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From 101 Southbound from Goleta: Take the Turnpike off ramp and turn right. On your left will be San Marcos High School. At the second signal, turn left onto Hollister Ave. San Marcos High School will still be on your left. Go about 1 mile and on your right you will see 3, very tall palm trees by our driveway. Turn right into our parking lot. Ring the bell at the gate and someone will let you in. From 101 Northbound from Montecito: Take the State St. off ramp and turn left. You will drive over the freeway and go down hill about 2 miles. You will pass under a train trestle, pass through 2 signals and on your left you will see 3, very tall palm trees by our driveway. Turn left into our parking lot. Ring the bell at the gate and someone will let you in.

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Our Toddler Program

A place for growing curious, happy and confident toddlers

Our space is built for active and inquisitive toddlers with environments made up of well-planned learning centers that allow for physical activity, child choice and self-directed play, small groups, and supportive teaching. There are reading nooks, sensory tables, great books, pretend play areas, baskets filled with dress-up and exploratory materials, musical instruments, and outdoor places to explore.

Learning experiences are planned to promote each toddler’s growing independence, to enhance social skills, and to build the confidence needed to reach their individual potential and prepare for preschool and beyond.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"JP and I would like to thank you for being so patient, caring, and loving. JP has had a wonderful 1st year of school experience because of you. We are so lucky to have you this year. You deserve so much for all you have done! We can't thank you enough! Love, JP and Vicky Lopez"

Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Reading, singing, and engaging in conversation.
  • Math Counts Counting, sorting, and pattern identification.
  • Science Rocks Nature walks, gardening, and exploring sand, water, and other sensory tables.
  • ArtSmart Dramatic play, painting with hands and feet, manipulation of other materials and textiles.
  • Our World Diverse interactions with the center community.
  • Well Aware Movement activities as well as hand washing and other self-help skills.

Learning at Home

Thank You Cards

You Will Need:

Paper or cards, pens, paper to collage etc.

Directions:

Have children participate as much as they are able in sending thank you cards. They may glue paper on the cover, draw a picture, or make a few scribbles. It's the thought and the effort that are important. “We need to send Grandma a card to thank her for your birthday present. What do you want to tell her about it? What do you enjoy/like about the present? Can you draw a picture of yourself playing with the present? How did you feel when you opened the package? What can you say that will make her feel that happy?” Older children may want to make their own cards either on the computer or with construction paper.

Tip:

Let your child see you writing thank you cards also. Model behavior you want to see from your child.

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