Programs

At the Trust Children Center we offer programs for both preschool children and infants, beginning at 6 weeks.

Although the Children Center was built for the Trust Automation family, there are normally additional available spots for families in the San Luis Obispo area.  Please contact us for information and availability for these spots.

Preschool Program

Our preschool program has a mixed-age setting, which allows for a family atmosphere. This setting allows for abundant opportunities for development, growth, motivation, and a sense of security. The preschool program runs a 6 children to 1 teacher ratio, which allows for more individualized care and attention. The teachers work as a team to provide age appropriate, project based learning in a natural environment. As often as the days (and weather) allow there is an open yard policy, which means children are able to freely play inside and outside as they choose. Many of the developmental experiences that are available inside are also available outside, in our outdoor classroom. Children best learn in a non-traditional setting through play based and project based learning. The teachers observe the children’s ongoing curiosity and ever changing interests and adapt the learning experiences accordingly. Every day, here at Trust Children’s Center, children are gaining much of the experience and knowledge they need to be prepared for the years of schooling and life ahead. Through gardening, art, building with loose parts, cooking, sensory play, and many other experiences and activities; children are gaining the foundational tools of communication, empathy, Problem solving, literacy, math, social studies, science and more. 

The preschool program is full of messy and creative fun!!! Children come to school each day ready to paint sharks, build sand castles, talk about feelings, collect flowers, harvest vegetables, count and sort bugs, and explore through many other adventures. 

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Infant Program

Our infant program also has a mixed-age setting, which allows for a family atmosphere. This room provides care for children ages 6 weeks-24 months.  Children are able to learn through experiences of touching, moving, listening, and observing. Infant program activities include many sensory experiences, opportunities for language development, and opportunities for developing self-help skills and fine/gross motor skills. At Trust Children’s Center we understand the importance of nurturing and bonding; especially during these very young years.

The infant program runs a 3 children to 1 teacher ratio, which allows for more individualized care and attention. The teachers work as a team to provide age appropriate learning in a natural environment. As often as the days (and weather) allow there is an open yard policy, which means children are able to freely play inside and outside as they choose. Many of the developmental experiences that are available inside are also available outside, in our outdoor classroom. The infant yard provides sand and water play most days, along with gardening, trikes, climbing, and other experiences. The teachers observe the children’s ongoing curiosity and ever changing interests and adapt the learning experiences and environment accordingly.

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