drive Monterey CA 93940 831-655-9363

Serendipity Pre-School 1231 Seventh Street Monterey CA 93940 831-375-9743

Shoreline Pre-School 2500 Garden Road Monterey CA 93940 831-655-0100

Teddy Bear Preschool 1291 Fourth Street Monterey CA 93940 831-643-2273

YMCA - Foothill 1700 Vía Casoli Monterey CA 93940 831-375-1166

YMCA School Age Child Care - Bayview 680 Belden Street Monterey CA 93940 831-375-8833

About Monterey Daycares

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

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

Monterey 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 Monterey 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 Monterey 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 Monterey.

Monterey Home Daycares

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