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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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Welcome to Discoveries Learning Center

A great place to learn, discover and grow!

Discoveries has been a model of high quality early care and education in Santa Barbara for 33 years. Discoveries became a Bright Horizons Center in 2002, and was Accredited by NAEYC in 2006 and Re-Accredited again in 2011. Our beautiful campus is centrally located near upper State Street, on Hollister Avenue.

In each age-appropriate classroom, from Toddlers through Kindergarten, our highly-skilled teachers provide a stimulating environment for learning. Our program for learning,The World at Their Fingertips curriculum takes into account how each child is smart and adapts our programs to meet their needs.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Schauna is very committed to the children at Discoveries and our son Charlie feels very confident and happy to be with her. It is very clear that Schauna cares a lot about understanding and teaching the children and helping them discover new things. She has a warm engaging personality and readily steps up to help out where needed."

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

Quality Early Education: Choosing What's Best for Your Child


We talk to education experts from the National Association for the Education for Young Children (NAEYC) to get insider tips on what to look for in a quality early childhood education program. You’ll hear how NAEYC sets standards and how to select the option best suited to your child’s unique needs.

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.

Included in your tuition are our high level educational enrichment programs that make up our World at Their Fingertips curriculum:

Science Rocks, Art Smart, Math Counts, Language Works, Ready for School, Toward a Better World, and Well Aware. We value individualized care, and have strong systems in place for daily observations and capitialize on teachable moments through emergent curriculum.

In our program, we also value full parent partnerships. We understand that a working families schedule gets busy. We provide you the opportunity to enroll in extra curricular activities throughout the week.

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