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Contacts

LAURIE CARIKER
Coordinator Early Child Programs
Justin Early Learners Academy
(805) 520-6619 Ext. 3110

ERIN MACINTYRE
Program Specialist
Justin Early Learners Academy
(805) 520-6619 Ext. 3105

PIN TANAKA
Office Manager
Justin Early Learners Academy
(805) 520-6619 Ext. 3106

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EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS

Justin Early Learners Academy

Justin Early Learners Academy (JELA)

JELA is dedicated to serving the needs of our district’s youngest learners.  We are an integrated facility that incorporates several Simi Valley Unified School District programs including the Special Education Preschool Program, Ventura County Regional Infant Program, Preschool Speech Program, and the Adult School Learning Garden Parent Education Program.  The Simi Valley Unified School District/YMCA General Education  Preschool and after school Program and the Simi Valley First 5 Family Resource Center and are also on campus.  The agencies work collaboratively to achieve the same goal of being a premier early childhood facility for Simi Valley families and students.

Special Education Preschool Program

The Special Education Preschool Program is a play based and language enriched  program serving children ages 3 to 5 with special needs.  We address all areas of development including social, communication, motor skills, behavior and pre-academic/intellectual skills through structured play. We are committed to creating a developmentally appropriate environment that invites children to reach their fullest potential.

Preschool Speech Program

The Preschool Speech Program provides services for children ages 3 to 5 with assessed Speech and Language delays.  Students attend weekly speech services to address areas of concern such as intelligibility, articulation and social language. 

Ventura County Regional Infant Program

The Infant Program provides home and clinic based infant services to over 30 infants and toddlers ages 0-3 with special needs from Simi Valley and the surrounding districts.  Services are provided in the home, community and play group settings.  Professionals collaborate with families and each other to provide integrated services in natural settings.

SICE Learning Garden Preschool

Parent education classes are designed to acquaint parents with characteristics common to the preschool child, including effective discipline techniques for each stage.  Classes provide parents with unique hands-on involvement with their children in a supportive, developmentally appropriate environment with age-appropriate materials and activities.   Contact 805-579-6200 for information.

Kindergarten

Begins on select campuses (not JELA) for students who are 5 years in age at the start of school and whose birthday occurs before to September 1. Please call or visit your nearby elementary school or our district office at (805) 306-4500 Ext. 4207 for more information. 

YMCA Preschool Program

The SVUSD/YMCA is a licensed preschool program for potty trained children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years old. They offer flexible times between 7A-6P, five-days per week, a low teacher-child ratio and a values-based curriculum. Call (805) 583-5338 for fees and information.

Simi Valley YMCA
(805) 583-5338
Ages 2+ (Must be toilet trained)