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Local Families & Staff Enrollment

Gazebo is a state-licensed, nature-based early childhood program serving children of the Big Sur community, Monterey Peninsula, and Esalen staff. As a model school, we offer visiting Esalen workshop participants the chance to enroll their children during their stay on a space-available basis.

Gazebo is a year-round program open Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm. Families choose a set weekly schedule that may include one to five days of care. Please see the calendar for scheduled closures including holidays and seasonal breaks. 

In addition to our devoted teaching staff, our Gazebo family includes 16 children, two goats, and one educational intern. If you are interested in joining us, please contact us at 831-667-3026 or email We would be happy to meet with you and discuss our program, tuition rates, and admissions process.

Enrolling Your Child in Esalen's Gazebo School Park


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