Along with a teaching credential, experience with children with special needs/developmental delays, and several years in early childhood education (which includes many ECE units), Jennifer, Mickey, and Jessica (three generations!) have been operating Stone Soup for 17 years, and we still love what we do! Jennifer earned an AA in Communication at SBCC, a BA in Sociology at UCSB and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential at CSUN. She has been a member of the Santa Barbara Family Child Care Association since starting Stone Soup and has served on its Board for the past few years. Mickey has been working with young children as a nanny and a preschool teacher for over 26 years. Jessica earned a double major in History/Chicano Studies at UCLA while working part-time at Stone Soup and raising a child. Young children and education are in our blood!
We are first aid, infant/child CPR and Green Care certified.
Our program consists of both a toddler and preschool component. Although we do spend meal time and other parts of our day together, at group time we separate so that our circle times are age-appropriate. The children learn about their world through thematic units in which we incorporate literature, math, cooking, art/projects, music and movement, science, manners, life lessons/social skills, field trips, and of course play!
"Stone Soup is a very special family for us and it's so reassuring
to have a place 'like home' where we can trust that our children
can experience something like an extended family, where they can
learn how to interact with other children, and where they have the
consistency of warmth and generosity that they receive from the three
of you. For this we are extremely grateful!"
"Thank you so much for all the love and care you have given our boys
over the years. They love you more than you could ever know, and we
couldn't ever repay the gratitude we have for the role you have played
in our sons' lives. You are just the best people and our boys will forever
be better men because of you."
Goleta, CA 93117
Between Fairview and Los Carneros
Mon - Thurs: 7:45 am - 5:15 pm
Friday: 7:45 am - 5:00 pm