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School Readiness Programs, Ages 0-5

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Child Care Services

Department of Child Care Services


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



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)
* Early Learning Preschool Centers (3 and 4 year old classes)
* Kindergarten Enrichment (Kindergarten wrap around programs)

School Age Division (Grades TK-6th)
* Before and After School programs
* Day Camps - fall, winter, spring, and summer breaks
* Resident Camp - 6th grade outdoor education (Science Camp)

Teen Division (Grades 7th–12th)
* Junior High Teen Center (before and after school program, seasonal camps)
* High School Leadership opportunities (Counselor in Training Program)



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.

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

Learning Links (Ages 3-5)

Learning Link is a drop in interactive learning center for parents and their children ages 3-5. 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.


LAUREL LEARNING LINKS PROGRAM – Starts in December 2014 or January 2015 contingent upon the re-opening of Fanning Elementary School.

Tuesday-Friday   8:15 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.



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



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

For more information, please contact the Child Care Services Administrative Office at (714) 990-7527. 

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 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. Program components include interactive learning centers while incorporating common core standards into all curriculum.



Before / After School Programs – School Age Connection Centers

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:

Arovista               714-990-7539
Country Hills        714-990-7538
Fanning               714-990-7537   
Laurel                  714-990-7550   

Mariposa              714-990-7536
Olinda                  714-528-1986


Resident Camp

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 of each year for more information, or contact the administrative office at 714-990-7527.


TEEN DIVISION (Grades 7th–12th)

Junior High Teen Center (Open to Brea Junior High School Students Only)

What is your teen doing after school? – Join the Brea Junior High School Teen Center!  The program opens each day at 7:00 a.m. until the start of school and re-opens after school each day until 6:00 p.m.  Program  includes Foosball, Pool Table, Music, TV, Indoor and Outdoor Games, Tournaments, Clubs, Local Excursions, Sports Activities and MORE!  Seasonal camps may be offered, depending on need.

For more Information, please call the Teen Center at 714-990-7558.

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 mwhite2@bousd.us


Registration can be completed at the administrative office or at any child care services 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 Care Services

Chris Becerra

Director – Department of Child Care Services


Kayleen Farrer

Administrative Assistant – Registration / Collections


JoAnne Warren

Program Technician – Program Support


Amy Shultz

Early Learning Specialist – School Readiness Program


Theresia Guillow School Readiness Nurse – School Readiness Program


Penny Andrews

Site Lead – Arovista


Manny Mejia

Site Lead – Country Hills


Christie Phillips

Site Lead – Fanning


Rebecca Smith

Site Lead – Laurel


Edyth Hernandez

Site Lead – Mariposa


Kyle Coates

Site Lead – Olinda


Meredith White

Site Lead – Teen Division


Parent Information

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

Parent Handbook

Child Care Brochure