Information for Parents about Lancaster CA Child Care

Selecting Local Lancaster Child Care Centers, Preschools and Daycare

Providers of child care in Lancaster CA encourage you to visit the preschool by scheduling a tour. Prepare a list of questions ahead of time and include items such as: philosophy and learning approach, classroom size, hours and schedules, admissions process, meals provided, parent participation requirements, daycare program information, fees and tuition. If the child care in Lancaster CA already has a 2-page profile with ChildCare Smiles then you will be able to review and print most of this information ahead of time, including preschool photos. This will then enable you to focus on the visual aspects, interactions with the Director and teachers, and general feelings about the daycare when you visit. An important consideration when visiting a Lancaster child care facility is to ensure that your child will be receiving a well-organized and challenging curriculum, a warm, safe and clean environment, and teachers who are experienced and ideally have long tenure. When you visit a Lancaster child care center don't forget to take your child with you and observe how he/she reacts in this new environment. Also, take the time to observe how the other children interact with each other and the teachers. A happy school is a healthy school for daycare children and staff at Lancaster daycare centers. Daycare facilities are noisy, high energy places and a typical day requires a child to be at 100% capacity. When children are not feeling well and struggling to keep up, the school environment can be overwhelming for them. For this reason, centers that provide child care in Lancaster CA will have guidelines for parents to follow in determining if a child is too sick for school. In the event that your child becomes ill, Lancaster childcare centers will require you or your designated emergency contacts to pick up your child within a specified time period e.g. 30 minutes. Although daycare centers in Lancaster CA recognize that picking up your child during the day may create a hardship, it is in the child's best interest. Lancaster daycare centers also recommend that if your child is ill, then please keep them home until they are no longer contagious and are able to actively participate at school, inside and out.
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The Children's Center 
(661) 951-1490
45111 North Fern Avenue, Lancaster, CA  93534
For child care in Lancaster it is important to ensure that your child will be receiving an organized and challenging curriculum, a warm, clean and safe environment, and teachers who are experienced. ...
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Mission Bell Pre-School 
(661) 943-8094
42121 North 60th Street West, Lancaster, CA  93536
Most Lancaster child care centers require an upfront, non-refundable registration fee for your child to be enrolled. In addition there may be a re-enrollment fee each year. Often there are sibling discounts available for multiple children. ...
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SonShine Factory 
(661) 949-3550
44514 North 20th Street West, Lancaster, CA  93534
Most preschools and daycare centers that provide child care in Lancaster have an open door policy and invite parents to stop by any time. There are usually a number of opportunities for parents either to attend special events, or volunteer to help by donating time, talent and/or a snack or dish to ongoing school events. ...
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Monarch Kids 
(661) 722-4601
43257 50th Street West, Lancaster, CA  93536
Many providers of child care in Lancaster offer flexible before and after school care options for busy parents. Local preschools and daycare centers will have their own guidelines for drop-off and pickup. ...
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Apostolic Shepherd Fold Pre-school 
(661) 948-2077
43437 Gadsden Avenue, Lancaster, CA  93536
A large number of Lancaster child care providers, preschools and daycare centers will provide morning and afternoon snacks which vary between any combination of fruit, veggies, milk, graham crackers, juice, muffins, cheese, and other nutritional foods. ...
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Assistance League Day Nursery 
(661) 948-1513
808 W Newgrove Street, Lancaster, CA  93534
A large number of Lancaster child care providers, preschools and daycare centers will provide morning and afternoon snacks which vary between any combination of fruit, veggies, milk, graham crackers, juice, muffins, cheese, and other nutritional foods. ...
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Footprints Christian Children Center 
(661) 942-0812
918 West Avenue J, Lancaster, CA  93534
Most Lancaster child care centers require an upfront, non-refundable registration fee for your child to be enrolled. In addition there may be a re-enrollment fee each year. Often there are sibling discounts available for multiple children. ...
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Grace Lutheran Church & Preschool 
(661) 948-1018
856 West Newgrove, Lancaster, CA  93534
Infant child care in Lancaster can be a great alternative for working parents. Some providers offer care for infants as early as six weeks of age and offer both full and half day infant care programs. ...
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Bethel Christian School 
(661) 943-2224
3100 W Avenue K, Lancaster, CA  93536
Many daycare and childcare providers in Lancaster provide opportunities for parents to participate in their little one's world by bringing the events of that daily world to the parents through ongoing communication, and through periodic opportunities to volunteer to help or attend a special event at the school. ...
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Lancaster Parent Co-op Nursery 
(661) 948-3027
502 W Avenue K, Lancaster, CA  93534
Lancaster child care centers and preschools offer many different learning approaches and combinations for parents to consider including Montessori, Play Based, Developmental and Teacher Led, Waldorf, Structured Learning with Play, Reggio Emilia and Piaget. ...
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Discoveryland Antelope Valley Adventist School 
(661) 948-7317
45109 N Date Avenue, Lancaster, CA  93534
Parents are welcome to bring cereal or other simple breakfast food for their child/children at many Lancaster child care facilities and preschools; often they will gladly provide milk and a helping hand. ...
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Noah's Ark Pre-School 
(661) 943-4440
6015 West Avenue J 8, Lancaster, CA  93534
For child care in Lancaster on your child's first two days plan to have your child leave earlier than their normal schedule. Several hours can be a very long time to a child in a new situation. ...
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