Vista Unified School District (VUSD): Since 1979 EES has offered preschool programs in the city of Vista. Our partnership has continued to grow and EES now has part-day preschool classrooms on 11 Vista elementary school campuses: Beaumont, Bobier, Casita Center, Grapevine, Foothill Oak, Hannalei, Maryland, Mission Meadows, Monte Vista, Temple Heights, and the Vista Academy of the Performing Arts. EES also operates three full-day early education centers that are open year round: David and Jillian Gilmour Early Education Campus, the Vista Child Development Center, and the Vista Innovation Early Education Center. In total, we annually educate over 600 children (ages 3-5) in Vista.
San Marcos Unified School District (SMUSD): EES first partnered with SMUSD to implement and operate part-day preschool programs in July 2005. Our partnership has continued to grow and EES now has part-day preschool classrooms on 4 San Marcos elementary school campuses: Alvin Dunn, Joli Ann Leichtag, Richland, and San Marcos. EES also operates the full-day Mission Early Education Center, which is open year round. In total, we annually educate over 200 children (age 3-5) in San Marcos.
United Way of San Diego: Since 1920, United Way has helped San Diego children and families grow stronger. United Way utilizes a collective impact approach – unifying the resources of dozens of local partners – to improve the lives of children and their families across the region.. EES is a key partner in the Linda Vista Kindergarten Network and the Vista Partnership for Children collective impact initiatives, both funded by United Way. These collective impact initiatives bring together over 30 nonprofits, health providers, schools, government, businesses and other community-based organizations to support key issues, including getting children ready for kindergarten and reading at grade-level, as well as family stability and health.
Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS): Jewish Family Service is a client-centered, impact-driven organization working to build a stronger, healthier, more resilient San Diego. In 2015, United Way of San Diego County granted nearly $2 million to four community Network initiatives that are working collectively to help the youngest San Diegans and their families. JFS and EES are the lead partners in the Linda Vista Kindergarten Readiness Network, funded by United Way of San Diego. The Network works to support and empower children and families to successfully transition from preschool to kindergarten and helped to establish family support hubs at the Jeff and Deni Jacobs Child Development Center and the EES Child Development Center.
Feeding San Diego: In 2016 EES began a unique partnership with Feeding San Diego. Feeding San Diego seeks to lead the local community in the fight against hunger by efficiently providing access to food and nutritious meals. Once per month, Feeding San Diego delivers over 2,000 pounds of fresh produce and packaged food to our Linda Vista schools, where EES staff and volunteers sort, organize and set up the food farmers market style. At the end of the day, parents “shop” through the fresh produce and packaged foods with reusable bags to take home what they need to help keep their kitchens stocked through the end of the month. This partnership serves to ensure that EES families are supported outside of the classroom as well as inside, and provides an opportunity for students and families to learn and talk about the importance of healthy eating.
EES Early Childhood Family Literacy Training Program: EES initiated the Family Literacy Program in the Fall of 2002. The Family Literacy Program is a comprehensive program that addresses literacy as a family affair, extending its efforts to each and every member individually. EES believes that family literacy can be achieved through parenting workshops, parent and child time together, adult education, and a quality educational experience for each child. Initial support for the program came from The San Diego Foundation Weingart-Price Fund at the recommendation of Price Charities Advisory Board, Viterbi Family Foundation,Samuel J. & Katherine French Charitable Trust, The Legler Benbough Foundation, San Diego National Bank and The Wells Fargo Foundation. Additional funding has come from Qualcomm, Inc. The primary goal of EES’s Family Literacy Program is to increase achievement of the children served as shown by the desired results evaluation measurements.
Linda Vista Community Resident Program: Through Pediatricians and Communities Collaborating Together, part of UCSD's Department of Pediatrics, relationships are strengthened with various community organizations that enhance the residents’ exposure to children’s lives in the San Diego Region. The residents work with these communities throughout their residencies. During their first year, the residents participate in a four-week rotation in Community Pediatrics with over 50 community partners and 4 cultural immersion days throughout the year. During the remaining years of residency, the residents develop a long-term relationship with an organization and are given one half-day every other week to develop a project. Through the partnership EES has with Lori Taylor, M.D., once a month the Community Pediatric Rotation will visit our two centers in Linda Vista. The following year a resident may select to develop a long-term relationship with EES for the remainder of their residency and help us with a special project.
Rosie O’Donnell For All Kids Foundation: As a Child Care Collaborative partner, EES has been granted funding for building costs of the Jeff and Deni Jacobs Child Development Center and the David and Jillian Gilmour Early Education Campus, as well as providing staff development and furnishing supplies. The foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping children and their families through child care, early childhood education, literacy and other essential programs.