Santa Barbara CA Daycare

Find Santa Barbara, 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.


Adams State Preschool 2701 Las Positas Road Santa Barbara CA 93105 805-569-2232


Bright Start The Early Years 1617 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara CA 93101 805-963-2024

Channel Islands YMCA - Hope Site 3970 La Colina Road Santa Barbara CA 93110 805-687-7727

Child's Play 1415 San Andres Street Santa Barbara CA 93101 805-966-6767

Circle Of Friends Children's Center 400 Puente Drive Santa Barbara CA 93110 805-692-8516

Cleveland State Preschool 123 Alameda Padre Serra Santa Barbara CA 93103 805-963-4331

Cliff Drive Care Center 1435 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara CA 93109 805-965-4286

Cliff Drive Care Center 1435 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara CA 93109 805-965-4286

Coronel Center 629 Coronel Place Santa Barbara CA 93101 805-966-4552

Cottage Health System's Child Care Center 2205 Castillo Street Santa Barbara CA 93105 805-879-8580

Discoveries Learning Center 4515 Hollister Avenue Santa Barbara CA 93110 805-683-3001

Discoveries Learning Center 4519 Hollister Avenue Santa Barbara CA 93110 805-683-3001

El Montecito School 630 East Canon Perdido Street Santa Barbara CA 93103 805-962-3091

First Presbyterian Early Childhood Center 21 East Constance Avenue Santa Barbara CA 93105 805-687-6362

Franklin Children's Center 1030 East Yanonali Street Santa Barbara CA 93103 805-963-8685

Garden Preschool 305 East Anapamu Street Santa Barbara CA 93101 805-451-5487

Girls Inc Of Greater Santa Barbara 4973 Hollister Avenue Santa Barbara CA 93111 805-967-0319

Girls Incorporated Of Greater SB-(SB Center) 531 East Ortega Street Santa Barbara CA 93103 805-963-4017

Growing Babies Preschool 487 North Turnpike Road Santa Barbara CA 93111 805-448-3730

Harding State Preschool 1625 Robbins Street Santa Barbara CA 93101 805-963-4331

About Santa Barbara Daycares

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

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

Santa Barbara 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 Barbara 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 Barbara 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 Barbara.

Santa Barbara Home Daycares

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