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Little Branches Preschool    |   831-331-6329 or 831-724-2452
We are a Santa Cruz County preschool, childcare, daycare.      
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A little bit about me
My name is Sandy Manfre and I have always had a special place in my heart for children. Having three children and five grandchildren, I decided to open Little Branches Preschool in 2011. I had a vision to create an enriched learning environment where children can flourish and grow. I'm an avid gardener and know how therapeutic and stimulating being in nature can be. My goal is to offer children the opportunity to learn in a calm and peaceful surrounding. Our curriculum is to teach children the practical life skills needed to have a successful education. Preschool is the first and most crucial experience in becoming a life long learner. Sending your child to Little Branches would be the same as leaving them with a trusted relative, with the added benefit of having your child spend their important developmental years with a dedicated childcare professional. This is a time to allow your child to explore, discover, and learn is a prestigious setting.

“We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.”  

Lloyd Alexander
Little Branches is a home based preschool. Nestled in the hills of Corralitos on 2.5 acres near Bradley Elementary School and Salesian Sisters. Our place is a well structured, beautiful, peaceful, and nurturing environment for children to grow and learn. Play and exploration are the key components to a child’s early development. At Little Branches we encourage daily discoveries and self-sufficiency. Our children can enjoy quiet time, reading their favorite stories or channeling their energy through imaginative play. We recognize that children have a need for acceptance and self-identity. Our preschool program will help them learn to share, be kind and handle conflict.  
  • Children are naturally inquisitive, so we encourage them to investigate and discover new things every day. 
  • We enhance their cognitive skills through play and small group interactions in a hands-on environment. 
  • We teach letters, numbers and word recognition through visual repetition during each daily activity. 
  • We also work to build a foundation of ecological awareness and respect for a multi-cultural environment

Little Branches will direct your child to explore what amuses their minds, so they will be 
better able to discover the genius of their individuality and make a difference in our world.
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