Watsonville Daycare

Find Watsonville 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.


Amesti State Preschool 25 Amesti Road Watsonville CA 95076 831-728-6250


Ann Soldo State Preschool 1140 Menasco Drive Watsonville CA 95076 831-750-6760

Bradley State Preschool 321 Corralitos Road Watsonville CA 95076 831-786-1872

Buena Vista Children's Center 113 Tierra Alta Drive Watsonville CA 95076 831-728-6428

Calabasas Preschool Center 202 Calabasas Road Watsonville CA 95076 831-786-1870

Calabasas State Preschool 202 Calabasas Road Watsonville CA 95076 831-728-6368

Community Bridges Fairgrounds Child Dev Center 2667 East Lake Avenue Watsonville CA 95076 831-786-9621

Community Interplay Pre-School 95 Alta Vista Avenue Watsonville CA 95076 831-722-7075

Green Valley Christian School 376 Green Valley Road Watsonville CA 95076 831-724-6505

HA Hyde Preschool Center 125 Alta Vista Avenue Watsonville CA 95076 831-761-6179

Hall District Migrant & Seasonal Head Start 300 Sill Road Watsonville CA 95076 831-728-6604

Hall District State Preschool 300 Sill Road Watsonville CA 95076 831-728-6371

Hall Head Start 235 Hammer Drive Watsonville CA 95076 831-768-6949

Heart And Hands Christian Childcare & Preschool 40 Blanca Lane Watsonville CA 95076 831-724-0175

Landmark State Preschool 235 Ohlone Parkway Watsonville CA 95076 831-761-7940

Linscott State Preschool 220 Elm Street Watsonville CA 95076 831-728-0365

Macquiddy After School Child Care Program 330 Martinelli Street Watsonville CA 95076 831-724-6078

Mount Madonna Preschool 445 Summit Road Watsonville CA 95076 831-847-2717

Noah's Ark Preschool 175 Lawrence Avenue Watsonville CA 95076 831-722-7811

Ohlone Preschool Migrant Head Start 21 Bay Farms Road Watsonville CA 95076 831-761-6180

About Watsonville Daycares

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

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

Watsonville 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 Watsonville 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 Watsonville 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 Watsonville.

Watsonville Home Daycares

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