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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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Our Infant Program

An exceptional place for your baby to thrive

Our space is built for babies on the move: look for bright mirrors, warm rugs, sensory tables, great books, and baskets filled with soft, natural materials. There are musical instruments, toys for pretend play, safe equipment, and outdoor places to explore. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that our stringent safety, security, and cleanliness standards meet or exceed all state and local guidelines.

Even these youngest of children are encouraged to learn about their world through our individualized curriculum that invites exploration, celebrates each important milestone, and supports the transition from the sensory motor world of infancy to the increasingly social and self-directed world of toddlers.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"Maria is a great teacher caregiver for my daughter we are a bilingual Spanish English family and maria always takes the effort to speak Spanish to our daughter she is very caring and have a lot of patience we love her very much"

Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Listening to stories or classical music, one-on-one spoken interaction with caregiver.
  • Math Counts Counting through books, poetry, and songs.
  • Science Rocks Bubble blowing, interacting with nature through walks and outdoor exploration.
  • ArtSmart Finger (or feet) painting, experiences with textiles.
  • Our World Rich connections — via smiles and hugs — with the center community.
  • Well Aware Soft safe places that encourage rolling over, pulling up, crawling, and safely exploring.

Learning at Home

Scarf Play

You Will Need:

One or two scarves of different textures and colors

Directions:

When your baby is feeling happy and playful, lay him on his back on the floor or bed and stand or sit next to him. Take one of the scarves and wave it over your baby’s body. Hold the scarf over the baby within his reach and encourage him to reach up for it. Then, hold it off to the side and see if he can turn his body toward it. Say things like, “Where’s Michael? Peek-a-boo, there you are”; “Whee, it’s soft”; “Can you reach it? Stretch…that’s it. Yeah!”

Tip:

Let your baby get used to the feel of the scarf before you put it over his face and pick up on his cues if he doesn’t seem to like it. If he’s not interested in peek-a-boo, continue holding it over his body instead.


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