Child Care and Nursery Schools

The Work-Life Office at Stanford (723-2660) Escondido Village Center offers information and resources on quality child care on campus, as well as in the surrounding communities. You may obtain current information on parenting, summer camps, prenatal and childbirth resources, and how to balance school, work and family life.

On the Stanford campus the following programs are offered for infants and preschool children. (Please contact the centers directly. Many have waiting lists):

  • Children's Center of the Stanford Community, 685 Pampas Lane (853-3090). A cooperative childcare center for ages 2 months to 5 years.
  • Stanford Arboretum Children's Center, 183 Stock Farm Road, Stanford, (725-6328). Provides full or part-time care for ages 2 months to 5 years.
  • CCLC @ Stanford West, 625 Clark Way (723-8700), offers full-day and part-day schedules for children 2 months to 5years old.
  • The Rainbow School,140 Comstock Circle (723-0217), offers Half-Day (9am-12pm), Full Day (9am-3pm) and Full Day Plus (9am-5pm) nursery school program for children 2.9 years to 5 years.
  • Bing Nursery School, 850 Escondido Road (723-4865) is part of Stanford’s Department of Psychology. Its half-day program for children 2 to 5 years, provides a laboratory setting for teaching and research in child development.

Many other pre-school programs in nearby communities are listed in the yellow pages of your telephone book under "Child Care Centers" and "School-Academic-Pre-Schools, Kindergartens". You may want to observe at several schools before making a selection for your child.

Other resources for parents seeking part- or full-time child care include:

Your child’s school can provide more information on after school programs. On campus, call the Pepper Tree After School Program (K to 2nd Grade; 723-3646).

Parents may learn about child development through enrolling with their child in the Pre-School Family (856-0833) at 4120 Middlefield Road, or Parents Nursery School (856-1440). Other parenting classes are offered by the Children's Health Council (326-5530) and at Bing School (723-4865) on campus.

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