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Top 10 daycares in Los Angeles, CA

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Nuestra Casita Family Childcare

Nuestra Casita Family Childcare

New on TrustedCare
3+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Welcome to Nuestra Casita Family Childcare, where we create a nurturing and safe environment for your little ones in the heart of Los Angeles. With a dedicated team of two passionate caregivers, we offer personalized daycare services that focus on the individual needs of each child. At Nuestra Casita, we believe in fostering a warm, family-like atmosphere where children can thrive and grow. Join our close-knit community and let us be a part of your child's early developmental journey.
Ottley Family DayCare

Ottley Family DayCare

New on TrustedCare
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Hi! We’re Ottley Family DayCare and we're a home daycare providing childcare to families. Our goal is to ensure children reach their developmental milestones in a loving and compassionate environment. We provide a strong educational foundation by teaching Project-based and Developmental Play-based activities. We are open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, and offer care on M - F. Availability is limited, so contact us today to learn more and schedule a tour!
Fullers Family Child Care

Fullers Family Child Care

New on TrustedCare
41+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Fuller's Family Day Care, a trusted name in childcare since 1983, proudly serves Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Now in its fourth generation of family ownership, Fuller's specializes in last-minute and overnight care. Their dedicated team is led by Natasha Washington, who carries on the company's legacy of love and care started by Alma Fuller. The daycare provides a safe, enriching environment, ensuring that each child receives the attention and care they need. It's not just a daycare, but a part of Los Angeles' community fabric, continuously helping families raise their children.
Little Christian People Day Care

Little Christian People Day Care

New on TrustedCare
39+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Founded in 1985, Little Christian People Day Care in Los Angeles and its surrounding areas has been providing quality childcare for over three decades. They offer a safe, caring environment where children can play, learn, and grow. They focus on intellectual, social, and physical development through a range of activities in art, math, science, music, and more. They also offer nutritious meals including breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. This dedicated team of Christian staff aims to partner with parents, ensuring children receive the same values and committed care even when they can't be at home.
Sole's Preschool

Sole's Preschool

New on TrustedCare
8+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Sole's Preschool, located in Los Angeles, California and its surrounding areas, is a Spanish immersion early learning program. They focus on nurturing students through intentional play, movement, and exploration. Their belief in the importance of strong bonds and nurturing in early education makes their preschool a home away from home for children. The low student to teacher ratio ensures children graduate speaking Spanish at a native level. Sole's Preschool is proud to be both Latino-owned and women-owned.
Miss Aquila's Family Child Care

Miss Aquila's Family Child Care

New on TrustedCare
10+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Founded in 2014, Miss Aquila's Family Child Care is a licensed, home-based child care facility located in Long Beach, California. Specializing in infant and toddler care, the facility offers a comfortable and nurturing environment for children aged 0-6 years. Miss Aquila uses a blend of academic and play-based activities based on the Reggio Emilia approach to foster cognitive, social, and physical skills in children. The facility operates Mon-Fri 6a-11p, provides nutritious meals, feild Trips, and all supplies. As a Black-owned and women-owned business, they accept private pay, all major cards, and subsidized services.
Dreamy Kids Daycare

Dreamy Kids Daycare

New on TrustedCare
2+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Contact me at 323-396-1111. One of the most highly recommended daycare on the Daycare App! We are committed to meeting the needs of each child individually regarding their educational goals. Our program offers full time care to assist the needs of the families in our community. We offer Curriculum, provide meals, Gardening, yoga, out door classrooms, potty training and other activities for children.families looking to provide their child with a loving and safe environment that’s just like home. At our home daycare, our goal is to help children learn important social, emotional, and behavioral skills that prepare them for a successful and happ
Little Sprouts Language Immersion Preschool

Little Sprouts Language Immersion Preschool

New on TrustedCare
4+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Little Sprouts Language Immersion Preschool, founded in 2019 and located in Los Angeles, California, is a leading education center offering innovative child care and early education. The preschool provides services for parents who value education and wish their children to learn a new language in a multicultural and anti-bias environment. They focus on teaching math, science, and art through fun, age-appropriate activities, provided by qualified teachers in a safe and nurturing environment. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia, Montessori and nature based approaches, we provide a unique environment for our students. Nutritious meals are also part of
Ruiz Family Child Care

Ruiz Family Child Care

New on TrustedCare
13+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Established in 2011, Ruiz Family Child Care, based in Silverlake and Los Angeles, California, offers a bilingual, home-based program for toddlers and preschoolers. With an emphasis on arts, crafts, basic math, language arts, play, and music, Ruiz Family Child Care aims to foster children's natural curiosity and self-esteem. The experienced team is committed to providing a fun, safe, and engaging environment that promotes the balanced development of your child while respecting their individuality.
Kawai Kids

Kawai Kids

New on TrustedCare
17+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Established in 2007, Kawai Kids is a trusted in-home family daycare in Montebello, CA, and its surrounding areas. They prioritize the happiness and learning experiences of children, offering a balanced curriculum of academics and play-based activities. Typical activities include art, outdoor play, fitness, outings, handwriting, science projects, phonics, and sentence building. Their mission is to provide the highest quality of care and education, helping children develop to their fullest potential.

Your Daycare questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on TrustedCare.

How much does daycare cost?

Daycare costs depend on the child’s age group, the type of daycare, and where you live. Infant daycare is typically the most expensive, ranging from $650 to $1,500 per month. Infant daycare requires higher ratios of caregivers to children, which increases costs. Babies require more individualized attention, including diaper changes, feedings, and naps. As the child ages and becomes more independent, this ratio decreases along with daycare costs.

Traditional daycare centers tend to charge higher rates than home-based family daycare centers or co-ops. However, they usually have lower child-to-caregiver ratios, offer a wider range of amenities and activities, and have stricter qualifications for staff. Church-based, YMCA, or other non-profit child care centers offer lower rates, while home-based daycare is typically the cheapest option due to the low overhead costs.

In urban areas with a higher cost of living, daycare costs tend to be higher to cover the cost of higher rent and teacher salaries. Suburban and rural daycare centers have lower overhead costs, which often translates to more affordable daycare.

Is daycare tax deductible?

No, you cannot directly deduct daycare expenses on your federal tax return. However, if you qualify, there's a tax credit designed to assist with daycare costs, known as the Child and Dependent Care Credit.

The Child and Dependent Care Credit enables you to claim a percentage of your eligible childcare expenses. It ranges from 20% to 35% of allowable expenses, capping at $3,000 for one qualifying child and $6,000 for two or more qualifying children (applicable to the 2023 tax year). Consult a qualified tax professional to confirm if your eligibility.

Can a daycare charge you when they are closed?

Some daycares may charge a reduced fee or no fee at all during certain closures, while others may maintain regular charges. The terms in your daycare contract or agreement should outline whether or not you are charged when they are closed. It's common for daycares to have specific policies regarding fees during closures, such as holidays or other scheduled breaks.

If you're unsure, reach out to the daycare directly to clarify their billing practices during closures.

How do I look up daycare violations?

To look up daycare violations, start by contacting your state’s licensing agency for childcare facilities. You can usually find this information through your state’s Department of Health and Human Services online database.

Another option is to reach out to community resources such as local parenting groups, forums, or social media groups. Other parents may share their experiences or provide information about daycare violations in your area. Finally, consider a visit the daycare center directly and ask for information about any past violations. Daycare centers are often required to make this information accessible to parents.

How do I choose a daycare?

When picking a daycare, trust your instincts and choose a daycare that aligns with your child's needs, your values, and provides a safe and nurturing environment for their development. Follow these additional suggestions to find the best fit for you and your child:

  • Get recommendations from other parents, friends, and pediatricians to start your search.
  • Visit in person to make sure the spaces are clean, safe, and friendly.
  • Ask about caregiver qualifications, such as CPR training, early childhood education background, and experience with children of a similar age.
  • Understand the daycare's approach to early education, discipline, feeding, and soothing methods.
  • Choose a daycare that is licensed and accredited to meet government-set health and safety standards.
  • Check if parents are encouraged to participate in the program and if there are opportunities for parental engagement.
  • Contact current and former clients for feedback on their experiences with the daycare.
  • Consider making unannounced visits to get a true sense of the daycare's daily operations
  • Look for a daycare with a suitable curriculum, flexible schedules, and activities that fit your preferences.
  • Visit the daycare with your child and see how they react to the space, teachers, and other children.
  • Secure a spot on the waiting list as early as possible, especially for sought-after infant programs.

What questions should I ask when evaluating potential daycare centers?

Gather as much information as you can to find the daycare that best fits your family’s needs. Be prepared with a list of questions when visiting daycares, including:

  • Is your daycare licensed and accredited to meet safety standards?
  • Are teachers credentialed and trained in CPR/First Aid?
  • What are the class sizes and student-teacher ratios for each age group?
  • What are the daycare's hours of operation and rates?
  • How does the daycare handle discipline?
  • Will the daycare assist with potty training?
  • How much time do children spend in free-play and outdoors?
  • Are meals and snacks provided by the daycare?
  • How are food allergies handled by the daycare?
  • What enrichment programs and activities are available?

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