Non-Profit Programs of the Santa Barbara County Education Office

  • Children & Family Resource Services

    Welcome Every Baby nurses made 900 maternal-infant home visits last year. Health Linkages provided 850 preschoolers with health screenings, 4,200 students had dental screenings and 200 children received braces. Promotores helped 7,000 individuals. 

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  • Children's Creative Project

    The Children’s Creative Project (CCP) supports arts education in Santa Barbara County’s schools. In 2019-2020, this included 400 performances for 50,000 children at 90 school sites along with performing arts workshops at school sites, and large events with touring national and international artists. CCP also hosts the annual I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival which was held online in 2020.

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  • Partners in Education

    26,030 volunteer hours served at 77 school and non-profit sites 58 high schoolers received paid work experience at 33 businesses 371 computers distributed to local families - this is the tremendous impact of Partners in Education. Will you partner with us?

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From the Desk of Susan Salcido

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    On November 4, our children will be watching

    On November 4, the day after this extraordinary election season culminates, our children will be watching us.   

    None of us knows for certain what the results will be, but we can be sure that many will be elated, others may be despondent, and still others filled with emotions somewhere in between.  The day will present myriad opportunities for youth to observe how we react and what we say, along with opportunities for adults to articulate what the results mean to us personally, for our neighborhoods, schools, our state, and nation.

    What do we want our children to see as we react to local, state, and national results?

    Will we as voters be able to say to our own children and grandchildren, to our siblings and cousins, to our friends and neighbors, that we did everything we could to express our voices, our values, and our beliefs through our votes, and that our decisions were developed with care, intention, and time? 

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