Rancho Santa Margarita Daycare

Find Rancho Santa Margarita 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.


Cal Elite Kids-Preschool Academy 22982 Avenida Empresa Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688 949-589-1512


Calvary Chapel Rancho Santa Margarita 30615 Avenida de Las Flores Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688 949-858-6170

Capistrano USD-Las Flores Elementary School 25862 Antonio Parkway Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688 949-589-6935

Country Village Preschool RSM 21931 Avenida De Los Fundadores Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688 949-858-0999

Kindercare Learning Center 28672 Deerpath Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688 949-635-9413

Kindercare Learning Center 28672 Deerpath Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688 949-635-9413

Kindercare Learning Centers # 1535 30062 Santa Margarita Parkway Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688 949-888-8880

Kindercare Learning Centers # 1535 30062 Santa Margarita Parkway Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688 949-888-8880

Mission Hills Christian School 29582 Aventura Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688 949-589-4504

Montessori At The Park 21742 Buena Suerte Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688 949-635-1220

Rancho Santa Margarita Montessori School 30075 Comercio Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688 949-589-6440

Rancho Viejo School, The 29782 Avenida De Las Banderas Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688 949-459-0199

Saddleback Children's Center 30322 Vía Con Dios Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688 949-858-0640

Saddleback Valley YMCA-Las Flores 25862 Antonio Parkway Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688 949-859-9622

Saddleback Valley YMCA-Tijeras Creek 23072 Avenida Empresa Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688 949-635-9622

St John's Preschool 30382 Vía Con Dios Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688 949-858-5144

Stepping Stones Preschool At SMUMC 30605 Avenida de Las Flores Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688 949-709-5219

Tutor Time Child Care Learning Centers 30722 El Portal Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688 949-888-7274

About Rancho Santa Margarita Daycares

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

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

Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita.

Rancho Santa Margarita Home Daycares

Home Daycares are run by an individual and provide childcare in a home in Rancho Santa Margarita, 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.