EL DORADO COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION 6767 Green Valley Road, Placerville, California 95667 (530) 622-7130 ~ Fax: (530) 621-2543 Vicki L. Barber, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools, El Dorado County Kaye Medellin Executive Director, Child Development Programs Philosophy • The County Office of Education will provide leadership into the 21st century through quality service to school districts, students, parents and community, while promoting educational excellence for all learners. • The El Dorado County Child Development Programs provides high quality service in safe, nurturing environments that will promote the well being of the whole child. Governance Structure • County Board of Education • Head Start / Early Head Start Policy Council • State Preschool Advisory Board • Children’s Center Advisory Board El Dorado County Demographics Western Slope / El Dorado County Population Approximately 169,000 Child Development Program Locations So, what does collaboration look like? • Family needs • Match family with program option and area. • Curriculum – Training • Screenings / Assessments • Rating Scales Budget / Finance • Staffing • Classroom Supplies • Custodial Services • Meals / Snacks • Trainings Facilities • District Owned • County Office of Education Owned • Lease • Multi-Use Formula Why it seems to work so well for the El Dorado County Office of Education • Great Staff! • Communication • Program Planning • Community Partners Challenges • Funding • Great Staff! • Communication • Income Guidelines • Transportation • Centralized Eligibility List (CEL) What’s in our future? • AB172 • Full Inclusion Preschools • Preschool Foundations • Where there’s a will ~ there is a way!
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