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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

What If?

You Will Need:

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Directions:

Take turns answering “What if. . . “You were king or queen, what would you do with your power? What would you do all day?" • You could live anywhere in the world, where would that be, and what would it be like there? • You could go on the perfect vacation where would you go, with who?

Tip:

This is a good opportunity to share family values. If you were a queen would you feed your people or buy diamonds and gold? Have the whole family ask and answer questions. Think of questions that your child has some experience with and extend their thinking on the subject.

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