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Storyteller Children’s Center Hosts 10th Annual Lunch With Love

Valentine’s Day came early for Storyteller Children’s Center and 160 guests who attended the nonprofit’s 10th annual Lunch with Love event Feb. 13 at Rockwood Santa Barbara Woman’s Club.


Greg Gorga, Executive Director at the Maritime Museum, hosts Dr. Gabriella Garcia on the show 805 Focus. The show highlights local nonprofits in the area. Dr. Garcia shares Storyteller's mission: to provide high quality early childhood education with a focus on the social and emotional health of the child.

Therapeutic Preschools: Helping Parents and Children Heal | Nonprofit Report

On June 8th, 2023 Oppenheim.org highlighted Storyteller Children's Center in it's monthly Non-Profit Report. During the video Dr. Gabriella Garcia, Executive Director of Storyteller shares the importance of a safe, trauma-informed, educational environment on the development of children.

200 Community members attend 9th annual lunch with love event

On April 13, 2023, the Santa Barbara Women's Club Rockwood was abuzz with excitement as 200 community members came together to celebrate the 9th annual Lunch with Love event, hosted by Storyteller Children's Center.

Storyteller Children's Center teams up with Transition House to break the cycle of poverty

Storyteller Children's Center is partnering with Transition House to serve young children facing adversity. Their primary goal is to break the cycle of poverty in the community and to make the kids at Transition House emotionally resilient.

State of Child Care in South County Santa Barbara

Join Senator Monique Limón, in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Commission for Women, California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls Director Holly Martinez, and local child care providers for a conversation on the state of child care in South County Santa Barbara.

Kellow Construction’s 2023 BUILDING TOGETHER RECIPIENT

The Building Together Program is Kellow Construction’s avenue to serve those most in need in our community. Every fall the entire Kellow Construction Team nominates local non-profits they want to support, and in 2023 Storyteller Children’s Center was the recipient of the Building Together award.

Storyteller Children’s Center Hosts Lunch with Love

On April 13, Storyteller Children’s Center hosted its 9th annual Lunch with Love at the S.B. Woman’s Club for more than 200 supporters. There was a reception on the sunny patio and then lunch inside, where guests were welcomed by Board President Michael Wasserman.

Two local organizations team up to break the cycle of poverty in Santa Barbara County

Two local organizations are forging a partnership that will forever impact the lives of the children involved. Storyteller Children’s Center is partnering with Transition House to serve young children facing adversity.

Storyteller Children’s Center announces partnership with Transition House

Storyteller Children's Center Executive Director, Dr. Gabriella Garcia, announced a partnership that would bring Storyteller's early childhood assistance program to Transition House facilities.

Storyteller Children’s Center Moves to Partner With Transition House

Returning to where it started 35 years ago, Storyteller Children’s Center is beginning the process to add classrooms at Transition House for infants and toddlers.

SB Rotary Club, Service Above Self

Storyteller Children’s Center received $4,000 and was represented by Adrienne De Guevera. The program works with preschoolers and toddlers providing breakfast, lunch and a snack to families in need. Children in the program go on to be better prepared when they start school. The program provides meals and spends educational time with the children specifically targeting “food insecure” children.

Storyteller Receives grant from Women's FunD

Storyteller Children’s Center – To support the needs of 60-70 families of at-risk preschool children by funding the salary of an on-site family advocate, plus costs for office space, professional development, and operating a parent support group. (55,000)

Snow Was in Forecast at Storyteller Children’s Center

More than 50 children served by Storyteller Children’s Center were surprised Wednesday morning when snow flurries fell on both campuses, 2115 State St. and 2121 De La Vina St.

Empowering Preschoolers and their Parents

To meet these challenges, Storyteller, which enrolls 52 children at two preschool locations in Santa Barbara, applies a three-pronged approach bringing together the teachers, the parents/guardians, and their children.

Shaping Our Children’s Future

Everyone has a story. At birth, many stories begin with a promise for a bright and happy future. But what if you are born into challenging ...

Congressman Carbajal Visits and Reads to Storyteller Children

Congressman Carbajal paid a special visit to Storyteller Children’s Center’s De La Vina campus on July 16 to read stories to the young students while spotlighting the importance of Early Child Development.

Lunch with Love Delivers Comfort Food and More

Proceeds from a bagged lunch are helping some of Santa Barbara's most vulnerable children. Storyteller Children Center's Lunch with Love event highlights another group of The Helpers in our community.

Storyteller Children’s Center Withstood the Pandemic

Santa Barbara has been all awash with talk about the reopening of public schools ever since the pandemic shut them down last spring. ​