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.
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.
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 and Effectiveness (ESE) provides state-accredited credential programs, training and assistance to educational institutions in the recruitment, preparation and retaining of highly effective teachers and administrators. Through an established integrated system that supports multiple entry points into the educational profession and a unique blending of support throughout the learning-to-teach system, ESE’s mission is to provide skilled, credentialed educators for California schools and classrooms.
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 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.
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.
The VCOE Department of Research and Evaluation provides program evaluations and other applied educational research services.
The Regional System of District & School Support (RSDSS) helps schools build and sustain the capacity necessary to improve the success of all students.