Tag archives: preschool

The Retirement Love Fest for Y’s Preschool Director Annie Fischer
By Joanne A Calitri   |   August 8, 2023

After 31 years of loving what she did, the Montecito YMCA Preschool Director Annie Fischer retired at the end of the school year. She was lauded for her steadfast teaching legacy of children and helping their parents at her retirement party on Wednesday, July 26, held at the outdoor playground area of the Y.  The […]

Our Town’s 21st Annual Graduation Issue 2 of 3
By Joanne A Calitri   |   June 13, 2023

Our town’s schools are holding their graduations from May 21 through June 9th this year. The eight local school graduations are covered in order of occurrence.  This issue has Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the YMCA Preschool. The Montecito Journal wishes much success and congratulations to our graduates, school faculty, staff and parents! Our […]

Where the Magic Happens…
By Kim Crail   |   May 9, 2023

Each month, Montecito Library holds our regular programs in the Community Hall, which end up creating some of the most enjoyable and deep connections between patrons. Here’s a quick update on what we are doing and we welcome you to join the fun! Stay & Play Tuesday Mornings Starting in March of 2022, we launched […]

Our Town’s 20th Annual Graduation Issue: Part 1
By Joanne A Calitri   |   June 14, 2022

Our town’s schools held their 2022 graduation ceremonies from May 29 through June 10. The eight local school graduations are covered in order of occurrence, in two news reports, part one today and part two on June 16. This issue has Cate School with 66 grads, Montecito YMCA Preschool with 14 grads, Cold Spring School […]

A Commitment to Youth: Storyteller Children’s Center Withstood the Pandemic
By Steven Libowitz   |   July 8, 2021

Santa Barbara has been all awash with talk about the reopening of public schools ever since the pandemic shut them down last spring. Parents of school-age children have had different desires and needs in this area as the situation and responses including various methods of remote learning shifted, with some schools reopening earlier than others, […]

Baby Boom at ELMO
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   March 4, 2021

El Montecito Early School Director Suzy Dobreski reports that six families at the beloved preschool are currently expecting babies! She sent over this photo of the expectant mothers, with prayer shawls that were knitted by members of El Montecito Presbyterian Church.  Closed for almost two months around the holidays, the small preschool reopened in late […]

Baby Steps
By Kim Crail   |   June 25, 2020

The burning question on everyone’s mind is, “When is the library going to open?” Currently, our book drops are open to accept returns on Mondays from 2:30-5:30 pm. We will be rolling out Sidewalk Service to check out holds at this location in early July. This service is currently available at the Central Library for […]

On the Money
By Richard Mineards   |   April 26, 2018

Storyteller Children’s Center, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, hosted its fourth annual Lunchbox Luncheon at the Rockwood Women’s Club, raising more than $80,000 for the nonprofit that helps the city’s homeless and at-risk youngsters and preschoolers achieve kindergarten readiness. More than 47 percent of the children, aged 18 months to 5 years old, live […]