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Early Childhood Education

Infant through Kindergarten, Part- and Full-day • Summer Camps • After-school Care

Family Resource Center

Family Life Coaching • Connections to Counseling, Nutrition Support, and Medical Insurance • Healthy Child Development Support • Promotores de Salud • Volunteer Opportunities

Classes for Parents

Mommy and Me • Water Babies • Fathers’ Group • Nurturing Parent • Family Literature • Road to University • English as a Second Language • Free Child Care

Partner Network

Services from our Partner Agencies • Social Services, Health and Wellness, and Early Childhood Education • Care Coordinated by Family Resource Center

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Who We Are

Healthy families. Successful children. Strong community.

It takes a village to raise a child, and the Carpinteria Children’s Project aims to coordinate the efforts in the village so that all families and children are healthy and successful. We are the coordinating hub of the Thrive Carpinteria Partner Network, a formal partnership of early childhood education and social services providers who serve families as a team. Even with the network, there are some gaps in services in Carpinteria, and so the Carpinteria Children’s Project provides direct services in early childhood education and family support. When other gaps in available services arise, we reach out to other resources in the county to fill them.

The Carpinteria Children’s Project contributes to the Thrive Santa Barbara County, Carpinteria Early Childhood Education Directors’ Network, and Thrive Carpinteria, three geographically-based organizations that strive to help all children be successful cradle to career.


What Our Community Says

  • Choosing a daycare for your child(ren) can be both stressful and exhausting. We wondered how we would be able to find someone who would love and care for our first born the same way we would? CCP has given me and my husband the ease of knowing we could be away at work, knowing our son is safe and being cared for. Rose, my son's primary caregiver, is like part of our family. She has cared for him since he was three months old. My son is now two and a half years old. Our daughter, three and a half months old, will be starting CCP and we look forward to the bond she will make with her caregivers and peers. Even though we can't be there during the day, we know their environment is enriched with friendship, learning, but most importantly, love.

    Summer & Tom

  • I’m very happy to have taken Nurturing Parent. I recommend them 100% because it is a very helpful class. In all honesty, it helped me improve the relationship I have with my 3 year old. It taught me to be more patient, have better communication with her, and resolve some of the issues we were having. I truly recommend parents take parenting classes, I enjoyed it so much that the time spent there just flew by. I appreciate all of the staff that teach these classes because they help better our families through education.


  • Nurturing Parent teaches us parents to raise our children in a loving way because sometimes as parents we make mistakes and raising our children. I learned so much about how to better take care of my family, how to be more caring toward my children, and how to help with their education.

    Anonymous mom

  • I took Nurturing Parent and it was a beautiful experience for me. It was the first parenting class I have ever taken and I really liked learning about the importance of values, education, and the home environment. I learned that education happens at home. This class was a great guide in helping us become better parents from the time they are little to when they become teenagers. I recommend moms and dads take this class because we truly learn a lot.


  • The CCPM infant, toddler and early preschool programs are a supportive environment for the whole child. Having my son attend since infancy has benefited his social, emotional and academic growth exponentially.


  • Thrive guides parents to learn to assist children with social and school-specific skills that allow them more success upon entering school. Both children and parents have benefitted from the program's provided by Thrive.

    Sally Green, Thrive Carpinteria Executive Board