about us




about us

Hope 4 Kids Preschool & Infant/Toddler Center is a faith-based, nature-centered quality program for children ages birth through kindergarten. We are an Outdoor Classroom Demonstration Site, 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. (Please see our calendar.) We offer 2, 3, 4, and 5 day schedules, full day or part day, and morning or afternoon care options to serve your family's needs.  Please contact our office for availability.
 
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 classroom 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, income level, or where they're at developmentally.  We strengthen the development of children with special needs by welcoming them into our program through services provided by the Santa Barbara County Department of Special Education.  We are pleased to offer quality childcare to all families and gladly accept alternative payment programs including CalWORKS, EOPS and programs funded through the Santa Barbara Family Care Center and Santa Barbara County Child Development.  For information about alternative payment programs you may also visit our Local & Web Resources Page. Please contact our office to inquire about alternative payment program spaces within our program.
 
We wish to thank the William and Lottie Daniel Child Care Scholarship Fund and The Orfalea Foundations for their very generous contributions to our Foster Child Care Scholarship Program.  Funding for this program has concluded. We sometimes offer limited internal scholarships through Hope 4 Kids Preschool for afternoon care (12:30pm to 5:30pm). Please contact our office for details.
Hope 4 Kids is located on-site at the former meeting place of Hope Community Church.  HCC fully and wholeheartedly supports H4K in many ways and we thank the HCC staff and friends for their generous contributions and time in making H4K one of the best child care programs available in Santa Barbara!  If you have not already, we invite you to check out "church for the rest of us" at Hope Community, meeting in Elings Performing Arts Center at the Dos Pueblos High School Campus (7266 Alameda Ave. in Goleta, 93117) at 9:30am and 11:00am with FREE CHILD CARE. Click on the Hope Community Church logo above to visit the awesome website!
 
While the preschool is run independently from Hope Community, we often open special events and activities to families from both the church and Hope 4 Kids to provide greater resource venues to all families.  Hope Community has a long and successful history of providing relevant, exciting children's programs for over 40 years!
 
We are known in this community for providing successful "over-the-top" programs for children of all ages.  It is our privilege and honor to extend our ministries deeper into the Santa Barbara community by offering an incredible, quality, loving, and nurturing child care center. We look forward with excitement, anticipation, and enthusiasm to another 40 years of providing love and care for children and families in our community.
 
We are partners!  At Hope 4 Kids, we believe it is vital to create a partnership with your family.  You are your child's first teacher!  You have poured your time, energy, and resources into your child.  You have nurtured your child and offered love, guidance and education throughout his or her life.
 
Our desire is to partner with you.  We are interested in your goals for your child and family.  We hope that you will communicate the knowledge and insight you have about your child with us so that together we can establish a plan that provides the love, care, daily experiences/interactions, and education you desire for your child.
 
We welcome and look forward to your input, suggestions, creativity, ideas, comments, and thoughts about your child and his or her experiences at Hope 4 Kids Preschool & Infant/Toddler Center.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have or to schedule a tour to discover more about our amazing programs.








Hope 4 Kids Preschool & Infant/Toddler Child Care Center