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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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About Our Staff

A Bright Horizons teacher is a nurturer as well as an educator, someone who encourages learning through exploration, and who understands the balance between what a child needs to feel safe and what she requires to reach her potential. Your child’s teacher is your partner. At Bright Horizons, families and teachers work together --celebrating successes, navigating challenges, and communicating daily about your child’s achievements and goals.

Meet Our Teachers

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  • Name: Betty
  • I Teach: Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten
  • Teaching Since: 1983
  • I love teaching children because: I want children to feel positive about their learning experience. They need to know that they are capable of being whoever they want to be.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Pink and Say
  • Name: Debbie
  • I Teach: Kindergarten Prep
  • Teaching Since: 1982
  • I love teaching children because: It never gets old, and every year is a new beginning to make a difference in a child's life!
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Giant Book of Make Believe
  • Name: Dora
  • I Teach: Preschool
  • Teaching Since: 1982
  • I love teaching children because: The amazement and wonder of children's own discoveries
  • Favorite Children's Book: Where the Wild Things Are
  • Name: Esther
  • I Teach: Toddlers
  • Teaching Since: 1999
  • I love teaching children because: They are always happy...
  • Favorite Children's Book: David Goes to School
  • Name: Justine
  • I Teach: Toddlers
  • Teaching Since: 2007
  • I love teaching children because: I am able to be a part of the children's wonder, learning, and development. I am excited to come to work everyday and learn from them too!
  • Favorite Children's Book: Runaway Bunny
  • Name: Maria
  • I Teach: Toddlers
  • Teaching Since: 1995
  • I love teaching children because: I enjoy seeing them grow and learn everyday. At their age, everyday is a new adventure!
  • Favorite Children's Book: Goodnight Moon
  • Name: Nicole
  • I Teach: Young Preschoolers
  • Teaching Since: 2001
  • I love teaching children because: it is the most thrilling and rewarding experience to know I'm making a difference in childrens' lives everyday.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Love You Forever
  • Name: Ryan
  • I Teach: Kindergarten Prep
  • Teaching Since: 1994
  • I love teaching children because: I enjoy interacting with the children from my unique perspective as being a positive male role model.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Harold and the Purple Crayon
  • Name: Sharon
  • I Teach: Young Preschoolers
  • Teaching Since: 1990
  • I love teaching children because: I experience joy and love everyday through the children and I never lose hope for the world!
  • Favorite Children's Book: Elena's Serenade

Administration

  • Name: Karin

    Position: Assistant Director

    In Education Since: 1999

    I love working for Bright Horizons because: I feel that Bright Horizons Family Solutions truly aspires to nurture each child's unique qualities and creates a supportive work environment that encourages creativity and growth for everyone.

    Favorite Children's Book: Today I Feel Silly by Jamie Lee Curtis

  • Name: Sophia

    Position: Director

    In Education Since: 2005

    I love working for Bright Horizons because: Everyday is a new day and I love working with the children, families and staff at Discoveries!

    Favorite Children's Book: Not a Box