Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is to provide a play-based curriculum in a rich natural environment.

  • Children are surrounded by a welcoming environment of enriching experiences that include nature and animals
  • As part of the “Montecito School Family,” caring relationships are formed that help each child develop effective social and emotional life skills
  • Play sets the stage through which children develop their imaginative minds and critical thinking abilities, which promotes successful academic learning

Curriculum Design

  • Curriculum is skill based
  • Children learn through play
  • Curriculum planning is observation-based and intentional
  • Activities are appropriate for each child’s age
  • Curriculum has culturally inclusive meaningful activities
  • Activities are adapted to meet the needs of all children including those with disabilities and special needs