Palm Desert Daycare

Find Palm Desert 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.


Boehm Child Development Center 74 Country Club Drive Palm Desert CA 92260 760-346-6829


College Of The Desert Child Development Training 43500 Monterey Avenue Palm Desert CA 92260 760-773-2555

Desert Torah Academy 73550 Santa Rosa Way Palm Desert CA 92260 760-341-6501

Desert Torah Academy 73550 Santa Rosa Way Palm Desert CA 92260 760-341-6501

Desert YMCA/Carter School 74250 Hovley Lane East Palm Desert CA 92260 760-346-7171

Desert YMCA/Ford School Warner Trail Palm Desert CA 92211 760-360-1193

Desert YMCA/Jean M Benson Cdc 75433 Orange Blossom Lane Palm Desert CA 92211 760-836-3336

Desert YMCA/Ronald Reagan Elementary Liberty Drive Palm Desert CA 92211 760-771-1811

Desert YMCA/San Pablo Site 43930 San Pablo Avenue Palm Desert CA 92260 760-341-9622

Dsusd-Head Start One Quail Place 72600 Fred Waring Drive Palm Desert CA 92260 760-862-4352

Dsusd/Cabrillo Ece Center 44911 Cabrillo Avenue Palm Desert CA 92260 760-360-5902

Homework Club 42695 Washington Street Palm Desert CA 92211 760-345-2122

Homework Club 45630 Portola Road Palm Desert CA 92211 760-285-1765

Montessori School Of The Desert 73925 Fred Waring Drive Palm Desert CA 92260 760-773-0984

Montessori School Of The Valley 43250 Warner Trail Palm Desert CA 92211 760-345-1888

Morning Stars Learning Program 74015 Aster Drive Palm Desert CA 92260 760-341-5223

Palm Desert Learning Tree Center, The 42675 Washington Street Palm Desert CA 92211 760-345-8100

Pdcpc Preschool And Kindergarten 47321 California 74 Palm Desert CA 92260 760-568-4360

Sacred Heart Preschool 43775 Deep Canyon Road Palm Desert CA 92260 760-674-3000

Temple Sinai/Tikvah Nursery School 251 Hovley Lane East Palm Desert CA 92260 760-568-9699

About Palm Desert Daycares

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

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

Palm Desert 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 Palm Desert 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 Palm Desert 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 Palm Desert.

Palm Desert Home Daycares

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