Our Mission

We provide young children with educational environments, in partnership with families and the community.

About Our Children’s Programs

Our child care programs offer a gently structured environment; each child’s day moves between times of free choice of play and activities to structured activities such as group time, meals, and rest time.

A variety of activities and projects are offered throughout the day such as science, cooking, art, crafts, music and movement. We offer a balance of stimulating and quiet activities that are appropriate to each age group and meet the social, emotional, and cognitive needs of individual children.

The centers maintain low teacher/child ratios of 1:8.

Fees are based on a sliding fee scale. We offer subsidized care for families who qualify. Reimbursement is provided from the State of CA Department of Education, Child Development Division. The County of Santa Cruz and cities of Santa Cruz and Watsonville also provide funding, in addition to community donors and foundations.

Our Centers

Administrative Office Child Development Division

121 Sycamore Street, Suite 100, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 454-9920

Fairgrounds Child Development Center

Serving children ages 3-5 years
2601 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville 95076
(831) 786-9621
License #444410610

Highlands Park Child Development Center

Serving children ages 3 months to 5 years
8490 Highway 9, Ben Lomond 95005
(831) 336-2857
Licenses #444413303 and #444413304

Nuevo Dia Child Development Center

Serving children ages 3-5 years
135 Liebrandt Street, Santa Cruz 95060
(831) 426-1276
License #444407562

Redwood Mountain Preschool

Serving children ages 3-5 years
7103 Highway 9, Suite A, Felton, CA
(831) 335-3222
License #444410811

Sycamore Street Child Development Center

Serving children ages 3-5 years
121 Sycamore Street, Santa Cruz 95060
(831) 454-9920
License #444400415

Vista Verde Child Development Center

Serving children ages 3-5 years
1940 Freedom Boulevard, Watsonville 95076
(831) 724-3749
License #444406684

For more information, please call (831) 454-9920.

Our Goals for Children

About Our Staff

Staff meet a set of standards mandated by State Licensing and State Department of Education:


Staff & Parents

Volunteer Opportunities

We need your help to make our child care program as enriching and exciting as possible. Adults over 18 can volunteer in our childcare centers in a number of ways.

Volunteer with Children:

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Our group name is "Community Bridges Child Development Div." Thank you for your support!

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