All Afterschool & Summer Programs are offered at our two centers:
Santa Barbara Center
531 E. Ortega Street • Santa Barbara, CA 93103 • (805) 963-4017
Goleta Valley Center
4973 Hollister Avenue • Santa Barbara, CA 93111 • (805) 967-0319
September through June (enrollment on-going)
Each day after school, girls at our licensed childcare centers enjoy quality, structured, educational and 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. Each quarter (generally 10 weeks long), girls in Kindergarten-8th grades select classes from our programming schedule.
Classes are designed for specific age groups and include a wide variety of options such as science and math, 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.
2015-2016 After School Session: Mon-Fri 10AM-6PM
TK – 9th Grade
Full Time (3 days or more) $100 per week
Part Time (2 days or less) $60 per week
Full Day or Holidays $35 per day
$50 annual membership fee
Santa Barbara Center – Winter 2016 Class Schedule
SUMMER ADVENTURE PROGRAM
June through August (enrollment begins mid-April)
During the summer school break, Girls Inc. offers an exciting Summer Adventure Program, which operates 7:30a.m. – 6:00p.m. Girls have fun in an all-girl environment as they gain new skills, engage in experiential learning activities, and explore their creativity. Girls participate in daily classes as well as adventurous field trips and team-building activities that help enforce and apply lessons learned in their classes. Offerings include science, sports, dance, art, computers, gardening, gymnastics, leadership, cooking, and much more. The Summer Adventure Program is implemented by caring, trained professionals with a 14:1 girl to staff ratio.
2016 Summer Session: June 13 – August 12
TK through 9th grade
Monday – Friday
7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sign-up for 1 Week or All 9
September – June (enrollment ongoing)
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., provides homework help and tutoring, and creates a sisterhood of peer support to help teen girls meet the challenges they face.
2015–2016 After School Session: Mon-Fri 10AM-6PM
7th through 9th grade
Annual membership: $25
Full-time (3 days or more/week): $50/week
Part-time (up to 2 days/week): $30/week
Monday – Friday
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.
What Parents Are Saying About Girls Inc.
“Girls Inc. offers us a fantastic environment with rewarding activities for our daughter all in one facility. As working, full time parents, we appreciate knowing that she is being picked up from school and taken to a place where she will be active and challenged academically every afternoon. We never worry about her when she is there.”
“My daughter is sometimes shy and intimidated by boys and an all-girls program has allowed her to gain confidence where she might have held back more. Plus, Girls Inc. has a great reputation of instilling in our young women the awareness that they can be strong and powerful members of society. Girls Inc. has a capable and caring staff and their free transportation helps too!”
“Girls Inc. was recommended by a colleague. After attending the first orientation I picked up my cell, called my mom and spent 30 minutes talking in tears of joy! This place is a dream come true!”
“My daughter has always been a confident, independent girl. What she gains from Girls Inc. is a way to be in a community of other girls that all have their own special personalities. She has become a better friend and better at respecting the adults/teachers in her world.”
Annual Parent Survey Highlights
99% of parents report that Girls Inc. has had a positive impact on their daughters’ lives
99% of parents rate the quality of programs offered by Girls Inc. as excellent or good
97% of parents rate the quality of Girls Inc. instructors as excellent or good