Get Directions From...
From Hwy 101, take Main St off ramp.
Turn east (follow signs toward the hospital/extended care center.)
Turn right on Palisades St.
Turn left on Cypress Way.
Turn right into the parking lot.
Park; walk through the breezeway.
The Children's Center is on your left.
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Welcome to Central Coast Children's Center

Managed by Bright Horizons

Welcome to Central Coast Children's Center Managed by Bright Horizons.  At our early education and preschool center located in Santa Maria, we recognize how important beginnings are in each child's development, and to each family.

We provide a safe, nurturing and engaging environment where your child can learn and develop to their full potential. Explore our website to learn more!

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Vannie I would like to thank you for all your hard work that you are doing with this school. You have truly been a blessing for that school. Don't think we would still be there if it wasn't for you. We always know our Mason and Samuel are in the best hands. Thank you!!"

Our Center Programs & Services

Here are a few of our best features.

Full- and part-time early education and preschool, Drop-in / emergency-care

Featured Parent Webinar

Organization Tips for Busy Families

Being a working parent takes an incredible amount of organization, preparation, juggling and a little bit of daily magic. Watch our parenting video to get simple tips and tricks on getting your family organized.

Bright Horizons Parent Community

Helping dad when mom goes back to workThe Bright Horizons Parent Community is a great place for parents and educators to share ideas, get perspectives and ask questions. Looking for info on potty training your toddler or how to get your preschooler started with chores? This is the place for you.

Bright Horizons Foundation for Children Celebrates 15 Years!

Bright Horizons Foundation for ChildrenThe Bright Horizons Foundation for Children honors its 15th anniversary with Voices of Gratitude, a digital magazine celebrating the difference our programs make in people's lives. To date, thousands of partners, volunteers, and donors have shared their time, resources, and knowledge across hundreds of communities and now serve more than 100,000 children a year through Bright Spaces, volunteering, and grants.


Nutritious snacks provided daily

Get involved in our Enrichment Activities

Because knowledge is more than just the ABC's.

As natural extensions of our core daily curriculum, enrichments make use of special materials, unique spaces within the center, special times or expert staff to enhance your child's learning experiences (included in your monthly tuition.)

  • Handwriting Without Tears (preschool)
  • Everyday Math
  • Kindergarten Prep (pre-k)
  • Growing Readers
  • Movement Matters physical fitness and wellness curriculum
  • Outdoor Classrooms & GardenWorks
  • Toward a Better World

From our Photo Albums

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    A Day in the Life at a Bright Horizons Child Care & Preschool 1/1/2015
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