Colorful Schools is a nonprofit and charitable 501(c)(3) organization based in Santa Barbara, CA, created for the purpose of making a positive difference in our community by offering high-quality alternative education, research, mental health services, and advocacy for children and families, regardless of ability to pay.

  • Improve learning outcomes by developing an innovative play-based STEAM curriculum and implementing it in schools and community organizations.
  • Provide innovative alternative learning experiences for children who do not thrive in a traditional public school environment.
  • Empower parents in helping their children succeed by offering evidence-based parenting programs and support groups.
  • Provide resources, tools, supports, and training opportunities to early childhood educators and families.
  • Promote mental wellness of children and families by offering competent counseling and mentoring services, regardless of ability to pay.