Thermal Daycare

Find Thermal 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.


Cvusd - John Kelley Day Care Center Street Thermal CA 92274 760-399-1778


Cvusd - John Kelley Hs Center Center Street Thermal CA 92274 760-399-1259

Cvusd - Las Palmitas Head Start 86150 66th Avenue Thermal CA 92274 760-397-2200

Cvusd - Oasis Head Start 88175 74th Avenue Thermal CA 92274 760-397-1000

Cvusd - Westside Hs Center Airport Boulevard Thermal CA 92274 760-399-5908

Rcoe Thermal Migrant Head Start (Mhs) Center Church Street Thermal CA 92274 760-337-1555

United Families,Inc-Salton City State Preschool 1219 Center Street Thermal CA 92274 760-394-4546

About Thermal Daycares

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

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

Thermal 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 Thermal 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 Thermal 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 Thermal.

Thermal Home Daycares

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