Lauderdale County Daycare

Find Lauderdale County Mississippi 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 Small World Day Care 5920 Old Highway 80 West Meridian MS 39307 601-482-0784


After School Center 3937 Poplar Springs Drive Meridian MS 39305 601-485-5598

Barbara Henson's Day Care 2727 State Boulevard Meridian MS 39307 601-485-4401

Bright Beginning 1105 45th Avenue Meridian MS 39307 601-482-8923

Central's Children's Center 1004 23rd Avenue Meridian MS 39301 601-693-0830

Charles L Young Child Development Center 2211 11th Avenue Meridian MS 39301 601-482-4665

Children First 4717 8th Street Meridian MS 39307 601-581-1584

Children's Corner 200 5th Avenue Meridian MS 39301 601-485-2430

Children's Education Connection 6301 Mississippi 39 Meridian MS 39305 601-485-2856

Collinsville Education Center 9074 Ross Drive Collinsville MS 39325 601-626-8500

Collinsville Swim Gym 9074 Ross Drive Collinsville MS 39325 601-626-8500

Dawn's Little Learners Day Care/Preschool 4545 35th Avenue Meridian MS 39305 601-482-5532

Dreams Come True 2416 15th Street Meridian MS 39301 601-453-5428

Excell School Age Center 1826 Martin Luther King Junior Drive Meridian MS 39301 601-693-1062

Excellence Day Care Center 1406 16th Avenue Meridian MS 39301 601-693-0712

Future Leaders Academy 3411 20th Street Meridian MS 39301 601-483-0490

God's Little Creations 2800 20th Street Meridian MS 39301 601-696-4880

Great Start Learning Center 2300 Highway 45 North Meridian MS 39301 601-482-8575

Henson's Swim Gym 2725 State Boulevard Meridian MS 39307 601-693-5110

Highland Baptist Child Development Center 3400 27th Street Meridian MS 39305 601-482-6184

About Lauderdale County Daycares

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

Daycare services in Lauderdale County, Mississippi 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 Lauderdale County Adult Daycares.

Mississippi Licensed Daycare

All Daycare services are regulated extensively by Mississippi State agencies. The regulation and licensing of Daycare services usually falls within the Mississippi Human Services Department or the Office of Early Childhood. Regulations concerning Lauderdale County Daycare services address staffing levels, the design and safety of physical spaces, accessibility, food, and programming. Lauderdale County background checks of all staff members are almost universally required.

Lauderdale County 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 Lauderdale County Daycare Centers offer structured programming, and many are accredited as providers of early learning programs. Mississippi 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 Lauderdale County 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 Lauderdale County.

Lauderdale County Home Daycares

Home Daycares are run by an individual and provide childcare in a home in Lauderdale County, Mississippi. The licensing requirements and regulations for Home Daycares differ somewhat from Daycare Centers. In addition to adult to children ratios, MS 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.