The Company

Colorful Schools is a nonprofit and charitable organization based in Santa Barbara, CA, created for the purpose of making a positive difference in the world by offering alternative education, mental wellness services, research, and advocacy for children and families. We specialize in supporting cognitive, physical, creative, and psychological (social-emotional) development and well-being. We can help with attachment trauma, adoption, anxiety, and parenting challenges. We work with children and caregivers, individually and as a family system.

Purpose Statement of Colorful Schools

The specific purposes for which this organization was formed include, but are not limited to:

  • developing and providing innovative alternative learning experiences, such as inquiry-based STEAM curriculum (chemistry, physics, engineering, entrepreneurship, art) as well as classes and programs that facilitate social-emotional learning (psychology, neuroscience, expressive arts, mindfulness, meditation);
  • offering comprehensive and competent mental health services to children, adults, and families, focusing on clients with a history of anxiety and attachment trauma;
  • providing psychoeducation, workshops, therapeutic process groups and support groups to the community on a sliding scale;
  • conducting research on effective practices in the field, including contributing to relevant publications and facilitating information exchange;
  • offering advocacy services to protect interests of children and families in public organizations;

The company is funded in part by several on-line stores which help us raise money by offering inspiring colorful products that help parents and children create an environment that is imaginative, safe, flexible and fun. Colorful Childhood Store – Made in USA and Colorful Kids World offer beautiful, colorful and affordable products for children’s rooms.

Corporate Partners

We appreciate generous donations and support of Cospheric LLC - a global leader in manufacturing of precision microspheres and enabling breakthroughs in research and technology all over the world.

We also appreciate Kidaru Indoor Playground and Learning Center at La Cumbre Plaza for donating classroom space for our education program. Kidaru team creates an inclusive, warm, and nurturing environment which stimulates all areas of child development through unstructured, active, free play for children from zero to six years old.