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Hope 4 Kids Early Learning Centers

560 North La Cumbre Road, 5070 Cathedral Oaks Road, Santa Barbara, CA

Costimate: $260/wk

Hope 4 Kids Early Learning Centers are faith-based, nature-centered quality programs for children ages birth through kindergarten. We have two campuses in Santa Barbara to serve your family. We have received 5 stars in the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), full accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and we are a certified Outdoor Classroom Demonstration Site (OCP) working to promote quality outdoor experiences for children throughout Santa Barbara County. We are open year-round, Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 5:30pm and close at 5:00pm on Fridays for staff training and development. We offer a variety of scheduling options and programs to serve our community's children. Visit our Programs page to learn more!

Our amazing staff focuses on the importance and value of play, choices, and social and emotional growth and development. We spend most of our day in our outdoor classrooms discovering, exploring, respecting, and loving nature. At Hope 4 Kids we believe that all children need and deserve quality, loving childcare regardless of ethnic background, religious preference, or income level. We are pleased to offer quality childcare to all families and gladly accept most alternative payment programs including SB County Child Development, EOPS and several other programs funded through the Santa Barbara Resource & Referral Center and the Family Service Agency. Please contact our office to inquire about alternative payment program spaces within our program.
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San Marcos Parent Child Workshop Inc

400 Puente Drive, Santa Barbara, CA

Starting at $1050/mo

The San Marcos Parent-Child workshop is a licensed, cooperative preschool and parent education class. Children between the ages of 2-5 years are introduced to a quality preschool experience, using developmentally appropriate practices. The nurturing, loving environment makes an ideal first school experience for your child and brings out the best in you as a parent. We practice gentle separation for both parent and child and promote non-violent conflict resolution. We provide a natural classroom setting with a wholesome, organic snack.

SMPCW operates by parents under the supervision of a Director and Assistant Director educated in Early Childhood Education and Parent Education. Parents enrolled in the morning lab participate actively one morning a week in the preschool setting. Parents also attend a weekly Monday evening parent education class at the school, where a variety of parenting issues are discussed and speakers from the community share their expertise. (The lecture/lab instructor is provided by the Continuing Education division of Santa Barbara Community College.)

SMPCW provides and recognizes partnership with families as an integral part of the community. To support each person's growth, we work toward individualizing our program for children and families. We acknowledge that each person brings different needs, skills, interests, backgrounds and life experiences.

We believe adults and children learn best through active participation with their environment and with others.

We embrace a hands-on approach to learning for all ages.

We emphasize the value of parent education for the positive development of the family. We recognize the family to be the most important influence in the child's life and work to support the growth of parenting skills and knowledge.
We support a holistic perspective of human growth and development.

Our curriculum is based on promoting children's social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and creative development.
We dedicate ourselves to promoting anti-bias attitudes and practices as we celebrate all cultures, ages, roles, and human diversities.

Mission Statement:
SMPCW is dedicated to sharing the adventure of early learning and parent education within a nurturing and diverse community of families.

A school which supports our families, instills a sense of community, embodies the spirit of learning, while having fun and giving back to the community.

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FAQs for finding preschools in Santa Barbara

In 2021 what types of preschool can I find near me in Santa Barbara, CA?
There are two main types of preschool programs you can send your kids to in Santa Barbara, CA. The first is a full-time preschool program that usually works well for parents working full-time shifts. The second is a part-time preschool program where you can enroll your child for 2-3 days per week and typically choose between a morning or afternoon shift. A part-time preschool can be a great option if you want to ease the transition of this new learning experience for your child. You can also check your options in Santa Barbara, CA for traditional preschool centers, or private home-based preschools.
What should I look for in a good preschool program in Santa Barbara, CA?
When you begin looking for preschools in Santa Barbara, CA ask about the ratio of learning time to supervised play time so you can get a good sense of whether you believe your child's needs will be met. From there, ask about what a typical day consists of, what the safety protocols are and how discipline will be handled. Also, make sure to check directly with the preschool for information about their local licensing and credentials in Santa Barbara, CA.
How can I find a preschool near me in Santa Barbara, CA?
There are currently 14 preschools in Santa Barbara, CA on and you can filter these local results by distance from your zip code. From there, you can compare between preschool programs by traditional facility-based preschools and private, in-home preschools. Be sure to check reviews from other families in Santa Barbara, CA who have previously sent their kids to any of the preschools you are interested in.