Early Childhood Programs

The Early Childhood Programs Department (ECP) supports high quality early learning experiences designed to promote school readiness. The ECP Department includes several Quality Initiative projects that support the Early Childhood Education (ECE) workforce with professional development, targeted technical assistance, and stipends toward college degree achievement. Additionally, the ECP department works directly with three school districts in the county by providing (192) preschool spaces. The Local Planning Council (LPC) is an integral component of ECP, tracking countywide data showing the trends of supply and demand and cost of child care. And, the Transitional Kindergarten Institute bridges Early Learning and K-3 with a TK Certificate Program and site level coaching.

Rising Stars: Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS)

  • Standardizes elements of quality in a five-tier matrix
  • Conducts multiple assessments and corresponding Quality Improvement Plans
  • Provides professional development training and on-site technical assistance support to programs in order to achieve quality goals
California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN)
  • Provides professional development and technical assistance to preschool teachers and administrators to ensure preschool children are ready for school 
California State Preschool Program (CSPP)
  • Provides high quality preschool experiences and literacy coaching for 192 children in the Hueneme, Ocean View, and Rio School Districts
Local Planning Council of Ventura County (LPC)
  • Serves as a united voice for early care and education in Ventura County
  • Develops county-wide needs assessments and corresponding strategic plans for increased access to quality programming based upon the needs of children, families and early care and education professionals
  • Locating childcare/preschool 
  • For more information go to: http://www.venturalpc.org/
Administrative Services CenterVCOE Administrative Services Center 
5189 Verdugo Way • Camarillo, CA 93012
Phone: 805-383-1900 • Fax: 805-383-1908

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Conference and Educational Services CenterVCOE Conference and Educational Services Center
5100 Adolfo Road • Camarillo, CA 93012
Phone: 805-383-1900 • Fax: 805-437-1305

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