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Child Care Services

Department of Child Development Services


OVERVIEW

The Department of Child Care Services offers fee based child development programs to students and families in the Brea Olinda Unified School District.  Our services include Early Childhood, School Age and Teen programs.

Early Childhood Division (Ages 0-5)

* School Readiness Programs (Ages 0-5)
* Learning Links – Parent/Child Interactive Learning Center (Ages 3-5)

* California State Preschool Early Learning Centers (3 and 4 year-old classes)
* Fee-Based Early Learning Preschool Centers (3 and 4 year-old classes)
* Kindergarten Enrichment (Kindergarten wrap around programs)


Out-of-School-Time Division
* Before and After School programs
* Day Camps 
fall, winter, spring, and summer breaks
* High School Leadership opportunities (Counselor in  Training program)
* Excursions – 4th grade trip to Sacramento, 6th grade Outdoor Education, 8th grade Washington, D.C.


VISION STATEMENT

The vision of the BOUSD Child Care Services Department is to consistently provide a quality support service for the development of the whole child and all of the families so that we continually strengthen the lives of all that we serve.
 

MISSION STATEMENT

To provide safe and structured environment

To provide opportunities for the development of the whole child by encouraging choices through variety

To provide high quality staff through continual professional growth and development opportunities

To provide positive experiences through academic, recreation, enrichment and wrap around programs

To provide parents the support needed to be active in their child’s development and education

LOCATIONS

The Department of Child Development Services offers 6 Child Development Centers (CDC) and 1 Teen Center at the following locations:

Site

Address

Phone

Arovista CDC

900 Eadington Drive, Brea   92821

714-990-7539

Country Hills CDC

150 N. Associated Road, Brea,  92821

714-990-7538

Fanning CDC

650 N. Apricot Ave., Brea,  92821

714-990-7537

Laurel CDC

200 S. Flower Ave., Brea,  92821

714-990-7550

Mariposa CDC

1111 W. Mariposa Drive, Brea  92821

714-990-7536

Olinda CDC

3145 E. Birch Street, Brea,  92821

714-528-1986

Brea Junior

High Teen Center

400 N. Brea Blvd., Brea,  92821

714-990-7558


Each program center has Early Learning and Out of School Time opportunities available for its school community.  For more information, please contact the Child Development Coordinator at the site.

EARLY CHILDHOOD DIVISION

School Readiness Programs (Ages 0-5)

The school readiness program assist parents, guardians, preschools, and childcare providers with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to effectively mold preschool students into lifelong learners who are adequately prepared for kindergarten and beyond.

For more information regarding school readiness, please contact Amy Shultz at ashultz@bousd.us.


Learning Links (Ages 2-5)

Learning Link is a drop in interactive learning center for parents and their children ages 2-5. Activities are designed for you and your child to do together.  Our team of professionals will be onsite to answer any questions regarding health and development, parenting, cognitive/academic development and social/emotional development as well as information and referrals to community resources. 

Our thematic based curriculum follows the California Preschool Learning Foundations and the California Preschool Curriculum framework from the California Department of Education, Early Learning Division. The curriculum and professional support will provide children with an early childhood enriched program preparing them for Kindergarten.  Preschool GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design) strategies are also infused into our program.

 

FANNING LEARNING LINKS PARENT/CHILD PROGRAM 

Tuesday-Friday   9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

Cost: FREE

 

Preschool – Early Learning Centers (Ages 3-4)

Our preschool program was created to provide an enriched environment for early-aged children, which benefits their intellectual, physical, emotional and social development.   Classes are designed for 3 and 4 year olds who are potty trained.  Research shows that quality preschool programs reduce the need for remedial classes in subsequent grade levels.  During the preschool years, children develop characteristics that will affect their lifelong love of learning.

Our thematic based curriculum follows the California Preschool Learning Foundations and the California Preschool Curriculum framework from the California Department of Education, Early Learning Division. The curriculum and professional support will provide children with an early childhood enriched program preparing them for Kindergarten.  Preschool GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design) strategies are also infused into our program.

Registration for the Early Learning Centers begin in March of each year, and we do fill up.  Names for the wait list are taken on a first come, first served basis.  For more information, please contact the administrative office at 714-990-7527.
 

AROVISTA EARLY LEARNING CENTER – CALIFORNIA STATE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

Program operates Monday–Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.   

Free program – Income qualifying program.  Contract Administrative Office for details.


COUNTRY HILLS EARLY LEARNING CENTER – HALF DAY PROGRAM

We offer two sessions:   

Session 1, Monday –Thursday             8:00 a.m. –11:00 a.m.

Session 2, Monday –Thursday             11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Program Cost:       $325 / month

 

LAUREL EARLY LEARNING CENTER – CALIFORNIA STATE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

Program operates Monday–Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Free program – Income qualifying program.  Contact Administrative Office for details.

 

MARIPOSA EARLY LEARNING CENTER – FULL DAY PROGRAM

Program operates Monday–Friday from 8:45 a.m. – 2:55 p.m. (WEDNESDAY early dismissal at 2:10 p.m.), with extended care available before school starting at 7:00 a.m. and after school until 6:00 p.m.

Program ONLY Cost:                           $525 / month

Program AND Extended Care:            $650 / month

 

OLINDA EARLY LEARNING CENTER – FULL DAY PROGRAM

Program operates Monday–Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 2:10 p.m. (WEDNESDAY early dismissal at 1:25 p.m.), with extended care available before school starting at 7:00 a.m. and after school until 6:00 p.m.

Program ONLY Cost:                          $525 / month

Program AND Extended Care:            $650 / month

 

Kindergarten Enrichment  TK Connection / Kindergarten Connection

Complete wrap around program to compliment the Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten day. This program provides a full day TK / Kindergarten program for its participants.  Child Development instructors meet with the teaching staff at each school site on a regular basis to ensure that concepts taught throughout the school day are being reinforced in the Kindergarten Connection program. Program components include interactive learning centers while incorporating common core standards into all curriculum.

 

OUT-OF-SCHOOL-TIME DIVISION

Before and After School Programs

All program centers open at 7:00 a.m. each day and are open until the start of the school day.  Sites reopen at school dismissal and remain open until 6:00 p.m. The program provides a safe place for students and includes homework assistance, enrichment activities, indoor play and outdoor recreation.
 

Day Camps

Winter, Spring and Summer Camps are offered each year.  Please see each program center for information.

For more information regarding before/after school programs and day camp programs, you may contact the administrative office or any of our program centers directly.

 

High School Leadership  Summer C.I.T. (Counselor in Training) Program (Open to BOHS Students Only)

Who:     Brea Olinda High School students who have completed
             Grades 9, 10 or 11

What:    Teens chosen to be a C.I.T will work alongside staff to learn
              the basics of school age care.  This is done throughout the
              school year in our after-school programs as well as in the
              summer time at our summer day camp locations.

              To apply or for more information, please contact
              Meredith White at Mewhite2@bousd.

 

Day Excursion – 4th Grade Trip to Sacramento

Day excursions are planned throughout the year for 4th grade students in the school district to visit the state capitol, Sacramento.  Students fly to the state capitol and visit exciting destinations such as the capitol building and Sutter’s Fort.  Please check back in fall each year for more information, or contact the administrative office at 714-990-7527.

 

Resident Camp – 6th Grade Outdoor Education

Outdoor education programs are offered each year for 6th grade students in the school district.  Opportunities for students to attend science camp at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center are offered every year during Spring Break.  Please check back in the fall each year for more information, or contact the administrative office at 714-990-7527.

 

8th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C.

Join us as we travel to the capital to learn more about our nation’s history.  Trip takes place each year during Spring Break.  Please check back in the fall each year for more information, or contact the administrative office at 714-990-7527.

 


CONTACT INFORMATION

Registration can be completed at the administrative office or at any child development center or teen center location.
 

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE

Arovista Elementary School
900 Eadington Drive, Brea – Room 28
Phone: 714-990-7527
Fax: 714-990-7528

 

Brea Olinda Unified School District
Department of Child Development Services

EARLY LEARNING SUPPORT

Chris Becerra

Director – Child Development Services

cbecerra@bousd.us

Kayleen Farrer

Administrative Assistant – Registration / Collections

kfarrer@bousd.us

JoAnne Warren

Program Technician – Program Support

jwarren@bousd.us

Penny Andrews Child Development Coordinator – State Preschool Programs pandrews@bousd.us
Amy Shultz Program Specialist – Early Learning / School Readiness Programs

ashultz@bousd.us

 

Theresia Guillow

Nurse – Early Learning / School Readiness Programs

tguillow@bousd.us

 

SITE LEADERSHIP

Manny Mejia

 

Child Development Coordinator – Arovista

Child Development Coordinator – Country Hills

mmejia@bousd.us

 

Christie Phillips

Child Development Coordinator – Fanning

 cphillips@bousd.us

Rebecca Smith

Child Development Coordinator – Laurel

rschaeffersmith@bousd.us

Edyth Hernandez

Child Development Coordinator – Mariposa

ehernandez@bousd.us

Kyle Coates

Child Development Coordinator – Olinda

kcoates@bousd.us

Meredith White

Teen Coordinator – Teen Programs

mewhite2@bousd.us

Parent Information

►2014-15 Operating Calendar  (Preschool) (School Age/Teen)

Parent Handbook

Child Care Brochure

School Age Division

Click below to view the following forms / documents:



Admission Agreement

School Age Division Rate/Fee Sheet

Registration Form / Emergency Card

►School Age Part-Time Contract

Off-Campus Trip Permission Form

Photo Release Form