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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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Ensuring children are prepared to succeed in school and life.

Pre-Kindergarten children are physically and cognitively able to take on more challenges while still engaging in important foundational learning like friendship building and developing a strong self-concept. Our READY for SCHOOL program helps your child reach his or her greatest potential in all areas including beginning reading and writing skills, math and science concepts, large and small muscle skills, and social and emotional development.

Our teachers stimulates each child’s innate curiosity and exploratory nature to prepare children for lifelong learning and the skills needed to succeed in school and life.

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Our Curriculum Components

The building blocks to balanced education.

  • Language Works Listening, speaking, pre-reading and reading, pre-writing and writing 
  • Math Counts Classification, time and spatial relations, number order and number problems, geometry and measurement.
  • Science Rocks Investigates properties, living things and the environment, forces of nature, motion and gravity, scientific inquiry skills, technology.
  • ArtSmart Visual art, music, dance and creative movement, dramatic art
  • Well Aware Nutrition, health and safety, motor and fitness.
  • Our World Identity development, emotional intelligence, critical thinking about the world, care of the environment.

Learning at Home

Frisbee Math

You Will Need:

Frisbee, paper plates or ball, craft/popsicle sticks or paint stirrers, measuring tape, paper, and marker

Directions:

Have your child mark a starting point on the ground with a stick. Then, encourage her to throw the Frisbee or ball. Mark where it lands with a stick labeled with her name. Help her measure how far it went and chart the distances. Does it go farther with practice?

Tip:

After your child has thrown the Frisbee a couple times and you’ve charted the distances together, work together to add up all the distances to get a total.


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