Anh Tran is the Administrative Assistant at Starr King. Her background is in pharmaceutical sciences and research, and has experience in regulatory administration in Vietnam. After moving to Santa Barbara in 2012, she joined Starr King as a mother of two children and was actively involved in several committees and as a Board member. She is thankful for what beautiful Santa Barbara and the Starr King community has offered to her family. Working at Starr King helps her stay connected to people, pay forward and enjoy the fun and love of parenting.
It is not our aim to fill the child with rote learning; rather we want an atmosphere where children may be curious, may experiment and construct for themselves an understanding of the environment of objects and relationships in which they find themselves. Parents and staff are available for help, support, and response.
We believe that structured and formal learning, forced too early, does not prepare children for a creative and flexible response to a rapidly changing world, nor does it provide the solid conceptual foundation for future academic experiences. We believe that we must actively nurture the children’s concern for the well-being of others in the group, as well as support their own positive self-concept, resulting in the development of people who will be confident and caring adults.