At a Glance
The Educational Support Services Program is comprised of four distinct programs focused on providing wrap-around support to schools, districts, teaches, and students from early childhood through high school graduation.
Accountability, Innovation, and Results
The Accountability, Innovation, and Results (AIR) program offers school and district administrators support and oversight in several areas: state and federal programs such as the Williams Settlement, Local Control Accountability Plans (LCAP), and Homeless Children and Youth Education; innovation to promote and inspire 21st-century learning, equity, and excellence; as well as assessment systems and data management and analysis to support continuous improvement.
Early Learning Support Services
Staff in the Early Learning Support Services (ELSS) program 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. These include the areas of state preschool, support for the home language and culture of young dual-language learners, early childhood policy and planning, family-school partnerships, teacher professional development, and collaborative community partnerships.
The Outdoor Education program offers fifth grade students across the county the opportunity to participate in a week of environmental education and experiential learning.
Student Health and Wellness
The two major initiatives in our Student Health and Wellness program are Safe Routes to School and Tobacco Use Prevention Education. These initiative support schools and the wider community to foster behaviors in children and youth that directly and positively impact academic achievement and lead to healthy lifestyle habits.
Other Educational Support Services
Issues of school attendance, expulsion appeals, interdistrict transfer appeals, as well as the Tinsley Voluntary Transfer Program are also administered through the Educational Support Services Department.
Below is a list of programs and services offered by Educational Support Services:
- California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)
- California State Preschool Program
- Center for Learning Analytics
- Child Care Partnership Council
- Early Childhood Quality Improvement Project (EQuIP)
- Early Childhood Language Development Institute (ECLDI)
- Expulsion Appeals
- Homeless Child and Youth Education
- Interdistrict Transfer Appeals
- Outdoor Education
- Tinsley Voluntary Transfer Program