Santa Barbara County Priority Zones for State Funding for Early Care and Education Programs

  • A major responsibility of the Santa Barbara County Child Care Planning Council is to identify priorities for state funding for early care and education in the county.

    In establishing the priorities, the Council considers, for each of the county zip code areas, the numbers of children eligible for state-funded programs, the number of spaces in state and federally funded early care and education programs, and the number and percentage of eligible children not served by current programs.

    The Priorities currently established for state funded early care and education programs, are as follows:

    CCTR, Full-Day Child Care, children birth - 3 years:

    Priority 1: Zip Codes: 93101, 93103, 93105, 93106, 93110, 93111, 93117, 93436, 93454, 93455, 93458.

    Priority 2: Zip Codes: 93013, 93108, 93109, 93427, 93434, 93460, 93463.

    Priority 3: Zip Codes: 93067, 93254, 93429, 93437, 93440.

    CCTR, After School Care

    Priority 1: Zip Codes: 93101, 93105, 93106, 93108, 93110, 93111, 93117, 93436, 93454, 93455, 93458, 93463.

    Priority 2: Zip Codes: 93103, 93109, 93427, 93437, 93460.

    Priority 3: Zip Codes: 93013, 93067, 93254, 93429, 93434, 93440, 93441.

    CSPP, Part-Day, children 3-4 years:

    Priority 1: Zip Codes 93101, 93105, 93106, 93110, 93111, 93117, 93436, 93454, 93455, 93458.

    Priority 2: Zip Codes 93013, 93108, 93463.

    Priority 3: Zip Codes 93067, 93103, 93109, 93254, 93427, 93429, 93434, 93437, 93440, 93441, 93460.

    These Priorities were approved by the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors and the Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Schools. Every year the County Child Care Planning Council reviews the list to determine if any changes are necessary. These meetings are open to the public and provide opportunities for public input.