Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center 


We've reopened!

On August 18, 2021, we reopened

a part time program on our beautifully remodeled,

re-landscaped, and extremely toddler-friendly

Outdoor Campus!

Here's some basic info about our program:



8:30 - 1:00 pm 


Monday - Friday


Two organic vegetarian meals cooked onsite and provided daily    


Open for "older toddlers" who will be approximately 18-30                              months in August 2021


Will not be provided, so it's imperative that your child is an                            "afternoon napper" who can nap at home in the afternoon after                      pick up.


Interested?  Get on our waiting list ASAP

Our program is very small, and space is limited. 

Click here for more information and feel free to email Program Director,

Nora Caruso with any questions you may have!


The safety and health of your children and our staff

are of the utmost importance to us...

Toddlers can't socially distance, but they thrive outdoors!


The Toddler Care Center was established as a non-profit in 1976 by two working women who were concerned about the lack of quality care for very young children.


The first of its kind in the Western States, the Toddler Care Center

bases its philosophy and methods on the model of the

Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) program founded by Magda Gerber.


Educators and administrators from as far as New Zealand and Japan

have visited the Toddler Care Center; it is described as a

model program for childcare by professionals in the field.

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