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Childcare Resources


The Orfalea Children's Center Lab School, housed in the Family and Consumer Education Center (building I), provides quality care for infants and preschoolers between three months and five years of age.

The center serves as the lab school for Early Childhood Studies students who assist the credentialed staff in providing an enriched learning environment designed to foster social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth for young children.

Care Net is a free and confidential resource for individuals facing all stages of pregnancy. 

Contact info:  (805) 928-9285 or 24/7 Hotline | (800) 712-HELP (4357)

Located at 201 S Miller, Ste 101, Santa Maria, CA 93454

Early Head Start provides services for low-income families with infants and toddlers up to age 3 and programs for pregnant women. Services include:

  • Full and part-time schedules for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers
  • Nutritious, delicious meals and snacks 
  • Parenting education workshops
  • Services for children with special needs and disabilities

For more information about enrollment, please call 805-922-2243.

Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo (CAPSLO) focuses on supporting families with access to early learning and child care programs for children, 

Families must meet income eligibility to obtain services. Services include:

  • Resource Connection
  • Children Youth and Family Services
  • Head start and early head start
  • Migrant and seasonal head start
  • State Preschool



A network of community partners focused on meeting childrens' needs. Resources include free clothing, school supplies, and other important resources for infants, childrens, teens and their families. Services include:

  • Teens closet
  • Traveling Children Closet
  • Sorting Facility
  • Emergency Clothing Request

.The closet is open the first two weeks of the Month.

For questions contact Ms. Margot Olivarria at SMBSD at (805) 361-8148.