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We offer Extended Learning Programs in a nurturing and safe environment with a continued focus on meaningful hands-on learning activities.  Choose for your child to attend:

  • Summer School and Summer School Camps
  • Holiday Enrichment (during school breaks)
  • Preschool and Elementary Enrichment (offered daily, year-round) and monthly Parents' Night Out (one Saturday per month)
  • Language classes and Movement classes
  • Family campus events and Field trips
  • Back-Up Care (through Bright Horizons -- See forms below!

Drop-in Enrichment Program for Preschoolers and Elementary Children -- Montecito offers daily preschool and elementrary Drop-in Enrichment programs, which are staffed and structured the same as all of Montecito's classes.  All programs at Montecito are open to the public, so current and new parents may participate in these drop-in programs as well.  Children may attend our drop-in programs on as-needed basis, without giving Monetcito any advance notice, and use it in 15-minute increments.  To use these programs, parents purchase Prepaid Hours, and new famlies are given 2 free hours per child when enrollling in these or any Montecito programs.  Your family's Prepaid Hours never expire and you may purchase Prepaid Hours at your own convenience (Montecito will let you know if you balance of Hours are getting low).  The hours and schedule for these programs are described below.


Preschool Enrichment Hours (Ages 2-5 years). Monday through Friday, 7:30 to 8:45 am and 11:30 am to 6:00 pm AND F/T during School Holiday Breaks (7:30 am to 6:00 pm).

Elementary Enrichment (K-5th) -- Monday through Friday, 11:30 am to 6:00 pm AND F/T during School Holiday Breaks (7:30 am to 6:00 pm).

Daily Enrichment Schedule:

  • 11:30 am to 1:00 pm -- Lunch Bunch (children bring their own lunches OR you can order hot lunch through Taste Nutrition)
  • 1:00 to 1:30 pm -- Free Play/Quiet Time (Includes Opening Circle Time)
  • 1:30 to 2:30 pm -- Activity Hour (based on weekly theme)
  • 1:30 to 3:00 pm -- Nap Time (for those napping)
  • 2:30 to 3:00 pm -- Bike Time
  • 3:00 to 3:20 pm -- Snack Time (Montecito provides snack)
  • 3:20 to 4:00 pm -- Playground Time
  • 4:00 to 4:45 pm -- Late Snack/Closing Circle (Montecito provides snack)
  • 4:45 to 6:00 pm -- Dramatic Play/Inside and outside Free Play

The weekly Enrichment Curriculum will be posted here throughout the school year, beginning again in late August 2015

Back-Up Care -- If you are attending Montecito through our Back-up Care program, please click the link below for the first-time forms you need to submit (this is a one-time requirement for your child's file).  Please bring these forms to Montecito's main office on the first day your child enjoys back-up care.

Back-Up Care Forms Packet

Montecito School 1468 Grant Road, Los Altos, California 94024 (650) 968-5957