UCSB Early Childhood Care & Education Services

Accessing Community Resources

If you have concerns/questions regarding your child’s development, Santa Barbara County has programs to assist you.

For children ages 0-3: Early Start Program at 962-7881
Ages 3-5: Santa Barbara County Office of Education: Special Education at 964-4711
or you may contact our Family Coordinator at 893-4904.

If you find yourself in a crisis and need immediate assistance, contact the Santa Barbara County 24-hour hotline number: 2-1-1 for information, referral and crisis intervention. Website: www.211santabarbaracounty.org

Contact information for many of the service agencies in the Santa Barbara area is available through our Family Resource Guide.

You may also contact a Program Coordinator, if you need assistance with accessing the referral agencies, or you have questions about your child’s individual development.