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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.

"Tiffany Thank you for taking care of Jonathan and always being so patient and caring and loving. When I am not there I know he is loved and given special attention. You are the awesome."

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

Parent Teacher Partnerships: The Keys to Successful Collaboration


Creating optimal parent teacher partnerships takes skill and know-how. Watch this video to help determine your goals, your responsibilities, and the line between advocating and over-involvement.

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 Spaces Help Children in Crisis

Bright Horizons Foundation for ChildrenBright Spaces - special places for children in homeless and domestic violence shelters and other agencies - help children experiencing trauma. Bright Horizons teachers and employees help create Bright Spaces, support them through volunteering, and make a difference across hundreds of communities and serve thousands of children each year. To learn more, including how you could be involved, visit Making Connections Through Bright Spaces, a digital magazine celebrating the impact our programs make in people's lives.

Meals

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
  • READY for SCHOOL
  • Kindergarten Prep (pre-k)
  • Growing Readers
  • Movement Matters physical fitness and wellness curriculum
  • Outdoor Classrooms & GardenWorks
  • Toward a Better World