Hope 4 Kids is a wonderful, warm, caring family.  Our teachers are qualified, gifted, and loving.  Our support staff are talented, flexible, and attentive to the details that make for an incredibly well-rounded program.  We offer a clean, quality childcare center focusing on your child's growth and development, while partnering with YOU, your child's first and most important teacher. 
Due to the ever-increasing need for flexible, quality care, we offer three campuses in Santa Barbara and Goleta with many schedules to accommodate your family.  Depending on your family's needs, you may choose from our full day or part day options* when available.  We also offer 2, 3, 4, and 5 day per week scheduling options* and a morning and afternoon program (please contact our office for availability).  Please scroll down for information about scheduling and tuition rates. ​We invite you to schedule a tour by completing an ONLINE TOUR REQUEST to arrange a time to visit our program and meet our staff. Please note that we encourage families to get on our Waitlist to secure priority enrollment.
We are blessed to have three campuses operating year-round serving infants through transitional kindergarten in the following age groupings:


Open all year

  • Infants (ages birth to 12 months)
  • Toddlers (ages 12 to 24 months)
  • Toddlers at Hollister (ages 18 to 36 months)


Open all year

  • Preschool Readiness (ages 2 - 3)
  • Preschool (ages 3 - 4, potty trained)
  • Pre-K: Pre-Kindergarten (eligible for kindergarten this fall; Aug - June)
  • TK: Transitional Kindergarten (eigible for kindergarten next fall; Aug - June)
  • Summer Camp, runs June - Aug (potty trained ages 3 - kindergarten)
  • After School Care (serves children enrolled in kindergarten through the school year and those needing summer care before and after the kindergarten school season). Pick up available from Monte Vista Elementary, Hope Elementary, and Foothill Elementary Schools.

To schedule a tour, please contact us!  We'd love to talk with you, get to know you, and see how we can work together to meet the needs of your child and family.

Enrollment priority will be given to children and families in the following order:
  1. Full time enrollment (5 full day enrollment receives priority over fewer days)
  2. Siblings/foster children
  3. Returning/continuing families
  4. New families  

*Depending on availability.
Hope 4 Kids accepts children ages birth through Grade 2.  No child will be refused enrollment because of their gender, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or that of their parents or guardians.

A limited number of scholarships may be available for foster children; please contact the school office for details. We accept scholarship applications for infants, toddlers, and preschool foster and fost/adopt children living in Santa Barbara County. Please contact us for information about foster child scholarships. Click here for the Financial Assistance Application and Sliding Scale.


Because we are high-quality programs, we often have several families on the Waitlist during pregnancy to ensure a space is available when they need to enroll. We highly recommend getting on the Waitlist for all families, particularly for our infant and toddler centers. Please note that submission of the Waitlist Application does not guarantee that a space will be available when a family needs to enroll. The Waitlist Application fee is non-refundable for any reason. The purpose of the Waitlist Application is for families to express their desire to enroll their child in our program and for us to keep track of a family’s priority (based on the reservation date) when an opening occurs. When a space becomes available, being on the Waitlist gives a family priority over other families who are not on the Waitlist. If a family has not toured the Program, we will move on to the next family on the list. If a family has not paid the Waitlist Application fee, the family will be removed from the Waitlist. All enrollments come directly from the Waitlist. Once on the Waitlist, we require that families check in every month to update information or to express continued interest in enrollment. Your family’s entry will be deactivated if we don’t hear from you-at minimum-every month or if you decline a space if/when offered or if you have not paid the application fee. CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE WAITLIST APPLICATION through Waitlist Plus.

Please contact the school office at (805) 682-2300 x0 for questions! We look forward to meeting you and getting to know your family.


We offer three campuses and many schedules to accommodate the needs of your family.  Below are our monthly tuition rates for our programs at all campuses. We also offer a Drop In program for children needing occasional care (please contact our office for details). The first step to enrollment is to tour our program and meet our staff! Please complete an ONLINE TOUR REQUEST and we will contact you to arrange a time to meet. We look forward to meeting your family!


Preschool - Transitional Kindergarten

(3 - 5 years)
Full Time:
2 full days $1455
3 full days $1555
4 full days $1655
5 full days $1755

Part Time: $1195 - $1595
Please contact our office for part-time rates and availability.

Preschool Readiness

(24 - 36 months)
Full Time:
2 full days $1555
3 full days $1655
4 full days $1755
5 full days $1855

Part Time: $1295 - $1695
Please contact our office for part-time rates and availability.


(0 - 24 months; 18 - 36 months at Hollister)
Full Time:
2 full days $1695 currently unavailable
3 full days $1795 currently unavailable
4 full days $1895
5 full days $1995

Part Time: Currently unavailable
Please contact our office for part-time rates and availability. 

After School Pick Up

Walking transportation from Monte Vista Elementary, Hope Elementary, Foothill Elementary Schools, and Ellwood Elementary.
Part Time (2 - 3 days per week): $150
Full Time (4 - 5 days per week): $295

Prices subject to change without notice. Our promise to our currently enrolled families is that we will never increase tuition to families in their current program, even if rates increase for newly enrolling families. Please review the Family Handbook for additional tuition policy information.