Pitter-Patter Daycare

I love to help children grow socially and intellectually.

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Our Philosophy

Play, Stretch & Grow!

At Pitter-Patter we feel most excited when we can teach children how to be kind to one another and to learn how to become independent. As a caregiver, I love how creative and imaginative children can be and love to offer opportunities to ignite their curiosity and wonder. It makes me happy to play such an important role in their learning by providing the freedom to play in their own way and still share creative activities so they can express themselves and grow like yoga and music. When I care for your child I will make sure to set up activities that are perfect for their age, that are chock-full of discovery, inspiration, and fun! I will be there to guide your child's learning with gentle and nurturing support.
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Tours & Information

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We love when families come to visit us. Please complete the form below to schedule your tour with us.

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Schedule Appointment

Please suggest two or three days and times that would work for your schedule

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Application & Admission

Application Process

We accept applications on a rolling basis but we encourage you to tour our home, meet with myself and ask any questions you have in-person. Children are always invited to family tours!

We currently have 2 slots open for preschool aged children 2 to 5 years old.

Application Priority

I can not guarantee that there will be a spot for your child but will do my best to make sure you know the timing of when slots are opening. Siblings of enrolled children are given first enrollment priority.

Application Cycle
Rolling
Earliest Application
Birth
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Programs

Activies & Schedule

Calendar

Vacation

Sep 05, 2016 (1 day)
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Labor Day
Nov 23, 2016 (3 days)
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Thanksgiving
Dec 21, 2016 (7 days)
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Winter Break
Jan 01, 2017 (1 day)
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New Years Day
May 29, 2017 (1 day)
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Memorial Day
Jul 04, 2017 (1 day)
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Independence Day

We also maintain that at anytime during the year we might be closed for 2 personal days with reasonable notice.

Schedule

Daily Routine

08:30 am - 09:30 am
Morning Hellos & Free Play
09:30 am - 10:00 am
Yoga
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Morning Snack Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Small Group Activities
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Outside Time
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Lunch
12:45 pm - 02:45 pm
Nap Time
02:30 pm - 03:00 pm
Afternoon Snack
03:00 pm - 03:30 pm
Free Play
03:30 pm - 04:00 pm
Music Time
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Outside Time
05:00 pm - 05:30 pm
Afternoon Stories & Good Byes

Programs

Fees & Tuition

Caterpillars

The caterpillars is a full day program available between 08:30 am and 05:30 pm, Monday to Friday. This program requires a set weekly schedule with 6 + hours of care per day. Our teacher to child ratio is 1:4

Toddler

24 to 36 months old
5 days per week
$200 weekly
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Preschooler

36 to 60 months old
5 days per week
$200 weekly

 

Butterflies

The butterflies is a drop in care program available between 08:30 am and 05:30 pm, Monday to Friday. This program offers flexible days and hours, but I do request that you provide a set schedule for the month if you can. The hourly rate is $12/hr. Our teacher to child ratio is 1:4.

Toddler

24 to 36 months old
1 days per week
$50 daily
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Preschooler

36 to 60 months old
1 days per week
$50 daily
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About Us

Teachers

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Kelly Manahan

Director

Kelly is the mom of two beautiful children aged 7 and 2. She is patient and kind, enjoys teaching and playing with children and is a “hands-on” mom. She is background checked with the DOJ and FBI, certified in First Aid & Pediatric CPR, and Preventative Health Practices. She cares deeply about her role in supporting busy families and includes all meals and snacks in her tuition rates.

 

Mission

We hope to provide nurturing and individualised care. We believe that children who experience deep relationships and comfortable learning environments that mimic home-life learn and grow into brave, social and confident learners.

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Neighborhood & Environment

Located in the Live Oak neighborhood of Santa Cruz Pitter-Patter Daycare is close to two beautiful parks: Frederick Street Playground overlooking the harbor and the sandy Jose Avenue Playground. The relaxed family vibe of Live Oak offers a comforting familiar feel for children in my care. Your child’s days will offer a mix of outside time with adventures to the park and backyard baseball, and comfortable indoor play time with a mix of educational activities and social interactions.

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Pitter-Patter Daycare
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1385 7th Ave, Santa cruz, CA 95062
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