Santee Daycare

Find Santee 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.


Community Day Care Preschool 8835 Olive Lane Santee CA 92071 619-448-4767


Community Day Care Preschool - School-Age 8835 Olive Lane Santee CA 92071 619-448-4767

Door To The Future Preschool 9263 Abraham Way Santee CA 92071 619-258-5721

East County Christian Preschool 10701 Magnolia Avenue Santee CA 92071 619-258-2029

Faith Trolley Preschool 9971 Mission Gorge Road Santee CA 92071 619-596-0390

Giggles & Smiles Child Care Center 11316 North Woodside Avenue Santee CA 92071 619-258-5437

Guardian Angels Catholic Church Preschool 9310 Dalehurst Road Santee CA 92071 619-448-1213

Kindercare Cuyamaca Preschool 9735 Cuyamaca Street Santee CA 92071 619-562-3423

Kindercare Cuyamaca School Age 9735 Cuyamaca Street Santee CA 92071 619-562-3423

La Petite Academy Incorporated 9580 Carlton Hills Boulevard Santee CA 92071 619-448-2224

La Petite Academy Incorporated 9580 Carlton Hills Boulevard Santee CA 92071 619-448-2224

Little Learners & Infant Care 10154 Magnolia Avenue Santee CA 92071 619-562-9907

Montessori Discovery School 8559 Fanita Drive Santee CA 92071 619-449-1187

Prospect Avenue State Preschool 8655 Ellsworth Lane Santee CA 92071 619-956-5257

Sunshine Place 8964 Magnolia Avenue Santee CA 92071 619-562-0934

Tutor Time Child Care Learning Center 9440 Cuyamaca Street Santee CA 92071 619-448-4445

Tutor Time Child Care Learning Center-School Age 9440 Cuyamaca Street Santee CA 92071 619-448-4445

Yale Preschool 10201 Settle Road Santee CA 92071 619-258-2369

About Santee Daycares

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

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

Santee 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 Santee 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 Santee 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 Santee.

Santee Home Daycares

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