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Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center

General Agency Information
Name: Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center
Address: 1738 16th Avenue
Santa Cruz,  CA  95062
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Contact Information
Primary Phone: 831-476-4120
Secondary Phone: 831-476-1233
Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Description: The Toddler Care Center was established as a non-profit in 1976 by two working women who were concerned about the lack of quality care for very young children. The first of its kind in the Western States, the Toddler Care Center bases its philosophy and methods on the model of the Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) program founded by Magda Gerber.

ELIGIBILITY: Must be child one to three years of age. Call to be put on waiting list as early as possible.
Mission: The primary mission of the Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center is to address this community's critical need for quality, affordable child care for children 12-36 months old whose parents must work, attend school or training programs. The Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center's secondary purpose is acting as a model to other child care centers throughout the community, the state, and the nation.
Languages other than English: Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation: Available Within Two Blocks
Eligibility: See Description Notes
Fees: Sliding Scale
Areas Served: Santa Cruz County
Physical Location: Santa Cruz
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Child Care
Child Care Centers
Low Income
Private Nonprofits
Tiny Tots
This agency was last updated on April 30, 2020.