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Hope 4 Kids Preschool & Infant/Toddler Center

560 North La Cumbre Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

(805) 682-2300


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.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Reggio-Emilia

From the Director:

We at Hope 4 Kids are excited to provide a wide variety of play-based activities for children ages birth through kindergarten so they can explore, discover, and learn from the world around them. We emphasize social and emotional growth experiences to offer children opportunities to become self-aware, self-confident, and develop relational skills.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught


Separation is Handled through:

  • Home visits by teachers
  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school