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Located off Hwy 85 & 101 behind the Santa Teresa Kaiser Hospital and Santa Teresa Library. From Hwy 85 N, take Cottle exit. Make a Right. Move over to far left lane. Make a Left onto Hospital Parkway (Hospital on your Left). At stop sign make Right onto International Circle. You will pass Library on your right after second stop sign, make a Right onto Liska Lane. Make a Left into the second driveway (there is a large Palm tree at the entrance). From Hwy 85 S, take the Cottle exit and stay to your far left. You will ramp up onto Cottle. Once on Cottle move over to your left lane. At the second light, follow directions from 85 N. above. From Hwy 101 S. take Blossom Hill exit. Make Right at stop sign. Then make another Right to get onto Cottle (this is a large circle road). You will pass Lowes Left. Continue on Cottle. You will cross over Hwy 85. At the second light after crossing over 85, follow directions from 85 N.

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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.

"Thank you for all the Support & Care!! Every day i leave the center thinking my son is in the best hands :) Cheers! Santhosh (Adhav)"

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

Peek–A-Boo

You Will Need:

A blanket, your hands

Directions:

Cover your eyes with your hands and say, “Where’s baby?” Open your hands and say, "Peek-a-boo." Gently place a blanket over your child’s head and say, “Where’s baby?” Then take it off and say, “There she is!” Older infants may pull it off themselves and giggle.

Tip:

Be careful not to leave the blanket over young infants’ faces if they can’t remove it themselves. They will enjoy the sensation of the soft blanket passing over them.


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