Salinas Daycare

Find Salinas 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.


Alisal Head Start 1437 Del Monte Avenue Salinas CA 93905 408-424-0461


Boronda Meadows Elementary Preschool 915 Larkin Street Salinas CA 93907 831-753-0648

Capslo Salinas Child Care Center 342 Front Street Salinas CA 93901 831-757-7692

Cesar E Chavez Preschool 1225 Towt Street Salinas CA 93905 831-578-2781

Children's Lighthouse Center 180 Williams Road Salinas CA 93905 831-422-4161

Church Of The Good Shepherd Preschool 301 Corral De Tierra Road Salinas CA 93908 831-484-2363

Church Of The Good Shepherd Ps At The Grange 348 Corral De Tierra Road Salinas CA 93908 831-484-1882

Creekside Head Start 1770 Kittery Street Salinas CA 93906 831-442-3526

Creekside Preschool 1770 Kittery Street Salinas CA 93906 831-753-5623

Dr Oscar F Loya Preschool 1505 Cougar Drive Salinas CA 93905 831-751-1945

Echo Valley Elementary Preschool 147 Echo Valley Road Salinas CA 93907 408-663-2308

El Gabilan Preschool 1256 Linwood Drive Salinas CA 93906 831-753-5664

First Presbyterian Church Preschool 830 Padre Drive Salinas CA 93901 831-422-7811

First Step Head Start 1145 Acosta Street Salinas CA 93905 831-758-5291

Frank Paul Elementary Preschool Program 1300 Rider Avenue Salinas CA 93905 831-753-5740

Frank Paul Head Start Center 1300 Rider Avenue Salinas CA 93905 831-754-2319

Fremont Head Start 1255 East Market Street Salinas CA 93905 408-755-0351

Fremont Preschool 1255 East Market Street Salinas CA 93905 831-796-3913

Hartnell College Cdc - East Campus 1752 East Alisal Street Salinas CA 93905 408-755-6822

Hartnell College Child Development Center 156 Homestead Avenue Salinas CA 93901 831-755-6945

About Salinas Daycares

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

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

Salinas 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 Salinas 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 Salinas 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 Salinas.

Salinas Home Daycares

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