The Garcia Street Club is an NAEYC accredited non-profit preschool located in a charming adobe house nestled in a historic downtown area of Santa Fe. It was established in 1945 and has provided high-quality educational services to the community for over 60 years. We currently offer half-day and full-day programs for children ages 1-5 years.
Our goal is to provide a warm, nurturing environment that allows children to learn at their own pace, be directed by their own interests and collaborate with others toward shared understandings.
Our belief is that children learn best through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment that has an emergent curriculum designed collaboratively between teachers and students.
We understand that a child’s development is encouraged and strengthened by hands on experiences and interaction with their environment. Teachers design their classroom activities and projects to engage a child’s natural curiosity and love of exploration in order to provoke ideas, make connections and further their understanding of the world around them.
Our educational approach works to integrate all the unique ways that children learn and we respect each child’s individuality and learning styles. We value the relationship between child, teacher and parent and have discovered that children learn best when parents and teachers work closely together.