Each day after school, girls at our licensed childcare centers enjoy quality, structured, educational and research-based enrichment programs designed to instill the specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes girls need to thrive. Girls are transported to our centers in Girls Inc. vans from more than 30 local schools.
Girls and their parents select their classes each quarter. Classes are designed for specific age groups and include science and math, literacy, sports, art, cooking, library skills, computers, performing arts, and much more. Classes are developmentally appropriate and implemented by caring, qualified, and trained professionals with a 14:1 girl-to-staff ratio so that each girl gets personalized attention. Each day after their Girls Inc. classes are over, girls finish their day by working on school homework with the aid of our instructors and volunteers.
Monday-Friday, TK through 9th Grade
Full-time (three days or more/week): $100 per week
Part-time (two days or less/week): $60 per week
Full day (during the school year when school is out on break): $35 per day
Annual membership fee: $50
Financial assistance and sibling discounts available
The Goleta Teen Center program offers girls from 7th-9th grades the opportunity to enhance the skills and learning they grew up with at Girls Inc., while providing additional homework help and tutoring, and creating a sisterhood of peer support to help the young women meet the unique challenges teens face.
Program staff at our two centers have degrees or are pursuing degrees in such fields as elementary education, psychology, sociology, dramatic arts, biology, sports and recreation. All staff meet or exceed state licensing requirements. Program Staff receive extensive training throughout their employment at Girls Inc. Training focuses on child development (cognitive, physical, emotional) with a specific emphasis on girls’ needs, behavior guidance and facilitation skills, curriculum writing and implementation, and program evaluation.