Educational Services

Educational Services
Dr. Antonio Castro, Associate Superintendent

The Educational Services Branch provides a broad array of training, support and resources for educators throughout the county. This branch is uniquely situated to link districts with Federal and State legal requirements and educational goals, identify emerging educational needs, and develop and disseminate sound and responsive educational practices and programs. We encourage you to explore our website and get acquainted with our staff and services. 

Services and Departments
Comprehensive Health and Prevention Programs

This department promotes student wellness and advocacy by providing school districts with technical assistance and professional development on health, prevention, and youth-centered outreach and clubs. 


Curriculum and Instruction

The Curriculum and Instruction Department is recognized for its ability to develop successful partnerships with local school districts to provide leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of effective curriculum, instruction, and assessment programs.


Early Childhood Programs
ECP supports high quality early learning experiences designed to promote school readiness. The Transitional Kindergarten Institute bridges early learning and K-3 through a TK Certificate Program and site level coaching.


Educator Support Services

Educator Support Services provides credentials and training to new and veteran teachers and school administrators. The department provides support in the recruitment, hiring, assigning, and retaining of highly effective teachers


Expanded Learning Services

Expanded Learning Services include components of extended day learning, Supplemental Education Services (SES) and the Region 8 After School Programs (ASP) Technical Assistance Office; and serves the needs of districts, students, and parents. 1,2,3 Success/VCOE, an approved SES provider, tutors more than 1,200 school-aged children at 64 schools in 16 districts. 


Hearing Conservation

Hearing Conservation and Audiology Services supports schools and the Ventura County community in the provision of comprehensive hearing screening, in-depth hearing evaluation, and collaborative special education services for deaf and hard of hearing students to minimize the educational impact of hearing loss.  


Leadership Support Services

This department provides important, relevant, research-based professional development for school and district administrators and school-based learning teams. Other programs include the Administrative Services Credential Program, Legal Forum Series, School Recognition and Family Involvement Programs.  


Research and Evaluation

The VCOE Department of Research and Evaluation provides program evaluations and other applied educational research services. 


Regional System of District and School Support

The Regional System of District & School Support (RSDSS) helps schools build and sustain the capacity necessary to improve the success of all students. 

Educational Services Leadership Team