ECC Fundraiser 2020

Our program reopened in June and is committed to serving our families and community through this difficult year and for many years to come. Our goal is to provide a safe and welcoming place for children to learn and grow while their parents are at work. Following all the safety protocols for COVID-19 has been challenging and has resulted in a monthly operating deficit. The biggest impact has been the creation of small classroom pods. These small classroom pods have reduced our capacity while requiring the same number of teachers. Thankfully, our immediate operations are not impacted as we have a rainy-day fund which we are using to fund our monthly operations. Long term, this period of “Covid Operations,” could impact our future projects, growth, and curriculum.

This is where you come in! We are fundraising to help reduce the COVID impacts on the ECC. Please help us continue to provide a rich program for our children with qualified staff and a comfortable campus.

Families and children have been served here at First Presbyterian since 1982. We have worked hard to build a program that now serves 85 children with 25 amazing teachers. Thank You so much for supporting us now and for the future.

To give online, go to, and click the “Give Online” button on the top right of the homepage. Under the “Fund” dropdown menu, please scroll down to and select “ECC Fundraiser.” CLICK HERE to donate. 

To give by check, through mail or in person, make checks out to “First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara” with “ECC Fundraiser” in the subject line.

Thank you so much for considering supporting children, families, and our community during this season!