Snow Day at Storyteller Children’s Center

Snow is in the forecast for students at Storyteller Children’s Center!  On Wednesday, December 15th at 10 am, over 50 […more…]

Empowering Preschoolers and Their Parents

Krystle could have gotten worried when she lost her job due to COVID, as so many others had, and found […more…]

Storyteller Children’s Center Welcomes New Board Members With Expertise in Pediatrics, Early Childhood Education and Communications

The therapeutic preschool for economically at-risk children taps the proficiencies of Dr. Peggy Dodds, MD; Daisy Estrada Ochoa; and Ann […more…]

Congressman Carbajal Visits and Reads to Storyteller Children

Congressman Carbajal paid a special visit to Storyteller Children’s Center’s De La Vina campus on July 16 to read stories […more…]

A Commitment to Youth: Storyteller Children’s Center Withstood the Pandemic

Santa Barbara has been all awash with talk about the reopening of public schools ever since the pandemic shut them […more…]

Life through the lens of a Storyteller Preschooler

Photography Show at Paseo Nuevo: June 5th – July 6th Storyteller Children’s Center will showcase the photography of its Head […more…]

Storyteller Children’s Center (Literally) Delivers On Their 7th Annual Lunch With Love Event

Raising funds on behalf of the therapeutic school for homeless toddlers and preschoolers, Storyteller staff, board and volunteers delivered 140 […more…]

Storyteller Children’s Center’s Annual Lunch with Love Fundraiser

Storyteller Children’s Center is gearing up for its 7th annual Lunchbox Luncheon on Tuesday. As a socially distanced creative pivot […more…]

New Leadership Team Implements Bold and Enduring Vision for Storyteller Children’s Center… Through the Pandemic and Beyond

New Executive Director, Development Director, and ECE Program Manager are bolstering support, partnerships, and programs for vulnerable toddlers and preschoolers. […more…]

We Are Family

In the 1960s, the Perry Preschool in Ypsilanti, Michigan laid the groundwork for our understanding of the value of early […more…]

Storyteller Children’s Center

Donate now!

www.storytellercenter.org
(805) 730-0155
Director of Development: Adrienne De Guevara,

Mission

Storyteller is a therapeutic preschool that serves children and their families toward “Kindergarten Readiness.”
Storyteller serves Santa Barbara’s poorest families, those living below or close to the poverty guideline and who also meet the Federal definition of homeless. This segment of our community may have difficulty accessing and paying for quality preschool.

Begin to Build a Relationship

We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s Director of Development and/or Executive Director.

The Key Component is Love

We can’t change the world, but we can impact our little corner. Our teachers, our leadership team, and our Board are positively impacting children and their families’ lives every day.
Michael Wasserman
Board Chair

A Lasting Impact on Children and Families

If the last year has shown us anything, it is that we need to lean on each other for support and strength when challenges arise. At Storyteller, teachers and staff have seen first-hand the increased levels of stress and trauma their families are experiencing as a result of the pandemic. From grieving the loss of loved ones to trying to obtain stable housing or employment, the families of Storyteller have experienced more than many of us could imagine. In response to this growing need for support and resources, Storyteller recently introduced a Family Advocacy Program to focus directly on the needs of the parents and guardians. The program provides early intervention for families before challenges become too complex or debilitating to overcome. With the support of community donors, this pilot program will become a permanent part of Storyteller’s service offering and have a lasting impact for years to come.

Key Supporters

Terri Allison
Jon Clark
Peggy Dodds
Jennifer Gillon Duffy
Gretchen Horn
Sharon Kayser
Anna Kokotovic
Erinn Lynch
Patricia Madrigal
Danna McGrew
Daisy Estrada Ochoa
Ann Pieramici
Ken Radtkey
Kyra Rogers
Molly Seguel
Kenny Slaught
Rachael Stein
Carrie Towbes
Michael Wasserman
Craig Zimmerman