Portola Valley Daycare

Find Portola Valley 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.


Carillon Preschool 815 Portola Road Portola Valley CA 94028 650-529-1335


Ladera Community Church Pre-School 3300 Alpine Road Portola Valley CA 94028 650-854-0295

New Horizons School-Age Center 200 Shawnee Pass Portola Valley CA 94028 650-851-5671

Windmill School 4141 Alpine Road Portola Valley CA 94028 650-851-0771

Woodland School 360 La Cuesta Drive Portola Valley CA 94028 650-854-9065

About Portola Valley Daycares

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

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

Portola Valley 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 Portola Valley 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 Portola Valley 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 Portola Valley.

Portola Valley Home Daycares

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