“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
  • In the perfect world ALL children would start school ready to learn.

  • They would be socially and emotionally stable and feel loved and supported by their families and teachers.

  • They would be well rested, fed and healthy.

  • They would have coping skills, impulse control and be ready to learn. They would be happy and thriving.

  • The children’s families would be stable, resilient and financially secure. They would be ready to support their child’s education and advocate for their children.

  • We would see strong healthy families with thriving children and happy, productive parents.

  • A community filled with healthy, happy, productive people becomes a vibrant community with a strong future.

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

  • Storyteller believes the parents know what is best for their child and are the child’s primary teachers.

  • Storyteller operates from a place of compassion, empathy, respect and integrity with our Santa Barbara homeless population.

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

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

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

  • Storyteller is extremely grateful for its staff, board members, advisory board and all the funders who make the program possible.

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