CarpStrong and Carpinteria Children’s Project Food Drive

CarpStrong and the Carpinteria Children’s Project are holding a food drive to collect items to support those local families who are struggling financially because of the recent fires and floods.  We are collecting food items and/or donations to enable us to do this.  If you would like to contribute please see the instructions below.  You may also donate via our website by:

1. Scroll down to the bottom of any page and select the “Make a Donation” yellow button, located on the lower right hand side.
2. Follow the prompt to be taken to the payment page.
3. On the payment page, enter the amount of your donation.
4. Select the “Add special instructions to the seller:” and add “For CarpStrong Food Drive“.
5. Enter your payment and contact information.
6. Select “Donate Now” to confirm payment.

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Summer 2016 Parent and Family Classes at CCP

Summer 2016-17 All Class Poster side-by-side imageThe Carpinteria Children’s Project will offer the following parent and family classes this summer.  We are pleased to announce that we will be offering two new classes: “Beginning Spanish” for non-Spanish speaking adults and a “Women’s Support Group”.  Most classes are free and child care is provided.  Please pass the word to your clients, colleagues, family and friends.  Click here for details. Thank you!


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4th Annual Spring Health Fair – May 11, 3-6 pm


The Carpinteria Children’s Project invites all families to participate in the 4th annual Spring Health Fair at the Carpinteria Children’s Project on May 11th from 3 pm to 6 pm.

Activities will include free diabetes, vision, blood pressure and cholesterol health screenings for children and adults.  Also, fun activities for kids including a kid’s farmer’s market, Library activity table and fun physical activities. Learn kid-friendly health tips and community health resources from over 30 exhibitors.

For more information, contact Teresa Segovia at 566-1629.



The Privilege of Play

Published in the Coastal View News

Has kindergarten changed? In last month’s Coastal View News, columnist Melinda Wittwer asked, “Has kindergarten changed that much?” She is in good company asking that question.


Helicopters…and Lawnmowers?

Published in the Coastal View News

We all want the best for kids–our own, our neighbors’, other people’s, those across the oceans. Our little ones are our hope for the future. So what we do as parents, as neighbors, as the village to nurture kids best?


Data Supports the Saying

villagePublished in the Coastal View News

“It takes a village to raise a child.” Generally attributed as an African proverb, the adage, according to Wikipedia, could have evolved from a regional saying that translates to “a child does not grow up only in a single home” or another that advises that a child’s upbringing belongs to the community.