The Isla Vista Children's Center is a state-licensed child development program providing low-cost professional childcare and enrichment to children between the ages of 3 months and 6 years. Curriculum is designed to facilitate cognitive, emotional, physical, social and creative growth. Cognitive materials, literacy, music, art and imaginative play are provided in a developmentally appropriate setting. There is also a specialized component to benefit children learning English. Curriculum is designed to provide language-rich activities and to support the ethnic and cultural diversity of the children. Children benefit from participation in a free breakfast, hot lunch and snack program enjoying healthy meals cooked on site. This nutrition program is part of a larger commitment to health and wellness at our "Green Childcare" certified program.
The infant and toddler program pairs children with a primary caregiver for the first two years of care. Primary caregiving provides security and continuity of care for children in their first school experience. In addition, our infant/toddler program is breastfeeding friendly and individualized schedules are created based on each child's needs. A secure environment provides age appropriate activities to stimulate younger children and support the ever changing physical needs of infants and toddlers. Infants and toddlers each enjoy separate playgrounds from the preschoolers to meet their physical needs.
In addition to our full-day program for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, we provide a half-day State Preschool Program and After School Kinder Program. The State Preschool Program is targeted to provide 3- and 4-year old children with a pre-kindergarten experience they may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience. Parents of children in the program are provided with additional education and support to help their children succeed in school. The program curriculum provides pre-kindergarten children with the skills that will enable them to make a smooth transition to kindergarten.
Additionally, Kindergartners are served after school and full day during the summer months in our classroom adjacent to the Isla Vista elementary school campus. The After School Kinder Program continues to promote their learning through kinder carriculum designed to provide the students with the additional support they need to continue succeeding in their early education and prepare them for entering the first grade.
Providing affordable, quality childcare is especially important to Isla Vista families. We have developed an extensive scholarship program composed of funds from United Way, Wood Claeyssens Foundation, Santa Barbara Foundation (William & Lottie Daniel Fund) and CA Department of Education.
Infant/Toddler Program License #426210153 Hours: 7:30 - 5:00 (5:30 for Toddlers)
Preschool Program License #426210198 Hours: 7:30 - 5:30
State Preschool License #426211729 Hours: 8:30-12:30
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