Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center
The Toddler Center is now
pioneering outdoor education
for one and two year olds!
Come and join our part time program on our
beautifully remodeled, re-landscaped,
and extremely toddler-friendly
Here's some basic info about our program:
Schedule: 8:30 - 1:00 pm, Monday - Friday
Food: Two organic vegetarian meals cooked onsite daily.
Ages: 18 - 36 months. (Must be able to reliably nap at home in the afternoon after pick up.)
Site: Two large, developmentally appropriate yards with:
a toddler friendly garden,
multiple climbing structures,
heated, covered patio,
and multiple shade/rain structures.
Interested? Get on our waiting list ASAP!
Our program is very small, and space is limited.
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.