Orfalea Early Learning Center

What We Do

Orfalea Early Learning Center @ SBCC is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The center is also a laboratory school for the training of SBCC students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education Department.  The center serves children 6 months to 5 years or age or until they enter kindergarten.

Program Information

OELC Childcare Fees

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 5 p.m. M-Th
7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fri

Infant, Toddler and Twos: 
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-Th
7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fri


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
Marcela Ortiz Urbano (7:30 - 11:30 am only) Administrative Assistant*

Infant/Toddler and Two's

Tanya Genova -- Infant/Toddler Teacher
Kimberly Zermeno--2 year old Teacher
Chelsea Copeland Infant/Toddler & Two's Support Staff


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

Red Group Interns

Nana Ido (morning)
Sinclaire Bilheimer (afternoons)

Preschool Interns

Mary Cusimano, Collette Bertha and Emily Bland (morning interns)
Barbara Alfaro, Monica Ramos, Iva Carrera (afternoon interns)

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