Childcare & Preschool Directory

Our top picks for child care are listed here in this special advertising section. List your center by calling 1-800-500-6747. When calling the centers, please let them know you found them through North State Parent!

D = Diapers Accepted S = Snacks Served M = Meals Served



Chico Montessori Children’s House
814 Glenn St. • (530) 342-5518
S Ages: 2.9-5 yrs • Times: M-F, 8:30am-4pm or 5:30pm
Montessori-trained teachers for the development of the whole child. Emphasis on inner motivation, using the child’s natural curiosity and delight in discovery. Sessions offered a.m and p.m. Lic# 045406630

2477 Forest Ave. • (530) 894-6800
DSM Ages: 2-12 yrs • Times: M-Th, 8am-9pm
Fri, 8am-11pm, sat, 10am-11pm, Sun, 1pm-6pm
Drop-in childcare center with everything kids love! Large, colorful indoor space with tons of room for play. Games, crafts & group activities in a nurturing environment. Affordable hourly rates. No reservation necessary. Lic# 045404701 / 045404702

Little Sprouts Preschool
15 Overland Ct. • (530) 345-0123
DSM Ages: 2-5 yrs • Times:  M-F, 7am-5:30pm
ECO Green certified, offering gardening, nature walks, outdoor exploration, kindergarten readiness program, Zoo-phonics®, introduction to Spanish, French and sign language, and fun! Lic# 045405784



Columbia’s Lion Cubs Preschool
10142 Old Oregon Trail • (530) 223-4070 x315
SM Ages: 2-5 yrs • Times: M-F, 7:30am-6pm
Our experienced, qualified and nurturing teachers provide for every aspect of your child’s preschool experience.  You don’t need to live in the Columbia District for your child to attend.  We offer full and half-day programs with small class sizes, hands-on learning, kindergarten readiness and activities in all areas of learning. Lic# 455403185

Grant Preschool
8835 Swasey Drive • (530) 243-2773
S Ages: 2-5 years • Times: M-F, 7am – 6pm
Located on Grant School Campus. We encourage students to maximize growth cognitively, emotionally, socially and physically. Kindergarten readiness curriculum includes Open Court Math & Language Arts, Sparks P.E., Music, Handwriting Without Tears® and Brain Gym®. Flexible rates and scheduling. Lic# 455401675

Kids and Me Preschool
3695 Churn Creek Rd. • (530) 222-3525
DS Ages: 2-6 years • Times: M-F, 7am-5:30pm
Quality preschool program in a happy, caring environment. Stimulating and comprehensive curriculum will prepare your child for kindergarten. Clean facility with large outdoor play area in a park-like setting. Lic# 455406526

Lake Center Head Start
375 Lake Blvd., Ste. 200• (530) 510-4825
DSM Ages: 3-5 yrs • Times: M-F, 7:30am-5:30pm
We offer children a strong start in life in an environment that fosters respect and a sense of trust.  With parents as partners, we provide high-quality programming using a research-based curriculum in appealing, age-appropriate environments.  Children develop the confidence they need for school success with the support of our skilled teachers and our holistic approach to children’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. Lic# 455406084

Montessori Toddler Community of Shady Oaks
1410 Victor Ave. • (530) 222-0355
DS Ages: 18 mos-K • Times: M-F, 7:30am-5:30pm
Education begins at birth, building skills that last a lifetime. Montessori helps children become life-long independent learners through purposeful play.  We provide engaging hands-on activities that facilitate all aspects of development. Lic # 455405949/451373317

Munchkin University Infant Center & Preschool
2620 Railroad Ave. • (530) 241-8666
DSM Ages: Infant Center: 8 wks-2 yrs;
Preschool: 2-5 yrs • Times: M-F, 6:30am-5:30pm
At Munchkin University we believe that children need as many positive experiences as possible. Our amazing staff provides a great environment where each child is appropriately challenged and encouraged daily.  Lic # 451374 213 & 451374 214

Redding Cooperative Preschool
658 Mary St. • (530) 241–4355
S Ages: 2.9-5 yrs; 3 yr old class Tuesday & Thursday; 4 yr old class Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9AM-12PM
Our school provides students engaging opportunities to learn through play. Parents and children learn and make new friends together using hands-on, developmentally appropriate activities in an inviting and safe environment. Lic # 455401222

Secret Garden
118 Churn Creek Rd. • (530) 244-1891
DSM Ages: 2-K • Times: M-F, 7:30am-6pm
We offer excellent pre-K phonics, Kindergarten Readiness with assessments. A full curriculum with cultural appreciation, farm animals, natural foods, plenty of time for reading books, empathy building, respect for others and a huge outdoor play area including a giant sandbox. Lic# 455405638

Shasta County Office of Education State Preschools
43 Hilltop Drive, Redding • (530) 225-2999
Our classrooms provide quality, hands on learning opportunities for our students.  We focus on school readiness in both academic and social competence.  The classrooms are located on most elementary school campuses offering a seamless transition from Preschool to Kindergarten.  Our teachers have degrees and monthly trainings to ensure they are always providing the best education for your child.  Our program is free to qualifying families. Lic# 451370383

Shasta Montessori Preschool
10446 Red Bluff Rd., Shasta • (530) 243-1110
M Ages: 3-5 yrs • Times: M-F, 8am-3pm
We provide an affordable early Montessori education.  We offer a whole child approach that can transition into our Tk-8th grade, free public Montessori school.   Lic# 455404192

West Redding Preschool
3490 Placer St. • (530) 243-2225
DSM Ages: 6 wks-12 yrs • Times: M-F, 6:30am-6pm
A private accredited academic learning environment. Our goal is to prepare each child today for the educational challenges that they may face tomorrow. Our curriculum focuses on developing each child’s academic growth & uniqueness. Lic# 455401406

YMCA Collaborative Preschools
(530) 246-9622 .
Manzanita . 1240 Manzanita Hills Ave.,
Redding Lic. #455406288
S Ages: 2-5
North Cottonwood
19920 Gas Point Rd.,
Cottonwood Lic. #455406760
S Ages: 3-5
Offered in partnership with local schools.
Providing safe learning environments designed to build school readiness, self-regulations and social skills. Year-round school options.

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Updated: Jul 13, 2017 @ 3:11 pm