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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 Kindergarten Program

Comprehensive curriculum preparing children for school success

Our center develops expectations and practices in concert with our state curriculum standards so children make an easy transition into the local school system. At the same time, our curriculum builds off the child’s knowledge base and skills, learning style, and interests. There is a clear emphasis on the development of strong language, math, and science skills. Important “school skills” of listening carefully, following through on a sequence of tasks, and working cooperatively are reinforced.

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"Ever since the first day I walked into Bright Horizons, I have always felt very comfortable that my son would be well taken care of. I thank you all for your caring hearts, teaching right from wrong, and playing a big part in the development of the amazing boy that my son has become."

Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Connecting spoken words to written words, enjoying books independently, retelling stories, writing letters and numbers, indentifying some words on sight.
  • Math Counts Beginning to use standard measurements, beginning addition.
  • Science Rocks Exploring the world in more depth using tools such as magnifying glasses and microscopes, recording observations in science journals.
  • ArtSmart Studying great artists, engaging in collage and three-dimensional artwork, exploring dance, music, and dramatic arts
  • Our World Practicing empathy and compassion towards others, cultural exploration through children’s literature.
  • Well Aware Continuing focus on healthy activity and eating, taking responsibility for own health, beginning to study how our bodies are cared for.

Learning at Home

Art in a can

You Will Need:

An empty can with a lid- such as a coffee can, Pringles can or powdered formula can-some paint, a piece of paper, scissors and a round ball or object (a golf ball works well as well as a marble or small wiffle ball)

Directions:

Clean out the can and then cut the paper to fit inside. Drop some paint into the bottom of the can-or roll the ball into the paint & drop into the bottom-and put the lid on. Seal the lid with tape and hand it to your child. Once they are done rolling, dropping, pulling and exploring open the can up and show them the designs the ball created on the paper!

Tip:

This can be done with infants of any age! Lay them on the floor in front of the can and let them push it, prop them up in a boppy pillow and let them kick the bin with their feet or let an older infant roll and drop it off of a low table. Talk to them about what the can is doing "Look! You rolled it across the floor" or "Did you hear that noise when it fell on the floor"? Let them explore the can- the different sounds it makes when you tap the bottom and the top, try to pull the tape off and of course, try to chew on the lid or bottom! When you take the paper out of the can, talk to them about their creation as well and show it to them. This is a really fun project but with little mess!

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