We Are Enrolling New Students!

EES has 22 high-quality, developmentally appropriate, and affordable preschool and toddler education programs throughout San Diego. We are currently enrolling children ages 18 months to five years for the 2014-2015 school year.

To start enrolling your child, please complete the EES Student and Family Information Form and email it to EES Eligibility Director, Pamela Volden at pamela@educ-enrichment.org. If you have any questions about the enrollment process or for more information about any of our sites, please contact Pamela at (858) 569 – 7273 X 112.

CCDAA Member of the Month for December 2014: Robin Layton

The California Child Development Administrator Association (CCDAA) recognized our very own Robin Layton, EES President and CEO as the December 2014 CCDAA Member of the Month. See below for interview Q&A with Robin:

What is your proudest accomplishment in your career?
There are so many amazing moments. I am extremely proud to lead an organization that provides children throughout San Diego with safe, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate early learning environments. As a mother of twins, I am acutely aware that affordable high-quality early education and care is essential to parents’ abilities to balance work success with family responsibilities.

When I first started working as the Director of Educational Enrichment Systems (EES), 30 years ago we had 4 sites. The determination, commitment and support from my amazing staff and the EES Board of Directors has helped us grow to serve over 1,000 children at 22 sites located in Linda Vista, Vista, San Marcos and Chula Vista! The more children EES serves, the more families we can help empower, and that is what matters most to me.

If you could give advice to someone who is new in the administrative role, what would it be?
A few well-known adages and words of wisdom come immediately to mind.
• What goes around comes around. You have the opportunity to build the workplace atmosphere and there is no substitute for treating people with respect. Just do it!
• Stay positive and healthy, remember to exercise and laugh. A strong team requires a strong leader, so it is your responsibility as an administrator to keep yourself healthy.
• Build and maintain relationships. Take time to listen and learn from others. I am a better leader today because of what I learned from my own mentors, Charlene Tressler, Jean Brunkow and Wendy Wayne.
• Don't sweat the small stuff. Inspire your colleagues and yourself by focusing on the big picture -- I continuously ask and re-evaluate the question, what is best for children?

More about EES Early Education Programs

Educational Enrichment Systems, Inc. (EES) is a non-profit child development agency that has provided superior early education programs to families throughout San Diego County since 1979. EES is proud of the innovation and quality that we have brought to the early childhood education of San Diego children for more than 30 years. Early education is the linchpin in a child’s future, putting a child on the path toward success in her educational career and beyond.

For more information about how you can enroll your child in one of our 10 part-day preschools in Vista or in one of our 7 part-day preschools in San Marcos, please call (760) 639-4175. For more information about how you can enroll your child in our full-day, year round preschool in Chula Vista please call (619) 422-4642; in Linda Vista please call (858) 278-2571; in Vista please call (760) 639-4170. Our LOCATIONS page lists all of our site hours, location and contact information.

San Diego County Office of Education employees interested in preschool services please call Celine at 858-569-7273 x111.

EES and VUSD Partnership Making a Difference for Children

On December 5, 2014, the Vista Unified School District celebrated six years of successful early childhood education partnership with EES. Over the past six years, EES and Vista Unified have provided free and reduced-cost preschool services to over 3,000 preschool students (ages 3-5 years old) on ten campuses across the district. Students move up to kindergarten better prepared, more socially adept and already acclimated to their school. Just one of EES's successful school district partnerships - a win-win for schools, students and families. Our successful collaboration was highlighted on page 3 of the VUSD Blueprint for Education Excellence and Innovation Newsletter (Nov/Dec 2014)