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 Early Childhood Programs Department (ECP) supports high-quality early learning experiences designed to promote school readiness. The ECP department implements several quality initiatives under the Quality Counts Ventura County umbrella that support the early learning and care (ELC) workforce with professional development, targeted technical assistance and education stipends towards degree attainment.
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.
The Instructional Support Services 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.
This department provides assistance to local school districts in meeting the requirements of California’s accountability and continuous improvement system.