welcome to garden preschool


Our Mission

Our child-centered curriculum combines teacher-guided activities with ample time for free choice, socialization and play.

We meet each child at his or her developmental level and provide a stimulating, creative and discovery-oriented environment where learning is achieved through play.


Play-based Learning

Our curriculum allows learning to emerge naturally by encouraging the children’s natural curiosity and desire to learn. We promote independence and cooperative learning by guiding children’s interactions with the classroom environment, their peers, and their teachers.



Garden Program Goals and Values

  • To develop child centered learning
  • To foster creativity
  • To promote kindergarten readiness
  • To provide security
  • To impart respect
  • To build community
  • To encourage growth
  • To take responsibility
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More Info


Monday through Friday
7:30am to 5:30pm


305 E Anapamu St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Park on the side in the
United Methodist parking lot

Words from our Parents

" Garden Preschool has been an excellent environment for our son. We have had the pleasure of watching him thrive socially as well as academically since he started two years ago. Our son loves the outdoor classroom, offering such a fun and engaging experience. The quality of care provided by the preschool staff has surpassed our expectations. We are forever grateful to Heidi and her teachers for their support, encouragement and understanding. "

Marissa Rodriguez

" My son never felt more at home than at Garden Preschool. My daughter thrived and is ready for TK, and is looking like she may even skip Kindergarten. The outdoor classroom is brought to life. The teachers are hands down the most amazing people ever. They gave so much love, taught how to love, and share their love.
There is no place better. "

Elayne Blessing

" My daughter has been attending Garden Preschool for almost two years. We visited several preschools and are very glad that we decided to enroll her here. We feel that Garden Preschool really cares about the well-being of our child and its other students. The director is knowledgable, kind, and always looking at different programs and ways to enrich the experience of her students. My daughter loves attending the school and is really thriving due to the playful, educational, and loving environment. "

Dee Eduarte