The Early Childhood Center (ECC) is owned and operated by the First Presbyterian Church as a service mission to meet community needs. The Center serves children between the ages of three months and six years of age. Participation is open to all families, regardless of religion, race, color, or national origin. Any family whose needs can be met within the normal framework of the program is eligible for enrollment.

The First Presbyterian Church of Santa Barbara demonstrates its commitment to the well being of the young children and their families of our community by providing affordable quality early care and education.

Center tours are given the second Thursday of each month at 9:30 am. Tours allow you to get all your questions answered, see our rooms and yards, and get on our waiting list. Pre-enrollment for the 2024/2025 school year, that starts August 19th 2024, is taking place now! For immediate enrollment our only spaces are in our oldest preschool classes. Currently the infant and toddler classes are full. If you would like to save a space for the next school year please complete a waitlist application and call the ECC.

Please fill out our waitlist application here . For more information please contact the ECC at (805) 687-6362. You may view a video tour here.