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!

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Chico Christian Preschool and Infant Center
2801 Notre Dame Blvd. • (530) 879-8988
DS Ages: 6 wks to 5 yrs • Times: M-F, Infant center; 7am-5pm, preschool; 7am-6pm

We offer quality, faith-based care that encourages learning and growth in a loving environment. Visit our new building and beautiful campus! Lic# 041370473/045405721


montessoriChico 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


Innovative Preschool
2404 Marigold Ave. • (530) 343-2028
DSM Ages: 2 yr, 9 months – 5 yrs
Times: M-F, 7:30am-5:30pm

An integrated preschool program serving typically developing children and children with special needs. Our unique structure emphasizes social- emotional learning through play. Lic# 045403526

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-sproutsLittle 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, sign language and fun! Lic# 045405784


Palo Cedro

Redding Christian Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten
21945 Old 44 Drive • (530) 547-5600
Ages: 3-5 yrs • Times: M-F, 7:30am-5:30pm mid-August through May

Located just east of Redding in Palo Cedro, our private Christian preschool and pre-kindergarten programs offer a variety of hands-on learning, sensory/motor integration, and academic skill building that focus on spiritual, academic, social and physical development. Our comprehensive pre-kindergarten curriculum challenges students in language arts, number sense, science and social studies, all while instilling a Biblical worldview and a life-long love of learning. Lic# 455406244



Columbia’s Lion Cubs Preschool
10142 Old Oregon Trail • (530) 223-4070 x315
SM Ages: 2-6 yrs • Times: M-F, 7:30am-6pm

NOW ACCEPTING 2 YEAR OLDS who are in the process of being potty trained!  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-preschoolGrant 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


limLearning in Motion Preschool and Enrichment Center
2174 Pine St.• (530) 246-1842
DS Ages: 2-5 yrs • Times: M-F, 7:30am-5:30pm

We provide a fun and safe environment that inspires young children to learn, stimulates sensory/motor development, and builds self-esteem. Lic# 455405925


Liberty Christian Preschool
3782 Churn Creek Rd. • (530) 222-2232
S Ages: 2.9-5 yrs • Times: M-F, 8:30am-2:40pm

Provides a Christian environment where children can learn and be nourished in Godly character. Basic readiness skills needed for success in kindergarten will be emphasized, along with the development of each child’s physical, social, mental and spiritual needs. Lic # 451374213


shady-oaksMontessori Children’s House of Shady Oaks
1410 Victor Ave. • (530) 222-0355
DS Ages: 12 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


munchkinMunchkin 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


secret-gardenSecret Garden
118 Churn Creek Rd. • (530) 244-1891
DSM Ages: 2-K • Times: M-F, 7:30am-6pm

We offer excellent pre-K phonics, Handwriting Without Tears® curriculum, & healthy programs. A full curriculum with cultural appreciation, farm animals & natural foods, in a home-like, loving atmosphere. Teachers with experience and degrees. Lic# 455405638


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


ymcaYMCA Collaborative Preschools
(530) 246-9622 • • Ages: 2-5 yrs

Now 4 School-site locations:

  • Manzanita • 1240 Manzanita Hills Ave., Redding S Lic #455406288
  • North Cottonwood YMCA Collaborative Preschool • 19920 Gas Point Rd.,
  • Cottonwood S Lic # 455406760
  • North Cow Creek • 10619 Swede Creek Rd., Palo Cedro S Lic # 455406761

Offered in partnership with local schools. Providing convenient & safe environments designed to build school readiness, self-regulation & social skills. Pre-K, K-Readiness, year-round and school-year options. Site offerings vary, call for more information.

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