Valley Center Daycare

Find Valley Center 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.


High Sierra Academy 29235 Valley Center Road Valley Center CA 92082 760-749-4107


Maac Project Head Start, Rincon 33509 Valley Center Road Valley Center CA 92082 760-749-5190

Palomar Family YMCA - Valley Center Site 28751 Cole Grade Road Valley Center CA 92082 760-749-7951

Ridgeview After School Program 28094 North Lake Wohlford Road Valley Center CA 92082 760-751-9890

Ridgeview Preschool 28094 North Lake Wohlford Road Valley Center CA 92082 760-751-9868

Rincon Community Child Development Center West Tribal Road Valley Center CA 92082 760-749-1080

Valley Center Primary School Preschool 14249 Fruitvale Road Valley Center CA 92082 760-749-8282

About Valley Center Daycares

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

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

Valley Center 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 Valley Center 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 Valley Center 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 Valley Center.

Valley Center Home Daycares

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