Northminster Day Care Center

The Day Care Center at Northminster offers quality child care in North Salinas for children from infancy through 1st grade.  We are open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm.

The Day Care Center provides a fun but structured program designed to engage your child in creative play and social growth.

Contact Director Laura Hunter-Michels for more information or to register.

Northminster Presbyterian Preschool/KinderPrep

Located within the Sanctuary building, Northminster Presbyterian Preschool/KinderPrep is an exciting place for young children to grow and learn. 


The Preschool is open to 3 year olds and 4 year olds.  We also provide a Pre-Kindergarden program called KinderPrep for 4 1/2 to 6 year olds. 


To learn more, contact director Laura Hunter-Michels and please visit their website:



Our licensed daycare located at 315 East Alvin Drive is offering emergency daycare for those deemed essential workers. We are accepting ages Birth to 6 year olds.  All of our staff is trained in Early Childhood Education. They are young, enthusiastic and ready to take the very best care of your child through this unsettling time. We are open 7:00-5:30. We have no registration fee.  You pick the days and times you need us. You are never charged for the days your child is not in attendance.


Call Tasha@831 682-1593 to sign up or more more information.


Below is daycare guidelines per Monterey County Shelter in Place Information Page

What about childcare?

• Must be carried out in stable groups of 12 or fewer each day (we have 2 rooms so 24)

• No interchanging of groups of children

• If more than one group is at a facility, then each group must be in a separate room (no mixing of groups)