“Thriving Children, Healthy Families, Vibrant Communities”

Our Mission

Storyteller Children’s Center helps Santa Barbara’s homeless, at-risk

toddlers and preschoolers achieve Kindergarten Readiness by providing

therapeutic preschool and support services for their families.

Our Vision

A vibrant community because all children start school ready to learn​.

Core Values
  1. Storyteller believes that all families have strengths. We try to meet the families where they are and provide a place of non-judgment.

  2. Storyteller believes the parents know what is best for their child and are the child’s primary teachers. We are their partner in this process.

  3. Storyteller operates from a place of compassion, empathy, respect and integrity.

  4. Storyteller provides a safe, supportive, trauma-informed, educational environment for the children, families and staff.

  5. Storyteller values its collaborations with outside agencies and believes they are an integral part of Storyteller’s work.

  6. Storyteller supports its teachers and staff through professional development and reflective practice.

  7. Storyteller is extremely grateful for its staff, board members, and all the funders who make our programs possible.