We are a faith-based, nature-centered, quality child care program partnering with your family to help your child reach his or her full potential in relationships, kindergarten, the community, and life.
Botanist Luther Burbank said, "Every child should have mudpies, grasshoppers, wildflowers, pine trees, soaring birds, fuzzy squirrels, huge rocks, butterflies, pine cones, wild strawberries, and room to run in -- and any child who has been deprived of these has been deprived of the best part of education."
We at Hope 4 Kids are excited to provide a wide variety of play-based, nature-centered activities for children ages birth through kindergarten so they can explore, discover, and learn from the natural world around them. We emphasize social and emotional growth experiences to offer children opportunities to become self-aware, self-confident, and develop relational skills. We are an Outdoor Classroom Demonstration Site
working to promote quality outdoor experiences for children in our center and throughout Santa Barbara County.
We are proud to have an amazing child care center in the heart of Santa Barbara providing children and families with clean, quality, affordable child care. We are constantly striving for excellence in all that we do. Whether you live in Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, Goleta or commute from Ventura, Lompoc, or Santa Maria, Hope 4 Kids Preschool & Infant/Toddler Child Care Center is a loving, caring place for children!
Our commitment to growing healthy children starts with the food we serve and our gardens. We participate in Preschool Food & Healthy Habits Initiative
(PFI) through the Orfalea Foundation, which provides a variety of workshops and education for teachers and families. We have garden boxes, container herb gardens, a rainbow garden and also a Tower Garden! We use the food we grow to teach children about healthy eating habits, the science that occurs as fruits, plants, and vegetables grow, and offer taste testing so children can see for themselves the difference between something we grow verses store-bought food. To learn more about our gardens please contact
our office to schedule a tour. To learn more about Tower Gardens, visit our Tower Garden website here
We hope that you enjoy browsing our website and welcome any questions you may have about our philosophy, goals for children, enrollment process, or general information. Please feel free to email or call
to schedule a tour of our beautiful facilities. A warm and hearty WELCOME to the family of Hope 4 Kids Preschool!
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From our parents
..."I just wanted to let you know how happy my family and I are that we are a part of Hope 4 Kids Preschool
. It is only day three and Gavin..." Read the full referral and more letters from parents here.
Proud to be sponsored in part by First 5, Santa Barbara County: