Santa Cruz, CA
Tender Blossoms is a place where your child will be sheltered from the stresses of the world, able to blossom, fruit, and find their roots. We offer your child a world filled with song, the wonders of nature, nourishing foods, and the love of friends.
The mission of Tender Blossoms Preschool and Family Home Daycare is to skillfully and lovingly meet the needs of working families for high quality childcare. It is to hold a safe space for young children to learn, play, and create in harmony with their surroundings and each other. It is to nourish young children with healthy food, rest, and play.
At Tender Blossoms, we offer both Daycare and Preschool curriculum. Infants and toddlers enroll for full day care, and preschoolers have the option of a shorter day, if desired. The mixed age setting offers each child a chance to settle into a home away from home, and seamlessly transition to a preschool environment, without having to switch facility or go through separation anxiety. Infants and toddlers are engaged in developmentally appropriate challenges and given the highest quality care imaginable.
Preschoolers are offered plenty of time to play and “do their work,” modeling meaningful work of their teachers, and engaging in free play with their friends. Additionally, there are daily offerings of music circles, dance activities, watercolor painting, and plenty of puzzles, building, and other manipulative play.
Welcome to Coastal Community Preschool, an independent, private, incorporated, non-profit organization which serves preschool children from the age of 2 years 3 months until entry into kindergarten. The school is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of Coastal Community Preschool parents, non-parents from the Santa Cruz community and teachers at the School.
Coastal Community Preschool seeks to provide a safe, accessible, family –centered environment that nurtures children as individuals, fosters social understanding, and serves as a vital part of its local community. In this setting, we will celebrate the unique spirit of each child and strive to cultivate Good People who recognize and respect their own precious worth and that of others.
The Preschool approaches this mission with the following goals:
To create a sanctuary for learning that honors and protects each child’s interests and ideas, and encourages development at each child’s own pace;
To sustain a talented, experienced and highly skilled faculty by ensuring respectable salary levels and benefits and maintaining a comfortable, stimulating workplace that encourages participation in organizational development;
To provide a diverse and inclusive environment in which children learn to appreciate different lifestyles and cultures;
To prepare children for school through emotional readiness, and through cultivation of each child’s unique strengths and interests;
To encourage a family-centric, team-approach among parents and teachers who share a mutual goal of raising a community of strong, confident, and happy children;
To serve as an integral part of the local community by providing a variety of resources in support of strong families, successful parenting and learning readiness.