College. As a Santa Barbara local, Calais holds dear the unique beauty of this community, and she is grateful to live here with her two young children and husband.
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.