High-quality preschool lays a foundation not only for learning, but for social and physical skills as well. It’s linked to later success in school, higher graduation rates, less dependency on social services and greater employment opportunities.
The First 5 Ventura County Commission approved maintaining an investment in preschool scholarships for families residing in the communities of Moorpark, Simi Valley, the Ojai Valley, and Port Hueneme. The voucher based scholarships for three and four year old children will be administered by Child Development Resources (CDR). Providers may include licensed center-based programs and licensed family child care providers, provided that they are participating in Ventura County’s QRIS program, VC Rising Stars.
If you reside in one of the above communities and are interested in a preschool scholarship, please click here for more information and call CDR at 805-485-7878 x1484.
The First 5 Ventura County Commission also approved maintaining preschool spaces currently funded by F5VC throughout the county. Click here or see below for a list of the F5VC funded preschools. Please contact each program directly for enrollment information. Note that there will be a participation fee determined by family income. The program will work with each family to evaluate family income and determine the fee amount.
Fillmore Unified School District Child Development Program
Locations at six schools: Piru, Sespe, Rio, San Cayetano, Mountain Vista, and Sierra
Call: Holly Harvan (805) 524-8312 or Amelia Dominguez (805) 524-8311
Oak Park Neighborhood School
1010 Kanan Road
Oak Park, CA 91377
Ocean View Early Education School
4600 Olds Road, Oxnard
Tierra Vista Preschool
2001 Sanford Street, Oxnard
Laguna Vista Preschool
5084 Etting Road, Oxnard
VUSD ATLAS (Saticoy Elementary) Jumpstart Preschool
760 Jazmine Avenue
Ventura, CA. 93004
Contact: Roxanne Wada; Roxanne.firstname.lastname@example.org; (805) 672-2701 ext. 2130
Multiple Child Development Center Locations in Oxnard, Ventura, and Fillmore run by Continuing Development, Incorporated
Click here for addresses and contact information
Far too many children do not have access to preschool. Those who would benefit most are the least likely to attend preschool.
First 5 is committed to changing this in Ventura County. Working with school districts, businesses, non-profits, policy makers and other community partners, F5VC has funded more than 1,500 local preschool spaces. Because teacher education is key to quality, we have helped more than 400 teachers earn degrees through the CARES program. We’re working with businesses and policy makers to build creative solutions to make preschool affordable and accessible for all children.
Together we are expanding opportunities for children to start strong and be their very best.