Department of Child Care Services
DEPARTMENT OF CHILD CARE SERVICES
The Department of Child Care Services offers fee based programs to students and families in the Brea Olinda Unified School District. Our services include preschool, school age and teen programs.
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.
- 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
BOPEEP was created to provide an enriched environment for early-aged children, which benefits their intellectual, physical, emotional and social development. Fee based classes are held at Arovista and Laurel, 8:00-11:00 a.m. for 3 year olds and 11:30-2:30 for 4 year olds, Monday-Thursday.
The curriculum includes the Creative Curriculum, Desired Results (State of California program) and the State of California Pre-Kindergarten Standards. The curriculum and professional support will provide children with an early childhood enriched program preparing them for Kindergarten. 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.
For more information, please contact the Child Care Office at (714) 990-7527.
SCHOOL AGE CONNECTION
Before / After School Connection
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.
TK Connection / Kindergarten Connection
Complete wrap-around program to compliment the Kindergarten day; the program is offered from the dismissal of the first kindergarten session to the end of the school day. Child Care Services staff meets 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.
Seasonal Day Camps
Winter, Spring and Summer Camps are offered each year. Please see each program center for information.
School Age Connection Locations
Site Phone Site Lead(s)
Arovista 714-990-7539 Penny Andrews
Country Hills 714-990-7538 Manny Mejia
Fanning 714-990-7537 Kyle Coates
Laurel 714-990-7550 Rebecca Schaffer-Smith
Mariposa 714-990-7536 Edyth Hernandez
Olinda 714-528-1986 Tracey Pedicone
To email a contact in the Department of Child Development Services, use the first letter of their first name and their entire last name --- Sample Email: email@example.com
We are proud to offer our newest program at BOUSD – the Brea Junior High School Teen Center! The program will open each day at 7:00 a.m. until the start of school and re-open after school each day until 6:00 p.m. The program will include Foosball, Pool Table, Music, TV, Indoor and Outdoor Games, Tournaments, Clubs, Local Excursions, Sports Activities and MORE!
For information, please contact Mike Harvey (site lead) at firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTRATION / INFORMATION
Department Contact Information
Director: Chris Becerra
Administrative Assistant: Kayleen Farrer
Program Technician: JoAnne Warren
Brea Olinda Unified School District
Department of Child Care Services
900 E. Eadington Drive, Room 28
Brea, CA 92821
Phone: (714) 990-7527
Fax: (714) 990-7528