San Diego Daycare

Find San Diego 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.


A Brighter Future Preschool & Cdc 3422 Tripp Court San Diego CA 92121 858-794-9130


Abc Children's Center Of Rancho Bernardo 12145 Alta Carmel Court San Diego CA 92128 858-451-1663

Academy Kids Child Development Center 5185 Acuna Street San Diego CA 92117 619-665-7878

Academy Kids Child Development Center-School Age 5185 Acuna Street San Diego CA 92117 619-665-7878

Academy Of Learning Preschool 6690 Mission Gorge Road San Diego CA 92120 619-280-7678

Adams State Preschool/School Readiness/Pre-K Fam 4672 35th Street San Diego CA 92116 619-280-2103

Adobe Bluffs Preschool 8707 Adobe Bluffs Drive San Diego CA 92129 858-748-0010

Adventure Days 10881 Tierrasanta Boulevard San Diego CA 92124 858-560-5686

Adventure Days School Age Program 10881 Tierrasanta Boulevard San Diego CA 92124 858-560-5686

Al-Rribat Academy 7183 Saranac Street San Diego CA 92115 619-589-6200

Alexa's Playc 3685 Kearny Villa Road San Diego CA 92123 858-966-8555

All Saints Preschool 6355 Radcliffe Drive San Diego CA 92122 858-453-5340

All Saints' Episcopal School Pre-School 3674 7th Avenue San Diego CA 92103 619-298-0313

Ascension Lutheran Children's Center 5106 Zion Avenue San Diego CA 92120 619-582-2699

Ascension Lutheran Children's Center 5106 Zion Avenue San Diego CA 92120 619-582-2699

Associated Students Child Care Center 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego CA 92182 619-594-7428

Audubon State Preschool 8111 San Vicente Street San Diego CA 92114 619-469-6139

Baker State Ps/Sch Readi/Pre-K Fam Lit/Head Start 4041 T Street San Diego CA 92113 619-264-4896

Balboa State Ps/Sch Readi/Pre-K Fam Lit/Head Start 1844 South 40th Street San Diego CA 92113 619-262-0645

Baldwin Academy 1752 Hornblend Street San Diego CA 92109 858-270-5995

About San Diego Daycares

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

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

San Diego 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 San Diego 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 San Diego 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 San Diego.

San Diego Home Daycares

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