We’re Different
and Unique

Welcome to Shantivanam Children’s Community. We offer a unique childcare and preschool experience with our individualized approach and focus on the development of the whole-child. We would love to meet your family! For more information and a tour of the school, please

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What Makes Us Special

My name is Elishelah Wright and I am the founder and director of Shantivanam Children’s Community in Encinitas, California, which opened in July of 2001.  The name “Shantivanam” (pronounced shan-tee-vah’-nam) is a Sanskrit word which means “forest of peace”.  A peaceful, loving, and respectful environment is what we strive for each and everyday.  Our fully qualified staff provides a balance of age appropriate learning skills as well as joyful and fun activities.   Keep Reading…

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About Us

WE’RE DIFFERENT AND UNIQUE! My name is Elishelah Wright and I am the founder and director of Shantivanam Children’s Community in Encinitas, California, which opened in July of 2001.  The name “Shantivanam” (pronounced shan-tee-vah’-nam) is a Sanskrit word which means “forest of peace”.  A peaceful, loving, and respectful environment is what we strive for each and everyday.  Our fully qualified staff provides a balance

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Learning & Enrichment

It is a well-known fact that a person’s capacity for learning and their ability to function as a human being is developed primarily during the first three years of life.  This time is known as the period of rapid brain growth.  Even though the basic organization of the brain does not change after birth, details of its structure and function remain plastic for some

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Character Development

Part of our daily program involves helping all of the children develop behavior that is respectful, caring, responsible, and ethical.  Included in our preschool curriculum is work on the children’s social skills and helping them develop a sense of social responsibility and social consciousness.  We also work with the children in developing a greater sense of their own emotional states and, when necessary, how

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