Closed for the 2020/ 2021 Winter Season

Northstar Childcare

In accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines; and in cooperation with our local communities and partners, Childcare is closed for the Winter 20/21 season. We appreciate your patience. For more information on our winter experience, Click Here.



We book up fast! Reservations strongly recommended.

  • Open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Reservations must be made 2 days in advance
  • Contact us at 530-562-2278

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Please schedule your child’s stay two days in advance and bring a copy of their immunization records, birth certificate or passport if he or she is under the age of 3.

Premier Childcare Programs
Rest easy knowing that that your child is in caring hands, then take time for yourself. Little ones will be treated to a day of engaging activities and attentive supervision with staff members who have over 25 years of service with Northstar Childcare.
License #293610610

Northstar Childcare:
168 Basque Drive, Truckee, CA 96161
(In the Northstar Golf Course Club House)

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  All-Day Rates
  Includes healthy lunch, snacks and all day child care from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $229
  Peak Rates $249


  Morning Rates
  Includes healthy snacks and morning-only childcare from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $215
  Peak Rates $225



If your child has special dietary restrictions, please let us know during the online registration process and again at check-in. Please bring your own snacks and lunch, and note that our Childcare center is “peanut free” (so please do not send food items containing nuts).
We are only able to provide childcare for children ages 2-6 years old. They must have had their second birthday before the first day of childcare. All children under the age of 3 must bring a copy of their immunization records, birth certificate or passport.
Visits are fine, but parents may not stay at the center for the day.
No, we do not. Your child must have his or her own weather-appropriate clothing in order to participate in outdoor activities.
Our Childcare staff asks that you carry a cell phone while your child is with us for the day. Please be sure to provide us with your phone number(s) during check-in.
Simply inform our staff that you have reserved online and have your email confirmation handy.
Yes, of course. Please just provide us with pull-ups, diapers and wipes.
No, parents are asked to remain on Northstar’s premises while their child is under our care in the off-chance that their attention is needed in a timely manner.
Yes. Children enrolled in the full-day program are provided a blanket and resting mat in a quiet place. Feel free to bring any blankets, stuffed animals or the like if your child has anything special for resting.
Yes. Ski lessons for potty-trained children ages 3 and up are available through the Kid's Ski & Snowboard School in the Northstar Village. We provide childcare with “snow play” only, for those who will not be skiing or snowboarding. Outdoor play is planned into every day, weather and conditions permitting.
  • Please bring waterproof pants, a waterproof jacket, hat, mittens, sunglasses, sunscreen, an extra change of indoor clothes, and diapers/pull-ups (if your child is not toilet trained).
  • Please mark and label all of your child’s belongings.
  • Please note that our Childcare center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Please bring/carry a cell phone with you while your child is in our care, so that we can contact if needed.
If needed, parents will be contacted via cell phone to pick up their child. Please note that refunds will not be given for children unable to complete their day. However, future reservations may be canceled at no charge.
If you have any further questions, please call a Childcare representative at 530.562.2278 or 800.GO.NORTH.

Please inform us of any special needs, allergies, and the like during the online registration process and again at check-in so that we can plan accordingly and provide the best care possible.

Please note: sick and contagious children will not be admitted.

Northstar's Childcare staff provide a 1-to-5 teacher-to-child ratio, allowing us to give your child proper attention and care at all times.

Check-in/drop-off for morning only or full-day is any time after 8:30 a.m.

Check-out/pick-up is any time before 12:30 p.m. for a morning only and any time before 4:30 p.m. for a full-day.

*Please note Northstar Childcare closes at 4:30 p.m. and a late fee of $20 per half-hour will be charged accordingly.


Full payment will be charged to your credit card one day prior to arrival.

If enrolled in the full-day program, your child will be served a morning snack, lunch and an afternoon snack.

If enrolled in the morning only program, your child will be served a morning snack.