Charlie Hinton, an unemployed father, and his friend Phil run a daycare center of their own called Daddy Day Care. However, they have competition with Miss Harridan at The Chapman Academy, which is like a Princeton University for pre-schoolers. Later, Marvin, another former co-worker, works with Charlie and Phil. The first day care location takes place in Hinton's house. But due to financial issues, the day care shuts down for good. Until one day, when Charlie confronts Miss Harridan on what kids want and need. After listening to Hinton's argument, Harridan shuts her academy for good and the day care is restored, but in a new location.