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 two Santa Barbara campuses and 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 two preschools serving children ages 2 to kindergarten and two infant/toddler centers serving children ages birth through 2 years in the following age groupings:


  • Preschool Readiness (ages 2 - 3)
  • Preschool (ages 3 - 4)
  • Pre-K (ages 4 - entering kindergarten; runs 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.


  • Infants (ages birth to 12 months)
  • Toddlers (ages 12 to 24 months)

To schedule a tour or receive a free brochure and enrollment packet, 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 families
  4. New families  

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

We wish to thank the Daniel Child Care Scholarship Fund and The Santa Barbara Foundation for their very generous contributions to our scholarship program. A limited number of scholarships may be available; 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. We also have limited internal scholarships through Hope 4 Kids Preschool for afternoon care. Please contact us for information about foster child scholarships.


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 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 WaitlistOnce on the Waitlist, we require that families check in every month with the Director or Assistant Director 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. CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE WAITLIST APPLICATION.

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 two 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/School Age

(3 - 12 years)
Full Time:
2 full days $1055
3 full days $1155
4 full days $1255
5 full days $1355

Part Time: $855 - $1255
Please contact our office for part-time rates and availability.

Preschool Readiness

(24 - 36 months)
Full Time:
2 full days $1155
3 full days $1255
4 full days $1355
5 full days $1455

Part Time: $955 - $1355
Please contact our office for part-time rates and availability.


(0 - 24 months)
Full Time:
2 full days $1450 currently unavailable
3 full days $1550 currently unavailable
4 full days $1650
5 full days $1750

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, and Foothill Elementary Schools.
Part Time (2 - 3 days per week): $95
Full Time (4 - 5 days per week): $155