Oakland Daycare

Find Oakland 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.


Acts Full Gospel Christian Academy 1034 66th Avenue Oakland CA 94621 510-568-3333


Acts Full Gospel Christian Academy 1127 62nd Avenue Oakland CA 94621 510-638-1978

Advance Day Care Center 2236 International Boulevard Oakland CA 94606 510-434-9288

Adventure Time - Chabot 6686 Chabot Road Oakland CA 94618 415-655-8151

Adventure Time - Crocker Highlands 525 Midcrest Road Oakland CA 94610 510-834-1578

Adventure Time - Glenview Elementary School 4215 La Cresta Avenue Oakland CA 94602 510-530-6081

Adventure Time - Hirest 30 Marguerite Drive Oakland CA 94618 510-482-0610

Adventure Time - Joaquin Miller 5525 Ascot Drive Oakland CA 94611 415-531-7782

Adventure Time - Kaiser 25 South Hill Court Oakland CA 94618 415-845-3371

Adventure Time - Montclair 1757 Mountain Boulevard Oakland CA 94611 510-482-0610

Adventure Time - Thornhill 5880 Thornhill Drive Oakland CA 94611 510-339-9798

Agnes Memorial 2372 East 14th Street Oakland CA 94601 510-533-1101

Ala Costa Center 3390 Malcolm Avenue Oakland CA 94605 510-383-3200

Applegarden Montessori School 5667 Thornhill Drive Oakland CA 94611 510-339-9666

Auntie Carla's Childcare & Preschool 2421 Kingsland Avenue Oakland CA 94601 510-534-4545

Bahia School Age Program 1718 8th Street Oakland CA 94607 510-524-7300

Beacon Day School 2101 Livingston Street Oakland CA 94606 510-436-4466

Bernice & Joe Playschool 7001 Sunkist Drive Oakland CA 94605 510-638-3529

Betty's Children's Academy - School Age Program 11200 Golf Links Road Oakland CA 94605 510-430-8789

Betty's Children's Academy-Preschool & Child Care 11200 Golf Links Road Oakland CA 94605 510-430-8789

About Oakland Daycares

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

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

Oakland 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 Oakland 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 Oakland 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 Oakland.

Oakland Home Daycares

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