Orfalea Early Learning Center

What We Do

Orfalea Early Learning Center @ SBCC is the childcare program for Santa Barbara City College.  Priority for enrollment is to serve student parents, staff and faculty.  The center is also a lab school for the training of SBCC students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Department.  The center serves children 2 years to 5 years or age or until they enter kindergarten.  This is for the fiscal year 2022/2023

Program Information

Coming Soon Parent Handbook

OELC Wait List

Program Goals

We are licensed by Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing
Preschool (421702687)
Infant (426210205)

Program Hours

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-Th
7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fri--Every 3rd Friday close at 12:30 pm

Infant, Toddler and Twos: 
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-Th
7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fri--Every 3rd Friday close at 12:30 pm


Infants/Toddlers 1:4 (one adult to every 4 children)

Twos 1:4 (one adult to every 4 children)

Preschool 1:8 (one adult to every 8 children


Program Staff

Elisabeth Rizo M.A., Director

Infant/Toddler and Two's

Tanya Genova -- Red Group Teacher
Kimberly Zermeno--Yellow Group Teacher


Alyssa Binder Blue Group--Head Teacher
Jessica Self Green Group--Teacher
Fabiola Hernandez Purple Group--Teacher


Lab Teaching Assistant (Early Childhood Education Department) 

Kathy King, M.A.

Non-Discrimination Policy (USDA)

Santa Barbara Community College District has adopted both a policy and procedures to ensure that programs and activities are avaible to all persons without regard to ethnic idetification, religion, race, age, sex, color, physical or mental disablity, or sexual orientation.


Orfalea Early Learning Center
365 Loma Alta
Santa Barbara, CA 93109