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Montecito Preschool Classes

Preschool classes at Montecito Preschool include part-time and full-time sessions (your choice) for each age group, with options for drop-in Enrichment programs and back-up care (provided as needed).

Why Choose Us?

  • Over 60 Years in Business
  • Family Owned
  • Incredible 2 Acre Campus
  • Natural Setting with Farm Animals, Gardens and Trees
  • Team of Teachers and Staff are Early Childhood Experts
  • “Hands on Curriculum” designed to encourage children to develop imaginative minds, problem solve, and learn through discovery
  • Safety of our Students is the #1 Priority!
  • Students are Divided into Developmentally Appropriate Groups and Areas
  • Our Playgrounds Are Outdoor Classrooms
  • Classrooms are Stimulating
  • Teachers are Enthusiastic
  • All Environments are Designed for Students to Feel Safe and Comfortable
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Preschool Classes

Classes for preschool at Montecito Preschool can be separated into part-time, full-time sessions with options of extended enrichment.

Part Time Classes

Our classes at Montecito Preschool are 3 hours long and are available in morning and afternoon sessions. Enrollment is available 2, 3 or 5 days per week. Morning class are 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Afternoon classes are 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or 1:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Full Time Classes

Each Full-Time session is 8 hours long and is available for every age group. All full-time sessions include a morning class, a lunch period, an afternoon class (and naptime upon parent request). Full-Time sessions are available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 pm. However, Montecito is open daily from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm.

Check out the Daily Routine and Philosophy and Curriculum pages for additional information.

Curriculum Is Skill Based

All activities serve the purpose of supporting development that leads to increased skills.

Children Learn Through Play

Activities are designed for children to interact with both their peers, their indoor & outdoor environment, and with the learning materials.

Age-Appropriate Activities

An activity for a 3-year-old will look different than for a 5-year-old. For example, a 2-year-old circle time will be shorter than a 4-year-old circle time.

Culturally Inclusive & Meaningful Activities

We learn from families about their culture and incorporate activities so that others can also learn. We celebrate cultural and familial differences and practice anti-bias curriculum.

Activities are Adapted to Meet the Child’s Needs

We embrace all learning differences and will make reasonable adjustments to our activities to ensure success, regardless of the ability, disability or special need.

Cirriculum Planning is Observation-Based & Intentional

What children teach us about their interests and skills will be reflected in the activities, including extending the activity when we observe that children want to engage more.

Enrollment Age Requirements

Montecito Preschool Classes

Classes are available for children ages 2 years through Kindergarten age (approximately five years old). September 1st is used as a cut-off date for each age group.

Montecito Preschool & Elementary Drop-in Enrichment

To attend Montecito’s Enrichment programs, children must be at least 2 years old and not yet entered 6th grade (approximately 11 years old).

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