Information for Parents about Santa Monica CA Child Care

Parent Considerations for Daycare and Child Care in Santa Monica

Child care Tips for Parents: Medication can be administered to your child at Santa Monica child care centers however there are strict guidelines that parents must follow. Prescription medication must be in the original container with an unaltered label and have your child's name clearly identified on the label. A Medical Release Form will typically need to be completed that provides details of all medications, dosage and times to be given. Preschools and providers of child care in Santa Monica CA will only administer "Over the Counter" medication with a doctor's note. Medications must be given directly to the preschool or daycare personnel, and do not leave medication in your child's lunch box or classroom. You should also check with your Santa Monica child care provider to determine the hours during which they will be able to administer medications. For example some providers of daycare and child care in Santa Monica CA do not administer during the hours when children are taking naps. Quality providers of child care in Santa Monica CA will have written emergency procedures that are practiced periodically (usually monthly). In addition, staff members will be certified in first aid and CPR. For Santa Monica child care centers, teachers discuss emergency preparedness with children on a regular basis. For example they will discuss fire drills, what they will hear, and what they are expected to do. Daycare emergency drills may be carried out on both an informed and surprise basis to ensure that everyone is adequately prepared. Providers of child care in Santa Monica CA may require that parents provide an emergency kit for their children. Usually these kits will are due on your child's first day of daycare, and will need to be updated yearly. Each Santa Monica daycare will have different requirements for the contents of the emergency kit. Examples of the contents include: bottled water, granola bars (not chocolate), Kleenex, an index card with your child's contact information and emergency contacts.
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Bright Horizons at The Watergarden 
(310) 449-0047
1620 26th Street #1020, Santa Monica, CA  90404
Child Care Director: Mary Jane Escorpiso
Bright Horizons Family Solutions is the world's leading provider of high quality childcare and early education. Our programs empower children from infancy through kindergarten to become  ...
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Bright Start Learning Center 
(310) 315-9353
1501 17th Street, Santa Monica, CA  90404
For low income families looking for child care in Santa Monica there are government sponsored or subsidized programs available at some preschools and daycare facilities. You can check directly with the center or go to your State Government resources to find local providers. ...
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Trinity Baptist Children's Center 
(310) 395-3282
1019 California Avenue, Santa Monica, CA  90403
Most preschools and daycare centers that provide child care in Santa Monica 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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First Step Child Care Center 
(310) 399-8118
2650 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA  90405
Parents are welcome to volunteer to help with special school events and outings, for example, a Thanksgiving feast, or field trips. Many Santa Monica childcare providers, preschools and daycare centers support an open door policy, and invite parents to drop in any time to observe. ...
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Circle of Children Preschool 
(310) 393-7731
1227 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA  90403
Before visiting a Santa Monica child care center, parents should make a checklist of all the items they would like to cover during the center tour. There is a checklist available in the Resources section of the ChildCare Smiles website. ...
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The First School 
(310) 452-0095
1733 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA  90402
There are many ways a parent can search for child care in Santa Monica including finding daycare centers or preschools that are close to work, school or home. Be sure to ask about parking at the center. ...
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Pilgrim Lutheran Church CDC 
(310) 829-4113
1730 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA  90403
When you contact or visit a child care in Santa Monica please keep in mind that the busiest time of the day are early morning, lunch/nap time and end of day. Call ahead to schedule a visit time. ...
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Lighthouse Church Preschool 
(310) 264-8328
1424 Yale Street, Santa Monica, CA  90404
Most Santa Monica child care centers provide hands-on, developmentally appropriate programs that foster a child's development in the areas of physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language. This is particularly important to encourage children to become active learners. ...
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Gan Israel Preschool 
(310) 394-3200
1341 9th Street, Santa Monica, CA  90401
A large number of Santa Monica 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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