Staff members in Early Learning Support Services (ELSS) manage a variety of projects that offer services and supports to clients in San Mateo County with a focus on early care and education for children ages 0 – 8 years. These include the areas of state preschool, support for home language and culture of young dual-language learners, early childhood policy and planning, family-school partnerships, teacher professional development, and collaborative community partnerships.
Each student deserves a well prepared teacher, who, through intentionality of relationships and instruction, is able to disrupt the pattern of inequity that exists in the classroom. Through successful participation in the San Mateo County Teacher Induction program, both general ed and Ed Specialist beginning teachers can receive their California Clear Credentials.
We engage collaboratively with educators to design and facilitate learner-centered experiences that are STEAMCentric! Because all children deserve access to learning that nurtures their innate curiosity!
We do this by:
- Building educator capacity through diverse professional learning opportunities
- Connecting schools, networks, community, industry, government
- Catalyzing and propagating emerging promising models for learning