Early Learning

The Early Learning goal is to provide opportunities for young children to maximize their potential to succeed in school. Early Learning programs are intended to: increase access and quality to early care and education; increase early screening and assessments; increase caregiver knowledge and skills, and improve transitions of children from preschool to kindergarten. More than $5.2 million of the Commission budget was allocated to Early Learning programs in Fiscal Year 2016/17. An additional $750,000 in catalytic expenditures were made to support Early Learning programs.

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Early Learning Programs:

  • 25 school districts with a kindergarten enrollment
    • Early Learning Specialists – School Readiness
    • Learning Link Parent/Child Program
    • Early Developmental Index (EDI) Evaluation Program
  • OC STEM Initiative – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Continuum
  • Orange County Department of Education
  • THINK Together – Early Literacy & Math Program