Find Preschools and Child Care Centers in California

With 12,307 preschools and child development centers operating in the state of California, the right daycare option is waiting for you. Whether you prefer a larger preschool with an innovative early childhood curriculum or the cozy personalization of smaller daycare centers, there are California childcare centers to fit every preference and budget. Check out the Quick Search box on the right hand side of the page in order to search for childcare providers by zip code or city/state. You can also click on your county and follow the links. You will be able to access information about scores of different childcare providers in your area, complete with reviews, business hours, a street view map, the age ranges the childcare providers service, the size of the service, and where the provider is located.

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Miss Sandie's School

Miss Sandie's School

Novato, CA 94945 | (415) 892-2712

Me gustaría que mi menor hija pertenezca a esta escuela



Ventura, CA 93001 | (805) 652-1609

NAEYC Accredited, The Little Tree Preschool offers care & education for children ages 2-5-years old since 2002. Locally owned  & operated, secular, and privately funded, Little Tree upholds the highest standards in early childhood care and education. The school is small, intimate, warm, and a fun place for young children to develop their interests at their pace. Kindness & respect are highly valued, relationships are central to our curriculum, all teachers are educated & experienced professionals in early childhood education, all Lead Teachers earned their Bachelor's and/or Associate's degree in early childhood education or a related field, and Owner/Director earned a Master's in Family Consumer Sciences with an emphasis on Family Studies. Our outdoors has an amazing musical playground, labyrinth, soccer field, bicycle loop, car loop, giant mud kitchen, apple/plum/apricot trees, seasonal garden, succulent garden, giant sand pool, cedar climbing structure, hammock tents, and indoors open concept classrooms have calming solid-wood furniture with an array of developmentally appropriate toys to engage the young mind to create, explore, invent and reinforce concrete and abstract ideas!

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Santa Monica, CA 90404 | (310) 264-1664

Our pre-K/TK/K in Santa Monica is full-day and year-round to accommodate working families. We have a unique funding model as a non-profit organization offering scholarships to 2/3 of our admitted families based on income eligibility (Santa Monica residents are prioritized). We're nature-based, have exceptional teachers with Masters Degrees and/or Bachelors Degrees, and we teach in English and Spanish. Organic and farm-sourced ingredients make up our daily lunches and snacks (children do not bring food from home). We are LEED Gold certified, and our curriculum also emphasizes sustainable practices. We welcome you to contact us for a tour! Sincerely, Laila Taslimi, founding director



Sun Valley, CA 91352 | (818) 767-2623

1All We accept all state funded programs. We also serve free meals for all the children enrolled in our child care center    

Foothill Progressive Montessori

Foothill Progressive Montessori

La Canada, CA 91011 | (818) 952-0129

We are a small private Montessori school providing care for Infants through 6 Years.

California Child Care Licensing Agency

California Department of Social Services
Community Care Licensing Division
Child Care Program Office
744 P Street, Mail Station #19-14-48
Sacramento, CA 95814
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