Early Education Division

The first five years of a child’s life are critical to their health and success. Our six centers provide nurturing and affordable early education. Early Education Division is part of the Community Bridges family of programs. (Para Español, desplácese hacia abajo y en el icono de Google seleccione “Spanish.” La información estara traducida a partir de allí.)

SIX sites across santa cruz countY

Highlands Park Center
Monday – Friday: 8am to 4pm
8500 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, CA 95005
831-400-1170 | License #444413303 and #444413304

Vista Verde Center
Monday – Friday: 8am to 4pm
1936 Freedom Boulevard, Freedom, CA 95019
831-400-1130 | License #444406684

Fairgrounds Center
Monday – Friday: 8am to 4pm
2667 E. Lake Avenue, Watsonville, CA 95076
831-400-1150   |   License #444410610

Nuevo Dia Center
Monday – Friday: 8am to 4pm
135 Leibrandt Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-400-1140 | License #444407562

Sycamore Street Center
Monday – Friday: 8am to 4pm
121 Sycamore St. Ste 100, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-400-1120 | License #444400415


Redwood Mountain Center
7103A Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018
831-400-1160 | License #444410811

About Us

For Children:

Through positive guidance, and a dynamic bilingual curriculum, we create a foundation for children’s healthy development and school readiness. We work with children to foster: a love of learning; literacy and numeracy skills, social and emotional development; curiosity, exploration and creativity; cooperation and collaboration; problem-solving skills; and respect for self, family, community and the environment.

For Families:

We know that parents are the experts of their own children. We provide opportunities and resources for families to gain knowledge, strengthen parenting skills, share information, and develop partnerships within the community. Part-time and full-day care are available. Fees are based on a sliding scale, and we offer subsidized care for qualified, low-income families. See our eligibility requirements for details.

Our Teachers:

We know that a good teacher is one who travels the winding road with the child as a guide and companion, rather than as the ‘smart’ leader who must control the child’s behavior. Our centers maintain low teacher-to-child ratios. We offer developmentally, culturally and linguistically appropriate play-based programs, catering to the unique needs of each child.

Our Qualifications:

We are proud to maintain the highest standards for our Early Education Centers to ensure a safe learning environment. Each member of our teaching staff is: (1) Interactive and engaged in each child’s learning; (2) CPR and First Aid certified, and trained in the latest Health and Safety practices; (3) Health screened, TB tested, and fingerprinted with clearance as required by Community Care Licensing.

Community Bridges Family of Programs