preschool preparation, Ciriculum in Arroyo Grande licensed childcare facility
Learning, fun, play, outdoors, projects, Arroyo Grande family daycare

WilderNESS Daycare
Arroyo Grande, California
ChildCARE, Learning, and FUN!

Why bring your child to our family daycare - educational, fun and loving childcare
Why Us
Our cool projects that help children learn
Recent Projects
About our family -  we love living in Arroyo Grande and caring for children
About Us
Photos of the kids here at WilderNESS daycare - Password Protected for privacey of course!
Testimonials - Parents love the care, learning and fun we provide here, and the children love it here too!
Contact our staff to check for availablilty of toddler and infant spaces for your baby or toddler.
Contact Us
Links to educational resources, products and other sites we find useful here at WilderNESS daycare.
Home page for WilderNESS Daycare in Arroyo Grande, California

About Us

My name is Markell Ness. I am a mother of two young sons and the wife of wonderful husband. I decided to open The WilderNESS Daycare after we moved into our Arroyo Grande home. I was home with my youngest son and not working because I was not happy with the available child care options. In Marin County, where we lived before relocating to the central coast, I was a surgical assistant. My oldest son attended both a wonderful home day care and a great child care center. I felt that he prospered both socially and intellectually by being around other children. There were things I liked about both types of child care and I have incorporated those elements into my program. I truly love children and care deeply for the children and families that come here. I take the responsibility very seriously.

As a family we enjoy going to our cabin in the sierras for skiing, Geocaching ( and hiking. We also enjoy taking our dog Treeko to the beach. We are members of First Presbyterian Church in Grover Beach. We love spending time with our neighbors and their children. Our seven year old son is active in Cub Scouts and a serious martial arts student at The Pit.

My husband is co-owner of a formulating and manufacturing company specializing in salon hair care products. Two years ago they launched the Creo Care brand. They are doing well and hope to see it everywhere soon!

Thank you for your interest in The WilderNESS Daycare and for taking the time to read this.