San Marcos Daycare

Find San Marcos 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.


Center For Children & Families 453 La Moree Road San Marcos CA 92078 760-750-8750


Discovery Isle - School Age 308 South Twin Oaks Valley Road San Marcos CA 92078 760-510-0020

Discovery Isle Child Development Center 308 South Twin Oaks Valley Road San Marcos CA 92078 760-510-0020

Discovery Isle Child Development Center 1655 South Rancho Santa Fe Road San Marcos CA 92078 760-752-8691

EES-Alvin Dunn State Preschool 3697 La Mirada Drive San Marcos CA 92078 760-290-2025

EES-Knob Hill State Preschool 1825 Knob Hill Road San Marcos CA 92069 760-290-2413

EES-Richland State Preschool 910 Borden Road San Marcos CA 92069 760-290-2413

EES-San Marcos State Preschool 300 West San Marcos Boulevard San Marcos CA 92069 760-290-2430

Ees-Paloma State Preschool 660 Camino Magnifico San Marcos CA 92069 760-290-2199

Growing Tree Children's Center 380 Mulberry Drive San Marcos CA 92069 760-744-0615

Intellichildren Of San Marcos 212 West San Marcos Boulevard San Marcos CA 92069 760-471-0221

Johnson Preschool Performing Arts Academy 801 Grand Avenue San Marcos CA 92078 760-744-9700

Maac Proj Head Start San Marcos Ii & First Start 139 Gosnell Way San Marcos CA 92069 760-736-3066

Maac Project Head Start 634 West Mission Road San Marcos CA 92069 760-744-2110

Maac Project Head Start- San Marcos Iii 444 Firebird Lane San Marcos CA 92069 760-591-7713

Mission Hills Church Preschool 400 Mission Hills Court San Marcos CA 92069 760-759-2164

Noah's Park Preschool And Day Care 855 East Barham Drive San Marcos CA 92078 760-761-4782

Palomar College Child Development Center 1140 West Mission Road San Marcos CA 92069 760-744-1150

San Marcos Lutheran Church Child Care Center 3419 Grand Avenue San Marcos CA 92078 760-727-0326

About San Marcos Daycares

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

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

San Marcos 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 Marcos 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 Marcos 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 Marcos.

San Marcos Home Daycares

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