Santa Ana Daycare

Find Santa Ana 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.


Ari Guiragos Minassian Armenian School 5315 West McFadden Avenue Santa Ana CA 92704 714-839-7831


Big Backyard, The 2421 North Grand Avenue Santa Ana CA 92705 714-835-1675

Big Backyard, The 2421 North Grand Avenue Santa Ana CA 92705 714-835-1675

Blind Children's Learning Center, The 18542 Vanderlip Avenue Santa Ana CA 92705 714-573-8888

Calvary Church Christian Preschool 1010 North Tustin Avenue Santa Ana CA 92705 714-973-1768

Cano Site Ii 1219 South Main Street Santa Ana CA 92707 714-835-2601

Cathy's Kids Club 1735 North Grand Avenue Santa Ana CA 92705 714-832-2669

Centennial Child Dev Cntr 2900 West Edinger Avenue Santa Ana CA 92704 714-564-5090

Central Orange Coast YMCA - Arroyo School 11112 Coronel Road Santa Ana CA 92705 714-544-4051

Central Orange Coast YMCA - John Muir School 1951 Mabury Street Santa Ana CA 92705 714-541-8998

Central Orange Coast YMCA - Loma Vista School 13822 Prospect Avenue Santa Ana CA 92705 714-730-0541

Childtime Children's Center Inc 13881 Prospect Avenue Santa Ana CA 92705 714-544-6820

Childtime Children's Center Inc 13881 Prospect Avenue Santa Ana CA 92705 714-544-6820

Delhi Head Start 505 East Central Avenue Santa Ana CA 92707 714-241-8920

El Jardin De Ninos Mshs Center 801 East First Street Santa Ana CA 92701 714-836-4056

El Sol Science And Arts Academy Of Santa Ana 1010 North Broadway Santa Ana CA 92701 714-543-0023

Estrellitas State Pre-School 811 South Sullivan Street Santa Ana CA 92704 714-972-3090

Fairmont/ Edgewood Campus 12421 Newport Avenue Santa Ana CA 92705 714-832-4867

Faith Christian Preschool 621 West Alton Avenue Santa Ana CA 92707 714-545-4738

Figueroa Child Development Center 521 North Figueroa Street Santa Ana CA 92703 714-554-7170

About Santa Ana Daycares

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

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

Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana.

Santa Ana Home Daycares

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