Local Child Care Options

Child Care Facilities

There are a variety of child care settings from which to choose, depending upon your needs. You are best qualified to judge which setting will be most appropriate for your family. These include child care centers, nursery schools, cooperatives, playgroups and recreation programs licensed by the state to serve infants through school-age children. A directory is available from the City of Davis Child Care Services Resource and Referral, (530) 757-5695. http://community-services.cityofdavis.org/child-care-services

 Davis Joint Unified School District Free Preschool Program

  • Campus Child Development Centers
  • Local Options:  Both part-time and full time preschools and daycare centers are listed.  UC Davis WorkLife does not endorse nor recommend any or these options, this is merely a helpful listing:

Ann's Nursery School  part-time preschool

Applegate Nursery School  part-time preschool

Davis Parent Nursery School  part-time cooperative preschool

Discovery Preschool full and part-time preschool

Gan Haverim Preschool  part-time cooperative preschool

Little Friends Montessori School  full and part time preschool

Montessori County Day I and II  infant, toddler and preschool programs

Peregrine School  full and part time preschool and K program

Redbud Montessori School  full and part-time cooperative preschool

Rivendell Nursery School  full and part-time preschool

Tender Learning Care  full and part-time preschool and afterschool programs

Davis Wiki page school list

Davis Wiki page daycare list

Family Child Care Homes

This option offers care for small groups of children, infants to 12 years old, in the provider's private residence. Anyone who provides paid care in their home for the children of more than one family at a time is required by state law to have a family child care license, and is considered self-employed. Rates, schedules and calendars vary by home. A customized listing is available from the City of Davis Child Care Services (530)757-5695 or http://community-services.cityofdavis.org/child-care-services


After School and Summer Vacation Care:


Child Care Within Your Home

This is care provided by babysitters, nannies and au pairs, who are considered domestic employees exempt from licensing. Information about its practicalities and legalities is available through the City of Davis Child Care Services, (530)757-5695 or http://www.cityofdavis.org/cs/childcare. Background checks for criminal convictions and child abuse are available through Trustline Registry, http://www.trustline.org.

Advertisements for sitters may be posted at the following locations:

  • UC Davis Student Employment Center
    [Dutton Hall, 530.752.0520]  post a job as an "employer" to find a UC Student Child Care Provider.

    Orchard Park Apartments
    Community Bulletin Boards
    [Bldgs. 23 & 25, 530.752.3959]

    Solano Park Apartments
    Community Bulletin Board
    [Building 27, 530.752.3958]

    UC Davis Center for Child & Family Studies
    [West House, 530.752.2888]

Select Plus:  (formerly Sittercity) Avaialble to UC employees free of charge--an online "matching" system to child care providers.

California Child Care Resource and Referral Network:  California Child Care Link

Sacramento Area Referrals to Licensed Centers and Family Child Care homes: Child Action Inc.

UCD Medical Center: 

There are no child care programs on-site at the medical center.  Referrals to licensed centers and family child care homes in the Sacramento area are available from Child Action Inc.  a member of the California Child Care Resource and Referral Network 

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