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Welcome to Natural Bridges Children’s Center!                

A Note from NBCC's

Jonnie Cardinale

Hello and Welcome to our NBCC website. 

I appreciate your inquiry and understand the overwhelming task it is to decide which preschool is best for your child. There are philosophical decisions to make, scheduling requirements to consider, and most importantly the feeling of competence that you have put your child in the best, most loving, nurturing, and stimulating environment for their social emotional, cognitive, and physical growth. 

That's a huge responsibility!

As a parent, educator, and 40 year resident of this beautiful town, I can assure you not to worry...
there are many exceptional preschool choices. 

In this light, I am thrilled to share with you NBCC's vision & mission, and the educational practices that guide our work with young children. As you browse through our website and research preschool options remember this.... 

 'Best in Class' preschools are determined by 'Best in Class' educators. With this in mind, ask questions that align with your family values and inquire about pedagogy, philosophy, staffs education, certifications, experience, and passions for children's wellbeing. 

NBCC understands that a quality early educational experience corresponds directly to children's deepened neural pathway growth, successful transition into Kindergarten, and contributes positively to each child's long term learning.  

NBCC takes pride in its commitment to child development and uses current brain research to inform our work. Our team is dedicated to helping young learners develop the growth mindsets necessary for optimum. learning, supporting their acquisition of persistence, resilience, flexibility, optimism, and empathy. These attributes aid in children's ability to overcome feelings of fear and failure. In addition, we teach mindfulness techniques to bring awareness of the brain and personal ownership of self regulation. Children become familiar with their brains amygdala and learn that they are in control. 

In addition to current research, NBCC is guided by the NAEYC code of ethics, the Preschool Learning Foundations, and Developmentally Appropriate  Practices  

Most importantly, our educators are passionate about providing a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for all children to thrive in. We incorporate an anti-bias education whereas children learn about self & familial pride, comfort with others diversity, recognition of fairness and equity, and about ways to be 'up-standers' in life. 

Our love of child development, brain research, and of building community drives our belief that 
all human beings have value, can grow and learn, & have unique gifts to offer this world. We believe in peace and hold the notion that through the fostering of inquiry and compassion we are 
"changing the world one child at a time" 
(a quote from Jean Gallagher-Heil; Cabrillo College Professor/Department Chair). 

Our dream of opening a quality, progressive preschool where children are nurtured and encouraged has been a long awaited journey. 

We are finally here and invite you to share in our vision.

Once again, welcome to NBCC! 

To all of the adventures that lie ahead! 

Very Warmest,
Jonnie Cardinale