Special Education Preschool


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  • SBCEO engages in child find activities through a referral process that can be made by anyone who suspects a child has a disability and is in need of services in order to benefit from their education.
  • SBCEO serves students ages 3-5 with IEPs on the behalf of requesting districts in inclusive private and public preschools, family daycare settings, community environments, and self-contained special education programs.

We currently provide assessment and services to children who live within these regional areas and districts:

South Santa Barbara County

  • Montecito Union School District
  • Cold Spring Elementary School District

To make a referral or request information please contact Diana Macias

Santa Ynez Valley

  • Santa Ynez Valley consortium of districts (Solvang, Buellton, Vista del Mar, Ballard, Los Olivos, College/Santa Ynez)

To make a referral or request information please contact Ruth Niz

North Santa Barbara County

  • Orcutt Union School District
  • Santa Maria-Bonita School District
  • Blochman Union School District
  • Cuyama Unified School District
  • Lompoc Unified School District

To make a referral or request information please contact Eva Sanchez

For assistance with referrals or to request information for preschool programs operated by districts, please contact:

Carpinteria Unified School District
Amy Gillespie
(805) 684-7657
agillespie@cusd.net

Goleta Unified School District
Margaret Saleh
(805) 681-1200
msaleh@goletak12.ca.us

Guadalupe Union School District
Sylvia Adame
(805) 343-2411 ext. 1104
sadame@gusdbobcats.com

Hope School District
Jestin St. Peter
(805) 563-2974
jstpeter@hopeschooldistrict.org

Santa Barbara Unified School District
Arielle Curry
(805) 963-4338
acurry@sbunified.org