San Mateo Daycare

Find San Mateo 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.


Beresford Montessori 1719 Gum Street San Mateo CA 94402 650-571-8749


Bridge Point Academy 1311 South El Camino Real San Mateo CA 94402 650-638-0601

Bright Beginnings Toddler/Preschool 30 Hobart Avenue San Mateo CA 94402 650-571-0343

Building Kidz Inc - Preschool 1950 Elkhorn Court San Mateo CA 94403 650-369-3692

Bunker Hill Parent Participation Nursery School 2145 Bunker Hill Drive San Mateo CA 94402 650-349-1581

Carey School (The) 2101 Alameda de las Pulgas San Mateo CA 94403 650-345-8205

Centennial Montessori School 27 10th Avenue San Mateo CA 94401 650-340-1230

Children's School-Hillsdale United Methodist Churc 303 36th Avenue San Mateo CA 94403 650-570-6196

City Of San Mateo Rec Dept - Beresford Kids Club 2720 Alameda de las Pulgas San Mateo CA 94403 650-522-7440

Crystal Springs Ece Center 2145 Bunker Hill Drive San Mateo CA 94402 650-572-1110

Early Bird Preschool 120 Lindbergh Street San Mateo CA 94401 650-344-8295

Empire Preschool 3080 La Selva Street San Mateo CA 94403 650-296-6202

Fsa Of Smc - First Step Child Development Center 325 Villa Terrace San Mateo CA 94401 650-340-8814

Fsa Of Smc-Early Learning Child Development Center 24 2nd Avenue San Mateo CA 94401 650-403-4300

Ganon Center/Peninsula Temple Beth El 1700 Alameda de las Pulgas San Mateo CA 94403 650-349-4911

Gazelle Developmental School 770 North El Camino Real San Mateo CA 94401 650-347-8411

Highland Montessori 614 Highland Avenue San Mateo CA 94401 650-347-6450

Highlands Recreation Center 1851 Lexington Avenue San Mateo CA 94402 650-341-4251

Highlands Recreation District 1851 Lexington Avenue San Mateo CA 94402 650-341-4251

Hope Lutheran Preschool 600 42nd Avenue San Mateo CA 94403 650-345-8438

About San Mateo Daycares

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

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

San Mateo 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 Mateo 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 Mateo 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 Mateo.

San Mateo Home Daycares

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