Natural Bridges Children's Center 

Welcome to Natural Bridges Children Center 

​​​​I appreciate your interest in Natural Bridges Children Center (known affectionately as NBCC), and I understand the overwhelming task it is deciding which preschool is best for your child. There are educational philosophies to compare,  value alignments to consider, as well as scheduling and affordability options to contend with.

As you visit different preschools consider the following as a baseline to your decision making: 

Does the school go above and beyond in keeping your child safe & healthy? Is the staff incident command trained?
Is the staff certified and/or degreed in child development, current brain research, and developmentally appropriate practices?
Does the school culture exude kind and inclusive behaviors?
Do the children seem happy, engaged, nurtured, and inspired?     

And finally... 

Does the school see my child for the amazing and unique human that they are?

When, after your tour, you can answer yes to all of the above, and if the school meets all of your additional criteria, you know you have found the right place. 

We at NBCC are thrilled to talk to you about child development, emergency protocols, academic philosophies, and the many studies showing the correlations between quality early education & children’s successful transition to kindergarten & future academic success.

Everyone at NBCC is passionate about child development, and we are committed to providing exceptional care and enriching experiences. We've learned and adapted to many structural changes and educational mandates since 2020, and we can assure you that we are as ardent about your child's physical safety and wellbeing, as we are about their neurological growth.

Please, feel welcome to look around our website. If you are inspired by what you read, give us a call to set up a tour!

If, for any reason, NBCC is not your school, we are happy to guide you in the direction of one of the many other wonderful preschools in Santa Cruz County. 

We truly look forward to hearing from you! 

Very Warmest,
Jonnie Cardinale

Inspiring Children - Creating Community - Building Bridges​​​