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Welcome, Early Educators & Providers

At ECE, we know that supporting YOU is the first step in promoting the highest quality childcare and early education. We so appreciate the hard work put in, caring for the children of Santa Barbara County. We want to be a resource and support for you.

Through us, you will discover tailored training opportunities that address specific challenges you're facing in the classroom. Our expert coaches are eager to visit your facilities and offer personalized training and support. We know how crucial professional development is, which is why we provide stipends so you can get paid for continuing your education. 

Find out more by clicking on our most commonly asked questions below. Don't see your question? We always welcome phone calls with more individualized questions!

News & Updates

Santa Ynez Preschool Enrollment

Santa Ynez families: Are you looking for affordable, safe, and quality childcare for your 3 to 5-year-old? Enrollment is now open for the Santa Ynez State Preschool - with full-day and part-day options available.

Read More about Santa Ynez Preschool Enrollment

Training Opportunities & Certification - FAQs

My preschool and waiting list was full, and I felt overwhelmed, tired and needed help. I reached out to ECE to get coaching. With Monica's helpI finally feel supported and confident with the care I am providing.
-Jessica, Goleta
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More Frequently Asked Questions

SBCEO implements a variety of grants and state contracts which provide professional development, early education opportunities,  promote inclusion, and provides support to all early educators.

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More Questions?

If you are a provider and still have more questions, or want to add some of these amazing programs to your center, please contact our ECE Administrator Janelle Willis at or (805) 964-4710, ext. 4409


Janelle Willis
(805) 964-4710, ext. 4409

Artesia Carlon
(805) 735-2064, ext. 101

Jeanette Hatfield
ECE Programs & Support 
(805) 964-4710, ext. 4488

Elvia Bukal
Fiscal Services Manager
(805) 964-4710, ext. 4457

Dyan Bomer
Senior Administrative Assistant
(805) 964-4710, ext. 4409

Chiara Perez del Campo
Administrative Assistant
(805) 964-4710, ext. 4488


Hope Office
3970 La Colina Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93160
(805) 964-4710 x 4409

Lompoc Office
104 South C Street, Suites G and H
Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 735-2064

Santa Maria Office
722 E. Main St., Suite 201
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 352-0274