Graduate

Overview: Systemwide Family Resources, Programs, and Policies for UC Affiliates

COVID-19 Information

Please see UCSB’s campus website for the most up-to-date COVID-19 information, including Chancellor Henry Yang’s latest communication about the measures the campus is taking. 

We will also try to include relevant resources here as they become available. 

COVID-19 Community Resources

Additional Information & Resources

Additional Information & Resources

Bright Horizons NEW PROGRAMS!

UC Santa Barbara is introducing a new locally provided program to assist with the many Work-Life challenges that can arise when childcare falls through, school is closed, or an elderly family member needs assistance.

Starting October 1, 2021, Bright Horizons® is offering additional family and education benefits to help support all UCSB employees eligible for Core Benefits and above (including PostDocs), and your families when you need it most. Explore all your benefits below:

 

  • Back-Up Child, Adult, and Elder Care: Don’t stress about school breaks, bad weather, or when your elder loved one is recovering from surgery. Reserve high-quality child care in a center, or in-home care for your child, adult, or elder relatives.*

 

  • Enhanced Family Supports:
    •  Take advantage of priority enrollment, daycare and afterschool tuition discounts at Bright Horizons partner centers,
    • Explore Sittercity's database of sitters and virtual sitting, pet care, and more.
    • Access a discounted local placement service to find trained, screened nannies.
    • Take advantage of exclusive discounts on tutoring, test prep, and enrichment courses, as well as virtual and in-home learning pods.
    • Adult & Elder Care: YEARS AHEAD provides Individualized Senior Care, locate an in-home care provider or senior care facility that's the best fit for your family.

 

  • Family Webinars: Join us during our upcoming Bright Horizons® webinars. Learn more about your benefits and access expert-led events throughout the year. All webinars are available on-demand after the live event date.

 

Register Now: https://clients.brighthorizons.com/UCSB using your UCSB NetID

If prompted, enter:
Employer Username: UCSB | Password: Benefits4You

Questions? Call 877-BH-CARES (242-2737)

*For the most up-to-date information on back-up care and COVID-19, please visit www.brighthorizons.com/covid19

 

How to Use Back-Up Care

STEP 1: REGISTER FOR BACK-UP CARE

Online

  1. Visit https://clients.brighthorizons.com/UCSB, and select “JOIN TODAY”. Enter basic information to verify eligibility including NetID number.
  2. If searching for “back-up care” through a browser or using the mobile app enter the below credentials:
    • Employer Username: UCSB
    • Employer Password: Benefits4You

Note: If your benefit eligibility cannot be confirmed, you can still register by calling 877-BH-CARES and your personal username and password will be delayed until confirmation is received from your employer. 

By Phone

  1. Call 877-BH-CARES (242-2737) to speak with a care consultant 24/7.
  2. You’ll receive a confirmation email with a link to create a personalized username and password.
  3. Log in to your account with your new credentials.

STEP 2: COMPLETE YOUR CARE PROFILE

On the home page, click on the blue “Create Your Care Profile” button and follow these steps:

  1. Fill Out Your Employee Profile: Provide your relevant contact and employment information.
  2. Add Care Recipients: Enter your relationship, care location(s), and health information, and download/complete any required care forms.
  3. Enable Authorized Contacts: Add any adults (e.g., spouse/partner, grandparent, or friend) as an emergency contact and/or authorized to pick up care recipients.
  4. Enter Care Locations: Let us know where you will typically need care.

 

STEP 3: RESERVE BACK-UP CARE

UC Santa Barbara can access up to 10 annual days of back-up care annually at subsidized rates. Center-based care is $15 per child/day or $25 per family/day. In-home care for children and adults is $6 per hour. Reservations for back-up care can be made:

  1. Online: Visit https://clients.brighthorizons.com/UCSB. Once you have completed your care profile, visit the home page and click on the blue “Make My First Reservation” button.
  2. By Phone: Call 877-BH-CARES (242-2737) to speak with a care consultant 24/7.
  3. Via Mobile App: If you’re fully registered and have used care once before, search “Back-Up Care” in the App Store or Google Play and download the app to reserve care on the go.

Once care is reserved, you will receive a confirmation email. You may also indicate in your care profile that you’d like to receive care confirmations via phone Need help finding your own caregiver? You also have free membership to a database of sitters and elder caregivers through the Enhanced Family Supports program. Receive preferred enrollment at Bright Horizons® centers or take advantage of tuition discounts at our partner centers. Explore Sittercity's database of sitters and virtual sitting, pet care, and more. Access a discounted local placement service to find trained, screened nannies. Also take advantage of exclusive discounts on tutoring, test prep, and enrichment courses, as well as virtual and in-home learning pods.

 

California's Covid-19 Childcare Response

Californians need safe and reliable childcare options during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response. MyChildCare.ca.gov provides an interactive map of qualified licensed childcare providers near you. The tool is available in English and Spanish. Q&As available at https://covid19.ca.gov/childcare/

CDC Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Information about COVID-19

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 from the CDC

Childcare for Essential Workers

If you or someone you know fall under the category of essential worker and needs childcare, please contact the Santa Barbara County Education Office’s Child Care Planning Council Coordinator at 805-964-4711 x 4473 or Children’s Resource and Referral of Santa Barbara County in Santa Barbara 805-963-6631 or Santa Maria at 805-925-7071.

Homeschooling Resources

Home Learning Resources for the Kids, and for you

Meeting nutritional needs

Nutritional Needs: 

  • Free bagged meals for children 18 years old and younger may be picked up at various sites in Santa Barbara County. Visit your local school district website for exact locations and pickup times: Santa Barbara,  CarpinteriaGoletaHopeLompocOrcuttSanta Maria 
  • The FoodBank of Santa Barbara County has temporarily expanded distribution sites for fresh produce and other groceries. 
  • Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) gives students, staff, and faculty the opportunity to invest in an organic farmer from Goleta, John Givens, and get a fresh box of produce weekly. As a CSA member, you receive boxes of fresh, seasonal and organic produce, reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to transporting food, reduce solid waste due to less packaging, and aid community building through supporting a local business. For more information and to sign up visit: Something Good Organics
  • These Grocery Stores are offering special shopping hours for those most at risk for COVID-19
  • A number of Restaurants and grocery stores are now offering takeout and delivery options, please click HERE for a curated list in the Santa Barbara area. 

Family and Childbearing Leave Policies

Academic Parenting Accommodations

The Graduate Division encourages student parents to maintain open lines of communication with their advisor and department in order to create academic solutions that work for all parties involved. In order to reinforce that cooperation and provide support to make accommodations possible, we offer options for parenting leaves of absence as well as expanded time-to-degree provisions for extraordinary parenting demands.

Graduate Division overview of academic parenting accommodations
http://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/academic/parenting-academic

UCSB Graduate Division Academic Leave of Absence Policy
http://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/academic/forms-petitions/leave-of-absence

Employment Accommodations (Paid and Unpaid Family-Related Leave)

Graduate students who are employed as Academic Student Employees or Graduate Student Researchers are eligible for limited paid and unpaid leave options related to pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting. Students should work with their advisor/PI, department, Academic Personnel, and the Graduate Division to find the most suitable accommodations for their particular needs.

Graduate Division overview of employment accommodations
http://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/financial/parenting-employment

Collective bargaining agreement for Academic Student Employees
http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/bx/contract.html

Contract article from collective bargaining agreement pertaining to leaves
https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/bx/docs/bx_2010-2013_17_leaves_ta.pdf

Academic Personnel Academic Student Employee leave of absence chart
https://ap.ucsb.edu/resources.for.department.analysts/graduate.student.appointments/ase.leave.of.absence.chart.pdf

Rights and Accommodations for Pregnant Students

Campus Child Care Resources

Academic Student Employee/Graduate Student Researcher Child Care Reimbursement Program

If you are employed for a minimum of 25% time as an Academic Student Employee (i.e. Teaching Assistant, Teaching Associate, Reader, Tutor) or a Graduate Student Researcher, you are eligible to apply for reimbursement of childcare expenses up to $1100 per quarter, including summer sessions. These expenses must be for the care of a student's dependent children 12 years and under, and the reimbursements ​are processed through the hiring department.
http://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/financial/parenting-employment/child-care-reimbursement-programs

Factsheet about program from Academic Personnel
https://ap.ucsb.edu/resources.for.academic.employees/family.friendly.resources/gsr.and.ase.child.care.reimbursement.pdf

Bright Horizons NEW PROGRAMS!

UC Santa Barbara is introducing a new locally provided program to assist with the many Work-Life challenges that can arise when childcare falls through, school is closed, or an elderly family member needs assistance.

Starting October 1, 2021, Bright Horizons® is offering additional family and education benefits to help support all UCSB employees eligible for Core Benefits and above (including PostDocs), and your families when you need it most. Explore all your benefits below:

 

  • Back-Up Child, Adult, and Elder Care: Don’t stress about school breaks, bad weather, or when your elder loved one is recovering from surgery. Reserve high-quality child care in a center, or in-home care for your child, adult, or elder relatives.*

 

  • Enhanced Family Supports:
    •  Take advantage of priority enrollment, daycare and afterschool tuition discounts at Bright Horizons partner centers,
    • Explore Sittercity's database of sitters and virtual sitting, pet care, and more.
    • Access a discounted local placement service to find trained, screened nannies.
    • Take advantage of exclusive discounts on tutoring, test prep, and enrichment courses, as well as virtual and in-home learning pods.
    • Adult & Elder Care: YEARS AHEAD provides Individualized Senior Care, locate an in-home care provider or senior care facility that's the best fit for your family.

 

  • Family Webinars: Join us during our upcoming Bright Horizons® webinars. Learn more about your benefits and access expert-led events throughout the year. All webinars are available on-demand after the live event date.

 

Register Now: https://clients.brighthorizons.com/UCSB using your UCSB NetID

If prompted, enter:
Employer Username: UCSB | Password: Benefits4You

Questions? Call 877-BH-CARES (242-2737)

*For the most up-to-date information on back-up care and COVID-19, please visit www.brighthorizons.com/covid19

 

How to Use Back-Up Care

STEP 1: REGISTER FOR BACK-UP CARE

Online

  1. Visit https://clients.brighthorizons.com/UCSB, and select “JOIN TODAY”. Enter basic information to verify eligibility including NetID number.
  2. If searching for “back-up care” through a browser or using the mobile app enter the below credentials:
    • Employer Username: UCSB
    • Employer Password: Benefits4You

Note: If your benefit eligibility cannot be confirmed, you can still register by calling 877-BH-CARES and your personal username and password will be delayed until confirmation is received from your employer. 

By Phone

  1. Call 877-BH-CARES (242-2737) to speak with a care consultant 24/7.
  2. You’ll receive a confirmation email with a link to create a personalized username and password.
  3. Log in to your account with your new credentials.

STEP 2: COMPLETE YOUR CARE PROFILE

On the home page, click on the blue “Create Your Care Profile” button and follow these steps:

  1. Fill Out Your Employee Profile: Provide your relevant contact and employment information.
  2. Add Care Recipients: Enter your relationship, care location(s), and health information, and download/complete any required care forms.
  3. Enable Authorized Contacts: Add any adults (e.g., spouse/partner, grandparent, or friend) as an emergency contact and/or authorized to pick up care recipients.
  4. Enter Care Locations: Let us know where you will typically need care.

 

STEP 3: RESERVE BACK-UP CARE

UC Santa Barbara can access up to 10 annual days of back-up care annually at subsidized rates. Center-based care is $15 per child/day or $25 per family/day. In-home care for children and adults is $6 per hour. Reservations for back-up care can be made:

  1. Online: Visit https://clients.brighthorizons.com/UCSB. Once you have completed your care profile, visit the home page and click on the blue “Make My First Reservation” button.
  2. By Phone: Call 877-BH-CARES (242-2737) to speak with a care consultant 24/7.
  3. Via Mobile App: If you’re fully registered and have used care once before, search “Back-Up Care” in the App Store or Google Play and download the app to reserve care on the go.

Once care is reserved, you will receive a confirmation email. You may also indicate in your care profile that you’d like to receive care confirmations via phone Need help finding your own caregiver? You also have free membership to a database of sitters and elder caregivers through the Enhanced Family Supports program. Receive preferred enrollment at Bright Horizons® centers or take advantage of tuition discounts at our partner centers. Explore Sittercity's database of sitters and virtual sitting, pet care, and more. Access a discounted local placement service to find trained, screened nannies. Also take advantage of exclusive discounts on tutoring, test prep, and enrichment courses, as well as virtual and in-home learning pods.

 

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
If you are employed​ as faculty, staff, or an Academic Student Employee (i.e. Teaching Assistant, Teaching Associate, Reader, Tutor) or a Graduate Student Researcher, you are eligible to enroll in a flexible spending account (FSA) for dependent care expenses. The DepCare FSA allows you to pay for eligible expenses for care of your child or eligible adult dependent on a pretax basis. As a result, your salary is reduced before taxes are assessed, and you pay less in taxes.
Graduate Student Association (GSA) Childcare Grant

The GSA runs a grant program to help graduate students offset the costs of childcare. Approved graduate students with single-child households will receive an award of $300; graduate students with more than one child will receive an award of $150 per additional child. Grants are limited to one award per graduate student per quarter, with a maximum of five awards allowed during a student’s academic tenure at UCSB. The application period opens on the 1st day of the quarter and closes on the last day of the quarter.

GSR & ASE Childcare Reimbursement

Child-Care Reimbursement Program For Graduate Student Researchers (GSRs) and Academic Student Employees (ASEs)

Graduate Student Researchers (GSRs) and Academic Student Employees (ASEs) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, are eligible for reimbursement of some child-care expenses through programs established by the UC Office of the President and administered on the UC campuses.

UCSB Early Childhood Care and Education Services

The Orfalea Family Children's Center, located on West Campus, and the University Children's Center, located in the Student Resource Building, provide child care for student, staff and faculty families within the University community. Community families are also welcome if space allows. The Centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and are licensed by the State Department of Social Services. The Centers provide child care for children aged 3 months through 5 years.

UCSB Recreation Center Youth Programs

UPDATE AS OF JUNE 7, 2021:

The Surf & Kayak Camp has spaces open for Summer 2021! This will take place at UCSB's Campus Point and will include surfing instruction, kayak instruction, beach activities and environmental education. This camp is designed to encourage marine interaction through recreation and education. This is a unique opportunity for kids to learn about, respect and enjoy the resources our coast provides. UCSB Surf & Kayak Camp and UCSB Jr Lifeguards are the only youth programs authorized to use UCSB Campus Pt. and our staff consists of Certified Lifeguards with ocean rescue training. Camp is open to boys and girls ages 9-15. Due to the inherent risk involved with ocean activities, this camp is best suited to responsible children with strong swimming skills.

Community Child Care and Camp Resources

1. Children's Resource & Referral Program of Santa Barbara County

This local non-profit offers childcare search databases, tips for finding appropriate childcare options, and referral services.

211 Santa Barbara County

Connecting People to Health & Human Services Information in Santa Barbara County. Information and links for Housing, Utilities, Food, Hygiene & Household, Transportation, Health Care, Mental Wellness, Substance Abuse, Young Adults, Children & Families, Seniors, Education, Finance & Employment, and Legal Assistance

Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to a specialist for personalized assistance. Free, Confidential, 24/7. Available in multiple languages. If out of the area or unable to connect try 800-400-1572.

Art Explorers After School Classes and Camps

2021 Update: As of June 4, many of the Art Explorers camps are waitlist only. The following still have registration spaces available:

2D Art & Design Gr. 5-8

07/12/2021 - 07/16/2021   M - F, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Art Explorers Studio

Grades 5th to 8th

Art & Design, Sew

Want something unique? You won’t find this art camp anywhere else! No experience required other than creative energy, love of art, and a willingness to stretch your imagination through drawing, painting, printmaking and multi-media collage. Campers will try out pop art, water-color layering, plein air and expressionist painting, graffiti street art, and printmaking with jelly plates. They will learn brush and other tool techniques, and use different media like graphite, ink, charcoal, conte’, and acrylic paint. Discover the power of color and how color works together. Then experiment by combining different mediums and approaches to create your own unique art.

Co-Spaces - Virtual & Augmented Reality Gr 3-6

07/12/2021 - 07/16/2021   M - F, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Providence School

Grades 3rd to 6th

Engineering/ Robotics/Tech

Step into the future as CoSpaces Edu enables students to create stories, games, exhibitions, and simulations, as they build, code and explore those creations in Virtual or Augmented Reality. Create anything in 3D, Animate and Code your creations, then Explore in VR and AR. Creating in CoSpaces Edu is a simple drag and drop process using a variety of features including 3D objects, building blocks, block-based coding and much more. CoBlocks, the visual coding language, is ideal for young coders and a great introduction to computational thinking. Project your virtual creations onto any surface in the real world in AR or even hold them in your hands with the MERGE Cube!

 

 

 

AS4K's Art in the Garden & Summer Camps

AS OF JUNE 7, 2021 THE FOLLOWING CAMPS HAVE SPACE AVAILABLE

Session 6: Art from around the World 2 (1st - 6th grade)

Dates: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Aug 16, 2021 - Aug 20, 2021

Class Experience

Your young artists will create projects inspired by different art movements using the same techniques, materials and concepts as the renowned masters. This workshop will incorporate a wide variety of projects inspired by the theme Art from around the World that will spark creativity and stimulate exploration through drawing, painting with different medias, sculpture (clay, plaster, paper mâché, building with recycled materials) and fiber arts (sewing, weaving or felting).

Session 7: New Ocean 2 (Ages 1st - 6th grade)

Dates: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Jul 12, 2021 - Jul 16, 2021

Class Experience

Your young artists will create projects inspired by different art movements using the same techniques, materials and concepts as the renowned masters. This workshop will incorporate a wide variety of projects inspired by the theme Ocean that will spark creativity and stimulate exploration through drawing, painting with different medias, sculpture (clay, plaster, paper mâché, building with recycled materials) and fiber arts (sewing, weaving or felting).

BOXTALES Theatre Company

SUMMER CAMPS 2021

BOXTALES Summer Theatre YOUTH Camp

A three-week journey in the BOXTALES method, including training in: Acting, Storytelling, Acro-Yoga, Mime, Music, and Collaboration. This year’s campers will create an original stage production of Tatterhood.  BOXTALES offers professional theatre training for youth in Santa Barbara. This camp will stimulate minds, encourage teamwork, build character, and develop self-esteem. To ensure the highest quality, we have raised the age limit by one year. You must be 9 years old when you sign up for Youth Camp!

DATES: June 21- July 9
TIMES: Mon – Thurs 9 am – 3:30 pm  Fri 9 am -12:30 pm
LOCATION: The Marjorie Luke Theatre
AGES: 9 – 13
COST: $800
CLASS SIZE: 15 students

Sign up early, only 15 positions available!  To secure your spot in the camp please download our registration form below and send it in with your payment.

For more info please send an email to info@boxtales.org or call 805-962-1142

Download BOXTALES Summer Theatre YOUTH Camp Registration Form 2021

 

BOXTALES Summer Theatre TEEN Camp

A three-week journey in the BOXTALES method, including training in: Acting, Storytelling, Acro-Yoga, Mime, Music, and Collaboration. This year’s campers will create an original stage production of: The Popol Vuh. BOXTALES offers professional theatre training for teenagers in Santa Barbara. This camp will stimulate minds, encourage teamwork, build character, and develop self-esteem.

DATES: July 12- July 30
TIMES: Mon – Thurs 9 am – 3:30 pm  Fri 9 am -12:30 pm
LOCATION: The Marjorie Luke Theatre
AGES: 14 – 19
COST: $800
CLASS SIZE: 15 students

Sign up early, only 15 positions available!  To secure your spot in the camp please download our registration form below and send it in with your payment.

For more info please send an email to info@boxtales.org or call 805-962-1142

Download BOXTALES Download Summer Theatre TEEN Camp Registration Form 2021

 

Boys and Girls Club

After school care and holiday day camps; Year round youth programs. 

Back on Track

This program is a three-pronged approach to get our students back on track and performing at grade level. When we opened our doors as full-day Learning and Enrichment Centers last August, we soon realized many of the students were struggling and in need of an extra layer of educational assistance. Our staff recognized early that our kids needed additional time with their school work. Clubs will be open on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. for students in first through fifth grade. Super Saturdays will offer tutoring in Math and ELA, fun educational projects in Social Sciences, sports clinics, and organized games. Students along their Saturday journey receive awards and incentives based on participation. After getting eight punches on their Saturday ticket, the student then qualifies to be part of a day at Camp Whittier.

Other components of the Back on Track program include Summer Spectacular that is a nine-week summer camp and Power Hour, an after-school tutoring program for grades K-12. All three programs will have an educational component that will improve literacy and math skills to get our kids back on track in their educational journey.

Bright Horizons NEW PROGRAMS!

UC Santa Barbara is introducing a new locally provided program to assist with the many Work-Life challenges that can arise when childcare falls through, school is closed, or an elderly family member needs assistance.

Starting October 1, 2021, Bright Horizons® is offering additional family and education benefits to help support all UCSB employees eligible for Core Benefits and above (including PostDocs), and your families when you need it most. Explore all your benefits below:

 

  • Back-Up Child, Adult, and Elder Care: Don’t stress about school breaks, bad weather, or when your elder loved one is recovering from surgery. Reserve high-quality child care in a center, or in-home care for your child, adult, or elder relatives.*

 

  • Enhanced Family Supports:
    •  Take advantage of priority enrollment, daycare and afterschool tuition discounts at Bright Horizons partner centers,
    • Explore Sittercity's database of sitters and virtual sitting, pet care, and more.
    • Access a discounted local placement service to find trained, screened nannies.
    • Take advantage of exclusive discounts on tutoring, test prep, and enrichment courses, as well as virtual and in-home learning pods.
    • Adult & Elder Care: YEARS AHEAD provides Individualized Senior Care, locate an in-home care provider or senior care facility that's the best fit for your family.

 

  • Family Webinars: Join us during our upcoming Bright Horizons® webinars. Learn more about your benefits and access expert-led events throughout the year. All webinars are available on-demand after the live event date.

 

Register Now: https://clients.brighthorizons.com/UCSB using your UCSB NetID

If prompted, enter:
Employer Username: UCSB | Password: Benefits4You

Questions? Call 877-BH-CARES (242-2737)

*For the most up-to-date information on back-up care and COVID-19, please visit www.brighthorizons.com/covid19

 

How to Use Back-Up Care

STEP 1: REGISTER FOR BACK-UP CARE

Online

  1. Visit https://clients.brighthorizons.com/UCSB, and select “JOIN TODAY”. Enter basic information to verify eligibility including NetID number.
  2. If searching for “back-up care” through a browser or using the mobile app enter the below credentials:
    • Employer Username: UCSB
    • Employer Password: Benefits4You

Note: If your benefit eligibility cannot be confirmed, you can still register by calling 877-BH-CARES and your personal username and password will be delayed until confirmation is received from your employer. 

By Phone

  1. Call 877-BH-CARES (242-2737) to speak with a care consultant 24/7.
  2. You’ll receive a confirmation email with a link to create a personalized username and password.
  3. Log in to your account with your new credentials.

STEP 2: COMPLETE YOUR CARE PROFILE

On the home page, click on the blue “Create Your Care Profile” button and follow these steps:

  1. Fill Out Your Employee Profile: Provide your relevant contact and employment information.
  2. Add Care Recipients: Enter your relationship, care location(s), and health information, and download/complete any required care forms.
  3. Enable Authorized Contacts: Add any adults (e.g., spouse/partner, grandparent, or friend) as an emergency contact and/or authorized to pick up care recipients.
  4. Enter Care Locations: Let us know where you will typically need care.

 

STEP 3: RESERVE BACK-UP CARE

UC Santa Barbara can access up to 10 annual days of back-up care annually at subsidized rates. Center-based care is $15 per child/day or $25 per family/day. In-home care for children and adults is $6 per hour. Reservations for back-up care can be made:

  1. Online: Visit https://clients.brighthorizons.com/UCSB. Once you have completed your care profile, visit the home page and click on the blue “Make My First Reservation” button.
  2. By Phone: Call 877-BH-CARES (242-2737) to speak with a care consultant 24/7.
  3. Via Mobile App: If you’re fully registered and have used care once before, search “Back-Up Care” in the App Store or Google Play and download the app to reserve care on the go.

Once care is reserved, you will receive a confirmation email. You may also indicate in your care profile that you’d like to receive care confirmations via phone Need help finding your own caregiver? You also have free membership to a database of sitters and elder caregivers through the Enhanced Family Supports program. Receive preferred enrollment at Bright Horizons® centers or take advantage of tuition discounts at our partner centers. Explore Sittercity's database of sitters and virtual sitting, pet care, and more. Access a discounted local placement service to find trained, screened nannies. Also take advantage of exclusive discounts on tutoring, test prep, and enrichment courses, as well as virtual and in-home learning pods.

 

Buellton Parks and Recreation Department Youth Camps

Karlin's Futsal Premier Toca (Soccer Camp)

Monday, July 19, 2021 thru Friday, July 23, 2021
9am-12 noon
Ages: 6-14

Futsal Soccer skills clinic.  Karlin Ladera teaches coordination, passing, trapping, ball control and footwork.  Tennis shoes and shin guards required.   Rec Center Gym

Karlin's Premier Toca Futsal (Saturday Sessions)

Saturday, June 26, 2021 thru Saturday, July 17, 2021
Saturdays
Ages: 3-14

Learn the fundamentals and develop your skills to the next level.  Karlin Ladera, former college player and coach, teaches coordination, passing, trapping, ball control and footwork.  Tennis shoes and shin guards required.

3-5yrs: 9:00-9:45am

6-14yrs: 10:00-11am

 

Pirates Tennis Camp

Monday, August 02, 2021 thru Thursday, August 05, 2021
Monday-Thursday 9:00am-12noon
Ages: 10-15

Instructors Paul Smith, Kristen Thomsen, Jen Rasmusssen, and other local guest coaches from the high school team provide a week of tennis fun and technique. All skill levels welcome. Limited number of tennis racquets available. Bring water and sunscreen daily. Court location TBA.

 

Pre-Twinkle Violin for Preschoolers or Elementary Beginners

text for times and schedule
Ages: Ages 4+ (and very mature 3 year olds)

Flexible scheduling, classes held at the Solvang Conservatory

A combination of introductory violin skills with general music development through the Kodaly method. Students follow the regular Conservatory calendar and may participate in some Conservatory concerts. One 30 minute class per week, with each childs parent or caregiver participating. 

E-mail diane@solvangconservatory.org to schedule, payment online at buelltonrec.com

Tiny Tot Jamboree

Tuesdays 9:30am & Thursdays 6pm
Ages: 1-5

On-Going.  Tuesdays at 9:30 & Thursdays at 6pm

Join Ms. Julie for tons of musical fun designed with young children in mind!

There will be lots of wiggles and giggles as we dance, sing, play, and learn about music makers!

Classes follow current COVID guidelines.

 

Awesome Art Camp

Monday, July 12, 2021 thru Friday, July 16, 2021
10-11:30am
Ages: 6-11

Join local sister artists, Teresa and Emma Johnson, for a week of creativity that explores a variety of mediums including painting, working with clay, shrinky dinks, and much more!  All art supplies and daily snack included. 

Basketball Camp

Mon-Fri 9am-12pm
Ages: 6-13

Session 1: June 21-25  

Session 2: July 26-30

Former SY High School Varsity coach Rid Caughell and Westmont coach Jeff Azain are teaming up for a fantastic camp on all things basketball!  Shooting, passing, dribbling, dribbling and more! All skill levels welcome.  Learn the fundamentals of the sport and improve your technique.  Daily snack included.  Meet at Buellton Rec Center Gym.

Trips for Kids Mountain Bike Camp

Monday, July 19, 2021 thru Thursday, July 22, 2021
M-Th, 8am-4pm
Ages: 12-15

Ride the best of Santa Barbara County's trails including Ellwood Beach, Moore Mesa, Orcutt Hill, Elings Park and Lompoc Bike Park. Hone your bike handling skills while blazing trails up and downhill. Limited number of bikes available to borrow. Helmet required. Must know how to ride, use handbrakes and be able to ride on trails. 

California's Covid-19 Childcare Response

Californians need safe and reliable childcare options during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response. MyChildCare.ca.gov provides an interactive map of qualified licensed childcare providers near you. The tool is available in English and Spanish. Q&As available at https://covid19.ca.gov/childcare/

Care.com

For-fee database of care providers

Carpinteria Parks and Recreation

Carpinteria Parks and Rec offers Carpinteria Junior Lifeguards. Junior Guards, ages 9-17, learn many aspects of life guarding as they engage in a variety of aquatic and beach activities.

 

Channel Islands YMCA Child Care
Child care and after school care
Channel Islands YMCA Summer Camps

Traditional Summer Day Camp

Day Camps at the YMCA are packed with activities and new friendships. YMCA campers will experience art, STEM activities, sports and outdoor recreation, field trips, and much more. Weekly themes bring energy to camp and ensure that each week is a different adventure. 

  • Camarillo Family YMCA: June 21 - August 27
  • Lompoc Family YMCA, La Honda Elementary School: June 14 - August 13
  • Montecito Family YMCA: June 7 - August 13
  • Santa Barbara Family YMCA: June 7 - August 13 (Camp is full)
  • Santa Barbara Family YMCA, Hope Elementary (Kinder Camp): June 7 - August 13 (Camp is full)
  • Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA, Santa Ynez Charter School: June 7 - August 6
  • Ventura Family YMCA, Poinsettia Elementary: June 14 - August 13

SIGN UP NOW

Summer Enrichment Camps

YMCA Enrichment Camps are an exciting way for campers to dive into an interest for a full week. Enrichment Camps provide many opportunities for campers to learn and grow in skills around areas of interest. Weekly rates make it flexible for families to have the best summer EVER!

  • Camarillo Family YMCA: June 21 - August 20
  • Lompoc Family YMCA: July 12 - August 13
  • Montecito Family YMCA: June 7 - August 6
  • Santa Barbara Family YMCA: June 7 - August 13 (Camp is full)
  • Ventura Family YMCA: June 14 - August 13

SIGN UP NOW
 

SLEEPAWAY CAMP

Register for Family Camp at Sequoia Lake today!

LEARN MORE

Childcare for Essential Workers

If you or someone you know fall under the category of essential worker and needs childcare, please contact the Santa Barbara County Education Office’s Child Care Planning Council Coordinator at 805-964-4711 x 4473 or Children’s Resource and Referral of Santa Barbara County in Santa Barbara 805-963-6631 or Santa Maria at 805-925-7071.

City of Santa Barbara Summer Fun Drop-in Recreation Program

Summer Fun Drop-in Recreation Program

The Parks and Recreation Department’s popular, FREE drop-in program, provides recreation activities, sports, crafts, and special programs to children going into the 1st–6th grades.

Participants in the Summer Fun Drop-in Recreation Program will enjoy 8-weeks filled with games, crafts, enrichment activities, sports, and the opportunity to participate in field trips, theme days, and more! Students interested in attending field trips that involve an admission fee, such as the zoo or batting cages, will be required to bring money. Inclusion support is also available for participants with special needs. Each Summer Fun site has between 8-11 program leaders and one site director with a staff to student ratio of 1:14.

City of Santa Barbara, Parks and Recreation Department: Summer Camps

Update as of June 6, 2021:

The following Full Day Camps have spaces available:

  • Boogie & Surf Camp (Age 5-17)
  • Camp Millionaire (Ages 10-14) - Financial education camp
  • Keiki Group (Ages 5-7) Adventure and Ocean Explorers Camp by Paddle Sports
  • Lobster Joe's Beach Camp (Ages 6-12)

The following partial day camps have spaces available:

  • Beginning Water Polo (Ages 9-14)
  • Bizzy Girls (Ages 9-12) & Junior Bizzy Girls (Ages 6-8)  Entrepreneurship Camp 
  • AM & PM Part Day Boogie and Surf Camps (Ages 4-14)
  • Flight Camp (Kite flying) (Ages 10-17)
  • Pre-Camp (Ages 6-11) Jr. Lifeguards
  • Jr. Lifeguards LIMITED AVAILABILITY
  • Trapeze Camp (Ages 6-13)
  • Beach Volleyball Camp & AAA Camp (Ages 8-17)
  • Youth Evolution Basketball Camps (Ages 5-11)
  • Youth Evolution Soccer Camps (Ages 5-12)

Jr Counselors:

  • Lobster Jo's Beach Camp (Ages 13-17)
Discoveries Bright Horizons Preschool
NAEYC-accredited Bright Horizons Preschool, which offers priority enrollment to UCSB affiliates (through UC's contract with Bright Horizons) for child care for toddlers (18 months and up) through kindergarten prep, as well as drop-in care
First 5 Santa Barbara County

Country commission supporting children aged 0 through 5 in Santa Barbara County; sign up for information about child development, supplies, access to local family support services, information about quality local early child care and education services, invitations to community events, and information about parenting classes and social groups

Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara

After school care and day camps; Teen and gymnastics programs.

Update as of June 7, 2021:

GYMNASTICS (3-18)

Space is still available. Recreational and competitive level classes for girls and boys ages 3-18 years, including outdoor options during the pandemic.

TEEN PROGRAM (Grades 7-12)

Space is still available for both sessions of the Teen Summer Program. Enrichment, leadership, sisterhood, movement, college prep, advocacy, and more during the summer day program in an empowering, pro-girl, and safe environment at the Goleta Valley Teen Center.

 

Gustafson Dance Summer Programs

Dance Camp 2021
The Gustafson Dance Camp and Mini-Dance Camp are filled with ballet technique, jazz, tap, art, drama and rehearsal for the end-of-session performance. The consistency of daily study of dance helps students improve their skills and prepares them for the continued study of dance. The dancers have the opportunity to engage in the full theater experience, as they put together a musical production. Not only do they dance, sing and act, but they also help with their costumes and sets, making their production one that’s uniquely their own.

 

Note about performances: Every effort will be made to have live, rather than virtual performances, but that will be dependent upon the current situation with the pandemic.

1-Week Mini Dance Camp
Musical Theatre “Broadway Theme”
June 14-18
Ages 4-6

9 am to 12 pm, Mon-Fri
Cost $225 or $202.50, before April 1
In-studio Performance
on Friday, June 16th at 6pm

1-Week Dance Camp
Annie
June 7-11
Ages 6-13

9 am to 3:30 pm, Mon-Fri
Cost $350, $315 before April 1
Performance at the Studio
on Friday or Saturday. (TBA)

1-Week Mini Dance Camp
Annie
June7-11
Ages 3-5

9 am to 12 pm, Monday-Friday
Cost $225 or $202.50, before April 1
Performance at the Studio
on Friday or Saturday. (TBA)

1-Week Mini Dance Camp
Happy Days
August 9-13
Ages 3-5

9 am to 12 pm, Monday-Friday
Cost $225 or $202.50, before April 1
Performance at the Studio
on Friday or Saturday. (TBA)

1-Week Dance Camp
Happy Days
August 9-13
Ages 6-13

9 am to 3:30 pm, Mon-Fri
Cost $350, $315 before April 1
Performance at the Studio
on Friday or Saturday. (TBA)

1-Week Mini Dance Camp
Disney Theme
August 16-20
Ages 3-6

9 am to 12 pm, Mon-Fri
Cost $225, $202.50 before April 1
In-studio Performance
on Friday, Aug 21st at 11:30am

Musical Theatre Intensive 2021
The Musical Theatre Intensive is designed for the dance student interested in musical theatre. Dancers are challenged to expand their skills by taking drama and singing classes, as well as a full array of dance classes. They will learn a broad array of numbers from Broadway musicals to be performed in the end-of-session performance. This is an intensive program for the serious student to focus on learning the skills necessary for further work in musical theatre.

 

Musical Theatre Intensive
Broadway
June 14-26
Ages 8-18

9 am to 3:30 pm, Monday-Friday
Cost $600, $540 before April 1
In-studio Performance
on Friday, June 18th at 6pm

Junior Intensive Day Camp 2021
The Junior Intensive is designed for the more serious ballet student. The focus will be on ballet and pointe technique for the older student, while the younger student will work on strengthening to prepare for the more serious study of ballet. There will be a jazz class daily, character classes, pilates and stretch classes, and rehearsals for the end-of-session performance. This is an intensive program for the serious student to focus on developing as a dancer.

2-Week Junior Intensive
Summer Celebration of the States of America
July 26-August 6
Ages 8-18

9 am to 3:30 pm, Monday-Friday
Cost $650, $585 before April 1

InterAct Theatre School Summer Camps

InterAct Theatre School
Summer Camps Santa Barbara
For Ages 4 to 16

 

‘Act it, Move it, Make it!’
For all who love theater and performing

CAMP 2:
2-Week Camp
Monday – Friday
June 21 to July 2
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
(1-Week option also available)

Early drop-off and late pick-up available
at $12 per hour, per child to help busy parents.

Location: Unity of Santa Barbara

BOOK NOW!

Our program: Act it! Move It! Make It!

Theatre and film fun. A full program drawn from the fascinating world of theatre and film.

Students aged 4 to 6 learn the basics of performance with age appropriate activities, enjoying acting, dance, music and movement, combined with the creativity of story-telling and learning to develop wonderful, colorful characters

Students aged 7 to 16 enjoy an array of performance and creativity including dance, singing, acting, costume or prop design, theatre set or film design, writing and producing a film ‘short’ or advertisement, stage make-up or stage combat. Our program is packed with creative, inspiring fun activities.

The students have the opportunity to present their new found skills at the end of each two week course.

Our teachers

Our professional teachers/performers/educators. They are trained by InterAct, background checked and passionate about theatre, film and performing.

Benefits for your child

The group is split by age to allow children the opportunity to make like-minded friends. The benefits, particularly in Covid times, boost social skills, communication and confidence, helping the students develop a greater vocabulary and understanding of teamwork and performance. Children thrive in this active, supportive environment.

Cost

2 week camp $535 plus Registration fee $25 (for new students only) covers InterAct t-shirt, bag, other goodies

1 week camp $295 plus Registration fee $25 (for new students only) covers InterAct t-shirt, bag, other goodies

Early drop-off and late pick-up available at $12 per hour to help busy working parents.

BOOK NOW!

Isla Vista Youth Projects

Child care and after school care/Children's Center/Family Resource Center

Lompoc Parks and Recreation

Update as of June 7, 2021. The following Summer camps from Lompoc Parks & Rec have spaces available:

Moxi Museum Summer Camps

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are planning to resume in-person camps for summer, following all applicable guidance issued by the state and county health offices. All sessions are sold out. Waitlists are open.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accredited Program Directory

NAEYC-accredited child care program directory; search page for programs in your area. This site is currently under construction. We will update the link when there is new information. In the meantime, check out these helpful tips on what to look for in a quality program: https://www.naeyc.org/our-work/families/what-look-program

Santa Barbara Art Museum Summer and After School Camps

UPDATE AS OF JUNE 7, 2021: ALL SBMA SUMMER CAMPS ARE CURRENTLY SOLD OUT

Santa Barbara Family Child Care Association
Directory of accredited (licensed) family child care centers in the greater Santa Barbara area
Santa Barbara Independent Summer Camp Guide
Search the Santa Barbara Independent site for “summer camp guide” to find the most current guide.
Santa Barbara Natural History Museum Children's Educational Programs

2021 Update June 4, 2021:

Nature Adventures™ is hands-on, minds-on, and hearts-on. Live, interactive, and engaging Zoom meetings with trained instructors weave together science, art, and literature into fun learning activities. Camps and classes are based on kid-approved topics like bugs, inventions, sharks, and wizarding.

 

 

Santa Barbara Preschool Directory (2013-14 version)
A free publication produced by the Santa Barbara Parents of Multiples club, this list provides an extensive listing of preschool and childcare options in Santa Barbara with information ​on tuition rates, ​minimum age requirements, teaching ratios, and contact ​information.
Santa Barbara Zoo Day Camps (Summer and Holidays)

June 4, 2021 Update: Most Zoo camps are full with waitlists available. The following camp has limited availability: 

Backyard Biologist Camp
Weeks of June 14, July 5 & July 26

FULL DAY: M–W 9 AM – 3 PM, Th & F  3:30 PM–Noon (overnight), $325/week, $285/week for SB Zoo Members

Train as a professional field biologist alongside the Zoo’s conservation team and learn about sustainable stewardship practices. For ages 8 – 12.

SB DanceArts Summer Camps

MONDAY-THURSDAY. THURSDAY VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE

YOUTH CAMPS (AGES 5-8)

All youth camps will focus on technique, performance, and social connection while incorporating our themes listed. Each group is led by a professional dance instructor who is background checked and CPR certified. Each dancer will take home a goodie bag! If your dancer is 5 years old, they should be good with structure and direction.

INDOOR CAMP: 9AM - NOON

Campers will enjoy a high energy morning moving, grooving, and learning themed dances. Teen assistants are incredible mentors and heroes to these young dancers. Groups are 6-11 dancers depending on the room size*

OUTDOOR CAMP: 9AM-3PM

After a morning of high energy moving, grooving, and learning themed dances, campers will enjoy a relaxing afternoon of crafts, games, movies, and time at the playground. Snacks and free lunch (pending SB Mobil Café) are included with the Outdoor Camps. Each group is led by a professional instructor who is background checked and CPR certified. Teen assistants are incredible mentors and heroes to these young dancers. Groups are 6-18 dancers*

THEMES

Tutu Camp- Help your dancer find their inner ballerina/o princess or prince. Dancers will work on the basics of ballet technique while building confidence and poise to prepare an age-appropriate combination for our weekly performance!

Broadway -  Broadway is calling your dancer to learn Jazz fundamentals to their favorite musical theater tunes. They will work on routines to showcase as they prepare an age-appropriate routine for our weekly performance!

Tik Tok - Every dancer LOVES those challenges and will be the star of our Tik Tok Channel while learning to dance on camera! Learn fundamentals of Jazz and Hip-Hop while creating fun videos that showcase their confidence and talent as they prepare an age-appropriate routine for our weekly performance!

Pop Stars- Channel your inner pop star performer while learning fundamentals of Jazz and Hip-Hop. They will grow in confidence and talent as they prepare an age-appropriate routine for our weekly performance!

Hip Hop - Help your tiny dancer find their funk in Hip Hop themed camp. They will learn rhythm while enhancing their performance skills as they prepare an age-appropriate routine for our weekly performance!  

Descendents- Get ready to move and grove to your tunes from your favorite movie! Learn Jazz and Hip-Hop routines to get ready for the big weekly performance!

 

TWEEN/TEEN BEGINNER CAMPS (AGES 8-17)

FULL DAY (9AM-4PM)& AFTERNOON CAMPS(12:30-4PM)

Dancers will build confidence, learn skills, and have fun with our professional staff ranging from seasoned concert dance and entertainment industry professionals. Classes work towards weekly Thursday virtual performance and fundamentals in Jazz, Ballet, and Hip-Hop. Plus, campers have the chance to try a variety of other styles ranging from tumbling, Tap, lyrical, Broadway, Ballroom, Zumba, stage make up, public speaking and more! Students will make lasting friendships in a positive environment where everyone is welcome. Select weeks offer a supplemental master class with a celebrity choreographer. FREE healthy lunch available through SFSP Mobile Café – TBD with the afternoon including a light snack. Note: We formulate our groups based on level and then age when it is possible. Dancers will range from 8-teen and our faculty is very adept at making our teen dancers feel like leaders while providing an age-appropriate environment for our tweens.

STEP ACCELERATED CAMPS

MORNING, FULL DAY, AFTERNOON. APPROVAL CODE REQUIRED

Our STEP program is geared towards intermediate and advanced level dancers who want to deepen their passion, artistry and perfect their craft in dance! From building strength and focusing on fundamentals with our highest level faculty members in our STEP Basics Weeks, to pushing and growing with more challenging choreography with our exciting guest artists and master classes during our STEP IT UP weeks, camps will provide a balanced approach to helping your dancer achieve their dance goals. In addition to Jazz, Ballet, and Hip-Hop, dancers will work on Modern, Improvisation, Pointe, Yoga, floorwork, public speaking, pedagogy, choreography, conditioning, and acro. Dancers must be in Jazz 2a at SB Dance Arts to enroll or contact the office to discuss your dancer’s level and placement.

Guest artists for our STEP IT UP weeks include celebrities from So You Think You Can Dance, World of Dance, MTV, television and film. 2021 announcements coming soon!  Past guest artists include Peter Chu,Talia Favia, tWitch, Janelle Ginestra, Tricia Miranda, Kent Boyd, Nika Kljun, and Brian Friedman, Tessandra Chavez, Lauren Froderman, Dave Scott, and more.

If you are visiting us from another studio, state, or country, we would love to learn more about your abilities to find the best spot for you. Please fill out the following form so we can assess your dancer’s ability. This may require a follow up phone call. https://forms.gle/rUfmipdPyhDeLchn6

Placement is at the discretion of the directors and will vary week to week, depending on camp attendance. NOTE: This camp is a higher rate due to special guest artists and the caliber of instructors. If there is not enough enrollment in our STEP Camp, your dancer has the chance to switch weeks, or attend our Tween/Teen camp at a reduced cost. The instructors will work individually with your dancer to accommodate their needs. Flexible scheduling options with lunch and snacks provided with afternoon and full day camps. Groups are 9-27 dancers in our large convertible studios*

Solvang Parks and Recreation

UPDATE AS OF JUNE 7, 2021:

The following Solvang Parks & Rec Camps still have availability:

  • American Girl Doll Camp (Ages 6-13)
  • Horse Camp (Ages 6-12)
  • Jr. Chef Cooking Camp (Ages 6-12)
  • Kung Fu Camp (Ages 7-16)
  • Minecraft Lego Engineering (Ages 5-10)
  • Pokemon Lego Engineering (Ages 5-10)
  • Skate Camp - Beginner (Ages 5-14)
  • Summer Sand Volleyball Clinic (Ages 7-14) Multiple Levels Available
  • Woodworking Camp (Ages 6-12)
  • Kung Fu (Ages 4+) Multiple Level
Summerfest Music Camps

CAMP INFO GRADES 8-12

DATES & TIMES

Monday-Friday
10AM-12PM in Class + Composing at Home

FEE

$345 (per session)

Scholarships Available – Inquire with Director
Sibling and Multitrack Attendance
Discounts Available

Film & Video Game Music Composition Summer Camp is available to participants grades 8-12 and will take place in-person or via distance learning depending on covid restrictions at time of camp. Campers will be able to learn the basic or intermediate techniques of composing music to picture, whether it is to create a soundtrack for their home movies or for their next YouTube video. This camp will present fun and engaging activities to unleash the music composer in each musician. Both tracks also include introduction to DAW (digital audio workstation) and visiting guest speaker composers from the world of video games and film. (Riot games, Blizzard, tba.)

  • Session 1: June 14-18 – (Track A)
  • Session 2: June 21-25 – (Track B)
  • Session 3: June 28-July1st – (Track A)
  • Session 4: July 12-16 – (Track B)

Track A – Composing music for Film and Video Games, including DAW introduction and guest speakers

Track B – Music Composition: In depth study of Form, Melody, Harmony and Music Theory, including DAW introduction as requested, with game and film composing guest speakers.  

Terrific Scientific After School Classes and Camps

UPDATE AS OF JUNE 7, 2021: MOST TERRIFIC SCIENTIFIC SUMMER SESSIONS ARE WAITLIST ONLY, HOWEVER THE FOLLOWING STILL HAVE SPOTS AVAILABLE. 

 

The Dance Network: Dance Jams Summer Camps

About Camp

​Join us for a summer full of fun and dance!
This year, we are offering two different camps types for ages 5 and up with online and in-person class options. 

Age Categories

​"Kids" Camps: ​Suggested ages 5-10 years old*
"Tween/Teen" Camps: Suggested ages 11+ years old* 

Each age category/camp will be offered every week, so everyone can participate in all the fun!

​​Tap Week
This camp will dive into all things tap!
​This is a great time to learn tap basics, perfect skills, and learn more about musicality and rhythm.
These weeks will also have specialty sessions.
This camp will be held:
July 19th - 23rd
August 2nd - 6th


Variety Week
This camp is perfect for any student who wants to learn a little bit of everything! These weeks will cover hip hop, jazz, acro, ballet, contemporary, and more.
This camp will be held:
July 5th - 9th
July 12th - 16th
July 26th - 30th
​August 9th - 13th

 

Dance Jams Connect!

 

This camp is designed for any students who could benefit from a more specialized environment, with intermittent inclusive activities with our other Dance Jams camps.

Targeted for students ages 12 and up with varying abilities, are all welcome to join. This camp will focus on dance, stretching, rhythm, and more!

Camp will be held daily from 9:30AM - 11:00AM
Session 1: August 2nd- 6th
Session 2: August 9th - 13th

Rates
Early Bird Price (before 6/1): ​$110/week
Regular Price: ​$130/week
Ask us about our need based scholarships!

​About Our Teachers:

The Dance Network's Dance Jams Connect! Adaptive Camps are taught by Rhythm Works Integrative Dance Certified instructors! Our teachers have been trained to apply fun and functional dance movement to evidence-based practices commonly used in ABA therapy and kinesiology to aid in reaching developmental goals of students with disabilities. 

We highly encourage and welcome family, friends, and/or aides to assist with students!

The Woods Art Studio

With a Master’s Degree in art education, LeAnne combines her knowledge in classical art mediums and expertise with inducing creativity, to promote an expressive learning environment for all willing to dwell in the arts. She calls this place The Woods Art Studio.

Nestled in the San Antonio Canyon of Santa Barbara, California, The Woods Art Studio offers a cozy outdoor space that inspires and encourages creative minds to gather, explore and create.

UPDATE FOR SUMMER CAMPS;  AS OF JUNE 7, 2021 THE FOLLOWING SUMMER CAMP HAS AVAILABILITY:

Ages 12 - 16 yrs

Class Experience

Daily Art & Craft projects include mixed media painting, drawing, 3-D construction, clay, fabric and found object assemblage. Breaks in the day are filled with exploring the Canyon, park picnics and colorful grass games.

 

UCSB Recreation Center Youth Programs

UPDATE AS OF JUNE 7, 2021:

The Surf & Kayak Camp has spaces open for Summer 2021! This will take place at UCSB's Campus Point and will include surfing instruction, kayak instruction, beach activities and environmental education. This camp is designed to encourage marine interaction through recreation and education. This is a unique opportunity for kids to learn about, respect and enjoy the resources our coast provides. UCSB Surf & Kayak Camp and UCSB Jr Lifeguards are the only youth programs authorized to use UCSB Campus Pt. and our staff consists of Certified Lifeguards with ocean rescue training. Camp is open to boys and girls ages 9-15. Due to the inherent risk involved with ocean activities, this camp is best suited to responsible children with strong swimming skills.

Ventura Parks and Recreation

UPDATE AS OF JUNE 7, 2021: THE FOLLOWING SUMMER CAMPS AND PROGRAMS HAVE SPACE AVAILABLE:

 

 

 

Wilderness Youth Project Summer Camps

2021 Updates: Round 1 of the summer weighted lottery is closed. As of May 19th, they have moved to a first come first serve basis for summer waitlists. From May 19th onward, they will send an email at 12:15pm each Wednesday to all the families on the summer waitlists (when they have any openings).  Apply to their waitlists to receive the weekly emails.

Winnie

Parents use Winnie to discover high-quality local daycares and preschools and learn all about their programs including detailed descriptions, photos, tuition information, licensing status, availability data and more. Child care providers use Winnie to fill their open spaces, build their wait lists, and get support and resources to run their business efficiently.

Nursing Mothers (Lactation Support)

CDC Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Information about COVID-19

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 from the CDC

Cottage Hospital Lactation Center
Lactation support programs and services through Cottage Hospital
UCSB HR Page for Lactation Support Program

Our campus offers access to lactation rooms, breast pumps and supplies, and other types of lactation support through the Human Resources department.

Welcome Every Baby

Welcome Every Baby (WEB) a personalized home visitation program for newborns and their families in Santa Barbara County.  Since 2002, the WEB program has been providing, at no charge to the families, confidential home visits by registered nurses that are certified in lactation.  WEB focuses on the primary relationship between parents and their newborn(s).  WEB, in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and Dignity Health Home Health, is committed to providing all families with early postpartum support.

The WEB Nurse Home Visit includes:

  • An early mother and newborn medical assessment in the privacy of your own home
  • Breastfeeding support and education
  • Hands on teaching, information and support regarding your newborn's, development, nutrition and other parenting concerns.
  • Information, support and linkages to services regarding baby blues and postpartum depression
  • Information and referrals for developmental concerns, pre-school for siblings, Medi-Cal and other resources in your community

Children's Programs, Fitness, and Recreation

211 Santa Barbara County

Connecting People to Health & Human Services Information in Santa Barbara County. Information and links for Housing, Utilities, Food, Hygiene & Household, Transportation, Health Care, Mental Wellness, Substance Abuse, Young Adults, Children & Families, Seniors, Education, Finance & Employment, and Legal Assistance

Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to a specialist for personalized assistance. Free, Confidential, 24/7. Available in multiple languages. If out of the area or unable to connect try 800-400-1572.

Boys and Girls Club

After school care and holiday day camps; Year round youth programs. 

Back on Track

This program is a three-pronged approach to get our students back on track and performing at grade level. When we opened our doors as full-day Learning and Enrichment Centers last August, we soon realized many of the students were struggling and in need of an extra layer of educational assistance. Our staff recognized early that our kids needed additional time with their school work. Clubs will be open on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. for students in first through fifth grade. Super Saturdays will offer tutoring in Math and ELA, fun educational projects in Social Sciences, sports clinics, and organized games. Students along their Saturday journey receive awards and incentives based on participation. After getting eight punches on their Saturday ticket, the student then qualifies to be part of a day at Camp Whittier.

Other components of the Back on Track program include Summer Spectacular that is a nine-week summer camp and Power Hour, an after-school tutoring program for grades K-12. All three programs will have an educational component that will improve literacy and math skills to get our kids back on track in their educational journey.

Bright Horizons NEW PROGRAMS!

UC Santa Barbara is introducing a new locally provided program to assist with the many Work-Life challenges that can arise when childcare falls through, school is closed, or an elderly family member needs assistance.

Starting October 1, 2021, Bright Horizons® is offering additional family and education benefits to help support all UCSB employees eligible for Core Benefits and above (including PostDocs), and your families when you need it most. Explore all your benefits below:

 

  • Back-Up Child, Adult, and Elder Care: Don’t stress about school breaks, bad weather, or when your elder loved one is recovering from surgery. Reserve high-quality child care in a center, or in-home care for your child, adult, or elder relatives.*

 

  • Enhanced Family Supports:
    •  Take advantage of priority enrollment, daycare and afterschool tuition discounts at Bright Horizons partner centers,
    • Explore Sittercity's database of sitters and virtual sitting, pet care, and more.
    • Access a discounted local placement service to find trained, screened nannies.
    • Take advantage of exclusive discounts on tutoring, test prep, and enrichment courses, as well as virtual and in-home learning pods.
    • Adult & Elder Care: YEARS AHEAD provides Individualized Senior Care, locate an in-home care provider or senior care facility that's the best fit for your family.

 

  • Family Webinars: Join us during our upcoming Bright Horizons® webinars. Learn more about your benefits and access expert-led events throughout the year. All webinars are available on-demand after the live event date.

 

Register Now: https://clients.brighthorizons.com/UCSB using your UCSB NetID

If prompted, enter:
Employer Username: UCSB | Password: Benefits4You

Questions? Call 877-BH-CARES (242-2737)

*For the most up-to-date information on back-up care and COVID-19, please visit www.brighthorizons.com/covid19

 

How to Use Back-Up Care

STEP 1: REGISTER FOR BACK-UP CARE

Online

  1. Visit https://clients.brighthorizons.com/UCSB, and select “JOIN TODAY”. Enter basic information to verify eligibility including NetID number.
  2. If searching for “back-up care” through a browser or using the mobile app enter the below credentials:
    • Employer Username: UCSB
    • Employer Password: Benefits4You

Note: If your benefit eligibility cannot be confirmed, you can still register by calling 877-BH-CARES and your personal username and password will be delayed until confirmation is received from your employer. 

By Phone

  1. Call 877-BH-CARES (242-2737) to speak with a care consultant 24/7.
  2. You’ll receive a confirmation email with a link to create a personalized username and password.
  3. Log in to your account with your new credentials.

STEP 2: COMPLETE YOUR CARE PROFILE

On the home page, click on the blue “Create Your Care Profile” button and follow these steps:

  1. Fill Out Your Employee Profile: Provide your relevant contact and employment information.
  2. Add Care Recipients: Enter your relationship, care location(s), and health information, and download/complete any required care forms.
  3. Enable Authorized Contacts: Add any adults (e.g., spouse/partner, grandparent, or friend) as an emergency contact and/or authorized to pick up care recipients.
  4. Enter Care Locations: Let us know where you will typically need care.

 

STEP 3: RESERVE BACK-UP CARE

UC Santa Barbara can access up to 10 annual days of back-up care annually at subsidized rates. Center-based care is $15 per child/day or $25 per family/day. In-home care for children and adults is $6 per hour. Reservations for back-up care can be made:

  1. Online: Visit https://clients.brighthorizons.com/UCSB. Once you have completed your care profile, visit the home page and click on the blue “Make My First Reservation” button.
  2. By Phone: Call 877-BH-CARES (242-2737) to speak with a care consultant 24/7.
  3. Via Mobile App: If you’re fully registered and have used care once before, search “Back-Up Care” in the App Store or Google Play and download the app to reserve care on the go.

Once care is reserved, you will receive a confirmation email. You may also indicate in your care profile that you’d like to receive care confirmations via phone Need help finding your own caregiver? You also have free membership to a database of sitters and elder caregivers through the Enhanced Family Supports program. Receive preferred enrollment at Bright Horizons® centers or take advantage of tuition discounts at our partner centers. Explore Sittercity's database of sitters and virtual sitting, pet care, and more. Access a discounted local placement service to find trained, screened nannies. Also take advantage of exclusive discounts on tutoring, test prep, and enrichment courses, as well as virtual and in-home learning pods.

 

Buellton Parks and Recreation Department Youth Camps

Karlin's Futsal Premier Toca (Soccer Camp)

Monday, July 19, 2021 thru Friday, July 23, 2021
9am-12 noon
Ages: 6-14

Futsal Soccer skills clinic.  Karlin Ladera teaches coordination, passing, trapping, ball control and footwork.  Tennis shoes and shin guards required.   Rec Center Gym

Karlin's Premier Toca Futsal (Saturday Sessions)

Saturday, June 26, 2021 thru Saturday, July 17, 2021
Saturdays
Ages: 3-14

Learn the fundamentals and develop your skills to the next level.  Karlin Ladera, former college player and coach, teaches coordination, passing, trapping, ball control and footwork.  Tennis shoes and shin guards required.

3-5yrs: 9:00-9:45am

6-14yrs: 10:00-11am

 

Pirates Tennis Camp

Monday, August 02, 2021 thru Thursday, August 05, 2021
Monday-Thursday 9:00am-12noon
Ages: 10-15

Instructors Paul Smith, Kristen Thomsen, Jen Rasmusssen, and other local guest coaches from the high school team provide a week of tennis fun and technique. All skill levels welcome. Limited number of tennis racquets available. Bring water and sunscreen daily. Court location TBA.

 

Pre-Twinkle Violin for Preschoolers or Elementary Beginners

text for times and schedule
Ages: Ages 4+ (and very mature 3 year olds)

Flexible scheduling, classes held at the Solvang Conservatory

A combination of introductory violin skills with general music development through the Kodaly method. Students follow the regular Conservatory calendar and may participate in some Conservatory concerts. One 30 minute class per week, with each childs parent or caregiver participating. 

E-mail diane@solvangconservatory.org to schedule, payment online at buelltonrec.com

Tiny Tot Jamboree

Tuesdays 9:30am & Thursdays 6pm
Ages: 1-5

On-Going.  Tuesdays at 9:30 & Thursdays at 6pm

Join Ms. Julie for tons of musical fun designed with young children in mind!

There will be lots of wiggles and giggles as we dance, sing, play, and learn about music makers!

Classes follow current COVID guidelines.

 

Awesome Art Camp

Monday, July 12, 2021 thru Friday, July 16, 2021
10-11:30am
Ages: 6-11

Join local sister artists, Teresa and Emma Johnson, for a week of creativity that explores a variety of mediums including painting, working with clay, shrinky dinks, and much more!  All art supplies and daily snack included. 

Basketball Camp

Mon-Fri 9am-12pm
Ages: 6-13

Session 1: June 21-25  

Session 2: July 26-30

Former SY High School Varsity coach Rid Caughell and Westmont coach Jeff Azain are teaming up for a fantastic camp on all things basketball!  Shooting, passing, dribbling, dribbling and more! All skill levels welcome.  Learn the fundamentals of the sport and improve your technique.  Daily snack included.  Meet at Buellton Rec Center Gym.

Trips for Kids Mountain Bike Camp

Monday, July 19, 2021 thru Thursday, July 22, 2021
M-Th, 8am-4pm
Ages: 12-15

Ride the best of Santa Barbara County's trails including Ellwood Beach, Moore Mesa, Orcutt Hill, Elings Park and Lompoc Bike Park. Hone your bike handling skills while blazing trails up and downhill. Limited number of bikes available to borrow. Helmet required. Must know how to ride, use handbrakes and be able to ride on trails. 

Buellton Parks and Recreation Department Youth Programs
Carpinteria Parks and Recreation

Carpinteria Parks and Rec offers Carpinteria Junior Lifeguards. Junior Guards, ages 9-17, learn many aspects of life guarding as they engage in a variety of aquatic and beach activities.

 

Channel Islands YMCA Family Programs and Events
Channel Islands YMCA Teen Education and Leadership Programs
Channel Islands YMCA Youth Swim, Sports, and Recreation Programs
Information about youth swim, sports, and other recreational programs offered by the Channel Islands YMCA
City of Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation Youth Activities
First 5 Santa Barbara County

Country commission supporting children aged 0 through 5 in Santa Barbara County; sign up for information about child development, supplies, access to local family support services, information about quality local early child care and education services, invitations to community events, and information about parenting classes and social groups

Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara

After school care and day camps; Teen and gymnastics programs.

Update as of June 7, 2021:

GYMNASTICS (3-18)

Space is still available. Recreational and competitive level classes for girls and boys ages 3-18 years, including outdoor options during the pandemic.

TEEN PROGRAM (Grades 7-12)

Space is still available for both sessions of the Teen Summer Program. Enrichment, leadership, sisterhood, movement, college prep, advocacy, and more during the summer day program in an empowering, pro-girl, and safe environment at the Goleta Valley Teen Center.

 

Homeschooling Resources

Home Learning Resources for the Kids, and for you

Isla Vista Youth Projects

Child care and after school care/Children's Center/Family Resource Center

Lompoc Parks and Recreation

Update as of June 7, 2021. The following Summer camps from Lompoc Parks & Rec have spaces available:

Santa Barbara Country Public Library System Programs and Events
Search page for Santa Barbara Public Library system programs and events
Santa Barbara Natural History Museum Children's Educational Programs

2021 Update June 4, 2021:

Nature Adventures™ is hands-on, minds-on, and hearts-on. Live, interactive, and engaging Zoom meetings with trained instructors weave together science, art, and literature into fun learning activities. Camps and classes are based on kid-approved topics like bugs, inventions, sharks, and wizarding.

 

 

Santa Barbara Natural History Museum Teen Programs

Classes and other programs for teens. 2021 update: Most teen programs have been suspended for 2021. Applications are open for Quasars to Sea Stars. 

Quasars to Sea Stars is a three-year work-study-volunteer program for high school teens. Participants take Museum classes and learn from professional scientists; volunteer in the community, and at the Museum & Sea Center events. Upon completion of 60 hours of volunteer service, Quasars also get paid as Museum employees for specific work shifts.

 

Santa Barbara Zoo Day Camps (Summer and Holidays)

June 4, 2021 Update: Most Zoo camps are full with waitlists available. The following camp has limited availability: 

Backyard Biologist Camp
Weeks of June 14, July 5 & July 26

FULL DAY: M–W 9 AM – 3 PM, Th & F  3:30 PM–Noon (overnight), $325/week, $285/week for SB Zoo Members

Train as a professional field biologist alongside the Zoo’s conservation team and learn about sustainable stewardship practices. For ages 8 – 12.

Solvang Parks and Recreation

UPDATE AS OF JUNE 7, 2021:

The following Solvang Parks & Rec Camps still have availability:

  • American Girl Doll Camp (Ages 6-13)
  • Horse Camp (Ages 6-12)
  • Jr. Chef Cooking Camp (Ages 6-12)
  • Kung Fu Camp (Ages 7-16)
  • Minecraft Lego Engineering (Ages 5-10)
  • Pokemon Lego Engineering (Ages 5-10)
  • Skate Camp - Beginner (Ages 5-14)
  • Summer Sand Volleyball Clinic (Ages 7-14) Multiple Levels Available
  • Woodworking Camp (Ages 6-12)
  • Kung Fu (Ages 4+) Multiple Level
Summerfest Music Camps

CAMP INFO GRADES 8-12

DATES & TIMES

Monday-Friday
10AM-12PM in Class + Composing at Home

FEE

$345 (per session)

Scholarships Available – Inquire with Director
Sibling and Multitrack Attendance
Discounts Available

Film & Video Game Music Composition Summer Camp is available to participants grades 8-12 and will take place in-person or via distance learning depending on covid restrictions at time of camp. Campers will be able to learn the basic or intermediate techniques of composing music to picture, whether it is to create a soundtrack for their home movies or for their next YouTube video. This camp will present fun and engaging activities to unleash the music composer in each musician. Both tracks also include introduction to DAW (digital audio workstation) and visiting guest speaker composers from the world of video games and film. (Riot games, Blizzard, tba.)

  • Session 1: June 14-18 – (Track A)
  • Session 2: June 21-25 – (Track B)
  • Session 3: June 28-July1st – (Track A)
  • Session 4: July 12-16 – (Track B)

Track A – Composing music for Film and Video Games, including DAW introduction and guest speakers

Track B – Music Composition: In depth study of Form, Melody, Harmony and Music Theory, including DAW introduction as requested, with game and film composing guest speakers.  

The Dance Network: Dance Jams Summer Camps

About Camp

​Join us for a summer full of fun and dance!
This year, we are offering two different camps types for ages 5 and up with online and in-person class options. 

Age Categories

​"Kids" Camps: ​Suggested ages 5-10 years old*
"Tween/Teen" Camps: Suggested ages 11+ years old* 

Each age category/camp will be offered every week, so everyone can participate in all the fun!

​​Tap Week
This camp will dive into all things tap!
​This is a great time to learn tap basics, perfect skills, and learn more about musicality and rhythm.
These weeks will also have specialty sessions.
This camp will be held:
July 19th - 23rd
August 2nd - 6th


Variety Week
This camp is perfect for any student who wants to learn a little bit of everything! These weeks will cover hip hop, jazz, acro, ballet, contemporary, and more.
This camp will be held:
July 5th - 9th
July 12th - 16th
July 26th - 30th
​August 9th - 13th

 

Dance Jams Connect!

 

This camp is designed for any students who could benefit from a more specialized environment, with intermittent inclusive activities with our other Dance Jams camps.

Targeted for students ages 12 and up with varying abilities, are all welcome to join. This camp will focus on dance, stretching, rhythm, and more!

Camp will be held daily from 9:30AM - 11:00AM
Session 1: August 2nd- 6th
Session 2: August 9th - 13th

Rates
Early Bird Price (before 6/1): ​$110/week
Regular Price: ​$130/week
Ask us about our need based scholarships!

​About Our Teachers:

The Dance Network's Dance Jams Connect! Adaptive Camps are taught by Rhythm Works Integrative Dance Certified instructors! Our teachers have been trained to apply fun and functional dance movement to evidence-based practices commonly used in ABA therapy and kinesiology to aid in reaching developmental goals of students with disabilities. 

We highly encourage and welcome family, friends, and/or aides to assist with students!

UCSB Arts & Lectures Family Fun Series
UCSB Recreation Center Youth Programs

UPDATE AS OF JUNE 7, 2021:

The Surf & Kayak Camp has spaces open for Summer 2021! This will take place at UCSB's Campus Point and will include surfing instruction, kayak instruction, beach activities and environmental education. This camp is designed to encourage marine interaction through recreation and education. This is a unique opportunity for kids to learn about, respect and enjoy the resources our coast provides. UCSB Surf & Kayak Camp and UCSB Jr Lifeguards are the only youth programs authorized to use UCSB Campus Pt. and our staff consists of Certified Lifeguards with ocean rescue training. Camp is open to boys and girls ages 9-15. Due to the inherent risk involved with ocean activities, this camp is best suited to responsible children with strong swimming skills.

Ventura Parks and Recreation

UPDATE AS OF JUNE 7, 2021: THE FOLLOWING SUMMER CAMPS AND PROGRAMS HAVE SPACE AVAILABLE:

 

 

 

Wilderness Youth Project
Winnie

Parents use Winnie to discover high-quality local daycares and preschools and learn all about their programs including detailed descriptions, photos, tuition information, licensing status, availability data and more. Child care providers use Winnie to fill their open spaces, build their wait lists, and get support and resources to run their business efficiently.

Elder Care Resources and Other Home Help

211 Santa Barbara County

Connecting People to Health & Human Services Information in Santa Barbara County. Information and links for Housing, Utilities, Food, Hygiene & Household, Transportation, Health Care, Mental Wellness, Substance Abuse, Young Adults, Children & Families, Seniors, Education, Finance & Employment, and Legal Assistance

Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to a specialist for personalized assistance. Free, Confidential, 24/7. Available in multiple languages. If out of the area or unable to connect try 800-400-1572.

AARP Family Caregiving

Key resources and practical tips for navigating your role as caregiver for aging family members. 

Bright Horizons NEW PROGRAMS!

UC Santa Barbara is introducing a new locally provided program to assist with the many Work-Life challenges that can arise when childcare falls through, school is closed, or an elderly family member needs assistance.

Starting October 1, 2021, Bright Horizons® is offering additional family and education benefits to help support all UCSB employees eligible for Core Benefits and above (including PostDocs), and your families when you need it most. Explore all your benefits below:

 

  • Back-Up Child, Adult, and Elder Care: Don’t stress about school breaks, bad weather, or when your elder loved one is recovering from surgery. Reserve high-quality child care in a center, or in-home care for your child, adult, or elder relatives.*

 

  • Enhanced Family Supports:
    •  Take advantage of priority enrollment, daycare and afterschool tuition discounts at Bright Horizons partner centers,
    • Explore Sittercity's database of sitters and virtual sitting, pet care, and more.
    • Access a discounted local placement service to find trained, screened nannies.
    • Take advantage of exclusive discounts on tutoring, test prep, and enrichment courses, as well as virtual and in-home learning pods.
    • Adult & Elder Care: YEARS AHEAD provides Individualized Senior Care, locate an in-home care provider or senior care facility that's the best fit for your family.

 

  • Family Webinars: Join us during our upcoming Bright Horizons® webinars. Learn more about your benefits and access expert-led events throughout the year. All webinars are available on-demand after the live event date.

 

Register Now: https://clients.brighthorizons.com/UCSB using your UCSB NetID

If prompted, enter:
Employer Username: UCSB | Password: Benefits4You

Questions? Call 877-BH-CARES (242-2737)

*For the most up-to-date information on back-up care and COVID-19, please visit www.brighthorizons.com/covid19

 

How to Use Back-Up Care

STEP 1: REGISTER FOR BACK-UP CARE

Online

  1. Visit https://clients.brighthorizons.com/UCSB, and select “JOIN TODAY”. Enter basic information to verify eligibility including NetID number.
  2. If searching for “back-up care” through a browser or using the mobile app enter the below credentials:
    • Employer Username: UCSB
    • Employer Password: Benefits4You

Note: If your benefit eligibility cannot be confirmed, you can still register by calling 877-BH-CARES and your personal username and password will be delayed until confirmation is received from your employer. 

By Phone

  1. Call 877-BH-CARES (242-2737) to speak with a care consultant 24/7.
  2. You’ll receive a confirmation email with a link to create a personalized username and password.
  3. Log in to your account with your new credentials.

STEP 2: COMPLETE YOUR CARE PROFILE

On the home page, click on the blue “Create Your Care Profile” button and follow these steps:

  1. Fill Out Your Employee Profile: Provide your relevant contact and employment information.
  2. Add Care Recipients: Enter your relationship, care location(s), and health information, and download/complete any required care forms.
  3. Enable Authorized Contacts: Add any adults (e.g., spouse/partner, grandparent, or friend) as an emergency contact and/or authorized to pick up care recipients.
  4. Enter Care Locations: Let us know where you will typically need care.

 

STEP 3: RESERVE BACK-UP CARE

UC Santa Barbara can access up to 10 annual days of back-up care annually at subsidized rates. Center-based care is $15 per child/day or $25 per family/day. In-home care for children and adults is $6 per hour. Reservations for back-up care can be made:

  1. Online: Visit https://clients.brighthorizons.com/UCSB. Once you have completed your care profile, visit the home page and click on the blue “Make My First Reservation” button.
  2. By Phone: Call 877-BH-CARES (242-2737) to speak with a care consultant 24/7.
  3. Via Mobile App: If you’re fully registered and have used care once before, search “Back-Up Care” in the App Store or Google Play and download the app to reserve care on the go.

Once care is reserved, you will receive a confirmation email. You may also indicate in your care profile that you’d like to receive care confirmations via phone Need help finding your own caregiver? You also have free membership to a database of sitters and elder caregivers through the Enhanced Family Supports program. Receive preferred enrollment at Bright Horizons® centers or take advantage of tuition discounts at our partner centers. Explore Sittercity's database of sitters and virtual sitting, pet care, and more. Access a discounted local placement service to find trained, screened nannies. Also take advantage of exclusive discounts on tutoring, test prep, and enrichment courses, as well as virtual and in-home learning pods.

 

Care.com

For-fee database of care providers

Santa Barbara County Senior Resource Directory
A listing of nonprofit and governmental agencies offering services to seniors with descriptions of services and benefits.

Family and Parent Resources

211 Santa Barbara County

Connecting People to Health & Human Services Information in Santa Barbara County. Information and links for Housing, Utilities, Food, Hygiene & Household, Transportation, Health Care, Mental Wellness, Substance Abuse, Young Adults, Children & Families, Seniors, Education, Finance & Employment, and Legal Assistance

Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to a specialist for personalized assistance. Free, Confidential, 24/7. Available in multiple languages. If out of the area or unable to connect try 800-400-1572.

Bright Horizons NEW PROGRAMS!

UC Santa Barbara is introducing a new locally provided program to assist with the many Work-Life challenges that can arise when childcare falls through, school is closed, or an elderly family member needs assistance.

Starting October 1, 2021, Bright Horizons® is offering additional family and education benefits to help support all UCSB employees eligible for Core Benefits and above (including PostDocs), and your families when you need it most. Explore all your benefits below:

 

  • Back-Up Child, Adult, and Elder Care: Don’t stress about school breaks, bad weather, or when your elder loved one is recovering from surgery. Reserve high-quality child care in a center, or in-home care for your child, adult, or elder relatives.*

 

  • Enhanced Family Supports:
    •  Take advantage of priority enrollment, daycare and afterschool tuition discounts at Bright Horizons partner centers,
    • Explore Sittercity's database of sitters and virtual sitting, pet care, and more.
    • Access a discounted local placement service to find trained, screened nannies.
    • Take advantage of exclusive discounts on tutoring, test prep, and enrichment courses, as well as virtual and in-home learning pods.
    • Adult & Elder Care: YEARS AHEAD provides Individualized Senior Care, locate an in-home care provider or senior care facility that's the best fit for your family.

 

  • Family Webinars: Join us during our upcoming Bright Horizons® webinars. Learn more about your benefits and access expert-led events throughout the year. All webinars are available on-demand after the live event date.

 

Register Now: https://clients.brighthorizons.com/UCSB using your UCSB NetID

If prompted, enter:
Employer Username: UCSB | Password: Benefits4You

Questions? Call 877-BH-CARES (242-2737)

*For the most up-to-date information on back-up care and COVID-19, please visit www.brighthorizons.com/covid19

 

How to Use Back-Up Care

STEP 1: REGISTER FOR BACK-UP CARE

Online

  1. Visit https://clients.brighthorizons.com/UCSB, and select “JOIN TODAY”. Enter basic information to verify eligibility including NetID number.
  2. If searching for “back-up care” through a browser or using the mobile app enter the below credentials:
    • Employer Username: UCSB
    • Employer Password: Benefits4You

Note: If your benefit eligibility cannot be confirmed, you can still register by calling 877-BH-CARES and your personal username and password will be delayed until confirmation is received from your employer. 

By Phone

  1. Call 877-BH-CARES (242-2737) to speak with a care consultant 24/7.
  2. You’ll receive a confirmation email with a link to create a personalized username and password.
  3. Log in to your account with your new credentials.

STEP 2: COMPLETE YOUR CARE PROFILE

On the home page, click on the blue “Create Your Care Profile” button and follow these steps:

  1. Fill Out Your Employee Profile: Provide your relevant contact and employment information.
  2. Add Care Recipients: Enter your relationship, care location(s), and health information, and download/complete any required care forms.
  3. Enable Authorized Contacts: Add any adults (e.g., spouse/partner, grandparent, or friend) as an emergency contact and/or authorized to pick up care recipients.
  4. Enter Care Locations: Let us know where you will typically need care.

 

STEP 3: RESERVE BACK-UP CARE

UC Santa Barbara can access up to 10 annual days of back-up care annually at subsidized rates. Center-based care is $15 per child/day or $25 per family/day. In-home care for children and adults is $6 per hour. Reservations for back-up care can be made:

  1. Online: Visit https://clients.brighthorizons.com/UCSB. Once you have completed your care profile, visit the home page and click on the blue “Make My First Reservation” button.
  2. By Phone: Call 877-BH-CARES (242-2737) to speak with a care consultant 24/7.
  3. Via Mobile App: If you’re fully registered and have used care once before, search “Back-Up Care” in the App Store or Google Play and download the app to reserve care on the go.

Once care is reserved, you will receive a confirmation email. You may also indicate in your care profile that you’d like to receive care confirmations via phone Need help finding your own caregiver? You also have free membership to a database of sitters and elder caregivers through the Enhanced Family Supports program. Receive preferred enrollment at Bright Horizons® centers or take advantage of tuition discounts at our partner centers. Explore Sittercity's database of sitters and virtual sitting, pet care, and more. Access a discounted local placement service to find trained, screened nannies. Also take advantage of exclusive discounts on tutoring, test prep, and enrichment courses, as well as virtual and in-home learning pods.

 

California's Covid-19 Childcare Response

Californians need safe and reliable childcare options during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response. MyChildCare.ca.gov provides an interactive map of qualified licensed childcare providers near you. The tool is available in English and Spanish. Q&As available at https://covid19.ca.gov/childcare/

College Savings Plan

Information about ScholarShare, California's 529 College Savings Plan

Emergency Loan Information

Emergency loans available to UCSB employees with an immediate need for funds as a result of an emergency, dire financial hardship, or no other source of money wiithin the necessary time to act

Employee Discounts

A growing list of discounts available to UCSB employees

Financial Crisis Response Team
The Financial Crisis Response Team exists to assist students who are facing a financial crisis or urgent financial need. The team works closely to evaluate, respond to, and support students in crisis in a streamlined and timely manner. In order to apply for emergency funding, email FinancialCrisis@sa.ucsb.edu​ and a Financial Aid Advisor will contact you about next steps within 1-2 business days.
GSR & ASE Childcare Reimbursement

Child-Care Reimbursement Program For Graduate Student Researchers (GSRs) and Academic Student Employees (ASEs)

Graduate Student Researchers (GSRs) and Academic Student Employees (ASEs) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, are eligible for reimbursement of some child-care expenses through programs established by the UC Office of the President and administered on the UC campuses.

Homeschooling Resources

Home Learning Resources for the Kids, and for you

National Science Foundation Career-Life Balance Initiative FAQ

In addition to foundation-wide career-life policies and procedures, NSF provides several new opportunities in the specific solicitations highlighted in the NSF Career-Life Balance Initiative. These solicitations were chosen to introduce new paths, as they are considered to be our most prestigious and high-impact programs, serving graduate students (GRFP), postdoctoral fellows, early career academic awardees (CAREER) and institutions seeking to advance women in academia (ADVANCE).

Rights and Accommodations for Pregnant Students
The Woods Art Studio

With a Master’s Degree in art education, LeAnne combines her knowledge in classical art mediums and expertise with inducing creativity, to promote an expressive learning environment for all willing to dwell in the arts. She calls this place The Woods Art Studio.

Nestled in the San Antonio Canyon of Santa Barbara, California, The Woods Art Studio offers a cozy outdoor space that inspires and encourages creative minds to gather, explore and create.

UPDATE FOR SUMMER CAMPS;  AS OF JUNE 7, 2021 THE FOLLOWING SUMMER CAMP HAS AVAILABILITY:

Ages 12 - 16 yrs

Class Experience

Daily Art & Craft projects include mixed media painting, drawing, 3-D construction, clay, fabric and found object assemblage. Breaks in the day are filled with exploring the Canyon, park picnics and colorful grass games.

 

UCSB HR Page for Lactation Support Program

Our campus offers access to lactation rooms, breast pumps and supplies, and other types of lactation support through the Human Resources department.

UCSB Non Traditional Student Resource Center
The Non-Traditional Student Resource Center provides a community space for students whose life experiences may differ from traditional students, including graduate students who are over 29 years old, a domestic partnered or married student, and students with dependents. The Resource Center provides a space to study​ and relax, a staff person to guide you to resources, and social events to connect you with other students.
Unity Shoppe
Referrals required-available through Social Workers, UCSB Women's Center
Welcome Every Baby

Welcome Every Baby (WEB) a personalized home visitation program for newborns and their families in Santa Barbara County.  Since 2002, the WEB program has been providing, at no charge to the families, confidential home visits by registered nurses that are certified in lactation.  WEB focuses on the primary relationship between parents and their newborn(s).  WEB, in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and Dignity Health Home Health, is committed to providing all families with early postpartum support.

The WEB Nurse Home Visit includes:

  • An early mother and newborn medical assessment in the privacy of your own home
  • Breastfeeding support and education
  • Hands on teaching, information and support regarding your newborn's, development, nutrition and other parenting concerns.
  • Information, support and linkages to services regarding baby blues and postpartum depression
  • Information and referrals for developmental concerns, pre-school for siblings, Medi-Cal and other resources in your community
Winnie

Parents use Winnie to discover high-quality local daycares and preschools and learn all about their programs including detailed descriptions, photos, tuition information, licensing status, availability data and more. Child care providers use Winnie to fill their open spaces, build their wait lists, and get support and resources to run their business efficiently.

Women’s Center Bridge over Troubled Waters Fund
The Women’s Center provides small emergency grants to women who are single student parents. Grant amounts vary and are determined on a case-by-case basis. Students can receive this grant a maximum of one time per year. The turnaround time is approximately 1-2 weeks.

Health

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Connecting People to Health & Human Services Information in Santa Barbara County. Information and links for Housing, Utilities, Food, Hygiene & Household, Transportation, Health Care, Mental Wellness, Substance Abuse, Young Adults, Children & Families, Seniors, Education, Finance & Employment, and Legal Assistance

Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to a specialist for personalized assistance. Free, Confidential, 24/7. Available in multiple languages. If out of the area or unable to connect try 800-400-1572.

Employment Accommodations (Paid and Unpaid Family-Related Leave)

Graduate students who are employed as Academic Student Employees or Graduate Student Researchers are eligible for limited paid and unpaid leave options related to pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting. Students should work with their advisor/PI, department, Academic Personnel, and the Graduate Division to find the most suitable accommodations for their particular needs.

Graduate Division overview of employment accommodations
http://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/financial/parenting-employment

Collective bargaining agreement for Academic Student Employees
http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/bx/contract.html

Contract article from collective bargaining agreement pertaining to leaves
https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/bx/docs/bx_2010-2013_17_leaves_ta.pdf

Academic Personnel Academic Student Employee leave of absence chart
https://ap.ucsb.edu/resources.for.department.analysts/graduate.student.appointments/ase.leave.of.absence.chart.pdf

UCSB Graduate Division Academic Leave of Absence Policy (Including Medical)

Nutrition

211 Santa Barbara County

Connecting People to Health & Human Services Information in Santa Barbara County. Information and links for Housing, Utilities, Food, Hygiene & Household, Transportation, Health Care, Mental Wellness, Substance Abuse, Young Adults, Children & Families, Seniors, Education, Finance & Employment, and Legal Assistance

Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to a specialist for personalized assistance. Free, Confidential, 24/7. Available in multiple languages. If out of the area or unable to connect try 800-400-1572.

Associated Students Food Bank
The AS Food Bank is an organization that provides fresh, free, and nutritious food to students in order to tackle food insecurity on our campus. They offer a food pantry (available both on campus and at mobile distribution sites around the ​community), life skills workshops, assistance with CalFresh applications, and more.
Food Access at UCSB

The resources described on this website are primarily targeted for UCSB students, however, some resources are available to academic and staff personnel also.
http://food.ucsb.edu/

Hungry to Learn Flyer
http://food.ucsb.edu/docs/default-source/default-document-library/hungry-to-learn.pdf?sfvrsn=93f14969_0

Supporting Students

Meeting nutritional needs

Nutritional Needs: 

  • Free bagged meals for children 18 years old and younger may be picked up at various sites in Santa Barbara County. Visit your local school district website for exact locations and pickup times: Santa Barbara,  CarpinteriaGoletaHopeLompocOrcuttSanta Maria 
  • The FoodBank of Santa Barbara County has temporarily expanded distribution sites for fresh produce and other groceries. 
  • Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) gives students, staff, and faculty the opportunity to invest in an organic farmer from Goleta, John Givens, and get a fresh box of produce weekly. As a CSA member, you receive boxes of fresh, seasonal and organic produce, reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to transporting food, reduce solid waste due to less packaging, and aid community building through supporting a local business. For more information and to sign up visit: Something Good Organics
  • These Grocery Stores are offering special shopping hours for those most at risk for COVID-19
  • A number of Restaurants and grocery stores are now offering takeout and delivery options, please click HERE for a curated list in the Santa Barbara area. 

Housing

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Connecting People to Health & Human Services Information in Santa Barbara County. Information and links for Housing, Utilities, Food, Hygiene & Household, Transportation, Health Care, Mental Wellness, Substance Abuse, Young Adults, Children & Families, Seniors, Education, Finance & Employment, and Legal Assistance

Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to a specialist for personalized assistance. Free, Confidential, 24/7. Available in multiple languages. If out of the area or unable to connect try 800-400-1572.

Coastal Housing Partnership

Coastal Housing Partnership is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the community by assisting local employees with their home buying needs.

UCSB Family Student Housing

UCSB offers two family housing complexes for students, featuring 1- and 2-bedroom apartments located about a mile from the center of campus. Priority is given to families with children, and it is recommended that interested students apply for the waitlist as soon as possible – even prior to admittance – to ensure their spot in these popular residences.

UCSB Graduate Student Housing

Graduate student housing site, with links to many other resources

University & Community Housing Services

University & Community Housing Services: Resources ranging from university housing contracts to off-campus rental listings as well as landlord/tenant dispute resolution, mediation program, and rental advice.
http://www.housing.ucsb.edu/contracts

Social Support

Additional Information & Resources

Additional Information & Resources

Postpartum Education for Parents (PEP)
This Santa Barbara non-profit is run by trained volunteers ​and offers mostly free training and support for new families. Services include expectant parent classes, new parent social groups,and a free 24-hour "warmline" ​that provides confidential one-on-one support. PEP’s philosophy is that there is no one right way to parent, and they offer new parents a safe environment to learn from and lean on their peers – free from judgement, soliciting, and pressure.
Santa Barbara Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
​The local chapter of this international mothers support group hosts gatherings every other week for moms whose kids have not yet entered kindergarten.
Santa Barbara Parents of Multiples
UCSB Graduate Students with Children Facebook Group
Connect with other UCSB grad student parents to ask questions, share resources, and plan meet-ups.
Welcome Every Baby

Welcome Every Baby (WEB) a personalized home visitation program for newborns and their families in Santa Barbara County.  Since 2002, the WEB program has been providing, at no charge to the families, confidential home visits by registered nurses that are certified in lactation.  WEB focuses on the primary relationship between parents and their newborn(s).  WEB, in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and Dignity Health Home Health, is committed to providing all families with early postpartum support.

The WEB Nurse Home Visit includes:

  • An early mother and newborn medical assessment in the privacy of your own home
  • Breastfeeding support and education
  • Hands on teaching, information and support regarding your newborn's, development, nutrition and other parenting concerns.
  • Information, support and linkages to services regarding baby blues and postpartum depression
  • Information and referrals for developmental concerns, pre-school for siblings, Medi-Cal and other resources in your community

Other Resources

211 Santa Barbara County

Connecting People to Health & Human Services Information in Santa Barbara County. Information and links for Housing, Utilities, Food, Hygiene & Household, Transportation, Health Care, Mental Wellness, Substance Abuse, Young Adults, Children & Families, Seniors, Education, Finance & Employment, and Legal Assistance

Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to a specialist for personalized assistance. Free, Confidential, 24/7. Available in multiple languages. If out of the area or unable to connect try 800-400-1572.

COVID-19 Information

Please see UCSB’s campus website for the most up-to-date COVID-19 information, including Chancellor Henry Yang’s latest communication about the measures the campus is taking. 

We will also try to include relevant resources here as they become available. 

New York Times Family Well Blog
The Pregnant Scholar

Online toolkit for university students, faculty, and administrators on pregnancy and parenting.