Cathedral Oaks Children's Center
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Welcome to Our School!
The Cathedral Oaks Children’s Center team brings you a warm welcome and is glad that you have chosen our school to meet your child’s developing needs. We like to think our preschool is an extended home environment where children are accepted and loved. A place where laughter and play are cherished. A place where children are valued for their wonder and curiosity and given a warm response.
The innovative curriculum used at Cathedral Oaks Children’s Center is based on the most current research in child development. We are especially inspired by the programs used in Reggio Emilia, Italy, for over 30 years, which incorporate various philosophies and principles in education to create a rich, meaningful early learning experience.
Theorists Jean Piaget, John Dewey, Maria Montessori, and Loris Malaguzzi shared the ideas that education should be child centered, active and interactive, and must involve the social world of the child and the community.
Children learn best when they are actively exploring questions of their own choosing, especially when this process includes interacting with other people. Some of these questions warrant in-depth investigation and become the focus of longer-term projects.
Projects allow children the opportunity to apply existing skills in meaningful ways, as well as a chance to develop new skills. Children in search of possibilities use all academic disciplines, including reading skills, arts, science, math, language and literacy, social and emotional development, and fosters a child’s sense of self-worth.
Cathedral Oaks Children’s Center is a special place for our professional staff. Out teachers were selected for their knowledge of child development, diverse experiences, and interpersonal skills. It is our role to facilitate the development of children, parents, and one another. We are pleased to embrace this mission with our whole hearts.
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"To be a Young Child at Cathedral Oaks Children's Center is to be truly heard."
We are a private school and have
been awarded to be a demonstration site for the “Outdoor School Project”
in Santa Barbara County.
We are a certified
"Green Care Provider" school.
We have approximately 80-90 families of diverse culture, ethnic, and
We serve children between the ages of
12 months - 5 years.