Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center 

Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center

Respect for Children

The Toddler Center is currently closed due to COVID-19.


The safety and health of your children and our staff

are of the utmost importance to us.


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

That's why we're working hard to revamp our program

in order to reopen in 2021 as an

all outdoor program for 1-3 year olds. 

Check back here for updates about the program,

as well as information about our brand new

Membership Program

where families can get access to Toddler Center resources such as

parent support, material rentals and much more!

For more information about our reopening plan, or to help sponsor one of

our building projects please contact our Program Director, Nora Caruso

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.

Contact Us


1738 16th Ave
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County 95062

CA License # 440706333

©2019 by Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center